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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
GENDER
Male 2,921 203 7.4 6.3- 8.7 2,309 75.9 73.9-77.8 409 16.7 15.1-18.5
Female 3,979 476 13.1 11.9-14.5 3,154 76.8 75.1-78.4 349 10.1 8.9-11.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,966 476 8.2 7.4- 9.1 4,982 81.6 80.2-82.8 508 10.2 9.3-11.3
No 909 199 21.4 18.5-24.6 467 51.0 47.3-54.8 243 27.6 24.3-31.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 18.9 10.9-30.8
Recommended Range 1,999 144 7.9 6.5- 9.5 1,596 77.2 74.8-79.5 259 14.9 13.0-17.1
Overweight 2,262 194 9.2 7.8-10.8 1,826 77.6 75.3-79.7 242 13.2 11.5-15.2
Obese 1,894 264 14.9 13.0-17.0 1,469 74.5 72.0-76.9 161 10.6 8.9-12.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,108 182 16.3 13.9-19.1 778 68.4 65.0-71.7 148 15.2 12.8-18.1
No 5,500 472 9.1 8.1-10.1 4,454 78.2 76.8-79.6 574 12.7 11.6-13.9
History of CVD**
Yes 941 132 16.9 13.7-20.6 783 79.8 76.0-83.2 26 3.3 2.1- 5.2
No 5,884 537 9.6 8.7-10.6 4,621 76.0 74.6-77.3 726 14.4 13.3-15.6
Binge Drinker
Yes 632 54 9.4 6.9-12.6 467 71.4 66.9-75.4 111 19.3 15.8-23.3
No 5,796 583 10.6 9.6-11.6 4,619 77.1 75.7-78.4 594 12.3 11.3-13.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 290 26 8.5 5.3-13.4 219 72.9 65.9-78.9 45 18.6 13.4-25.2
No 6,145 612 10.5 9.6-11.5 4,877 76.6 75.2-77.9 656 12.9 11.9-14.1
COPD
Yes 629 127 23.9 19.7-28.8 484 72.9 68.0-77.4 18 3.1 1.8- 5.3
No 6,232 549 9.3 8.4-10.2 4,947 76.7 75.3-78.0 736 14.1 13.0-15.2
Current Asthma
Yes 535 133 25.4 20.9-30.4 386 69.4 63.9-74.5 *** *** ***
No 6,323 543 9.2 8.3-10.1 5,040 76.8 75.5-78.1 740 14.0 12.9-15.1
Diabetes
Yes 954 149 19.1 15.9-22.7 794 79.3 75.6-82.6 *** *** ***
No 5,927 530 9.3 8.5-10.3 4,653 76.0 74.6-77.3 744 14.7 13.6-15.9
Disability
Yes 1,886 332 20.6 18.4-23.1 1,496 75.5 72.9-77.9 58 3.9 2.9- 5.3
No 4,766 321 7.2 6.3- 8.2 3,778 76.7 75.2-78.2 667 16.1 14.8-17.4
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,340 380 19.9 17.8-22.2 1,903 77.4 75.1-79.6 57 2.7 2.0- 3.7
No 4,554 299 6.9 6.1- 7.9 3,554 76.0 74.4-77.5 701 17.1 15.8-18.5

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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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