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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,862 3,518 49.6 48.2-51.0 2,283 24.2 23.0-25.4 3,061 26.2 25.1-27.3
GENDER
Male 3,457 1,583 54.8 52.6-56.9 831 22.4 20.7-24.2 1,043 22.8 21.2-24.5
Female 5,405 1,935 44.8 43.0-46.7 1,452 25.9 24.3-27.5 2,018 29.3 27.7-30.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,527 2,814 47.4 45.8-48.9 1,970 24.7 23.4-26.0 2,743 28.0 26.7-29.3
No 1,306 689 58.4 55.0-61.7 308 22.5 19.9-25.4 309 19.1 16.6-21.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 147 *** *** *** 43 22.4 14.6-32.7 41 22.3 14.4-32.9
Recommended Range 2,626 1,212 57.5 54.9-60.0 674 22.7 20.7-25.0 740 19.8 18.0-21.7
Overweight 2,972 1,223 50.4 48.0-52.9 786 25.3 23.3-27.5 963 24.3 22.4-26.3
Obese 2,550 732 36.4 33.8-39.2 650 25.4 23.1-27.7 1,168 38.2 35.7-40.7
Current Smoker
No 7,157 2,897 51.3 49.7-52.8 1,864 24.2 22.9-25.6 2,396 24.5 23.3-25.8
Yes 1,543 545 42.5 39.2-45.8 377 24.0 21.3-26.9 621 33.5 30.5-36.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,171 *** *** *** 127 13.4 10.8-16.4 1,044 86.6 83.6-89.2
No 7,602 3,503 55.1 53.6-56.6 2,136 25.3 24.1-26.6 1,963 19.6 18.5-20.7
Binge Drinker
No 7,670 2,904 47.4 45.9-49.0 1,973 24.1 22.8-25.4 2,793 28.5 27.2-29.8
Yes 802 448 62.7 58.6-66.7 212 24.5 21.1-28.3 142 12.8 10.4-15.6
Heavy Drinker
No 8,095 3,177 49.0 47.5-50.5 2,073 24.1 22.9-25.4 2,845 26.9 25.7-28.2
Yes 363 166 55.6 49.0-62.1 112 26.8 21.5-32.8 85 17.6 13.1-23.2
COPD
Yes 837 *** *** *** 79 12.7 9.3-17.1 758 87.3 82.9-90.7
No 7,980 3,513 53.7 52.2-55.1 2,192 25.1 23.9-26.4 2,275 21.2 20.1-22.4
Current Asthma
Yes 745 *** *** *** 164 29.7 25.2-34.6 581 70.3 65.4-74.8
No 8,073 3,506 54.2 52.8-55.7 2,112 23.8 22.6-25.0 2,455 22.0 20.9-23.1
Diabetes
Yes 1,325 *** *** *** 243 22.2 19.0-25.7 1,082 77.8 74.3-81.0
No 7,530 3,514 55.9 54.4-57.4 2,038 24.5 23.2-25.8 1,978 19.6 18.5-20.7
Disability
Yes 2,537 261 13.6 11.7-15.7 539 23.1 20.7-25.6 1,737 63.3 60.6-66.0
No 6,203 3,201 60.5 58.9-62.1 1,717 24.5 23.1-25.9 1,285 15.0 13.9-16.1

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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