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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Sexual Orientation--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Now I'm going to ask you a question about your sexual orientation. I want to remind you that
your answers are kept confidential and you don't have to answer any question if you don't want.

Do you consider yourself to be:

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  Total
Respond.^
Heterosexual/straight Homosexual,gay,lesbian Other**
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,097 5,988 98.0 97.5-98.4 68 1.3 0.9- 1.7 41 0.8 0.6- 1.1
GENDER
Male 2,565 2,513 98.0 97.2-98.5 40 1.5 1.0- 2.3 *** *** ***
Female 3,532 3,475 98.0 97.2-98.5 28 1.0 0.6- 1.6 29 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,298 5,207 97.9 97.4-98.4 59 1.4 1.0- 1.9 32 0.7 0.5- 1.0
No 782 764 98.0 96.8-98.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,817 1,772 97.1 95.9-98.0 33 2.1 1.4- 3.2 *** *** ***
Overweight 2,073 2,045 98.5 97.7-99.0 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6 *** *** ***
Obese 1,709 1,682 98.1 97.1-98.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 1,023 994 97.5 96.2-98.3 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9 *** *** ***
No 5,040 4,960 98.1 97.5-98.5 52 1.3 0.9- 1.8 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9
History of CVD**
Yes 833 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,201 5,103 97.9 97.3-98.3 61 1.3 1.0- 1.8 37 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 596 571 96.0 93.9-97.3 13 2.0 1.1- 3.5 12 2.1 1.1- 3.7
No 5,342 5,262 98.3 97.8-98.7 52 1.1 0.8- 1.6 28 0.6 0.4- 0.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 280 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,659 5,563 98.1 97.6-98.5 60 1.2 0.9- 1.7 36 0.7 0.5- 1.0
COPD
Yes 566 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,501 5,403 98.0 97.5-98.4 60 1.2 0.9- 1.6 38 0.8 0.6- 1.1
Current Asthma
Yes 458 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,603 5,507 98.1 97.6-98.5 62 1.2 0.9- 1.7 34 0.7 0.5- 1.0
Diabetes
Yes 846 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,239 5,142 97.9 97.3-98.3 59 1.3 0.9- 1.8 38 0.8 0.6- 1.2
Disability
Yes 1,732 1,699 97.3 95.9-98.3 *** *** *** 14 1.0 0.5- 1.7
No 4,330 4,255 98.2 97.6-98.6 49 1.1 0.8- 1.6 26 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,105 2,074 98.1 97.0-98.8 21 1.3 0.8- 2.3 *** *** ***
No 3,990 3,912 97.9 97.3-98.4 47 1.2 0.9- 1.8 31 0.9 0.6- 1.2

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**Other includes bisexual or something else.

**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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