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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 1,615 603 46.2 43.0-49.5 458 26.2 23.6-29.1 554 27.6 25.0-30.3
GENDER
Male 621 247 48.7 43.6-53.8 172 26.3 22.1-30.9 202 25.0 21.3-29.2
Female 994 356 43.8 39.8-48.0 286 26.2 23.0-29.7 352 29.9 26.6-33.6
RACE
White 1,309 452 42.5 38.9-46.2 382 27.8 24.8-31.0 475 29.8 26.8-32.9
Other minorities 296 145 61.6 54.2-68.5 74 19.8 14.4-26.5 77 18.6 13.9-24.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,538 555 44.8 41.5-48.2 439 26.5 23.7-29.4 544 28.7 26.0-31.5
AGE
18-34 236 167 73.4 66.6-79.3 42 16.0 11.6-21.8 27 10.6 6.9-15.9
35-54 415 211 51.7 45.9-57.5 124 28.8 23.8-34.2 80 19.5 15.3-24.6
55-64 356 114 31.4 25.7-37.7 108 32.3 26.6-38.5 134 36.3 30.5-42.6
65-74 354 68 18.0 13.7-23.2 108 30.2 24.9-36.1 178 51.8 45.7-57.9
75+ 240 35 12.9 8.5-18.9 73 32.0 23.2-42.4 132 55.1 45.8-64.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 216 62 35.4 27.3-44.4 58 27.1 19.7-36.2 96 37.5 29.7-46.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 508 176 46.6 40.6-52.6 148 27.3 22.6-32.6 184 26.1 21.9-30.8
Some Post-H.S. 411 150 47.4 41.4-53.4 116 24.6 20.1-29.7 145 28.1 23.4-33.3
College Graduate 477 213 51.7 46.4-57.1 136 26.7 22.3-31.6 128 21.6 17.6-26.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 59 33.3 25.3-42.5 58 22.0 16.1-29.3 121 44.7 36.5-53.1
$15,000- 24,999 306 101 44.7 37.1-52.5 86 22.1 17.0-28.2 119 33.3 27.0-40.2
$25,000- 34,999 180 56 38.9 29.9-48.7 54 31.3 23.6-40.2 70 29.8 22.8-37.9
$35,000- 49,999 177 82 51.6 42.7-60.4 43 22.3 16.2-30.0 52 26.1 18.9-34.8
$50,000+ 422 215 54.5 48.7-60.2 123 29.5 24.4-35.2 84 16.0 12.5-20.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 469 45 12.6 8.1-19.2 107 21.3 17.1-26.3 317 66.0 59.7-71.8
No 1,128 553 57.4 53.7-61.0 348 28.0 24.8-31.5 227 14.5 12.4-16.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 188 48 29.9 22.2-38.8 51 26.5 19.7-34.7 89 43.6 35.4-52.3
Non-Veteran 1,427 555 48.0 44.5-51.4 407 26.2 23.4-29.3 465 25.8 23.2-28.7

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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.

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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