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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,026 1,944 23.2 22.1-24.4 5,082 76.8 75.6-77.9
GENDER
Male 2,977 757 21.9 20.2-23.6 2,220 78.1 76.4-79.8
Female 4,049 1,187 24.5 23.0-26.0 2,862 75.5 74.0-77.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,103 1,759 24.3 23.1-25.6 4,344 75.7 74.4-76.9
No 901 183 18.0 15.4-20.9 718 82.0 79.1-84.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 39 27.3 18.8-37.8 64 72.7 62.2-81.2
Recommended Range 2,111 473 17.9 16.1-19.9 1,638 82.1 80.1-83.9
Overweight 2,356 596 22.0 20.1-24.1 1,760 78.0 75.9-79.9
Obese 1,935 725 32.1 29.7-34.5 1,210 67.9 65.5-70.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,150 430 33.0 29.9-36.2 720 67.0 63.8-70.1
No 5,788 1,494 21.0 19.8-22.2 4,294 79.0 77.8-80.2
History of CVD**
Yes 933 552 60.2 56.3-63.9 381 39.8 36.1-43.7
No 6,022 1,355 18.8 17.7-20.0 4,667 81.2 80.0-82.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 696 130 15.9 13.0-19.3 566 84.1 80.7-87.0
No 6,058 1,751 24.6 23.3-25.8 4,307 75.4 74.2-76.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 309 74 19.4 14.8-24.9 235 80.6 75.1-85.2
No 6,451 1,812 23.7 22.5-24.9 4,639 76.3 75.1-77.5
COPD
Yes 627 407 63.5 58.8-68.0 220 36.5 32.0-41.2
No 6,364 1,522 19.8 18.7-20.9 4,842 80.2 79.1-81.3
Current Asthma
Yes 545 299 48.5 43.2-53.8 246 51.5 46.2-56.8
No 6,441 1,635 21.1 20.0-22.2 4,806 78.9 77.8-80.0
Diabetes
Yes 947 473 48.4 44.6-52.3 474 51.6 47.7-55.4
No 6,065 1,465 20.1 19.0-21.3 4,600 79.9 78.7-81.0
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,338 1,301 55.7 53.2-58.1 1,037 44.3 41.9-46.8
No 4,684 643 11.6 10.6-12.7 4,041 88.4 87.3-89.4

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional 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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