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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,365 295 4.2 3.6- 4.8 485 6.7 6.0- 7.4 480 6.7 6.0- 7.4 5,105 82.5 81.4-83.5
GENDER
Male 2,652 134 4.4 3.6- 5.4 204 6.9 5.9- 8.1 202 6.4 5.4- 7.6 2,112 82.2 80.5-83.8
Female 3,713 161 3.9 3.3- 4.8 281 6.4 5.6- 7.4 278 6.9 6.0- 7.9 2,993 82.7 81.3-84.1
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,535 255 4.1 3.5- 4.8 439 7.0 6.2- 7.7 428 7.0 6.2- 7.8 4,413 82.0 80.8-83.1
No 810 39 4.2 2.9- 6.1 46 5.3 3.9- 7.3 51 5.3 3.9- 7.1 674 85.1 82.2-87.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 12.3 6.9-21.2 *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,894 80 3.9 3.0- 5.1 107 4.6 3.6- 5.7 115 5.0 4.0- 6.2 1,592 86.5 84.7-88.2
Overweight 2,136 93 4.0 3.1- 5.2 163 7.0 5.8- 8.3 143 6.6 5.4- 8.1 1,737 82.4 80.4-84.3
Obese 1,775 104 5.0 4.1- 6.2 185 9.2 7.8-10.9 189 9.2 7.8-10.7 1,297 76.6 74.3-78.8
Current Smoker
Yes 1,056 73 6.0 4.6- 7.9 122 10.8 8.8-13.2 161 13.3 11.1-15.8 700 69.9 66.6-73.0
No 5,272 221 3.7 3.2- 4.4 362 5.7 5.1- 6.4 316 5.1 4.5- 5.8 4,373 85.4 84.3-86.5
History of CVD**
Yes 880 80 8.7 6.7-11.4 144 17.6 14.7-20.9 172 21.1 17.9-24.8 484 52.5 48.5-56.6
No 5,416 206 3.6 3.0- 4.2 334 5.4 4.7- 6.1 291 4.8 4.2- 5.4 4,585 86.3 85.2-87.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 612 22 3.7 2.2- 6.1 28 4.1 2.7- 6.2 33 4.2 2.8- 6.3 529 88.0 84.7-90.6
No 5,583 264 4.3 3.7- 4.9 452 7.2 6.5- 8.1 435 7.1 6.3- 7.9 4,432 81.4 80.2-82.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 285 *** *** *** 19 5.5 3.1- 9.6 24 6.9 4.3-11.0 235 84.5 78.7-89.0
No 5,912 281 4.2 3.7- 4.9 460 6.9 6.2- 7.6 443 6.6 6.0- 7.4 4,728 82.2 81.1-83.3
COPD
Yes 588 51 8.2 5.9-11.4 111 19.7 16.1-24.0 150 25.3 21.2-29.8 276 46.7 41.9-51.7
No 5,744 240 3.8 3.3- 4.4 369 5.5 4.9- 6.2 327 5.0 4.4- 5.7 4,808 85.6 84.6-86.7
Current Asthma
Yes 486 35 8.0 5.2-12.0 81 15.5 12.1-19.5 109 19.8 15.9-24.4 261 56.8 51.2-62.2
No 5,842 258 3.9 3.3- 4.5 400 5.9 5.3- 6.7 368 5.6 4.9- 6.3 4,816 84.6 83.5-85.7
Diabetes
Yes 882 73 8.0 6.1-10.4 139 16.6 13.9-19.8 131 14.6 12.1-17.6 539 60.8 56.9-64.6
No 5,469 221 3.7 3.1- 4.3 345 5.4 4.8- 6.2 347 5.7 5.0- 6.4 4,556 85.2 84.1-86.3
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,186 180 8.5 7.1-10.1 339 16.0 14.2-18.0 377 18.9 16.9-21.1 1,290 56.5 54.0-59.1
No 4,175 115 2.6 2.1- 3.2 146 3.2 2.6- 3.8 103 2.1 1.7- 2.7 3,811 92.1 91.2-93.0

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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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