2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Was there a time during the last 12 months when you needed to see a doctor, but could not because of the cost?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,905 725 16.1 14.7-17.5 4,180 83.9 82.5-85.3
GENDER
Male 2,200 285 13.2 11.4-15.1 1,915 86.8 84.9-88.6
Female 2,705 440 18.7 16.7-21.0 2,265 81.3 79.0-83.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 4,279 437 11.0 9.8-12.4 3,842 89.0 87.6-90.2
No 611 284 44.3 39.2-49.5 327 55.7 50.5-60.8
Body Mass Index
Underweight 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,366 179 14.3 11.9-17.1 1,187 85.7 82.9-88.1
Overweight 1,599 189 13.5 11.3-16.0 1,410 86.5 84.0-88.7
Obese 1,440 263 19.7 17.1-22.7 1,177 80.3 77.3-82.9
Current Smoker
Yes 765 214 31.0 26.7-35.8 551 69.0 64.2-73.3
No 3,967 476 12.8 11.4-14.3 3,491 87.2 85.7-88.6
History of CVD**
Yes 554 90 19.4 14.9-24.9 464 80.6 75.1-85.1
No 4,310 623 15.6 14.2-17.1 3,687 84.4 82.9-85.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 581 99 16.6 13.2-20.7 482 83.4 79.3-86.8
No 3,925 541 15.3 13.8-17.0 3,384 84.7 83.0-86.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 244 46 20.2 14.5-27.4 198 79.8 72.6-85.5
No 4,248 592 15.1 13.6-16.6 3,656 84.9 83.4-86.4
COPD
Yes 443 100 26.6 21.3-32.7 343 73.4 67.3-78.7
No 4,434 621 15.1 13.7-16.6 3,813 84.9 83.4-86.3
Current Asthma
Yes 460 103 26.1 20.9-32.1 357 73.9 67.9-79.1
No 4,417 614 14.9 13.5-16.4 3,803 85.1 83.6-86.5
Diabetes
Yes 657 102 16.8 13.1-21.2 555 83.2 78.8-86.9
No 4,240 621 16.0 14.5-17.5 3,619 84.0 82.5-85.5
Functional Disability
Yes 1,514 331 25.4 22.3-28.8 1,183 74.6 71.2-77.7
No 3,222 365 12.3 10.8-13.9 2,857 87.7 86.1-89.2
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,550 297 22.7 19.8-26.0 1,253 77.3 74.0-80.2
No 3,353 428 13.6 12.1-15.2 2,925 86.4 84.8-87.9

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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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