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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,759 3,190 21.7 20.8-22.6 8,569 78.3 77.4-79.2
GENDER
Male 4,584 1,192 20.9 19.5-22.3 3,392 79.1 77.7-80.5
Female 7,175 1,998 22.4 21.3-23.6 5,177 77.6 76.4-78.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,821 2,761 22.7 21.7-23.8 7,060 77.3 76.2-78.3
No 1,901 417 17.7 15.8-19.8 1,484 82.3 80.2-84.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 184 51 19.1 11.9-29.4 133 80.9 70.6-88.1
Recommended Range 3,500 717 15.9 14.5-17.4 2,783 84.1 82.6-85.5
Overweight 3,972 1,010 20.5 19.1-22.1 2,962 79.5 77.9-80.9
Obese 3,339 1,238 30.9 29.0-32.9 2,101 69.1 67.1-71.0
Current Smoker
No 9,530 2,443 20.2 19.3-21.2 7,087 79.8 78.8-80.7
Yes 2,138 712 27.1 24.9-29.6 1,426 72.9 70.4-75.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,432 821 53.7 50.3-57.0 611 46.3 43.0-49.7
No 10,229 2,307 18.3 17.4-19.3 7,922 81.7 80.7-82.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,212 2,885 23.0 22.0-24.0 7,327 77.0 76.0-78.0
Yes 1,083 187 13.2 11.1-15.6 896 86.8 84.4-88.9
Heavy Drinker
No 10,768 2,960 22.0 21.1-23.0 7,808 78.0 77.0-78.9
Yes 510 109 18.2 14.5-22.6 401 81.8 77.4-85.5
COPD
Yes 1,015 647 59.1 55.0-63.1 368 40.9 36.9-45.0
No 10,685 2,506 18.8 18.0-19.8 8,179 81.2 80.2-82.0
Current Asthma
Yes 922 466 39.7 35.6-44.0 456 60.3 56.0-64.4
No 10,767 2,686 20.0 19.1-21.0 8,081 80.0 79.0-80.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,546 758 46.2 42.9-49.5 788 53.8 50.5-57.1
No 10,194 2,423 18.8 17.9-19.8 7,771 81.2 80.2-82.1
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,490 698 40.3 37.2-43.5 792 59.7 56.5-62.8
No 10,269 2,492 18.8 17.9-19.8 7,777 81.2 80.2-82.1

Back to Disability.

In 2011, the definition for disability status changed: only the 2 questions in the BRFSS Core Questionnaire have been used to define the North Carolina disability population. In previous years, the NC disability population was defined by 4 screener questions. These included the 2 core questions and the 2 North Carolina questions on self-perceived disability and trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating.

**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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