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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,350 362 5.6 5.0- 6.4 5,988 94.4 93.6-95.0
GENDER
Male 2,646 182 6.6 5.6- 7.8 2,464 93.4 92.2-94.4
Female 3,704 180 4.8 4.0- 5.7 3,524 95.2 94.3-96.0
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,513 310 5.6 4.9- 6.4 5,203 94.4 93.6-95.1
No 818 51 5.7 4.1- 7.7 767 94.3 92.3-95.9
Body Mass Index
Underweight 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,881 100 5.7 4.4- 7.2 1,781 94.3 92.8-95.6
Overweight 2,133 134 6.3 5.2- 7.7 1,999 93.7 92.3-94.8
Obese 1,774 103 5.5 4.3- 6.9 1,671 94.5 93.1-95.7
Current Smoker
Yes 1,057 101 9.8 7.8-12.3 956 90.2 87.7-92.2
No 5,256 261 4.7 4.0- 5.4 4,995 95.3 94.6-96.0
History of CVD**
Yes 874 122 14.8 12.1-18.1 752 85.2 81.9-87.9
No 5,407 236 4.6 3.9- 5.3 5,171 95.4 94.7-96.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 609 49 7.5 5.5-10.3 560 92.5 89.7-94.5
No 5,571 305 5.4 4.7- 6.1 5,266 94.6 93.9-95.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 282 18 6.9 4.1-11.4 264 93.1 88.6-95.9
No 5,899 333 5.5 4.8- 6.2 5,566 94.5 93.8-95.2
COPD
Yes 589 72 12.5 9.5-16.3 517 87.5 83.7-90.5
No 5,727 288 5.0 4.4- 5.8 5,439 95.0 94.2-95.6
Current Asthma
Yes 484 52 8.9 6.5-12.2 432 91.1 87.8-93.5
No 5,826 307 5.4 4.7- 6.1 5,519 94.6 93.9-95.3
Diabetes
Yes 884 72 8.2 6.2-10.8 812 91.8 89.2-93.8
No 5,452 290 5.3 4.6- 6.1 5,162 94.7 93.9-95.4
Disability
Yes 1,801 205 12.1 10.3-14.1 1,596 87.9 85.9-89.7
No 4,509 151 3.5 2.9- 4.2 4,358 96.5 95.8-97.1
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,184 207 10.3 8.8-12.0 1,977 89.7 88.0-91.2
No 4,162 155 3.9 3.2- 4.7 4,007 96.1 95.3-96.8

Back to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

*This question was asked of all respondents in 2014.

**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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