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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have (COPD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema or chronic bronchitis?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,246 648 7.8 7.1- 8.5 6,598 92.2 91.5-92.9
GENDER
Male 3,094 254 7.4 6.4- 8.6 2,840 92.6 91.4-93.6
Female 4,152 394 8.1 7.2- 9.1 3,758 91.9 90.9-92.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,277 589 8.1 7.4- 8.9 5,688 91.9 91.1-92.6
No 944 56 5.9 4.4- 8.0 888 94.1 92.0-95.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,129 181 6.7 5.6- 7.9 1,948 93.3 92.1-94.4
Overweight 2,387 199 7.9 6.7- 9.3 2,188 92.1 90.7-93.3
Obese 1,967 226 10.0 8.5-11.7 1,741 90.0 88.3-91.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,158 236 17.0 14.8-19.6 922 83.0 80.4-85.2
No 5,786 390 5.6 5.0- 6.4 5,396 94.4 93.6-95.0
History of CVD**
Yes 948 223 24.9 21.6-28.5 725 75.1 71.5-78.4
No 6,234 411 5.8 5.2- 6.5 5,823 94.2 93.5-94.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 698 46 5.4 3.9- 7.5 652 94.6 92.5-96.1
No 6,061 570 8.3 7.5- 9.1 5,491 91.7 90.9-92.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 309 28 7.9 5.2-12.0 281 92.1 88.0-94.8
No 6,457 588 7.9 7.1- 8.6 5,869 92.1 91.4-92.9
Current Asthma
Yes 566 194 31.2 26.7-36.1 372 68.8 63.9-73.3
No 6,648 442 5.7 5.1- 6.4 6,206 94.3 93.6-94.9
Diabetes
Yes 972 155 16.5 13.7-19.6 817 83.5 80.4-86.3
No 6,263 492 6.7 6.1- 7.5 5,771 93.3 92.5-93.9
Disability
Yes 1,929 407 21.3 19.1-23.7 1,522 78.7 76.3-80.9
No 5,062 220 3.7 3.2- 4.3 4,842 96.3 95.7-96.8
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,394 593 26.7 24.6-29.0 1,801 73.3 71.0-75.4
No 4,852 55 1.1 0.8- 1.5 4,797 98.9 98.5-99.2

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**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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