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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you delayed getting needed medical care for any of the following reasons in the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Not delayed/no medical care needed Appt. not soon enough Wait time too long No transportation Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,458 6,917 80.1 78.8-81.2 357 4.5 4.0- 5.2 209 3.0 2.5- 3.6 220 2.7 2.2- 3.3 755 9.7 8.8-10.6
GENDER
Male 3,254 2,766 83.3 81.5-85.0 101 3.5 2.7- 4.5 69 2.7 2.0- 3.6 65 2.1 1.6- 2.9 253 8.3 7.2- 9.7
Female 5,204 4,151 77.1 75.4-78.8 256 5.5 4.7- 6.4 140 3.2 2.5- 4.1 155 3.2 2.6- 4.1 502 10.9 9.7-12.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,202 6,080 83.5 82.3-84.7 293 4.6 3.9- 5.3 147 2.2 1.7- 2.8 161 2.0 1.6- 2.6 521 7.7 6.8- 8.6
No 1,231 816 66.3 62.9-69.5 63 4.5 3.3- 6.0 60 6.0 4.4- 8.0 58 5.2 3.8- 7.2 234 18.0 15.6-20.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 134 114 83.5 72.9-90.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,477 2,081 81.8 79.5-83.8 99 4.6 3.6- 5.9 55 2.5 1.8- 3.6 48 1.9 1.3- 2.7 194 9.2 7.7-11.0
Overweight 2,837 2,398 82.9 80.9-84.8 103 3.7 2.8- 4.8 70 3.4 2.5- 4.5 50 1.6 1.1- 2.4 216 8.4 7.1-10.0
Obese 2,473 1,896 75.2 72.7-77.5 129 5.5 4.4- 6.9 70 3.1 2.2- 4.5 96 4.4 3.3- 5.8 282 11.8 10.2-13.6
Current Smoker
No 6,848 5,723 82.0 80.6-83.3 283 4.5 3.8- 5.2 148 2.6 2.1- 3.3 141 1.9 1.5- 2.5 553 9.0 8.1-10.0
Yes 1,458 1,063 71.8 68.7-74.8 72 5.0 3.8- 6.6 56 4.5 3.3- 6.1 77 5.8 4.3- 7.9 190 12.9 10.9-15.2
History of CVD**
Yes 1,149 890 75.1 71.4-78.5 54 5.4 3.7- 7.8 32 3.0 1.8- 4.9 60 5.3 3.7- 7.6 113 11.1 8.8-14.0
No 7,220 5,961 80.8 79.5-82.0 300 4.5 3.9- 5.2 172 2.8 2.3- 3.4 155 2.4 2.0- 3.0 632 9.5 8.6-10.4
Binge Drinker
No 7,367 6,039 80.3 78.9-81.5 315 4.5 3.9- 5.2 173 2.8 2.3- 3.5 190 2.5 2.1- 3.1 650 9.8 8.9-10.9
Yes 716 565 78.3 74.4-81.8 35 5.2 3.6- 7.5 23 3.8 2.4- 6.2 20 3.1 1.8- 5.3 73 9.5 7.3-12.4
Heavy Drinker
No 7,747 6,332 80.0 78.7-81.3 335 4.5 3.9- 5.2 187 2.9 2.4- 3.6 203 2.6 2.2- 3.2 690 9.9 9.0-10.8
Yes 325 265 79.4 73.3-84.5 15 5.9 3.4-10.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 9.5 6.2-14.4
COPD
Yes 821 571 67.3 62.4-71.8 55 6.1 4.4- 8.5 40 6.3 3.8-10.2 58 6.5 4.4- 9.5 97 13.8 10.7-17.6
No 7,590 6,314 81.2 79.9-82.4 300 4.4 3.8- 5.1 167 2.7 2.2- 3.3 160 2.4 1.9- 3.0 649 9.3 8.4-10.2
Current Asthma
Yes 713 493 69.9 65.1-74.3 53 7.6 5.4-10.6 26 3.9 2.4- 6.2 53 6.0 4.1- 8.6 88 12.7 9.7-16.5
No 7,705 6,397 81.1 79.8-82.3 301 4.3 3.7- 4.9 183 2.9 2.4- 3.6 163 2.4 1.9- 2.9 661 9.4 8.5-10.3
Diabetes
Yes 1,296 1,013 76.2 72.5-79.6 61 4.7 3.4- 6.4 38 3.1 2.0- 4.7 53 4.5 2.9- 6.9 131 11.5 9.0-14.7
No 7,153 5,897 80.6 79.3-81.8 296 4.5 3.9- 5.2 170 3.0 2.4- 3.6 167 2.5 2.0- 3.1 623 9.4 8.6-10.4
Disability
Yes 2,469 1,758 67.3 64.5-69.9 154 6.9 5.6- 8.5 90 4.3 3.1- 5.9 152 7.2 5.8- 9.0 315 14.3 12.4-16.4
No 5,874 5,071 84.3 83.0-85.6 196 3.7 3.1- 4.4 115 2.6 2.0- 3.2 66 1.2 0.9- 1.7 426 8.2 7.3- 9.2

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*Other factors include cost, afforability, work constraints, and access problems.

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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