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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 10,736 527 4.4 3.9- 4.9 736 5.8 5.3- 6.4 778 6.0 5.5- 6.6 8,695 83.8 82.9-84.7
GENDER
Male 4,145 232 4.9 4.2- 5.9 264 5.4 4.6- 6.2 329 6.2 5.5- 7.1 3,320 83.5 82.1-84.8
Female 6,591 295 3.9 3.4- 4.6 472 6.2 5.5- 7.0 449 5.7 5.1- 6.5 5,375 84.1 83.0-85.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,021 460 4.7 4.2- 5.3 626 6.1 5.5- 6.7 650 6.0 5.4- 6.6 7,285 83.2 82.2-84.2
No 1,681 64 3.1 2.2- 4.1 109 4.8 3.9- 6.0 124 5.9 4.7- 7.4 1,384 86.2 84.2-88.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 127 78.7 67.1-87.0
Recommended Range 3,188 134 3.9 3.0- 4.9 173 4.5 3.7- 5.5 164 4.0 3.3- 4.9 2,717 87.5 86.0-88.9
Overweight 3,636 149 4.0 3.2- 4.9 214 4.9 4.1- 5.8 237 5.3 4.5- 6.2 3,036 85.8 84.3-87.1
Obese 3,084 210 5.9 4.9- 7.0 294 8.4 7.2- 9.7 328 9.0 7.8-10.3 2,252 76.8 74.8-78.6
Current Smoker
No 8,738 415 4.3 3.8- 4.9 542 4.9 4.4- 5.4 501 4.4 4.0- 4.9 7,280 86.4 85.5-87.2
Yes 1,926 107 4.7 3.7- 6.0 190 9.2 7.7-11.1 267 12.0 10.3-14.0 1,362 74.0 71.4-76.5
History of CVD**
Yes 1,309 141 10.4 8.4-12.8 186 13.3 11.2-15.8 245 18.4 15.9-21.3 737 57.8 54.3-61.3
No 9,338 375 3.8 3.3- 4.3 538 5.0 4.5- 5.6 518 4.7 4.2- 5.2 7,907 86.6 85.7-87.4
Binge Drinker
No 9,436 476 4.6 4.1- 5.2 684 6.2 5.7- 6.9 704 6.3 5.7- 6.9 7,572 82.9 81.9-83.8
Yes 942 31 3.1 2.0- 4.8 32 2.8 1.9- 4.2 44 3.0 2.0- 4.4 835 91.1 88.8-92.9
Heavy Drinker
No 9,896 488 4.5 4.0- 5.0 695 5.9 5.4- 6.5 723 6.0 5.4- 6.6 7,990 83.6 82.7-84.5
Yes 463 *** *** *** 21 4.0 2.4- 6.7 25 4.4 2.8- 7.0 402 87.7 83.5-91.0
COPD
Yes 956 73 6.2 4.5- 8.5 156 16.9 14.0-20.2 253 24.5 21.1-28.1 474 52.4 48.2-56.6
No 9,727 447 4.2 3.7- 4.8 568 4.9 4.4- 5.5 517 4.5 4.1- 5.1 8,195 86.3 85.4-87.2
Current Asthma
Yes 854 74 8.3 6.1-11.3 135 14.2 11.4-17.6 154 14.3 11.7-17.5 491 63.1 58.6-67.5
No 9,818 448 4.1 3.6- 4.6 594 5.1 4.6- 5.6 612 5.2 4.7- 5.8 8,164 85.7 84.8-86.5
Diabetes
Yes 1,444 124 8.9 7.1-11.1 204 14.7 12.3-17.4 214 14.7 12.4-17.3 902 61.7 58.3-65.0
No 9,276 401 3.8 3.4- 4.4 530 4.7 4.2- 5.2 561 4.9 4.4- 5.5 7,784 86.5 85.7-87.4
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,415 104 6.6 5.1- 8.4 218 14.4 12.2-16.8 283 15.8 13.7-18.3 810 63.3 60.0-66.4
No 9,321 423 4.1 3.6- 4.6 518 4.4 3.9- 4.9 495 4.4 3.9- 4.9 7,885 87.2 86.3-88.0

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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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