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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,898 4,933 49.7 48.5-50.9 3,181 25.8 24.8-26.9 3,784 24.5 23.5-25.4
GENDER
Male 4,641 2,123 53.6 51.8-55.4 1,178 24.5 22.9-26.1 1,340 21.9 20.6-23.3
Female 7,257 2,810 46.1 44.6-47.6 2,003 27.1 25.7-28.4 2,444 26.8 25.6-28.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,933 3,889 47.4 46.1-48.7 2,678 26.0 24.8-27.1 3,366 26.7 25.6-27.7
No 1,927 1,030 58.3 55.6-61.1 491 25.4 23.0-27.9 406 16.3 14.5-18.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 188 83 55.8 45.9-65.4 54 24.3 16.3-34.6 51 19.8 14.0-27.2
Recommended Range 3,544 1,695 56.7 54.6-58.9 935 24.2 22.4-26.1 914 19.1 17.5-20.7
Overweight 4,012 1,715 51.0 49.0-53.0 1,083 26.0 24.3-27.8 1,214 22.9 21.4-24.5
Obese 3,369 1,068 38.9 36.7-41.1 884 26.9 25.0-29.0 1,417 34.2 32.2-36.2
Current Smoker
No 9,573 4,042 51.2 49.8-52.5 2,581 25.5 24.4-26.6 2,950 23.4 22.4-24.4
Yes 2,154 821 44.1 41.4-46.9 558 27.3 24.9-29.9 775 28.5 26.3-30.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,451 *** *** *** 173 14.1 11.7-16.8 1,278 85.9 83.2-88.3
No 10,347 4,913 54.7 53.5-56.0 2,979 27.0 25.9-28.1 2,455 18.3 17.4-19.2
Binge Drinker
No 10,263 4,057 47.5 46.2-48.8 2,758 26.1 25.0-27.3 3,448 26.3 25.3-27.4
Yes 1,088 617 62.8 59.2-66.3 279 23.8 20.8-27.1 192 13.4 11.1-16.0
Heavy Drinker
No 10,823 4,418 49.1 47.9-50.4 2,896 25.9 24.8-27.0 3,509 24.9 24.0-25.9
Yes 512 246 54.9 49.5-60.3 140 25.4 21.1-30.3 126 19.6 15.7-24.2
COPD
Yes 1,029 *** *** *** 119 15.3 12.4-18.8 910 84.7 81.2-87.6
No 10,805 4,922 53.5 52.2-54.7 3,052 26.6 25.6-27.8 2,831 19.9 19.0-20.8
Current Asthma
Yes 934 *** *** *** 196 30.1 25.6-35.0 738 69.9 65.0-74.4
No 10,889 4,912 53.9 52.7-55.1 2,965 25.4 24.4-26.5 3,012 20.7 19.8-21.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,565 *** *** *** 342 26.3 23.4-29.5 1,223 73.7 70.5-76.6
No 10,314 4,927 55.5 54.3-56.7 2,836 25.8 24.7-26.9 2,551 18.7 17.8-19.6
Disability
Yes 3,190 365 14.5 12.8-16.4 759 26.6 24.5-28.7 2,066 59.0 56.6-61.3
No 8,569 4,518 59.7 58.3-61.0 2,379 25.5 24.3-26.7 1,672 14.8 13.9-15.7
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,500 416 32.7 29.6-35.8 377 27.4 24.5-30.4 707 40.0 36.9-43.1
No 10,398 4,517 52.3 51.1-53.6 2,804 25.6 24.5-26.7 3,077 22.1 21.1-23.0

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

**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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