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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Mental Illness & Stigma*--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Treatment can help people with mental illness lead normal lives.

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  Total
Respond.^
Agree strongly Agree slightly Neither agree nor disagree Disagree slightly Disagree strongly
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,723 2,512 66.1 63.9-68.3 827 24.2 22.2-26.3 204 5.3 4.3- 6.4 126 3.1 2.5- 3.9 54 1.3 0.9- 1.9
GENDER
Male 1,469 905 61.5 58.0-64.9 387 27.8 24.7-31.2 94 6.2 4.7- 8.3 54 2.9 2.1- 4.2 29 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Female 2,254 1,607 70.4 67.6-73.1 440 20.9 18.5-23.5 110 4.4 3.4- 5.6 72 3.3 2.4- 4.5 25 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,183 2,157 66.7 64.2-69.1 702 23.9 21.7-26.2 179 5.5 4.5- 6.8 103 2.8 2.1- 3.6 42 1.1 0.7- 1.7
No 538 353 63.5 58.0-68.6 125 25.8 21.2-31.0 25 4.1 2.4- 6.7 23 4.5 2.7- 7.4 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 55 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,096 762 68.9 64.8-72.6 228 21.9 18.5-25.8 68 5.9 4.3- 7.9 30 2.7 1.7- 4.3 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,235 828 65.6 61.5-69.5 288 25.1 21.6-29.1 58 5.3 3.5- 7.8 43 2.7 1.7- 4.0 *** *** ***
Obese 1,124 747 65.0 61.0-68.7 250 25.0 21.6-28.7 60 4.6 3.2- 6.5 43 3.8 2.5- 5.7 24 1.7 1.1- 2.8
Current Smoker
No 3,051 2,095 67.9 65.4-70.3 671 23.6 21.5-26.0 156 4.9 3.9- 6.2 92 2.6 1.9- 3.5 37 1.0 0.6- 1.5
Yes 654 411 60.3 55.1-65.4 149 26.3 21.8-31.4 45 6.1 4.2- 9.0 32 4.7 3.1- 7.1 *** *** ***
History of CVD**
Yes 483 283 57.3 50.9-63.4 131 28.8 23.4-34.9 33 6.5 4.2-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,199 2,205 67.0 64.7-69.4 687 23.9 21.8-26.2 169 5.1 4.1- 6.3 99 3.0 2.3- 3.9 39 1.0 0.6- 1.6
Binge Drinker
No 3,296 2,228 66.2 63.8-68.6 731 24.2 22.0-26.4 186 5.5 4.5- 6.7 103 2.8 2.1- 3.7 48 1.3 0.9- 2.0
Yes 325 221 64.8 58.0-71.1 71 26.0 20.3-32.6 *** *** *** 19 5.5 3.2- 9.3 *** *** ***
Heavy Drinker
No 3,460 2,337 66.0 63.7-68.3 771 24.3 22.2-26.5 188 5.2 4.2- 6.4 115 3.2 2.5- 4.0 49 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Yes 149 106 73.0 62.9-81.1 29 21.8 14.3-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
COPD
Yes 353 228 61.1 53.4-68.2 63 20.1 14.2-27.6 36 10.6 7.1-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,352 2,277 66.6 64.3-68.9 757 24.5 22.4-26.7 164 4.8 3.8- 5.9 108 3.0 2.3- 3.8 46 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Current Asthma
Yes 331 215 64.3 56.9-71.1 60 16.5 11.8-22.7 29 8.7 5.3-14.0 19 7.0 3.9-12.3 *** *** ***
No 3,373 2,286 66.3 64.0-68.6 765 25.1 23.0-27.3 170 4.8 3.8- 5.9 106 2.7 2.1- 3.5 46 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Diabetes
Yes 573 355 60.4 54.3-66.2 148 26.6 21.6-32.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 2.7 1.5- 4.9
No 3,146 2,156 66.9 64.5-69.2 676 23.9 21.7-26.1 172 5.0 4.1- 6.1 106 3.2 2.5- 4.1 36 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Disability
Yes 1,083 682 60.4 56.2-64.5 261 25.9 22.3-29.8 72 7.6 5.6-10.1 43 3.9 2.5- 6.0 25 2.2 1.3- 3.9
No 2,620 1,820 68.0 65.4-70.6 558 23.6 21.2-26.1 130 4.5 3.5- 5.9 83 2.9 2.2- 3.8 29 1.0 0.6- 1.6

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*Note: This is the first occurrence of this module in the North Carolina BRFSS Survey.

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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