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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that -

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,847 4,024 26.1 25.2-27.1 7,823 73.9 72.9-74.8
GENDER
Male 4,616 1,326 22.6 21.2-24.1 3,290 77.4 75.9-78.8
Female 7,231 2,698 29.3 28.1-30.6 4,533 70.7 69.4-71.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,893 3,573 28.5 27.5-29.6 6,320 71.5 70.4-72.5
No 1,917 436 17.0 15.2-19.0 1,481 83.0 81.0-84.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 188 49 15.4 10.5-22.0 139 84.6 78.0-89.5
Recommended Range 3,531 972 19.9 18.5-21.5 2,559 80.1 78.5-81.5
Overweight 3,994 1,312 25.8 24.2-27.5 2,682 74.2 72.5-75.8
Obese 3,354 1,456 35.1 33.1-37.2 1,898 64.9 62.8-66.9
Current Smoker
No 9,537 3,226 25.9 24.9-27.0 6,311 74.1 73.0-75.1
Yes 2,140 741 27.1 24.9-29.4 1,399 72.9 70.6-75.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,440 867 56.5 53.1-59.9 573 43.5 40.1-46.9
No 10,311 3,104 23.0 22.0-24.0 7,207 77.0 76.0-78.0
Binge Drinker
No 10,217 3,678 28.4 27.4-29.5 6,539 71.6 70.5-72.6
Yes 1,086 196 12.5 10.5-14.8 890 87.5 85.2-89.5
Heavy Drinker
No 10,776 3,748 26.9 25.9-27.9 7,028 73.1 72.1-74.1
Yes 510 123 17.6 14.3-21.6 387 82.4 78.4-85.7
COPD
Yes 1,023 662 61.1 57.0-65.1 361 38.9 34.9-43.0
No 10,764 3,322 23.4 22.5-24.4 7,442 76.6 75.6-77.5
Current Asthma
Yes 929 507 42.1 37.8-46.4 422 57.9 53.6-62.2
No 10,845 3,475 24.7 23.8-25.7 7,370 75.3 74.3-76.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,555 851 49.6 46.3-52.9 704 50.4 47.1-53.7
No 10,273 3,165 23.4 22.4-24.4 7,108 76.6 75.6-77.6
Disability
Yes 3,173 2,071 59.6 57.2-61.9 1,102 40.4 38.1-42.8
No 8,535 1,906 16.8 15.9-17.8 6,629 83.2 82.2-84.1
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,489 669 36.5 33.5-39.6 820 63.5 60.4-66.5
No 10,358 3,355 24.5 23.5-25.5 7,003 75.5 74.5-76.5

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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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