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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,347 146 1.9 1.6- 2.3 6,201 98.1 97.7-98.4
GENDER
Male 2,648 33 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,615 98.9 98.4-99.3
Female 3,699 113 2.7 2.2- 3.3 3,586 97.3 96.7-97.8
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,515 129 2.0 1.7- 2.5 5,386 98.0 97.5-98.3
No 813 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5 796 98.6 97.5-99.2
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,885 48 2.2 1.5- 3.1 1,837 97.8 96.9-98.5
Overweight 2,131 43 1.7 1.2- 2.5 2,088 98.3 97.5-98.8
Obese 1,771 44 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,727 98.0 97.2-98.6
Current Smoker
Yes 1,049 54 3.9 2.8- 5.3 995 96.1 94.7-97.2
No 5,261 92 1.5 1.2- 1.9 5,169 98.5 98.1-98.8
History of CVD**
Yes 871 44 5.6 3.9- 7.9 827 94.4 92.1-96.1
No 5,409 101 1.5 1.2- 1.9 5,308 98.5 98.1-98.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 613 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,567 129 1.9 1.6- 2.4 5,438 98.1 97.6-98.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 285 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 5,895 131 1.8 1.5- 2.3 5,764 98.2 97.7-98.5
COPD
Yes 584 42 6.1 4.3- 8.6 542 93.9 91.4-95.7
No 5,729 102 1.6 1.2- 2.0 5,627 98.4 98.0-98.8
Current Asthma
Yes 481 35 6.6 4.5- 9.6 446 93.4 90.4-95.5
No 5,828 109 1.5 1.2- 1.9 5,719 98.5 98.1-98.8
Diabetes
Yes 879 27 3.3 2.1- 5.0 852 96.7 95.0-97.9
No 5,454 119 1.8 1.4- 2.2 5,335 98.2 97.8-98.6
Disability
Yes 1,787 115 6.4 5.2- 7.9 1,672 93.6 92.1-94.8
No 4,522 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,494 99.4 99.1-99.6
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,174 115 5.6 4.5- 6.9 2,059 94.4 93.1-95.5
No 4,169 31 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,138 99.4 99.1-99.6

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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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