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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,815 1,381 8.0 7.5- 8.6 10,434 92.0 91.4-92.5
GENDER
Male 4,609 489 7.5 6.7- 8.4 4,120 92.5 91.6-93.3
Female 7,206 892 8.5 7.8- 9.2 6,314 91.5 90.8-92.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 9,866 1,259 9.0 8.4- 9.7 8,607 91.0 90.3-91.6
No 1,912 112 4.1 3.2- 5.2 1,800 95.9 94.8-96.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 185 27 8.7 5.1-14.5 158 91.3 85.5-94.9
Recommended Range 3,517 292 5.2 4.5- 6.0 3,225 94.8 94.0-95.5
Overweight 3,984 393 6.6 5.8- 7.5 3,591 93.4 92.5-94.2
Obese 3,353 580 12.9 11.6-14.2 2,773 87.1 85.8-88.4
Current Smoker
No 9,571 1,098 7.9 7.3- 8.5 8,473 92.1 91.5-92.7
Yes 2,152 264 8.4 7.2- 9.8 1,888 91.6 90.2-92.8
History of CVD**
Yes 1,442 473 28.2 25.4-31.1 969 71.8 68.9-74.6
No 10,274 877 5.9 5.4- 6.4 9,397 94.1 93.6-94.6
Binge Drinker
No 10,259 1,300 9.0 8.4- 9.7 8,959 91.0 90.3-91.6
Yes 1,088 40 2.0 1.3- 3.0 1,048 98.0 97.0-98.7
Heavy Drinker
No 10,819 1,311 8.3 7.8- 8.9 9,508 91.7 91.1-92.2
Yes 512 25 3.6 2.1- 6.0 487 96.4 94.0-97.9
COPD
Yes 1,021 319 25.5 22.4-29.0 702 74.5 71.0-77.6
No 10,732 1,043 6.7 6.2- 7.2 9,689 93.3 92.8-93.8
Current Asthma
Yes 926 244 18.1 15.3-21.1 682 81.9 78.9-84.7
No 10,815 1,120 7.1 6.6- 7.7 9,695 92.9 92.3-93.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,554 425 24.8 22.2-27.6 1,129 75.2 72.4-77.8
No 10,242 951 6.1 5.6- 6.6 9,291 93.9 93.4-94.4
Housing Stress***
Yes 1,499 297 15.2 13.1-17.5 1,202 84.8 82.5-86.9
No 10,316 1,084 6.9 6.4- 7.4 9,232 93.1 92.6-93.6

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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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