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
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,280 1,735 45.1 43.2-47.1 1,125 26.7 24.9-28.5 1,420 28.2 26.5-30.0
No 612 345 59.8 54.7-64.8 141 21.0 17.2-25.5 126 19.1 15.4-23.6
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,367 671 54.1 50.6-57.6 361 25.1 22.2-28.3 335 20.8 18.2-23.7
Overweight 1,601 707 47.9 44.7-51.2 417 26.0 23.1-29.1 477 26.1 23.3-29.0
Obese 1,440 460 36.4 33.2-39.8 356 26.9 24.0-30.0 624 36.7 33.5-40.0
Current Smoker
Yes 765 268 37.0 32.6-41.6 190 25.4 21.6-29.7 307 37.6 33.1-42.4
No 3,971 1,728 49.0 47.0-51.1 1,039 26.2 24.4-28.1 1,204 24.8 23.2-26.5
History of CVD**
Yes 554 *** *** *** 65 13.7 10.1-18.4 489 86.3 81.6-89.9
No 4,317 2,084 52.4 50.4-54.3 1,193 27.0 25.3-28.8 1,040 20.6 19.1-22.2
Binge Drinker
Yes 582 323 57.5 52.5-62.4 152 28.2 23.8-33.1 107 14.3 11.3-17.9
No 3,928 1,563 44.6 42.5-46.7 1,015 25.5 23.7-27.4 1,350 29.9 28.1-31.8
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 105 45.3 37.4-53.4 81 34.5 27.0-42.9 58 20.2 14.7-27.1
No 4,252 1,771 46.4 44.5-48.4 1,085 25.6 23.9-27.4 1,396 28.0 26.3-29.7
COPD
Yes 444 *** *** *** 41 10.8 7.1-16.0 403 89.2 84.0-92.9
No 4,440 2,082 51.5 49.6-53.4 1,222 27.1 25.4-28.9 1,136 21.4 19.9-22.9
Current Asthma
Yes 460 *** *** *** 118 30.3 24.8-36.5 342 69.7 63.5-75.2
No 4,423 2,081 52.2 50.3-54.2 1,148 25.4 23.8-27.2 1,194 22.3 20.8-23.9
Diabetes
Yes 658 *** *** *** 155 27.8 23.4-32.7 503 72.2 67.3-76.6
No 4,246 2,085 53.4 51.4-55.3 1,114 25.6 23.8-27.3 1,047 21.1 19.6-22.7
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
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,552 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,552 100 . - .
No 3,358 2,088 64.7 62.6-66.8 1,270 35.3 33.2-37.4 *** *** ***

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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.

**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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