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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,749 9,208 73.5 72.4-74.6 1,079 10.8 10.1-11.7 683 7.1 6.5- 7.8 671 7.3 6.7- 8.0 108 1.3 1.0- 1.6
GENDER
Male 4,573 3,348 67.9 66.0-69.6 459 11.7 10.5-13.1 344 8.8 7.8-10.0 354 9.7 8.6-10.9 68 1.9 1.4- 2.5
Female 7,176 5,860 78.7 77.4-79.9 620 10.0 9.1-11.0 339 5.5 4.8- 6.3 317 5.1 4.5- 5.8 40 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,822 8,279 81.4 80.2-82.4 768 9.0 8.3- 9.8 408 5.1 4.5- 5.7 328 4.1 3.5- 4.7 39 0.5 0.3- 0.7
No 1,891 899 43.5 40.7-46.3 309 17.8 15.6-20.3 273 14.8 12.9-17.0 341 19.5 17.4-21.8 69 4.3 3.3- 5.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 11.5 6.4-19.7 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 3,495 2,671 71.7 69.6-73.8 370 12.0 10.5-13.6 219 7.3 6.2- 8.6 209 7.9 6.6- 9.3 26 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Overweight 3,959 3,085 73.2 71.3-75.0 370 11.3 10.0-12.7 237 7.4 6.4- 8.7 231 6.8 5.9- 7.9 36 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Obese 3,346 2,711 76.4 74.3-78.4 268 9.1 7.8-10.6 173 6.6 5.5- 7.9 167 6.8 5.7- 8.2 27 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Current Smoker
No 9,462 7,643 76.5 75.3-77.7 833 10.2 9.4-11.1 485 6.3 5.7- 7.1 421 5.8 5.1- 6.5 80 1.2 0.9- 1.5
Yes 2,120 1,430 62.2 59.4-64.8 235 13.2 11.3-15.3 187 9.9 8.4-11.7 242 13.2 11.4-15.1 26 1.5 1.0- 2.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,428 1,253 85.2 82.6-87.6 77 6.0 4.5- 7.9 50 4.0 2.8- 5.6 41 4.1 2.9- 5.9 *** *** ***
No 10,226 7,877 72.3 71.1-73.5 994 11.3 10.5-12.2 626 7.4 6.7- 8.1 629 7.7 7.0- 8.4 100 1.3 1.1- 1.7
Binge Drinker
No 10,147 8,123 75.8 74.6-76.9 889 10.3 9.4-11.2 545 6.6 5.9- 7.3 508 6.3 5.6- 7.0 82 1.1 0.9- 1.5
Yes 1,071 671 58.4 54.7-62.0 141 14.4 12.0-17.2 103 10.3 8.3-12.7 137 15.0 12.4-18.0 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3
Heavy Drinker
No 10,699 8,446 74.2 73.0-75.3 982 10.9 10.0-11.7 603 6.8 6.2- 7.5 574 6.9 6.2- 7.6 94 1.2 1.0- 1.6
Yes 505 340 62.7 57.2-67.9 49 9.2 6.6-12.6 40 10.0 6.9-14.2 70 16.5 12.8-21.1 *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 1,010 848 81.7 78.3-84.7 67 6.6 4.8- 8.9 38 3.5 2.4- 5.1 51 7.5 5.5-10.2 *** *** ***
No 10,676 8,308 72.9 71.7-74.1 1,008 11.1 10.3-12.0 640 7.3 6.7- 8.1 619 7.3 6.6- 8.0 101 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Current Asthma
Yes 921 756 77.2 72.7-81.2 71 9.2 6.8-12.3 42 4.8 3.4- 6.8 45 8.2 5.4-12.4 *** *** ***
No 10,756 8,394 73.2 72.0-74.3 1,001 11.0 10.2-11.8 640 7.3 6.7- 8.1 621 7.2 6.6- 7.9 100 1.3 1.0- 1.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,553 1,417 90.1 87.6-92.1 77 6.4 4.6- 8.7 32 1.5 1.0- 2.3 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2 *** *** ***
No 10,178 7,779 71.6 70.4-72.8 999 11.4 10.5-12.2 650 7.8 7.1- 8.5 652 8.0 7.3- 8.8 98 1.3 1.0- 1.6
Disability
Yes 3,140 2,622 80.3 78.2-82.3 208 7.9 6.5- 9.4 140 5.5 4.5- 6.9 151 5.6 4.6- 6.9 19 0.6 0.4- 1.1
No 8,473 6,479 71.5 70.2-72.8 861 11.7 10.8-12.6 535 7.6 6.8- 8.4 512 7.8 7.0- 8.6 86 1.4 1.1- 1.8
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,475 1,011 65.4 62.1-68.4 174 11.8 9.9-13.9 123 8.6 7.0-10.6 147 12.6 10.4-15.2 20 1.7 1.1- 2.7
No 10,274 8,197 74.8 73.6-75.9 905 10.7 9.9-11.6 560 6.9 6.2- 7.6 524 6.5 5.8- 7.2 88 1.2 0.9- 1.5

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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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