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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,028 1,393 16.2 15.2-17.2 5,635 83.8 82.8-84.8
GENDER
Male 2,984 490 14.0 12.6-15.4 2,494 86.0 84.6-87.4
Female 4,044 903 18.2 16.9-19.6 3,141 81.8 80.4-83.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,103 1,253 16.8 15.8-17.9 4,850 83.2 82.1-84.2
No 903 139 13.3 11.0-15.9 764 86.7 84.1-89.0
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 28 18.5 11.8-27.9 75 81.5 72.1-88.2
Recommended Range 2,111 293 10.3 9.0-11.8 1,818 89.7 88.2-91.0
Overweight 2,356 402 14.7 13.1-16.5 1,954 85.3 83.5-86.9
Obese 1,936 581 25.1 23.0-27.4 1,355 74.9 72.6-77.0
Current Smoker
Yes 1,164 315 23.4 20.7-26.3 849 76.6 73.7-79.3
No 5,804 1,068 14.5 13.5-15.6 4,736 85.5 84.4-86.5
History of CVD**
Yes 933 451 49.7 45.7-53.6 482 50.3 46.4-54.3
No 6,023 908 12.2 11.3-13.1 5,115 87.8 86.9-88.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 700 77 9.4 7.2-12.1 623 90.6 87.9-92.8
No 6,082 1,269 17.3 16.2-18.4 4,813 82.7 81.6-83.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 44 12.4 8.6-17.6 267 87.6 82.4-91.4
No 6,477 1,307 16.5 15.5-17.6 5,170 83.5 82.4-84.5
COPD
Yes 631 343 54.3 49.6-59.0 288 45.7 41.0-50.4
No 6,360 1,038 12.9 12.0-13.9 5,322 87.1 86.1-88.0
Current Asthma
Yes 545 233 37.9 33.0-43.0 312 62.1 57.0-67.0
No 6,442 1,150 14.3 13.4-15.3 5,292 85.7 84.7-86.6
Diabetes
Yes 950 402 41.2 37.4-45.0 548 58.8 55.0-62.6
No 6,063 989 13.2 12.2-14.2 5,074 86.8 85.8-87.8
Disability
Yes 1,930 1,117 55.1 52.4-57.9 813 44.9 42.1-47.6
No 5,055 257 4.2 3.6- 4.9 4,798 95.8 95.1-96.4
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,344 1,021 43.2 40.8-45.7 1,323 56.8 54.3-59.2
No 4,681 372 6.5 5.8- 7.4 4,309 93.5 92.6-94.2

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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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