2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,883 1,490 24.3 22.9-25.9 3,393 75.7 74.1-77.1
GENDER
Male 2,186 550 20.7 18.7-22.8 1,636 79.3 77.2-81.3
Female 2,697 940 27.7 25.6-29.9 1,757 72.3 70.1-74.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,260 1,378 25.8 24.2-27.4 2,882 74.2 72.6-75.8
No 607 106 16.2 12.7-20.4 501 83.8 79.6-87.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 22 20.6 12.1-32.8 48 79.4 67.2-87.9
Recommended Range 1,362 306 16.6 14.4-19.2 1,056 83.4 80.8-85.6
Overweight 1,592 478 23.9 21.4-26.6 1,114 76.1 73.4-78.6
Obese 1,431 591 35.3 32.2-38.5 840 64.7 61.5-67.8
Current Smoker
Yes 759 277 29.7 25.7-34.1 482 70.3 65.9-74.3
No 3,953 1,182 23.6 22.0-25.2 2,771 76.4 74.8-78.0
History of CVD**
Yes 550 324 52.6 46.7-58.3 226 47.4 41.7-53.3
No 4,297 1,142 21.3 19.8-22.8 3,155 78.7 77.2-80.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 580 99 13.0 10.2-16.5 481 87.0 83.5-89.8
No 3,906 1,310 27.3 25.6-29.1 2,596 72.7 70.9-74.4
Heavy Drinker
Yes 243 65 18.1 13.2-24.2 178 81.9 75.8-86.8
No 4,229 1,343 25.6 24.0-27.3 2,886 74.4 72.7-76.0
COPD
Yes 440 292 62.8 56.4-68.8 148 37.2 31.2-43.6
No 4,420 1,185 21.0 19.6-22.5 3,235 79.0 77.5-80.4
Current Asthma
Yes 458 231 41.9 36.1-47.9 227 58.1 52.1-63.9
No 4,401 1,245 22.5 21.0-24.0 3,156 77.5 76.0-79.0
Diabetes
Yes 652 343 46.4 41.4-51.5 309 53.6 48.5-58.6
No 4,228 1,146 21.6 20.1-23.1 3,082 78.4 76.9-79.9
Functional Disability
Yes 1,505 861 50.6 47.1-54.0 644 49.4 46.0-52.9
No 3,211 598 14.5 13.1-16.0 2,613 85.5 84.0-86.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,543 1,119 67.5 64.0-70.7 424 32.5 29.3-36.0
No 3,342 372 8.6 7.5- 9.7 2,970 91.4 90.3-92.5

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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 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.

^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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