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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,283 2,987 48.8 47.4-50.2 1,881 25.0 23.8-26.2 2,415 26.3 25.1-27.4
-Western NC 1,010 359 40.4 36.8-44.2 257 26.6 23.4-30.0 394 33.0 29.7-36.4
GENDER
Male 429 162 44.2 38.7-49.9 105 24.5 20.1-29.5 162 31.3 26.6-36.4
Female 581 197 37.2 32.6-42.0 152 28.4 24.0-33.2 232 34.4 30.1-39.1
RACE
White 915 314 38.8 35.0-42.7 233 26.9 23.5-30.5 368 34.3 30.9-38.0
Other minorities 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 21.0 13.4-31.3
AGE
18-34 123 83 65.3 55.5-73.9 29 24.9 17.4-34.2 *** *** ***
35-54 240 125 51.5 44.2-58.7 61 26.6 20.4-33.9 54 21.9 16.4-28.5
55-64 222 66 28.5 22.5-35.3 62 29.4 23.3-36.4 94 42.1 35.2-49.4
65-74 244 53 19.9 15.1-25.7 59 26.6 20.8-33.3 132 53.5 46.5-60.4
75+ 170 27 13.4 9.0-19.4 42 23.5 17.3-31.2 101 63.1 54.9-70.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 137 32 26.5 18.5-36.3 37 29.5 20.8-40.0 68 44.1 34.5-54.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 296 95 38.0 31.7-44.8 83 30.3 24.6-36.7 118 31.7 26.3-37.6
Some Post-H.S. 264 92 42.8 35.9-50.0 69 25.2 19.8-31.6 103 32.0 26.1-38.4
College Graduate 306 135 51.2 44.9-57.5 68 21.8 16.9-27.5 103 27.0 22.1-32.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 120 31 30.9 22.0-41.4 19 18.2 11.2-28.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 190 48 29.0 21.4-38.0 47 25.8 19.2-33.7 95 45.2 37.2-53.5
$25,000- 34,999 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 25.4 17.7-35.0
$35,000- 49,999 144 60 45.1 35.5-55.0 37 27.6 19.0-38.3 47 27.3 19.5-36.8
$50,000+ 253 112 49.8 42.4-57.1 69 28.8 22.7-35.9 72 21.4 16.4-27.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 309 31 10.5 6.9-15.5 63 25.2 19.0-32.6 215 64.4 57.0-71.1
No 680 323 52.8 48.4-57.1 188 27.2 23.5-31.2 169 20.0 17.0-23.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 39 28.2 20.4-37.5 41 29.3 21.4-38.7 70 42.5 33.7-51.8
Non-Veteran 859 320 42.4 38.4-46.4 215 26.1 22.7-29.8 324 31.5 28.1-35.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 828 294 40.1 36.1-44.2 208 26.5 22.9-30.3 326 33.5 29.9-37.2
No 182 65 42.4 34.1-51.2 49 27.3 20.5-35.3 68 30.3 23.4-38.2

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*The index consists of 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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