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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,058 893 9.6 8.8-10.3 6,165 90.4 89.7-91.2
GENDER
Male 2,994 332 9.0 7.9-10.2 2,662 91.0 89.8-92.1
Female 4,064 561 10.1 9.1-11.2 3,503 89.9 88.8-90.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 6,129 853 10.7 9.9-11.6 5,276 89.3 88.4-90.1
No 907 39 3.7 2.5- 5.5 868 96.3 94.5-97.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 103 21 12.1 7.1-19.9 82 87.9 80.1-92.9
Recommended Range 2,121 211 6.9 5.8- 8.1 1,910 93.1 91.9-94.2
Overweight 2,362 243 8.5 7.3-10.0 2,119 91.5 90.0-92.7
Obese 1,945 362 14.3 12.7-16.1 1,583 85.7 83.9-87.3
Current Smoker
Yes 1,160 178 12.2 10.3-14.5 982 87.8 85.5-89.7
No 5,810 701 8.9 8.2- 9.8 5,109 91.1 90.2-91.8
History of CVD**
Yes 936 328 35.2 31.5-39.1 608 64.8 60.9-68.5
No 6,050 541 6.5 5.9- 7.2 5,509 93.5 92.8-94.1
Binge Drinker
Yes 700 40 4.4 3.1- 6.3 660 95.6 93.7-96.9
No 6,085 823 10.4 9.6-11.3 5,262 89.6 88.7-90.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 311 20 6.0 3.6- 9.9 291 94.0 90.1-96.4
No 6,480 839 9.7 9.0-10.5 5,641 90.3 89.5-91.0
COPD
Yes 633 218 31.4 27.2-35.9 415 68.6 64.1-72.8
No 6,389 669 7.7 7.0- 8.4 5,720 92.3 91.6-93.0
Current Asthma
Yes 549 158 22.6 18.7-27.0 391 77.4 73.0-81.3
No 6,469 732 8.5 7.8- 9.3 5,737 91.5 90.7-92.2
Diabetes
Yes 954 282 27.4 24.2-30.9 672 72.6 69.1-75.8
No 6,089 608 7.4 6.7- 8.1 5,481 92.6 91.9-93.3
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,352 669 26.4 24.3-28.6 1,683 73.6 71.4-75.7
No 4,702 224 3.5 3.0- 4.1 4,478 96.5 95.9-97.0

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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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