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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,743 1,114 11.7 10.8-12.6 7,629 88.3 87.4-89.2
GENDER
Male 3,405 389 11.2 9.9-12.6 3,016 88.8 87.4-90.1
Female 5,338 725 12.1 10.9-13.4 4,613 87.9 86.6-89.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,432 911 10.8 9.9-11.8 6,521 89.2 88.2-90.1
No 1,284 202 15.2 12.9-17.9 1,082 84.8 82.1-87.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 144 18 14.9 8.4-24.9 126 85.1 75.1-91.6
Recommended Range 2,590 283 10.0 8.6-11.7 2,307 90.0 88.3-91.4
Overweight 2,929 336 10.0 8.7-11.6 2,593 90.0 88.4-91.3
Obese 2,527 423 16.2 14.3-18.2 2,104 83.8 81.8-85.7
Current Smoker
No 7,142 768 9.3 8.4-10.3 6,374 90.7 89.7-91.6
Yes 1,536 341 21.2 18.6-24.0 1,195 78.8 76.0-81.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,153 320 26.9 23.4-30.6 833 73.1 69.4-76.6
No 7,502 773 10.0 9.1-11.0 6,729 90.0 89.0-90.9
Binge Drinker
No 7,654 992 11.9 10.9-12.9 6,662 88.1 87.1-89.1
Yes 799 85 10.1 7.9-13.0 714 89.9 87.0-92.1
Heavy Drinker
No 8,077 1,033 11.6 10.7-12.6 7,044 88.4 87.4-89.3
Yes 363 42 11.8 8.2-16.7 321 88.2 83.3-91.8
COPD
Yes 829 263 31.9 27.5-36.5 566 68.1 63.5-72.5
No 7,868 838 9.9 9.1-10.9 7,030 90.1 89.1-90.9
Current Asthma
Yes 739 193 25.6 21.5-30.3 546 74.4 69.7-78.5
No 7,958 908 10.3 9.4-11.2 7,050 89.7 88.8-90.6
Diabetes
Yes 1,314 271 20.4 17.5-23.6 1,043 79.6 76.4-82.5
No 7,420 841 10.5 9.6-11.5 6,579 89.5 88.5-90.4
Disability
Yes 2,520 779 32.7 30.1-35.4 1,741 67.3 64.6-69.9
No 6,180 327 5.2 4.5- 6.0 5,853 94.8 94.0-95.5

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*These are new disability questions found in the demographic section of the Core questionnaire.

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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