2017 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages - (Under age 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,996 1,703 84.3 82.0-86.3 293 15.7 13.7-18.0
GENDER
Male 1,031 865 82.2 78.8-85.1 166 17.8 14.9-21.2
Female 965 838 86.8 83.7-89.3 127 13.2 10.7-16.3
Have Health Insurance
Yes 1,703 1,703 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 294 *** *** *** 294 100 . - .
Body Mass Index
Underweight 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 514 446 86.8 82.6-90.1 68 13.2 9.9-17.4
Overweight 714 628 87.1 83.1-90.2 86 12.9 9.8-16.9
Obese 585 494 83.0 78.5-86.7 91 17.0 13.3-21.5
Current Smoker
Yes 305 224 71.1 63.8-77.4 81 28.9 22.6-36.2
No 1,616 1,419 86.9 84.5-89.0 197 13.1 11.0-15.5
History of CVD**
Yes 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,926 1,646 84.5 82.2-86.6 280 15.5 13.4-17.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 356 305 85.3 80.0-89.4 51 14.7 10.6-20.0
No 1,473 1,277 85.1 82.4-87.4 196 14.9 12.6-17.6
Heavy Drinker
Yes 110 91 80.7 69.1-88.7 19 19.3 11.3-30.9
No 1,707 1,485 85.7 83.2-87.8 222 14.3 12.2-16.8
COPD
Yes 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,926 1,646 84.6 82.3-86.6 280 15.4 13.4-17.7
Current Asthma
Yes 146 126 80.6 68.5-88.9 20 19.4 11.1-31.5
No 1,847 1,575 84.7 82.4-86.7 272 15.3 13.3-17.6
Diabetes
Yes 137 109 82.1 73.8-88.2 28 17.9 11.8-26.2
No 1,858 1,592 84.4 82.0-86.5 266 15.6 13.5-18.0
Functional Disability
Yes 281 213 73.7 66.2-80.1 68 26.3 19.9-33.8
No 1,642 1,434 86.3 83.9-88.4 208 13.7 11.6-16.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 265 226 84.1 76.8-89.4 39 15.9 10.6-23.2
No 1,732 1,477 84.3 81.9-86.5 255 15.7 13.5-18.1

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*Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included.

**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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