2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Health care coverage status past 12 months*

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  Total
Respond.^
Continuously insured for the past 12 months Uninsured for part or all past 12 months Uninsured for more than 1 year
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,785 3,144 80.3 78.4-82.0 294 8.7 7.5-10.1 347 11.0 9.7-12.5
GENDER
Male 1,657 1,345 79.1 76.4-81.6 137 9.2 7.5-11.3 175 11.6 9.7-13.8
Female 2,128 1,799 81.3 78.8-83.6 157 8.3 6.7-10.2 172 10.4 8.6-12.5
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,330 3,145 93.9 92.6-95.0 185 6.1 5.0- 7.4 *** *** ***
No 450 *** *** *** 105 23.9 19.2-29.5 345 76.1 70.5-80.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,029 869 81.3 77.6-84.5 71 8.5 6.2-11.6 89 10.2 7.9-13.1
Overweight 1,269 1,085 82.8 79.7-85.5 81 7.6 5.9- 9.9 103 9.6 7.5-12.1
Obese 1,188 972 79.8 76.5-82.8 110 9.3 7.3-11.7 106 10.9 8.6-13.7
Current Smoker
Yes 616 426 65.1 59.7-70.1 87 15.4 11.7-19.9 103 19.5 15.5-24.3
No 3,157 2,708 83.6 81.7-85.3 205 7.2 6.1- 8.6 244 9.2 7.9-10.7
History of CVD**
Yes 476 435 90.9 86.4-94.0 26 4.5 2.6- 7.7 *** *** ***
No 3,278 2,682 79.0 77.0-80.9 268 9.3 8.0-10.8 328 11.7 10.3-13.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 412 302 73.2 67.3-78.3 55 13.1 9.3-18.1 55 13.7 10.1-18.4
No 3,214 2,735 82.2 80.3-84.0 223 7.8 6.6- 9.3 256 10.0 8.6-11.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 188 138 74.5 65.3-82.0 25 11.6 6.6-19.6 25 13.9 8.6-21.8
No 3,422 2,893 81.8 79.9-83.5 249 8.1 6.9- 9.4 280 10.2 8.8-11.7
COPD
Yes 377 308 80.3 74.4-85.2 33 8.2 5.3-12.3 36 11.5 7.7-16.9
No 3,390 2,820 80.3 78.3-82.1 259 8.8 7.5-10.2 311 11.0 9.6-12.6
Current Asthma
Yes 357 298 80.7 74.3-85.8 31 8.4 5.3-13.0 28 10.9 7.0-16.7
No 3,405 2,830 80.4 78.5-82.2 260 8.7 7.4-10.1 315 10.9 9.5-12.5
Diabetes
Yes 572 499 87.2 83.3-90.3 32 4.5 2.9- 6.8 41 8.3 5.8-11.9
No 3,210 2,643 79.2 77.2-81.1 261 9.4 8.0-10.9 306 11.4 9.9-13.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,300 1,074 78.5 74.9-81.6 103 9.0 6.9-11.6 123 12.5 10.0-15.6
No 2,467 2,053 81.1 78.9-83.1 191 8.7 7.2-10.3 223 10.3 8.8-12.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,306 1,146 85.0 81.8-87.7 87 7.4 5.5- 9.8 73 7.6 5.6-10.3
No 2,481 1,999 78.3 76.0-80.4 207 9.3 7.9-11.0 275 12.4 10.8-14.3

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*Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and health coverage questions from the Adult Insurance state module

**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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