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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,784 1,199 9.3 8.6-10.0 7,585 90.7 90.0-91.4
GENDER
Male 3,428 426 8.8 7.8-10.0 3,002 91.2 90.0-92.2
Female 5,356 773 9.7 8.7-10.7 4,583 90.3 89.3-91.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,462 1,117 10.5 9.7-11.4 6,345 89.5 88.6-90.3
No 1,294 82 4.6 3.5- 6.1 1,212 95.4 93.9-96.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,601 259 6.4 5.4- 7.6 2,342 93.6 92.4-94.6
Overweight 2,947 340 7.9 6.8- 9.1 2,607 92.1 90.9-93.2
Obese 2,534 513 15.1 13.5-17.0 2,021 84.9 83.0-86.5
Current Smoker
No 7,155 949 8.9 8.1- 9.7 6,206 91.1 90.3-91.9
Yes 1,542 243 11.2 9.4-13.2 1,299 88.8 86.8-90.6
History of CVD**
Yes 1,159 441 33.6 30.0-37.5 718 66.4 62.5-70.0
No 7,535 734 6.6 6.0- 7.3 6,801 93.4 92.7-94.0
Binge Drinker
No 7,669 1,114 10.3 9.5-11.1 6,555 89.7 88.9-90.5
Yes 802 46 3.7 2.5- 5.4 756 96.3 94.6-97.5
Heavy Drinker
No 8,094 1,133 9.7 9.0-10.5 6,961 90.3 89.5-91.0
Yes 363 25 3.9 2.3- 6.7 338 96.1 93.3-97.7
COPD
Yes 831 332 33.1 28.9-37.5 499 66.9 62.5-71.1
No 7,906 848 7.3 6.6- 8.0 7,058 92.7 92.0-93.4
Current Asthma
Yes 741 241 22.4 18.8-26.4 500 77.6 73.6-81.2
No 7,997 947 8.0 7.3- 8.7 7,050 92.0 91.3-92.7
Diabetes
Yes 1,317 417 29.0 25.8-32.5 900 71.0 67.5-74.2
No 7,458 781 6.7 6.1- 7.4 6,677 93.3 92.6-93.9

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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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