2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,861 3,758 78.0 76.4-79.5 243 4.9 4.2- 5.8 287 5.9 5.1- 6.8 309 6.8 5.9- 7.9 264 4.4 3.8- 5.1
GENDER
Male 2,185 1,752 81.0 78.8-83.0 98 4.4 3.4- 5.6 116 5.1 4.1- 6.3 114 5.4 4.2- 6.9 105 4.2 3.3- 5.3
Female 2,676 2,006 75.2 72.9-77.4 145 5.5 4.5- 6.7 171 6.6 5.4- 8.1 195 8.1 6.7- 9.8 159 4.6 3.7- 5.6
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,241 3,288 78.7 77.1-80.2 223 5.4 4.6- 6.3 238 5.5 4.6- 6.4 260 6.0 5.1- 7.1 232 4.4 3.8- 5.2
No 605 460 74.1 68.9-78.6 *** *** *** 48 8.3 5.6-12.1 48 11.1 7.8-15.6 31 4.1 2.6- 6.3
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,355 1,071 78.2 75.0-81.0 79 5.9 4.5- 7.6 84 6.3 4.7- 8.2 75 7.4 5.4- 9.9 46 2.3 1.6- 3.3
Overweight 1,582 1,259 81.1 78.5-83.4 77 4.9 3.7- 6.5 82 5.1 3.8- 6.6 88 4.8 3.6- 6.3 76 4.2 3.2- 5.6
Obese 1,432 1,030 73.7 70.7-76.6 74 4.6 3.5- 6.1 92 6.1 4.7- 8.0 120 8.9 7.0-11.1 116 6.7 5.3- 8.4
Current Smoker
Yes 754 510 68.0 63.3-72.4 34 4.0 2.7- 6.0 47 6.1 4.3- 8.5 88 13.9 10.4-18.3 75 8.0 6.0-10.5
No 3,936 3,111 80.0 78.4-81.6 201 5.1 4.3- 6.1 227 5.7 4.8- 6.8 214 5.4 4.6- 6.4 183 3.7 3.1- 4.5
History of CVD**
Yes 541 330 61.4 55.6-66.8 21 3.4 1.9- 6.0 49 9.7 6.8-13.7 72 15.1 11.2-20.0 69 10.4 7.7-13.9
No 4,282 3,405 79.8 78.1-81.3 221 5.1 4.4- 6.0 235 5.5 4.7- 6.5 231 5.9 4.9- 7.0 190 3.8 3.1- 4.5
Binge Drinker
Yes 579 429 76.8 72.5-80.7 46 7.6 5.5-10.5 62 8.0 5.9-10.7 31 5.6 3.6- 8.6 *** *** ***
No 3,885 3,002 77.8 76.0-79.5 187 4.8 4.0- 5.7 200 5.3 4.5- 6.4 261 7.2 6.1- 8.5 235 4.9 4.1- 5.7
Heavy Drinker
Yes 242 182 80.8 74.2-86.0 *** *** *** 22 5.1 3.0- 8.4 19 7.2 4.0-12.6 *** *** ***
No 4,208 3,236 77.3 75.6-78.9 222 5.3 4.5- 6.2 238 5.9 5.0- 6.9 275 7.0 6.0- 8.2 237 4.5 3.9- 5.3
COPD
Yes 435 225 54.2 47.9-60.4 18 3.5 2.0- 6.1 32 6.4 4.0- 9.9 71 19.1 14.4-24.9 89 16.8 12.9-21.6
No 4,399 3,517 80.1 78.5-81.6 224 5.0 4.3- 5.9 253 5.8 5.0- 6.8 235 5.8 4.8- 6.8 170 3.3 2.7- 4.0
Current Asthma
Yes 454 275 63.3 57.2-69.0 19 5.2 2.9- 9.0 40 7.1 4.7-10.5 57 14.1 10.1-19.3 63 10.4 7.5-14.3
No 4,378 3,464 79.5 77.9-81.0 222 4.9 4.2- 5.8 247 5.8 4.9- 6.8 251 6.1 5.2- 7.2 194 3.7 3.1- 4.4
Diabetes
Yes 644 426 66.7 61.8-71.4 24 3.2 2.0- 5.3 32 4.7 3.0- 7.2 74 12.5 9.4-16.6 88 12.8 9.9-16.5
No 4,210 3,326 79.4 77.7-80.9 219 5.2 4.4- 6.1 255 6.0 5.2- 7.1 235 6.1 5.1- 7.2 175 3.3 2.8- 4.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,474 840 57.2 53.7-60.6 68 5.5 4.1- 7.4 115 7.4 5.8- 9.3 230 17.2 14.6-20.2 221 12.8 10.8-15.0
No 3,218 2,781 85.9 84.3-87.4 168 4.8 4.0- 5.7 159 5.2 4.3- 6.2 71 2.9 2.1- 3.9 39 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,519 906 58.9 55.5-62.3 83 5.0 3.8- 6.6 113 6.9 5.4- 8.8 213 16.9 14.2-19.9 204 12.3 10.3-14.5
No 3,340 2,850 84.9 83.3-86.4 160 4.9 4.1- 5.9 174 5.5 4.5- 6.6 96 3.1 2.4- 4.1 60 1.5 1.1- 2.1

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

**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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