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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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

How many times have you been to a doctor, nurse, or other health professional in the past 12 months?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 visit 2 visits 3 visits 4 or more visits Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,545 1,004 17.4 16.2-18.6 1,162 18.4 17.3-19.6 908 13.4 12.4-14.4 2,760 37.9 36.5-39.3 711 12.9 11.9-14.0
GENDER
Male 2,810 475 19.2 17.4-21.0 482 17.7 16.1-19.5 379 13.4 11.9-15.0 1,054 33.0 31.0-35.1 420 16.8 15.1-18.6
Female 3,735 529 15.7 14.3-17.2 680 19.1 17.5-20.7 529 13.4 12.2-14.8 1,706 42.5 40.6-44.4 291 9.3 8.2-10.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,636 822 16.6 15.3-17.8 1,017 18.9 17.7-20.2 834 14.8 13.6-15.9 2,572 41.7 40.2-43.3 391 8.1 7.2- 9.0
No 885 178 21.6 18.6-24.9 140 15.9 13.3-18.9 72 7.0 5.4- 8.9 185 19.8 17.0-23.0 310 35.7 32.2-39.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,913 346 19.6 17.4-21.9 343 18.8 16.7-21.2 271 14.4 12.5-16.5 745 34.4 31.9-37.0 208 12.8 10.9-14.9
Overweight 2,171 331 17.5 15.6-19.6 421 19.4 17.4-21.4 300 13.3 11.7-15.1 897 38.1 35.7-40.6 222 11.7 10.1-13.5
Obese 1,789 215 14.2 12.2-16.4 279 16.5 14.5-18.7 236 12.8 11.1-14.7 888 44.2 41.5-47.0 171 12.3 10.4-14.5
Current Smoker
Yes 1,057 164 16.8 14.3-19.8 162 17.6 14.9-20.7 109 9.3 7.5-11.5 459 39.8 36.3-43.3 163 16.5 14.0-19.3
No 5,224 802 17.5 16.3-18.9 955 18.7 17.5-20.0 748 14.3 13.2-15.5 2,217 37.8 36.2-39.4 502 11.7 10.6-12.9
History of CVD**
Yes 840 62 7.7 5.7-10.4 96 11.5 9.1-14.5 99 11.1 9.0-13.7 553 65.0 60.9-68.9 30 4.6 2.8- 7.5
No 5,644 933 18.4 17.2-19.7 1,059 19.2 18.0-20.5 804 13.7 12.7-14.8 2,174 34.9 33.4-36.4 674 13.8 12.7-14.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 621 120 21.3 17.7-25.5 120 18.2 15.0-21.9 73 11.5 8.7-15.0 219 33.5 29.3-38.0 89 15.5 12.4-19.1
No 5,490 809 16.5 15.3-17.8 970 18.6 17.4-19.9 764 13.8 12.7-14.9 2,408 39.4 37.9-41.0 539 11.7 10.7-12.9
Heavy Drinker
Yes 286 45 19.1 13.8-25.8 48 14.8 10.7-20.1 47 15.5 10.8-21.7 109 34.3 27.9-41.2 37 16.4 11.7-22.5
No 5,828 883 17.1 15.9-18.3 1,039 18.6 17.4-19.9 792 13.4 12.3-14.4 2,520 38.9 37.5-40.5 594 12.0 11.0-13.1
COPD
Yes 575 40 8.6 6.0-12.2 56 9.9 7.4-13.1 67 9.9 7.6-12.9 382 63.4 58.3-68.2 30 8.1 5.2-12.5
No 5,938 960 18.1 16.9-19.4 1,099 19.1 17.9-20.4 837 13.7 12.7-14.8 2,365 35.8 34.4-37.3 677 13.2 12.2-14.4
Current Asthma
Yes 489 34 8.9 6.1-12.9 43 9.9 6.9-13.9 56 11.1 7.9-15.4 328 61.7 55.8-67.2 28 8.4 5.2-13.4
No 6,017 966 18.1 16.9-19.4 1,113 19.1 17.9-20.3 850 13.7 12.7-14.7 2,408 35.8 34.4-37.3 680 13.3 12.3-14.4
Diabetes
Yes 852 43 5.9 4.1- 8.4 121 15.7 13.0-18.9 111 13.0 10.5-16.1 544 60.2 56.1-64.2 33 5.2 3.3- 8.0
No 5,676 957 18.7 17.5-20.0 1,039 18.7 17.5-20.0 795 13.5 12.4-14.6 2,210 35.3 33.8-36.8 675 13.8 12.7-15.0
Disability
Yes 1,692 94 6.2 4.8- 7.8 177 10.4 8.8-12.2 184 10.6 8.9-12.7 1,169 67.1 64.2-69.9 68 5.7 4.3- 7.6
No 4,626 878 20.6 19.2-22.1 948 20.8 19.4-22.3 685 14.3 13.1-15.5 1,516 29.7 28.2-31.3 599 14.5 13.3-15.8
Has two or more chronic diseases
Yes 2,123 138 7.3 5.9- 8.8 240 11.5 10.0-13.2 282 12.8 11.1-14.6 1,383 63.6 61.1-66.1 80 4.8 3.7- 6.3
No 4,418 864 20.8 19.4-22.3 922 20.8 19.4-22.3 625 13.6 12.5-14.9 1,376 29.0 27.5-30.6 631 15.7 14.4-17.1

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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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