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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 3,457 1,583 54.8 52.6-56.9 831 22.4 20.7-24.2 1,043 22.8 21.2-24.5
Female 5,405 1,935 44.8 43.0-46.7 1,452 25.9 24.3-27.5 2,018 29.3 27.7-30.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,972 2,213 46.1 44.4-47.8 1,579 25.1 23.7-26.6 2,180 28.8 27.4-30.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,668 670 49.5 46.2-52.9 426 24.7 21.9-27.6 572 25.8 23.3-28.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 395 *** *** *** 111 22.9 14.8-33.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 271 146 71.1 64.1-77.2 60 17.3 12.6-23.4 65 11.6 8.1-16.3
Hispanic 460 322 72.8 67.9-77.2 86 19.0 15.2-23.5 52 8.2 5.9-11.4
AGE
18-34 1,381 993 72.2 69.3-74.9 277 19.9 17.5-22.4 111 7.9 6.4- 9.8
35-44 1,168 697 60.9 57.5-64.3 292 22.9 20.1-25.8 179 16.2 13.7-19.0
45-54 1,476 686 48.4 45.0-51.7 363 26.2 23.3-29.4 427 25.4 22.7-28.3
55-64 1,816 553 32.4 29.6-35.3 516 28.2 25.6-30.9 747 39.4 36.5-42.4
65-74 1,629 336 21.9 19.3-24.8 458 27.2 24.4-30.3 835 50.8 47.5-54.1
75+ 1,302 211 15.5 13.1-18.2 355 27.2 23.9-30.9 736 57.3 53.5-61.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,196 361 40.9 37.1-44.9 264 21.5 18.5-24.8 571 37.6 34.0-41.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,491 930 49.5 46.8-52.2 612 23.0 20.8-25.2 949 27.5 25.4-29.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,398 901 47.8 45.1-50.6 638 26.2 23.9-28.6 859 25.9 23.9-28.2
College Graduate 2,765 1,319 57.8 55.5-60.2 766 24.9 22.9-27.0 680 17.2 15.7-18.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,096 266 33.1 29.2-37.3 228 22.1 18.7-25.9 602 44.8 40.7-48.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,572 501 42.9 39.5-46.3 404 23.7 21.1-26.5 667 33.4 30.5-36.5
$25,000- 34,999 861 341 46.8 42.3-51.4 226 25.0 21.3-29.2 294 28.2 24.4-32.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,038 427 48.8 44.7-52.8 296 27.3 23.9-30.9 315 24.0 20.8-27.4
$50,000-74,999 928 451 58.1 54.0-62.2 265 25.5 22.1-29.3 212 16.3 13.8-19.2
$75,000+ 1,629 873 59.5 56.4-62.6 429 24.6 22.0-27.4 327 15.9 13.8-18.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,537 261 13.6 11.7-15.7 539 23.1 20.7-25.6 1,737 63.3 60.6-66.0
No 6,203 3,201 60.5 58.9-62.1 1,717 24.5 23.1-25.9 1,285 15.0 13.9-16.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,162 398 42.4 38.7-46.2 279 24.7 21.6-28.1 485 32.9 29.6-36.3
Non-Veteran 7,696 3,118 50.6 49.1-52.2 2,003 24.1 22.9-25.5 2,575 25.2 24.0-26.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,568 1,718 46.8 44.8-48.8 1,187 24.1 22.5-25.8 1,663 29.1 27.4-30.8
No 4,294 1,800 52.5 50.5-54.5 1,096 24.3 22.6-26.1 1,398 23.2 21.7-24.8

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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.

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