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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 difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,015 632 7.7 7.0- 8.4 6,383 92.3 91.6-93.0
GENDER
Male 2,977 216 6.7 5.7- 7.8 2,761 93.3 92.2-94.3
Female 4,038 416 8.6 7.7- 9.6 3,622 91.4 90.4-92.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,090 553 7.7 7.0- 8.5 5,537 92.3 91.5-93.0
No 902 79 7.6 5.9- 9.8 823 92.4 90.2-94.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 22 15.1 9.1-24.0 81 84.9 76.0-90.9
Recommended Range 2,104 153 5.7 4.7- 6.9 1,951 94.3 93.1-95.3
Overweight 2,350 179 6.9 5.8- 8.3 2,171 93.1 91.7-94.2
Obese 1,935 231 10.6 9.1-12.3 1,704 89.4 87.7-90.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,163 172 13.8 11.6-16.3 991 86.2 83.7-88.4
No 5,805 456 6.2 5.6- 7.0 5,349 93.8 93.0-94.4
History of CVD**
Yes 930 219 25.4 21.9-29.2 711 74.6 70.8-78.1
No 6,014 392 5.5 4.9- 6.2 5,622 94.5 93.8-95.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 700 32 3.8 2.6- 5.8 668 96.2 94.2-97.4
No 6,081 582 8.3 7.5- 9.2 5,499 91.7 90.8-92.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 21 5.9 3.4-10.0 290 94.1 90.0-96.6
No 6,477 592 7.8 7.1- 8.6 5,885 92.2 91.4-92.9
COPD
Yes 629 153 23.6 19.6-28.1 476 76.4 71.9-80.4
No 6,349 470 6.3 5.6- 7.0 5,879 93.7 93.0-94.4
Current Asthma
Yes 540 119 19.4 15.6-23.9 421 80.6 76.1-84.4
No 6,434 509 6.7 6.0- 7.4 5,925 93.3 92.6-94.0
Diabetes
Yes 954 179 19.4 16.3-22.8 775 80.6 77.2-83.7
No 6,046 450 6.2 5.5- 6.9 5,596 93.8 93.1-94.5
Disability
Yes 1,927 545 27.6 25.2-30.1 1,382 72.4 69.9-74.8
No 5,046 75 1.5 1.1- 2.0 4,971 98.5 98.0-98.9
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,337 457 19.7 17.7-21.8 1,880 80.3 78.2-82.3
No 4,675 175 3.4 2.8- 4.1 4,500 96.6 95.9-97.2

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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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