2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Perceived Nutrition Environment

To what degree would you agree with the statement, “It is easy to purchase healthy foods
in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables.”

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  Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,764 1,617 41.2 39.2-43.3 1,645 43.7 41.6-45.8 204 6.2 5.2- 7.4 218 6.8 5.6- 8.1 80 2.1 1.5- 2.9
GENDER
Male 1,643 692 40.9 37.9-44.0 744 43.7 40.6-46.8 89 6.3 4.9- 8.1 89 7.2 5.5- 9.4 29 1.9 1.2- 3.1
Female 2,121 925 41.6 38.7-44.5 901 43.7 40.8-46.7 115 6.1 4.8- 7.8 129 6.3 5.0- 8.1 51 2.2 1.5- 3.4
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,295 1,474 42.9 40.7-45.2 1,412 43.1 40.8-45.4 161 5.4 4.5- 6.6 181 6.8 5.6- 8.3 67 1.8 1.2- 2.5
No 457 140 31.6 26.2-37.4 227 47.8 41.9-53.8 41 10.2 6.9-14.8 37 6.8 4.4-10.3 *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,024 466 44.8 40.7-49.0 429 40.4 36.4-44.5 56 6.8 4.8- 9.5 55 6.7 4.5- 9.8 *** *** ***
Overweight 1,263 561 42.4 38.8-46.1 556 44.5 40.9-48.3 58 4.5 3.3- 6.3 65 6.8 4.9- 9.4 *** *** ***
Obese 1,180 476 38.6 35.1-42.3 521 44.6 40.8-48.4 77 7.7 5.8-10.2 74 6.1 4.6- 8.2 32 2.9 1.8- 4.7
Current Smoker
Yes 604 213 33.5 28.7-38.7 281 47.1 41.8-52.5 54 8.7 6.0-12.3 34 7.6 4.8-11.8 22 3.2 1.8- 5.5
No 3,147 1,399 42.9 40.6-45.2 1,359 43.0 40.7-45.3 149 5.6 4.6- 6.9 183 6.6 5.4- 8.0 57 1.9 1.3- 2.7
History of CVD**
Yes 469 194 37.3 31.7-43.4 222 49.4 43.2-55.7 20 5.3 3.0- 9.2 25 5.4 3.2- 9.0 *** *** ***
No 3,266 1,416 41.8 39.6-44.1 1,405 42.9 40.6-45.2 182 6.3 5.2- 7.6 192 7.0 5.7- 8.4 71 2.0 1.5- 2.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 406 181 45.1 39.0-51.2 172 42.5 36.5-48.6 *** *** *** 25 6.4 3.6-11.1 *** *** ***
No 3,201 1,407 41.9 39.6-44.2 1,369 43.2 40.9-45.5 177 6.5 5.4- 7.8 179 6.3 5.1- 7.6 69 2.2 1.6- 3.1
Heavy Drinker
Yes 186 88 41.4 32.5-50.8 73 45.3 35.9-55.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,406 1,493 42.4 40.2-44.6 1,462 42.9 40.7-45.1 186 6.3 5.3- 7.5 195 6.4 5.3- 7.7 70 2.1 1.5- 2.9
COPD
Yes 369 129 31.7 25.8-38.2 173 46.1 39.3-53.0 25 8.4 5.1-13.5 27 9.3 5.7-14.7 *** *** ***
No 3,375 1,477 42.2 40.0-44.4 1,464 43.3 41.1-45.6 179 6.0 5.0- 7.3 190 6.6 5.4- 8.0 65 1.9 1.3- 2.6
Current Asthma
Yes 354 139 38.5 32.1-45.3 159 47.0 40.2-53.9 *** *** *** 31 6.9 4.3-11.0 *** *** ***
No 3,389 1,470 41.4 39.2-43.6 1,476 43.5 41.3-45.8 191 6.4 5.3- 7.6 185 6.7 5.5- 8.1 67 2.0 1.5- 2.8
Diabetes
Yes 563 216 37.9 32.9-43.3 267 46.2 40.9-51.7 30 5.6 3.6- 8.5 38 7.9 5.2-11.8 *** *** ***
No 3,197 1,400 41.7 39.5-44.0 1,375 43.3 41.0-45.7 174 6.3 5.2- 7.6 180 6.6 5.4- 8.0 68 2.1 1.5- 2.9
Functional Disability
Yes 1,284 474 34.8 31.4-38.4 593 45.8 42.1-49.6 88 8.0 6.1-10.5 95 8.4 6.2-11.1 34 3.0 1.8- 4.8
No 2,461 1,136 44.1 41.5-46.7 1,043 42.8 40.3-45.4 114 5.3 4.2- 6.7 122 6.1 4.8- 7.6 46 1.7 1.1- 2.6
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,292 529 39.6 36.0-43.3 583 45.2 41.5-49.0 72 6.5 4.8- 8.7 77 6.8 4.9- 9.2 31 2.0 1.2- 3.6
No 2,473 1,088 41.9 39.4-44.5 1,063 43.1 40.5-45.7 132 6.1 4.9- 7.5 141 6.8 5.4- 8.4 49 2.1 1.5- 3.1

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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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