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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,053 414 5.1 4.5- 5.8 6,639 94.9 94.2-95.5
GENDER
Male 2,993 142 4.1 3.3- 5.0 2,851 95.9 95.0-96.7
Female 4,060 272 6.1 5.2- 7.0 3,788 93.9 93.0-94.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,123 342 4.9 4.3- 5.6 5,781 95.1 94.4-95.7
No 907 70 6.2 4.8- 8.0 837 93.8 92.0-95.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,117 105 3.9 3.1- 5.0 2,012 96.1 95.0-96.9
Overweight 2,364 138 5.8 4.7- 7.1 2,226 94.2 92.9-95.3
Obese 1,943 134 5.8 4.7- 7.1 1,809 94.2 92.9-95.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,163 99 7.2 5.7- 9.1 1,064 92.8 90.9-94.3
No 5,812 314 4.7 4.1- 5.4 5,498 95.3 94.6-95.9
History of CVD**
Yes 937 132 14.7 12.0-17.9 805 85.3 82.1-88.0
No 6,044 269 3.9 3.4- 4.6 5,775 96.1 95.4-96.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 700 26 3.4 2.1- 5.4 674 96.6 94.6-97.9
No 6,088 375 5.4 4.8- 6.2 5,713 94.6 93.8-95.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 6,484 386 5.1 4.5- 5.8 6,098 94.9 94.2-95.5
COPD
Yes 633 92 13.1 10.1-16.7 541 86.9 83.3-89.9
No 6,384 314 4.4 3.8- 5.0 6,070 95.6 95.0-96.2
Current Asthma
Yes 546 62 9.4 7.1-12.4 484 90.6 87.6-92.9
No 6,466 346 4.7 4.1- 5.4 6,120 95.3 94.6-95.9
Diabetes
Yes 953 124 12.6 10.3-15.4 829 87.4 84.6-89.7
No 6,085 288 4.2 3.6- 4.8 5,797 95.8 95.2-96.4
Disability
Yes 1,940 258 12.7 11.0-14.7 1,682 87.3 85.3-89.0
No 5,070 151 2.8 2.3- 3.4 4,919 97.2 96.6-97.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,355 267 11.1 9.7-12.8 2,088 88.9 87.2-90.3
No 4,695 147 3.0 2.4- 3.6 4,548 97.0 96.4-97.6

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*These are new disability questions found in the demographic section of the Core questionnaire.

**History of cardiovascular disease includes history of heart attack or coronary heart disease or stroke.

#Chronic diseases include 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 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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