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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,283 2,987 48.8 47.4-50.2 1,881 25.0 23.8-26.2 2,415 26.3 25.1-27.4
GENDER
Male 3,112 1,431 53.8 51.7-55.9 771 23.3 21.6-25.1 910 22.9 21.3-24.6
Female 4,171 1,556 44.1 42.3-46.0 1,110 26.5 24.9-28.2 1,505 29.4 27.8-31.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,307 2,438 46.6 45.1-48.2 1,654 25.6 24.3-26.9 2,215 27.8 26.5-29.1
No 950 534 59.4 55.8-62.9 221 22.1 19.2-25.2 195 18.5 15.9-21.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 104 *** *** *** 32 26.3 17.3-37.9 32 20.0 13.1-29.2
Recommended Range 2,142 983 54.6 52.0-57.2 566 25.0 22.8-27.3 593 20.5 18.6-22.4
Overweight 2,395 967 47.8 45.3-50.2 646 26.1 24.0-28.2 782 26.2 24.2-28.2
Obese 1,978 643 39.6 36.9-42.3 472 24.5 22.3-26.9 863 35.9 33.5-38.4
Current Smoker
Yes 1,165 401 40.9 37.5-44.4 294 25.8 22.9-28.9 470 33.3 30.3-36.5
No 5,813 2,438 50.4 48.8-51.9 1,513 24.9 23.6-26.3 1,862 24.8 23.5-26.0
History of CVD**
Yes 959 *** *** *** 106 11.7 9.4-14.5 853 88.3 85.5-90.6
No 6,252 2,971 54.4 52.9-55.9 1,759 26.4 25.2-27.8 1,522 19.1 18.1-20.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 701 382 60.8 56.4-64.9 175 23.3 19.8-27.2 144 15.9 13.1-19.2
No 6,092 2,367 46.4 44.9-47.9 1,584 25.4 24.1-26.7 2,141 28.2 27.0-29.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 141 53.5 46.6-60.2 92 28.3 22.4-35.1 78 18.2 14.0-23.3
No 6,489 2,610 48.0 46.5-49.5 1,674 25.0 23.8-26.3 2,205 27.0 25.8-28.2
COPD
Yes 648 *** *** *** 55 10.0 7.4-13.5 593 90.0 86.5-92.6
No 6,598 2,980 53.0 51.5-54.4 1,817 26.2 24.9-27.5 1,801 20.8 19.8-21.9
Current Asthma
Yes 568 *** *** *** 123 28.0 23.3-33.2 445 72.0 66.8-76.7
No 6,676 2,979 53.0 51.6-54.4 1,747 24.6 23.4-25.9 1,950 22.4 21.3-23.5
Diabetes
Yes 980 *** *** *** 190 23.1 19.9-26.5 790 76.9 73.5-80.1
No 6,290 2,979 54.6 53.2-56.1 1,689 25.2 24.0-26.5 1,622 20.1 19.1-21.3
Disability
Yes 1,944 217 13.7 11.8-15.8 426 23.3 21.0-25.7 1,301 63.1 60.3-65.7
No 5,078 2,647 59.2 57.6-60.8 1,394 25.6 24.2-27.1 1,037 15.2 14.2-16.3

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

**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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