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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

What was the cause of the brain injury?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Motor vehicle/motorcycle crash Stroke/aneurism Sports-related Fall Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 357 89 23.6 18.8-29.2 99 24.1 19.3-29.6 31 13.0 8.8-18.9 42 10.3 7.2-14.5 96 29.0 23.4-35.4
GENDER
Male 181 48 25.5 18.8-33.6 36 17.8 12.2-25.1 23 17.9 11.5-26.8 *** *** *** 56 30.9 23.5-39.3
Female 176 41 21.2 15.0-29.1 63 31.8 24.2-40.6 *** *** *** 24 13.2 8.5-19.8 40 26.8 18.6-36.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 305 72 20.9 16.2-26.5 90 25.9 20.5-32.2 28 14.9 10.0-21.8 36 10.6 7.2-15.4 79 27.7 21.7-34.5
No 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 100 29 26.6 17.9-37.7 25 22.7 14.1-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Overweight 130 27 16.7 10.9-24.7 37 24.4 17.1-33.5 *** *** *** 18 13.0 7.8-20.8 33 25.8 18.0-35.5
Obese 103 *** *** *** 29 24.1 15.9-34.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Current Smoker
Yes 99 *** *** *** 24 21.6 13.5-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 258 58 20.3 15.3-26.4 75 25.3 19.7-31.8 24 13.4 8.6-20.3 35 13.7 9.3-19.6 66 27.3 21.0-34.7
History of CVD**
Yes 122 17 12.3 7.3-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 231 71 28.1 21.9-35.3 30 11.8 7.9-17.5 30 17.7 11.9-25.4 33 11.6 7.7-17.1 67 30.7 23.9-38.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 302 72 22.0 17.1-27.9 88 25.8 20.4-32.0 27 14.5 9.6-21.5 38 10.6 7.4-14.9 77 27.1 21.1-34.0
Heavy Drinker
Yes 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 329 82 23.4 18.5-29.2 93 24.6 19.6-30.4 31 14.4 9.7-20.8 38 10.1 6.8-14.5 85 27.6 21.9-34.1
COPD
Yes 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 286 67 23.0 17.7-29.3 79 23.3 18.2-29.3 27 13.7 8.9-20.5 35 11.1 7.5-16.1 78 28.9 22.8-35.9
Current Asthma
Yes 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 304 73 22.3 17.3-28.3 89 24.7 19.5-30.7 29 14.1 9.4-20.7 34 10.2 6.8-14.9 79 28.7 22.6-35.6
Diabetes
Yes 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 285 73 24.0 18.7-30.2 67 20.5 15.7-26.5 28 14.5 9.6-21.3 38 11.3 7.7-16.2 79 29.7 23.6-36.7
Disability
Yes 202 46 18.7 13.4-25.4 69 33.0 25.6-41.3 *** *** *** 23 10.1 6.3-15.7 56 32.4 24.4-41.6
No 149 42 29.3 21.4-38.6 29 15.2 9.9-22.5 23 21.2 13.6-31.6 18 10.4 5.9-17.7 37 23.9 16.9-32.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 204 47 21.6 15.8-28.8 75 36.6 28.9-45.0 *** *** *** 23 10.3 6.5-16.0 51 26.2 19.3-34.6
No 153 42 25.6 18.4-34.4 24 11.6 7.4-17.7 23 20.7 13.2-30.8 19 10.3 5.9-17.3 45 31.9 23.5-41.6

Back to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

*Asked only of those who reported having a brain injury.

**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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