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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,022 785 10.7 9.9-11.7 6,237 89.3 88.3-90.1
GENDER
Male 2,983 285 9.8 8.5-11.2 2,698 90.2 88.8-91.5
Female 4,039 500 11.6 10.5-12.9 3,539 88.4 87.1-89.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,095 648 10.0 9.1-10.9 5,447 90.0 89.1-90.9
No 905 133 14.4 12.0-17.3 772 85.6 82.7-88.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 20 19.0 11.0-30.8 83 81.0 69.2-89.0
Recommended Range 2,112 208 8.8 7.4-10.3 1,904 91.2 89.7-92.6
Overweight 2,351 237 10.3 8.9-11.8 2,114 89.7 88.2-91.1
Obese 1,932 268 13.2 11.5-15.1 1,664 86.8 84.9-88.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,163 248 20.4 17.7-23.3 915 79.6 76.7-82.3
No 5,794 536 8.6 7.8- 9.5 5,258 91.4 90.5-92.2
History of CVD**
Yes 934 233 27.2 23.7-31.0 701 72.8 69.0-76.3
No 6,018 532 8.7 7.9- 9.6 5,486 91.3 90.4-92.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 699 80 12.0 9.4-15.3 619 88.0 84.7-90.6
No 6,071 675 10.4 9.5-11.3 5,396 89.6 88.7-90.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 50 17.8 12.9-24.0 261 82.2 76.0-87.1
No 6,466 711 10.3 9.5-11.3 5,755 89.7 88.7-90.5
COPD
Yes 628 180 28.4 24.2-33.0 448 71.6 67.0-75.8
No 6,358 599 9.2 8.4-10.1 5,759 90.8 89.9-91.6
Current Asthma
Yes 542 144 25.6 21.4-30.4 398 74.4 69.6-78.6
No 6,441 634 9.5 8.6-10.4 5,807 90.5 89.6-91.4
Diabetes
Yes 953 185 20.8 17.7-24.3 768 79.2 75.7-82.3
No 6,055 599 9.5 8.7-10.4 5,456 90.5 89.6-91.3
Disability
Yes 1,927 533 29.8 27.3-32.4 1,394 70.2 67.6-72.7
No 5,053 237 4.8 4.1- 5.6 4,816 95.2 94.4-95.9
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,342 530 24.8 22.6-27.1 1,812 75.2 72.9-77.4
No 4,677 255 5.7 5.0- 6.6 4,422 94.3 93.4-95.0

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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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