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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,501 926 11.3 10.4-12.3 6,823 76.9 75.6-78.2 752 11.7 10.8-12.8
GENDER
Male 3,277 284 9.6 8.3-11.0 2,620 76.2 74.2-78.1 373 14.2 12.6-16.0
Female 5,224 642 13.0 11.7-14.3 4,203 77.6 75.9-79.2 379 9.5 8.3-10.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,227 632 9.0 8.1-10.0 6,122 82.3 80.9-83.5 473 8.7 7.7- 9.7
No 1,246 292 20.7 18.1-23.6 680 55.5 51.9-59.0 274 23.8 20.9-27.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 134 *** *** *** 111 81.2 69.2-89.3 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,487 189 8.1 6.7- 9.7 2,034 78.6 76.1-80.8 264 13.4 11.5-15.5
Overweight 2,844 246 9.0 7.6-10.5 2,327 78.3 76.1-80.4 271 12.7 11.0-14.7
Obese 2,489 407 17.3 15.3-19.6 1,940 74.7 72.1-77.1 142 8.0 6.5- 9.8
Current Smoker
No 6,880 649 9.6 8.7-10.6 5,655 79.2 77.7-80.5 576 11.2 10.2-12.4
Yes 1,466 264 18.4 15.9-21.2 1,047 68.4 65.2-71.5 155 13.2 11.0-15.7
History of CVD**
Yes 1,156 168 16.8 13.8-20.2 963 79.3 75.6-82.6 25 3.9 2.5- 6.2
No 7,254 741 10.6 9.6-11.6 5,791 76.8 75.4-78.1 722 12.7 11.6-13.8
Binge Drinker
No 7,405 805 11.5 10.5-12.5 5,993 77.6 76.2-79.0 607 10.9 9.9-12.0
Yes 717 78 9.9 7.6-12.8 528 72.2 67.9-76.1 111 17.9 14.6-21.8
Heavy Drinker
No 7,785 855 11.4 10.5-12.4 6,250 76.9 75.5-78.2 680 11.7 10.7-12.8
Yes 325 30 10.8 6.9-16.5 255 74.1 67.2-80.0 40 15.1 10.7-21.0
COPD
Yes 826 191 24.0 20.0-28.4 610 70.7 65.9-75.0 25 5.4 3.2- 8.8
No 7,629 725 10.2 9.3-11.2 6,180 77.5 76.1-78.8 724 12.3 11.3-13.4
Current Asthma
Yes 718 171 25.1 20.9-29.7 521 69.0 64.0-73.6 26 5.9 3.7- 9.3
No 7,742 749 10.0 9.1-11.0 6,269 77.7 76.3-79.0 724 12.3 11.3-13.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,310 210 17.9 15.0-21.1 1,094 81.8 78.6-84.6 *** *** ***
No 7,182 715 10.5 9.5-11.5 5,723 76.3 74.9-77.7 744 13.3 12.2-14.4
Disability
Yes 2,483 458 22.1 19.8-24.6 1,950 73.3 70.6-75.9 75 4.6 3.4- 6.1
No 5,901 453 8.0 7.1- 9.0 4,784 78.0 76.5-79.5 664 13.9 12.7-15.3

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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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