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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 some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,248 2,513 27.7 26.5-28.8 4,735 72.3 71.2-73.5
GENDER
Male 3,095 900 23.6 21.9-25.3 2,195 76.4 74.7-78.1
Female 4,153 1,613 31.5 29.9-33.1 2,540 68.5 66.9-70.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,276 2,327 29.7 28.5-31.1 3,949 70.3 68.9-71.5
No 947 181 17.3 14.7-20.2 766 82.7 79.8-85.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 104 35 22.8 15.3-32.5 69 77.2 67.5-84.7
Recommended Range 2,129 615 21.5 19.7-23.5 1,514 78.5 76.5-80.3
Overweight 2,385 853 29.4 27.3-31.5 1,532 70.6 68.5-72.7
Obese 1,971 837 35.0 32.6-37.5 1,134 65.0 62.5-67.4
Current Smoker
Yes 1,158 466 33.8 30.8-37.0 692 66.2 63.0-69.2
No 5,787 1,955 26.3 25.1-27.6 3,832 73.7 72.4-74.9
History of CVD**
Yes 953 566 57.8 53.9-61.6 387 42.2 38.4-46.1
No 6,228 1,901 24.0 22.9-25.2 4,327 76.0 74.8-77.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 697 147 16.6 13.7-19.8 550 83.4 80.2-86.3
No 6,064 2,225 29.8 28.5-31.2 3,839 70.2 68.8-71.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 308 82 21.0 16.1-26.8 226 79.0 73.2-83.9
No 6,460 2,287 28.3 27.1-29.6 4,173 71.7 70.4-72.9
COPD
Yes 643 438 66.8 62.1-71.2 205 33.2 28.8-37.9
No 6,573 2,057 24.3 23.2-25.5 4,516 75.7 74.5-76.8
Current Asthma
Yes 565 302 45.4 40.3-50.6 263 54.6 49.4-59.7
No 6,647 2,198 26.2 25.0-27.4 4,449 73.8 72.6-75.0
Diabetes
Yes 974 572 55.4 51.6-59.2 402 44.6 40.8-48.4
No 6,264 1,940 24.4 23.2-25.6 4,324 75.6 74.4-76.8
Disability
Yes 1,934 1,270 61.0 58.2-63.7 664 39.0 36.3-41.8
No 5,058 1,162 17.7 16.5-18.8 3,896 82.3 81.2-83.5
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,403 1,783 72.4 70.1-74.6 620 27.6 25.4-29.9
No 4,845 730 11.7 10.8-12.8 4,115 88.3 87.2-89.2

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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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