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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Have you delayed getting needed medical care for any of the following reasons in the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
Not delayed/no medical care needed Appt. not soon enough Wait time too long No transportation Other*
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,874 5,685 81.4 80.2-82.5 311 5.2 4.5- 5.9 161 2.3 1.9- 2.8 219 3.3 2.8- 3.8 498 7.9 7.1- 8.7
GENDER
Male 2,910 2,461 83.7 82.0-85.3 122 4.7 3.8- 5.7 59 2.0 1.5- 2.7 89 3.4 2.6- 4.3 179 6.3 5.3- 7.5
Female 3,964 3,224 79.2 77.6-80.8 189 5.6 4.8- 6.6 102 2.6 2.1- 3.3 130 3.2 2.6- 3.9 319 9.3 8.2-10.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,946 5,029 83.5 82.3-84.7 272 5.4 4.7- 6.2 130 2.1 1.7- 2.6 155 2.6 2.1- 3.1 360 6.4 5.7- 7.2
No 904 636 70.3 66.8-73.7 39 4.3 3.0- 6.1 30 3.2 2.2- 4.8 63 6.6 5.0- 8.7 136 15.6 13.0-18.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,994 1,690 82.7 80.5-84.7 81 5.2 4.0- 6.7 40 2.1 1.4- 3.1 54 3.0 2.1- 4.1 129 7.1 5.8- 8.6
Overweight 2,253 1,906 83.7 81.8-85.5 92 4.4 3.5- 5.6 49 2.1 1.5- 2.9 55 2.2 1.6- 3.1 151 7.5 6.2- 9.0
Obese 1,886 1,497 78.3 76.0-80.5 101 6.2 5.0- 7.7 51 2.4 1.7- 3.3 73 4.0 3.1- 5.2 164 9.1 7.6-10.9
Current Smoker
Yes 1,101 821 75.0 71.9-77.9 62 5.9 4.5- 7.8 26 2.4 1.5- 3.8 80 6.9 5.3- 8.9 112 9.8 8.0-12.0
No 5,483 4,623 83.0 81.7-84.2 235 5.0 4.3- 5.8 127 2.3 1.8- 2.8 130 2.4 1.9- 2.9 368 7.4 6.6- 8.3
History of CVD**
Yes 937 749 79.0 75.5-82.1 41 4.5 3.2- 6.3 30 2.6 1.7- 3.9 53 6.0 4.3- 8.2 64 7.9 5.8-10.7
No 5,861 4,889 81.8 80.6-83.0 270 5.3 4.6- 6.1 127 2.3 1.8- 2.8 155 2.9 2.4- 3.4 420 7.8 7.0- 8.7
Binge Drinker
Yes 632 509 79.6 75.5-83.2 32 6.2 4.1- 9.2 *** *** *** 18 2.8 1.6- 4.8 59 9.5 7.1-12.5
No 5,771 4,789 81.8 80.5-82.9 265 5.2 4.5- 6.0 133 2.3 1.9- 2.8 183 3.3 2.7- 3.9 401 7.5 6.7- 8.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 290 239 82.0 76.0-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 8.7 5.5-13.4
No 6,120 5,061 81.4 80.1-82.5 281 5.3 4.6- 6.0 144 2.3 1.9- 2.8 192 3.2 2.7- 3.8 442 7.8 7.0- 8.7
COPD
Yes 630 444 68.7 63.9-73.1 38 6.1 4.3- 8.6 27 4.1 2.6- 6.4 51 8.2 5.8-11.3 70 13.0 9.8-17.1
No 6,206 5,211 82.5 81.3-83.6 271 5.1 4.4- 5.8 132 2.2 1.8- 2.6 166 2.8 2.3- 3.4 426 7.5 6.7- 8.3
Current Asthma
Yes 535 370 67.8 62.4-72.7 43 10.7 7.4-15.1 20 3.8 2.2- 6.4 43 6.4 4.5- 9.1 59 11.3 8.2-15.3
No 6,297 5,289 82.6 81.4-83.7 266 4.7 4.1- 5.4 138 2.2 1.8- 2.6 170 2.9 2.4- 3.5 434 7.6 6.8- 8.5
Diabetes
Yes 950 760 77.7 74.1-80.9 43 5.2 3.7- 7.3 30 3.5 2.2- 5.4 48 5.4 3.9- 7.5 69 8.3 6.2-10.9
No 5,905 4,908 81.8 80.6-83.0 268 5.2 4.5- 5.9 130 2.2 1.8- 2.7 170 3.0 2.5- 3.6 429 7.9 7.1- 8.8
Disability
Yes 1,881 1,370 69.5 66.8-72.1 117 8.0 6.4- 9.9 58 3.1 2.3- 4.2 151 8.3 6.9- 9.9 185 11.1 9.4-13.1
No 4,745 4,118 85.3 84.1-86.5 181 4.3 3.6- 5.1 94 2.0 1.6- 2.5 59 1.6 1.2- 2.2 293 6.8 5.9- 7.7
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,333 1,807 74.3 72.0-76.6 120 6.5 5.2- 8.0 73 3.3 2.4- 4.3 129 5.8 4.7- 7.1 204 10.2 8.7-11.9
No 4,535 3,872 83.9 82.6-85.2 191 4.7 4.0- 5.5 88 2.0 1.6- 2.5 90 2.3 1.8- 3.0 294 7.1 6.2- 8.0

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*Other factors include cost, afforability, work constraints, and access problems.

**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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