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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,743 1,903 15.9 14.9-16.8 6,840 84.1 83.2-85.1
GENDER
Male 3,410 636 14.6 13.3-16.1 2,774 85.4 83.9-86.7
Female 5,333 1,267 17.0 15.7-18.3 4,066 83.0 81.7-84.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,429 1,692 16.7 15.6-17.8 5,737 83.3 82.2-84.4
No 1,286 209 12.8 10.8-15.2 1,077 87.2 84.8-89.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 27 12.6 7.6-20.1 118 87.4 79.9-92.4
Recommended Range 2,593 371 9.5 8.2-10.9 2,222 90.5 89.1-91.8
Overweight 2,932 562 13.8 12.4-15.4 2,370 86.2 84.6-87.6
Obese 2,522 836 26.4 24.2-28.7 1,686 73.6 71.3-75.8
Current Smoker
No 7,144 1,470 14.5 13.5-15.5 5,674 85.5 84.5-86.5
Yes 1,541 426 21.3 18.9-24.0 1,115 78.7 76.0-81.1
History of CVD**
Yes 1,149 621 51.1 47.1-55.1 528 48.9 44.9-52.9
No 7,505 1,244 11.9 11.0-12.8 6,261 88.1 87.2-89.0
Binge Drinker
No 7,658 1,761 17.4 16.4-18.5 5,897 82.6 81.5-83.6
Yes 801 83 6.5 4.8- 8.6 718 93.5 91.4-95.2
Heavy Drinker
No 8,082 1,798 16.5 15.5-17.5 6,284 83.5 82.5-84.5
Yes 363 44 7.0 4.6-10.6 319 93.0 89.4-95.4
COPD
Yes 828 471 53.1 48.2-57.9 357 46.9 42.1-51.8
No 7,868 1,410 12.8 11.9-13.7 6,458 87.2 86.3-88.1
Current Asthma
Yes 737 341 34.9 30.5-39.6 396 65.1 60.4-69.5
No 7,960 1,542 14.0 13.1-14.9 6,418 86.0 85.1-86.9
Diabetes
Yes 1,310 588 40.9 37.3-44.6 722 59.1 55.4-62.7
No 7,424 1,314 12.6 11.7-13.6 6,110 87.4 86.4-88.3
Disability
Yes 2,519 1,549 56.3 53.5-59.0 970 43.7 41.0-46.5
No 6,180 341 3.5 3.1- 4.1 5,839 96.5 95.9-96.9

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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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