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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,814 2,080 15.3 14.5-16.1 9,734 84.7 83.9-85.5
GENDER
Male 4,603 690 13.0 11.9-14.3 3,913 87.0 85.7-88.1
Female 7,211 1,390 17.3 16.3-18.4 5,821 82.7 81.6-83.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,865 1,658 14.6 13.8-15.5 8,207 85.4 84.5-86.2
No 1,912 414 17.8 15.9-19.9 1,498 82.2 80.1-84.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 187 43 19.2 13.1-27.3 144 80.8 72.7-86.9
Recommended Range 3,519 554 14.0 12.7-15.6 2,965 86.0 84.4-87.3
Overweight 3,986 654 14.2 12.9-15.5 3,332 85.8 84.5-87.1
Obese 3,342 705 18.2 16.6-19.8 2,637 81.8 80.2-83.4
Current Smoker
No 9,513 1,536 13.8 13.0-14.7 7,977 86.2 85.3-87.0
Yes 2,131 509 20.8 18.8-23.0 1,622 79.2 77.0-81.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,433 465 32.8 29.7-36.0 968 67.2 64.0-70.3
No 10,283 1,585 13.5 12.7-14.3 8,698 86.5 85.7-87.3
Binge Drinker
No 10,188 1,805 15.2 14.4-16.1 8,383 84.8 83.9-85.6
Yes 1,084 169 14.9 12.5-17.7 915 85.1 82.3-87.5
Heavy Drinker
No 10,745 1,888 15.1 14.3-15.9 8,857 84.9 84.1-85.7
Yes 510 85 17.6 13.8-22.1 425 82.4 77.9-86.2
COPD
Yes 1,017 366 34.8 31.1-38.7 651 65.2 61.3-68.9
No 10,735 1,689 13.8 13.0-14.6 9,046 86.2 85.4-87.0
Current Asthma
Yes 924 266 24.9 21.3-28.8 658 75.1 71.2-78.7
No 10,818 1,789 14.4 13.6-15.3 9,029 85.6 84.7-86.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,544 472 30.6 27.6-33.7 1,072 69.4 66.3-72.4
No 10,251 1,598 13.5 12.7-14.3 8,653 86.5 85.7-87.3
Disability
Yes 3,147 1,058 32.4 30.3-34.6 2,089 67.6 65.4-69.7
No 8,531 994 10.5 9.7-11.3 7,537 89.5 88.7-90.3
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,482 492 30.2 27.3-33.3 990 69.8 66.7-72.7
No 10,332 1,588 13.0 12.2-13.8 8,744 87.0 86.2-87.8

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

***Housing stress includes those who report always or usually worried about rent or mortgage payment.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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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