2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

For these next questions, please think about injuries you have had during your entire lifetime, especially those that affected your head or neck.
It might help to remember times you went to the hospital or emergency room.
Think about injuries you may have received from a car or motorcycle wreck, bicycle crash, being hit by something, falling down, being hit by someone, playing sports or an injury during military service.
Thinking about any injuries you have had in your lifetime, were you ever knocked out or did you lose consciousness?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,769 907 24.4 22.6-26.2 2,862 75.6 73.8-77.4
GENDER
Male 1,647 497 29.3 26.6-32.2 1,150 70.7 67.8-73.4
Female 2,122 410 19.9 17.7-22.4 1,712 80.1 77.6-82.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,295 792 24.3 22.4-26.3 2,503 75.7 73.7-77.6
No 462 115 25.4 20.6-31.0 347 74.6 69.0-79.4
Body Mass Index
Underweight 53 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,032 237 25.9 22.2-29.8 795 74.1 70.2-77.8
Overweight 1,260 331 25.7 22.6-29.0 929 74.3 71.0-77.4
Obese 1,173 295 24.4 21.3-27.7 878 75.6 72.3-78.7
Current Smoker
Yes 614 220 34.8 29.9-40.1 394 65.2 59.9-70.1
No 3,143 684 22.0 20.2-24.0 2,459 78.0 76.0-79.8
History of CVD**
Yes 466 156 31.5 26.1-37.4 310 68.5 62.6-73.9
No 3,272 741 23.5 21.6-25.5 2,531 76.5 74.5-78.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 408 132 34.1 28.5-40.3 276 65.9 59.7-71.5
No 3,197 738 22.6 20.7-24.6 2,459 77.4 75.4-79.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 186 64 32.5 24.4-41.8 122 67.5 58.2-75.6
No 3,404 800 23.7 21.8-25.6 2,604 76.3 74.4-78.2
COPD
Yes 377 124 36.2 29.8-43.0 253 63.8 57.0-70.2
No 3,376 777 23.2 21.4-25.2 2,599 76.8 74.8-78.6
Current Asthma
Yes 349 113 36.4 29.9-43.5 236 63.6 56.5-70.1
No 3,397 786 23.0 21.2-25.0 2,611 77.0 75.0-78.8
Diabetes
Yes 563 127 23.4 19.0-28.4 436 76.6 71.6-81.0
No 3,203 780 24.5 22.6-26.6 2,423 75.5 73.4-77.4
Functional Disability
Yes 1,285 398 30.7 27.3-34.3 887 69.3 65.7-72.7
No 2,467 506 21.6 19.5-23.8 1,961 78.4 76.2-80.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,292 392 31.6 28.1-35.2 900 68.4 64.8-71.9
No 2,479 516 21.3 19.3-23.5 1,963 78.7 76.5-80.7

Back to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

**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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