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2017 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 4,908 2,087 47.3 45.5-49.2 1,269 25.8 24.2-27.4 1,552 26.9 25.3-28.5
GENDER
Male 2,200 1,047 52.5 49.9-55.2 560 24.7 22.5-27.1 593 22.7 20.7-25.0
Female 2,708 1,040 42.5 40.0-45.1 709 26.7 24.5-29.1 959 30.7 28.5-33.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,202 1,266 44.0 41.7-46.2 838 25.7 23.8-27.7 1,098 30.3 28.3-32.4
Non-Hispanic Black 951 403 48.5 44.2-52.8 259 27.0 23.3-31.0 289 24.5 21.1-28.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 152 *** *** *** *** *** *** 50 23.5 15.6-33.7
Non-Hispanic Other 185 92 55.2 46.3-63.8 45 26.8 19.4-35.8 48 17.9 12.5-25.1
Hispanic 355 238 67.7 60.5-74.2 73 23.0 17.0-30.2 44 9.3 6.5-13.3
AGE
18-34 998 695 68.5 64.8-72.0 223 23.5 20.3-27.0 80 8.0 6.2-10.4
35-44 654 403 60.6 55.8-65.2 152 22.9 19.2-27.1 99 16.5 12.9-20.8
45-54 822 380 45.2 40.8-49.6 232 30.4 26.4-34.8 210 24.4 20.8-28.5
55-64 937 307 34.2 30.4-38.3 256 27.0 23.4-30.9 374 38.8 34.8-42.9
65-74 857 168 20.6 17.1-24.6 240 26.9 23.1-31.1 449 52.5 47.9-57.0
75+ 588 103 14.6 11.5-18.3 154 27.5 22.7-32.8 331 57.9 52.4-63.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 510 159 35.3 29.9-41.1 114 22.7 18.0-28.2 237 42.0 36.4-47.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,257 487 45.2 41.6-48.8 346 28.6 25.4-32.0 424 26.3 23.5-29.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,348 550 47.8 44.3-51.2 325 23.7 21.0-26.7 473 28.5 25.6-31.6
College Graduate 1,779 885 55.6 52.7-58.4 482 27.3 24.8-30.0 412 17.1 15.3-19.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 492 142 33.4 27.7-39.5 108 20.8 16.6-25.8 242 45.8 39.9-51.9
$15,000- 24,999 742 247 37.1 32.5-41.9 199 27.4 23.0-32.2 296 35.5 31.1-40.3
$25,000- 34,999 478 196 47.8 41.8-53.8 120 25.3 20.3-31.0 162 26.9 22.3-32.2
$35,000- 49,999 559 243 49.0 43.5-54.5 139 25.2 20.9-30.1 177 25.8 21.4-30.8
$50,000-74,999 630 293 50.8 45.7-55.8 169 26.7 22.4-31.6 168 22.5 18.7-26.7
$75,000+ 1,143 601 56.7 53.0-60.3 319 26.9 23.8-30.2 223 16.4 14.0-19.2
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 866 366 47.1 42.7-51.5 216 25.6 21.8-29.8 284 27.3 23.6-31.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,516 230 18.7 16.1-21.6 375 26.0 23.0-29.2 911 55.4 51.9-58.8
No 3,224 1,770 58.2 56.0-60.4 856 26.0 24.1-28.1 598 15.7 14.2-17.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 720 282 43.8 39.3-48.3 180 24.5 20.8-28.6 258 31.8 27.8-36.0
Non-Veteran 4,186 1,803 47.8 45.8-49.8 1,090 26.0 24.3-27.9 1,293 26.2 24.5-27.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,306 657 53.3 50.1-56.5 352 27.1 24.2-30.1 297 19.7 17.3-22.2
Regional City or Suburban County 987 446 48.2 44.2-52.2 249 24.3 21.1-27.8 292 27.5 24.2-31.1
Rural 2,617 985 41.5 38.8-44.2 669 25.6 23.2-28.0 963 33.0 30.5-35.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,548 1,466 59.6 57.1-62.0 675 26.1 23.9-28.3 407 14.4 12.7-16.2
Unemployed 191 89 47.5 38.4-56.9 48 26.5 19.0-35.7 54 26.0 18.9-34.6
Retired 1,327 284 22.2 19.3-25.5 381 28.9 25.7-32.3 662 48.9 45.2-52.5
Unable to Work 468 27 5.7 3.7- 8.8 72 16.1 12.0-21.1 369 78.2 72.8-82.7
Other not in Labor Force 343 204 61.7 54.7-68.3 82 24.5 18.8-31.3 57 13.8 9.7-19.1
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 146 50 35.4 26.2-45.9 30 21.3 14.0-31.0 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 371 119 32.8 26.7-39.5 109 31.1 24.6-38.5 143 36.1 29.7-43.0
101% to 150% 700 230 37.7 32.9-42.8 164 22.4 18.6-26.8 306 39.9 35.1-44.8
151% to 200% 331 118 43.9 36.9-51.2 79 23.9 18.4-30.4 134 32.2 26.1-39.0
More than 200% 2,283 1,076 52.1 49.4-54.8 621 26.9 24.6-29.4 586 20.9 19.0-23.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 866 366 47.1 42.7-51.5 216 25.6 21.8-29.8 284 27.3 23.6-31.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,075 383 37.7 33.5-42.0 267 24.5 20.9-28.5 425 37.8 33.5-42.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,805 768 45.6 42.7-48.6 455 24.6 22.2-27.2 582 29.8 27.2-32.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,030 937 50.9 48.2-53.7 548 27.0 24.6-29.6 545 22.1 20.0-24.3

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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 2017 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2017 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2017 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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