2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Caregiver

What is the main health problem, long-term illness, or disability that the person you care for has?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Disabilities** Physical Health Conditions**** Cancer Hypertension, Diabetes and organ failure/disease Dementia and other Cognitive Impairment Disorders Mental Illnesses, such as Anxiety or Depression
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 673 238 35.1 30.6-39.9 101 15.3 12.0-19.3 56 8.1 5.7-11.4 149 24.7 20.4-29.6 86 10.0 7.7-12.9 43 6.7 4.6- 9.8
GENDER
Male 247 105 42.2 34.7-50.0 37 16.5 11.1-23.8 *** *** *** 47 19.0 13.6-26.1 30 9.5 6.0-14.9 *** *** ***
Female 426 133 30.6 25.1-36.8 64 14.5 10.7-19.4 42 9.4 6.3-13.9 102 28.3 22.5-35.0 56 10.3 7.5-14.0 29 6.8 4.1-10.9
Have Health Insurance
Yes 583 201 34.0 29.2-39.2 91 15.7 12.2-20.1 50 8.3 5.7-12.0 126 24.6 20.0-29.9 77 10.8 8.1-14.1 38 6.5 4.4- 9.7
No 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 176 57 31.7 23.9-40.6 27 14.8 9.5-22.4 *** *** *** 33 22.3 15.2-31.5 30 15.0 9.9-22.2 *** *** ***
Overweight 217 86 36.3 28.4-45.0 28 14.3 8.9-22.2 *** *** *** 52 27.1 19.5-36.3 25 9.3 5.8-14.7 *** *** ***
Obese 237 81 35.6 28.0-44.1 39 16.6 11.3-23.7 20 6.5 3.8-10.9 52 23.7 16.8-32.4 25 7.5 4.4-12.6 20 10.0 5.8-16.7
Current Smoker
Yes 148 52 38.9 29.2-49.6 17 13.1 7.5-22.0 *** *** *** 34 25.3 16.4-36.8 18 8.7 5.0-14.8 *** *** ***
No 519 185 34.5 29.4-40.0 84 16.3 12.5-21.1 45 8.6 5.9-12.5 114 24.6 19.8-30.1 67 10.4 7.7-14.0 24 5.5 3.3- 8.9
History of CVD**
Yes 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 579 203 35.0 30.2-40.2 92 16.8 13.1-21.2 46 8.4 5.8-12.1 128 22.6 18.4-27.5 74 10.3 7.8-13.6 36 6.9 4.5-10.3
Binge Drinker
Yes 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 595 207 33.8 29.0-38.9 93 16.0 12.4-20.3 49 8.0 5.5-11.4 127 24.5 19.9-29.7 81 10.7 8.2-13.9 38 7.1 4.7-10.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 24 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 621 217 33.9 29.3-38.9 95 15.6 12.2-19.8 51 8.3 5.8-11.8 139 25.0 20.6-30.1 81 10.3 7.9-13.4 38 6.8 4.6-10.1
COPD
Yes 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 581 212 36.9 31.9-42.1 87 16.2 12.5-20.6 43 7.5 5.0-11.1 122 21.1 17.1-25.8 79 11.2 8.6-14.6 38 7.1 4.7-10.6
Current Asthma
Yes 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 588 201 33.6 28.9-38.7 88 14.6 11.3-18.6 49 8.7 6.0-12.4 129 24.6 20.0-29.9 82 11.1 8.4-14.3 39 7.4 5.0-10.9
Diabetes
Yes 112 *** *** *** 17 14.7 8.4-24.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 561 202 36.4 31.3-41.7 84 15.4 11.8-19.9 45 8.1 5.5-11.9 119 23.5 18.9-28.8 73 9.9 7.5-13.0 38 6.7 4.4-10.1
Functional Disability
Yes 234 74 30.7 23.6-38.7 33 14.5 9.8-21.0 25 8.6 4.9-14.7 58 28.9 21.4-37.6 24 8.4 4.8-14.3 20 8.9 5.0-15.2
No 437 164 37.5 31.8-43.5 68 15.7 11.6-21.0 31 7.9 5.0-12.1 91 22.7 17.6-28.7 62 10.9 8.1-14.4 21 5.4 3.1- 9.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 268 93 35.1 28.0-42.9 36 13.7 9.1-20.2 22 6.9 4.0-11.8 63 28.4 21.3-36.8 33 8.5 5.3-13.2 21 7.4 4.4-12.1
No 405 145 35.1 29.4-41.4 65 16.3 12.1-21.6 34 8.9 5.7-13.6 86 22.3 17.3-28.4 53 11.0 8.0-15.0 22 6.3 3.6-10.8

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*These questions are asked only of caregivers. Subpopulation estimates (e.g. gender) refer to the survey respondent, not to the person for whom they provide care.
**Developmental Disabilities such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Spina Bifida or Disabilities such as eye/vision problem (blindness), hearing problems (deafness), Muscular Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury.
****Arthritis/Rheumatism, Asthma, Chronic respiratory conditions such as Emphysema or COPD, Physical health conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s Disease or Lung Disease/Emphysema.

**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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