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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Caregiving--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Major Health Problems of Care Recipient*

Physical Disabilities (primary categories listed below)**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 827 53 7.3 4.6-11.4 774 92.7 88.6-95.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 709 43 6.9 4.1-11.4 666 93.1 88.6-95.9
No 118 *** *** *** 108 91.2 78.6-96.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 258 12 4.9 1.7-13.3 246 95.1 86.7-98.3
Overweight 277 13 4.1 1.8- 8.8 264 95.9 91.2-98.2
Obese 239 24 11.6 6.0-21.3 215 88.4 78.7-94.0
Current Smoker
No 655 37 4.7 2.7- 8.1 618 95.3 91.9-97.3
Yes 171 16 14.7 7.4-27.2 155 85.3 72.8-92.6
History of CVD**
Yes 88 *** *** *** 84 94.4 80.2-98.6
No 727 48 7.5 4.6-11.9 679 92.5 88.1-95.4
Binge Drinker
No 747 50 7.9 4.9-12.4 697 92.1 87.6-95.1
Yes 57 *** *** *** 55 96.1 82.9-99.2
Heavy Drinker
No 773 51 7.8 4.9-12.1 722 92.2 87.9-95.1
Yes 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 81 *** *** *** 75 96.6 91.5-98.7
No 744 47 7.7 4.8-12.2 697 92.3 87.8-95.2
Current Asthma
Yes 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 742 48 7.4 4.6-11.7 694 92.6 88.3-95.4
Diabetes
Yes 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 715 46 7.2 4.4-11.5 669 92.8 88.5-95.6
Disability
Yes 271 22 9.5 4.3-19.6 249 90.5 80.4-95.7
No 553 31 6.3 3.7-10.7 522 93.7 89.3-96.3

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*These questions are asked only of caregivers. The results in this table are derived from the question [NC06Q07] on what the doctor
has said are the care recipient's major health problems. The question allows for multiple health problems to be reported.
Out of 827 respondents who reported one or more health problems, 638 reported only one health problem, 139 reported two health problems,
35 reported three health problems, and 15 reported more tha n three problems.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

**Physical Disability Categories: Eye/Vision problem, Hearing Problem, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Cord Injury,
Traumatic Brain Injury.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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