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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 8,862 3,518 49.6 48.2-51.0 2,283 24.2 23.0-25.4 3,061 26.2 25.1-27.3
-Eastern NC 2,690 1,049 51.1 48.4-53.8 689 22.5 20.4-24.8 952 26.4 24.3-28.6
GENDER
Male 1,022 464 57.5 53.4-61.5 247 19.5 16.6-22.9 311 22.9 19.8-26.4
Female 1,668 585 45.0 41.5-48.6 442 25.4 22.5-28.5 641 29.6 26.8-32.5
RACE
White 1,538 593 50.1 46.8-53.4 390 22.2 19.6-25.0 555 27.7 25.1-30.5
African American 655 251 49.8 44.2-55.5 176 24.6 20.3-29.4 228 25.6 21.4-30.2
Other minorities 453 180 60.4 51.3-68.8 117 20.6 14.3-28.7 156 19.0 13.2-26.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 109 *** *** *** 18 19.0 11.6-29.6 18 12.8 7.1-22.2
Non-Hispanic 2,566 971 50.0 47.2-52.8 668 22.9 20.7-25.2 927 27.2 25.0-29.5
AGE
18-34 427 318 76.5 71.4-81.0 78 16.9 13.1-21.6 31 6.5 4.3- 9.8
35-54 771 387 53.7 49.0-58.3 184 22.8 19.1-27.0 200 23.5 19.9-27.5
55-64 585 173 31.6 26.8-36.8 167 28.4 23.8-33.5 245 40.0 34.8-45.3
65-74 507 100 22.2 17.4-28.0 144 25.2 20.5-30.6 263 52.6 46.4-58.7
75+ 371 62 16.2 11.9-21.7 107 29.5 23.3-36.6 202 54.3 47.1-61.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 386 109 40.1 32.8-47.8 89 19.8 14.5-26.4 188 40.2 33.3-47.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 802 299 52.8 48.0-57.6 204 22.9 19.2-27.0 299 24.3 20.9-28.1
Some Post-H.S. 777 307 52.1 47.2-57.0 191 22.3 18.6-26.5 279 25.5 21.9-29.5
College Graduate 722 333 56.1 51.4-60.7 204 25.2 21.4-29.4 185 18.7 15.6-22.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 383 91 30.8 24.3-38.3 94 26.9 20.4-34.7 198 42.2 35.1-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 488 159 45.1 38.9-51.4 129 23.7 19.1-28.9 200 31.3 26.2-36.9
$25,000- 34,999 281 117 50.7 42.6-58.7 74 22.5 16.4-30.2 90 26.8 20.5-34.2
$35,000- 49,999 319 118 48.0 40.3-55.7 90 27.4 21.3-34.6 111 24.6 19.2-30.9
$50,000+ 706 366 59.9 55.0-64.5 176 20.7 17.2-24.7 164 19.4 16.0-23.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 827 84 14.2 10.8-18.5 176 22.8 18.8-27.4 567 63.0 57.9-67.8
No 1,825 949 63.5 60.5-66.4 507 22.5 20.0-25.1 369 14.0 12.2-16.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 445 178 49.4 43.4-55.5 109 23.0 18.3-28.4 158 27.6 22.9-32.9
Non-Veteran 2,244 871 51.5 48.4-54.5 580 22.5 20.1-25.0 793 26.1 23.8-28.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,980 763 50.4 47.3-53.5 493 21.9 19.5-24.4 724 27.7 25.2-30.3
No 710 286 53.9 48.6-59.1 196 25.4 21.2-30.2 228 20.7 17.4-24.4

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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 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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