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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,269 1,043 16.2 15.2-17.3 6,226 83.8 82.7-84.8
GENDER
Male 3,106 376 13.2 11.8-14.7 2,730 86.8 85.3-88.2
Female 4,163 667 19.0 17.5-20.6 3,496 81.0 79.4-82.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,298 595 10.5 9.5-11.5 5,703 89.5 88.5-90.5
No 946 441 45.8 42.1-49.5 505 54.2 50.5-57.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 104 23 21.4 13.2-32.9 81 78.6 67.1-86.8
Recommended Range 2,135 231 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,904 87.4 85.5-89.1
Overweight 2,392 296 13.9 12.3-15.8 2,096 86.1 84.2-87.7
Obese 1,974 370 21.2 19.0-23.6 1,604 78.8 76.4-81.0
Current Smoker
Yes 1,161 308 28.2 25.2-31.4 853 71.8 68.6-74.8
No 5,802 692 13.5 12.4-14.6 5,110 86.5 85.4-87.6
History of CVD**
Yes 957 144 18.0 15.0-21.4 813 82.0 78.6-85.0
No 6,235 880 15.9 14.8-17.1 5,355 84.1 82.9-85.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 699 103 14.9 12.1-18.3 596 85.1 81.7-87.9
No 6,078 860 16.3 15.2-17.5 5,218 83.7 82.5-84.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 44 17.0 12.2-23.1 267 83.0 76.9-87.8
No 6,473 925 16.1 15.0-17.3 5,548 83.9 82.7-85.0
COPD
Yes 646 140 26.5 22.3-31.2 506 73.5 68.8-77.7
No 6,581 897 15.4 14.3-16.5 5,684 84.6 83.5-85.7
Current Asthma
Yes 565 130 25.9 21.5-30.9 435 74.1 69.1-78.5
No 6,660 904 15.4 14.3-16.5 5,756 84.6 83.5-85.7
Diabetes
Yes 976 161 20.0 16.9-23.5 815 80.0 76.5-83.1
No 6,274 878 15.7 14.6-16.9 5,396 84.3 83.1-85.4
Disability
Yes 1,937 402 25.1 22.7-27.6 1,535 74.9 72.4-77.3
No 5,071 599 13.5 12.4-14.8 4,472 86.5 85.2-87.6
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,407 415 21.9 19.8-24.1 1,992 78.1 75.9-80.2
No 4,856 627 14.2 13.0-15.4 4,229 85.8 84.6-87.0

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**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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