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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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%)
North Carolina 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
-Western NC 1,004 336 41.2 37.1-45.4 288 27.4 23.9-31.1 380 31.5 27.8-35.4
GENDER
Male 398 154 44.5 38.3-50.9 112 28.6 23.3-34.6 132 26.9 21.8-32.6
Female 606 182 38.0 32.7-43.6 176 26.2 21.8-31.0 248 35.8 30.8-41.2
RACE
White 886 290 38.8 34.6-43.2 251 28.0 24.3-32.0 345 33.2 29.3-37.4
Other minorities 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 18.5 10.7-30.1
AGE
18-34 118 *** *** *** 30 26.3 18.2-36.4 16 14.4 8.5-23.4
35-54 265 126 49.6 42.1-57.1 74 25.9 20.1-32.7 65 24.4 18.3-31.9
55-64 216 59 31.6 24.1-40.1 61 27.4 20.2-36.0 96 41.0 32.7-49.9
65-74 218 52 22.7 16.3-30.5 66 30.2 23.0-38.5 100 47.2 38.6-55.9
75+ 176 23 17.6 11.1-26.9 53 27.7 19.8-37.4 100 54.6 44.6-64.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 23 20.7 12.5-32.2 40 29.4 20.6-39.9 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 305 101 43.1 35.6-50.9 79 24.3 18.4-31.4 125 32.6 26.3-39.6
Some Post-H.S. 268 93 42.0 34.7-49.5 77 30.2 23.8-37.5 98 27.9 21.9-34.7
College Graduate 292 116 54.7 47.3-61.9 92 26.1 20.4-32.7 84 19.2 14.7-24.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 *** *** *** 32 19.4 12.5-28.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 197 49 35.9 26.6-46.3 60 24.1 17.3-32.4 88 40.1 30.8-50.1
$25,000- 34,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 21.1 13.6-31.3
$50,000+ 239 116 56.7 48.7-64.4 74 30.0 23.1-37.9 49 13.3 9.4-18.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 352 36 13.8 9.4-19.7 83 20.8 15.7-27.0 233 65.4 58.3-71.9
No 641 294 52.2 47.2-57.3 203 30.2 25.8-35.0 144 17.6 14.2-21.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 61 32.3 23.2-43.0
Non-Veteran 864 294 41.9 37.4-46.4 251 26.8 23.1-30.8 319 31.4 27.4-35.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 715 241 40.7 36.0-45.6 210 27.0 23.1-31.4 264 32.2 28.0-36.8
No 289 95 42.8 34.8-51.2 78 28.6 21.6-36.8 116 28.6 22.3-35.9

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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