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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 difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,731 874 7.8 7.1- 8.6 7,857 92.2 91.4-92.9
GENDER
Male 3,407 248 6.4 5.4- 7.5 3,159 93.6 92.5-94.6
Female 5,324 626 9.1 8.1-10.2 4,698 90.9 89.8-91.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,418 761 7.8 7.0- 8.6 6,657 92.2 91.4-93.0
No 1,286 113 8.1 6.3-10.2 1,173 91.9 89.8-93.7
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,588 197 5.7 4.6- 7.0 2,391 94.3 93.0-95.4
Overweight 2,930 242 6.2 5.1- 7.4 2,688 93.8 92.6-94.9
Obese 2,517 371 12.6 10.9-14.5 2,146 87.4 85.5-89.1
Current Smoker
No 7,142 648 6.6 5.8- 7.4 6,494 93.4 92.6-94.2
Yes 1,539 223 12.9 10.8-15.3 1,316 87.1 84.7-89.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,145 326 24.7 21.3-28.4 819 75.3 71.6-78.7
No 7,498 531 5.8 5.2- 6.6 6,967 94.2 93.4-94.8
Binge Drinker
No 7,652 809 8.3 7.5- 9.2 6,843 91.7 90.8-92.5
Yes 801 35 4.2 2.6- 6.5 766 95.8 93.5-97.4
Heavy Drinker
No 8,077 824 7.9 7.2- 8.7 7,253 92.1 91.3-92.8
Yes 362 *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 825 250 27.8 23.5-32.6 575 72.2 67.4-76.5
No 7,860 610 6.1 5.5- 6.9 7,250 93.9 93.1-94.5
Current Asthma
Yes 735 196 21.0 17.3-25.2 539 79.0 74.8-82.7
No 7,951 668 6.5 5.8- 7.3 7,283 93.5 92.7-94.2
Diabetes
Yes 1,305 270 18.1 15.4-21.2 1,035 81.9 78.8-84.6
No 7,419 604 6.5 5.8- 7.3 6,815 93.5 92.7-94.2
Disability
Yes 2,516 774 28.8 26.3-31.4 1,742 71.2 68.6-73.7
No 6,170 91 1.2 0.9- 1.7 6,079 98.8 98.3-99.1

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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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