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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,031 1,351 8.1 7.5- 8.8 9,680 91.9 91.2-92.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,559 1,260 9.1 8.4- 9.9 8,299 90.9 90.1-91.6
No 1,439 85 4.2 2.9- 5.9 1,354 95.8 94.1-97.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 168 37 11.5 6.6-19.0 131 88.5 81.0-93.4
Recommended Range 3,525 295 5.2 4.3- 6.4 3,230 94.8 93.6-95.7
Overweight 3,775 379 6.7 5.7- 7.9 3,396 93.3 92.1-94.3
Obese 2,868 542 12.9 11.4-14.5 2,326 87.1 85.5-88.6
Current Smoker
No 9,078 1,096 8.0 7.3- 8.8 7,982 92.0 91.2-92.7
Yes 1,906 244 8.4 6.9-10.2 1,662 91.6 89.8-93.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,399 447 26.3 22.9-30.0 952 73.7 70.0-77.1
No 9,516 868 6.1 5.5- 6.7 8,648 93.9 93.3-94.5
Binge Drinker
No 9,596 1,249 9.0 8.2- 9.8 8,347 91.0 90.2-91.8
Yes 1,032 40 2.7 1.8- 4.3 992 97.3 95.7-98.2
Heavy Drinker
No 10,121 1,271 8.3 7.7- 9.1 8,850 91.7 90.9-92.3
Yes 478 18 3.7 1.8- 7.3 460 96.3 92.7-98.2
COPD
Yes 979 318 26.5 22.7-30.7 661 73.5 69.3-77.3
No 10,004 1,016 6.7 6.1- 7.4 8,988 93.3 92.6-93.9
Current Asthma
Yes 933 252 20.9 17.3-25.1 681 79.1 74.9-82.7
No 10,032 1,082 6.8 6.2- 7.4 8,950 93.2 92.6-93.8
Diabetes
Yes 1,547 448 24.9 21.8-28.2 1,099 75.1 71.8-78.2
No 9,460 899 6.0 5.4- 6.7 8,561 94.0 93.3-94.6

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

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***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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