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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,866 2,023 18.9 18.0-19.8 9,843 81.1 80.2-82.0
GENDER
Male 4,626 685 16.6 15.3-18.1 3,941 83.4 81.9-84.7
Female 7,240 1,338 21.0 19.8-22.3 5,902 79.0 77.7-80.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,910 1,038 11.1 10.3-12.0 8,872 88.9 88.0-89.7
No 1,918 983 48.6 45.7-51.4 935 51.4 48.6-54.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 188 29 22.4 15.0-32.1 159 77.6 67.9-85.0
Recommended Range 3,532 491 15.9 14.3-17.6 3,041 84.1 82.4-85.7
Overweight 4,001 633 17.3 15.8-19.0 3,368 82.7 81.0-84.2
Obese 3,364 729 23.5 21.7-25.5 2,635 76.5 74.5-78.3
Current Smoker
No 9,552 1,348 15.6 14.7-16.6 8,204 84.4 83.4-85.3
Yes 2,147 651 31.6 29.1-34.2 1,496 68.4 65.8-70.9
History of CVD**
Yes 1,447 267 21.8 19.0-24.7 1,180 78.2 75.3-81.0
No 10,321 1,728 18.5 17.5-19.5 8,593 81.5 80.5-82.5
Binge Drinker
No 10,239 1,651 17.6 16.7-18.6 8,588 82.4 81.4-83.3
Yes 1,086 258 25.1 21.9-28.5 828 74.9 71.5-78.1
Heavy Drinker
No 10,797 1,803 18.4 17.5-19.4 8,994 81.6 80.6-82.5
Yes 512 92 19.9 15.9-24.5 420 80.1 75.5-84.1
COPD
Yes 1,026 289 32.9 29.2-36.8 737 67.1 63.2-70.8
No 10,779 1,722 17.9 16.9-18.8 9,057 82.1 81.2-83.1
Current Asthma
Yes 929 262 30.0 26.1-34.3 667 70.0 65.7-73.9
No 10,863 1,745 18.0 17.0-18.9 9,118 82.0 81.1-83.0
Diabetes
Yes 1,558 291 20.3 17.7-23.2 1,267 79.7 76.8-82.3
No 10,289 1,725 18.7 17.7-19.7 8,564 81.3 80.3-82.3
Disability
Yes 3,181 773 27.8 25.7-29.9 2,408 72.2 70.1-74.3
No 8,551 1,226 16.3 15.3-17.4 7,325 83.7 82.6-84.7
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,495 708 48.4 45.2-51.7 787 51.6 48.3-54.8
No 10,371 1,315 14.3 13.5-15.3 9,056 85.7 84.7-86.5

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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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