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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,727 1,954 46.0 44.2-47.7 1,217 26.3 24.7-27.9 1,556 27.8 26.3-29.3
GENDER
Male 2,200 1,031 51.9 49.3-54.4 527 23.8 21.6-26.1 642 24.4 22.2-26.6
Female 2,527 923 40.5 38.1-43.0 690 28.6 26.3-30.9 914 30.9 28.7-33.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,145 1,177 41.8 39.7-44.0 833 27.3 25.4-29.4 1,135 30.8 28.9-32.8
Non-Hispanic Black 880 375 48.7 44.6-52.8 236 26.0 22.4-29.8 269 25.4 22.0-29.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 163 83 59.3 50.1-67.8 44 26.7 19.3-35.7 36 14.0 9.6-20.0
Hispanic 381 263 72.6 67.0-77.5 69 17.0 13.0-21.9 49 10.4 7.5-14.3
AGE
18-34 1,008 704 68.3 64.8-71.6 226 23.7 20.6-27.0 78 8.0 6.2-10.3
35-44 619 355 58.1 53.3-62.7 161 26.7 22.5-31.3 103 15.2 12.2-18.8
45-54 769 355 46.5 42.2-50.9 207 28.4 24.6-32.6 207 25.1 21.4-29.1
55-64 833 260 31.9 28.1-36.0 223 26.4 22.9-30.3 350 41.7 37.5-46.0
65-74 865 167 18.4 15.0-22.3 238 27.7 23.8-31.9 460 54.0 49.4-58.4
75+ 545 68 11.5 8.4-15.6 141 28.7 23.4-34.7 336 59.8 53.8-65.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 515 184 37.2 32.0-42.7 116 26.7 21.8-32.3 215 36.1 31.0-41.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,192 460 46.3 42.8-49.8 301 24.6 21.7-27.7 431 29.1 26.1-32.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,346 515 42.5 39.3-45.8 345 27.1 24.2-30.3 486 30.4 27.5-33.4
College Graduate 1,669 794 54.4 51.5-57.2 454 26.7 24.2-29.3 421 18.9 17.0-21.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 435 126 34.7 29.2-40.6 97 24.9 19.7-30.9 212 40.5 34.8-46.3
$15,000- 24,999 696 242 40.1 35.5-44.9 172 24.8 21.0-29.2 282 35.0 30.8-39.5
$25,000- 34,999 415 138 38.4 32.6-44.6 122 29.2 23.9-35.2 155 32.3 27.1-38.1
$35,000- 49,999 551 240 46.6 41.4-51.7 145 28.7 24.1-33.7 166 24.8 20.8-29.2
$50,000-74,999 621 271 47.2 42.3-52.1 159 25.0 21.0-29.4 191 27.8 23.6-32.5
$75,000+ 1,103 561 55.2 51.6-58.7 293 25.7 22.6-29.0 249 19.1 16.5-22.1
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 912 381 45.4 41.3-49.6 229 26.6 22.9-30.7 302 27.9 24.3-31.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,464 227 16.5 14.2-19.0 372 29.7 26.6-33.1 865 53.8 50.4-57.1
No 3,132 1,649 57.1 55.0-59.2 815 24.9 23.0-26.8 668 18.0 16.5-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 709 258 40.3 35.9-44.9 161 22.5 18.9-26.5 290 37.2 32.8-41.8
Non-Veteran 4,015 1,695 46.8 44.9-48.7 1,054 26.8 25.0-28.6 1,266 26.4 24.8-28.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,271 650 54.5 51.3-57.6 311 25.2 22.4-28.2 310 20.3 18.0-22.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,137 486 45.9 42.4-49.5 303 26.0 23.0-29.3 348 28.0 25.0-31.3
Rural 2,325 823 39.0 36.4-41.6 603 27.2 24.8-29.8 899 33.8 31.3-36.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,423 1,378 58.3 55.9-60.6 635 26.3 24.1-28.5 410 15.5 13.8-17.3
Unemployed 162 72 45.0 36.0-54.4 39 26.6 18.8-36.1 51 28.4 20.7-37.5
Retired 1,323 250 18.9 16.1-22.0 366 28.7 25.5-32.2 707 52.4 48.7-56.0
Unable to Work 431 30 8.3 5.4-12.6 65 14.7 11.0-19.3 336 77.0 71.5-81.7
Other not in Labor Force 341 197 59.6 53.3-65.6 104 31.2 25.6-37.5 40 9.1 6.5-12.7
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 140 46 35.9 26.7-46.3 34 25.1 16.9-35.6 60 39.0 29.4-49.5
50% to 100% 351 144 45.7 39.1-52.5 76 24.5 18.9-31.1 131 29.7 24.4-35.7
101% to 150% 642 192 33.6 29.2-38.4 167 26.1 21.9-30.7 283 40.3 35.7-45.1
151% to 200% 319 108 38.9 32.4-45.8 86 30.8 24.6-37.9 125 30.2 24.7-36.5
More than 200% 2,303 1,043 50.1 47.5-52.6 615 26.2 24.0-28.5 645 23.8 21.7-26.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 912 381 45.4 41.3-49.6 229 26.6 22.9-30.7 302 27.9 24.3-31.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 915 319 40.1 35.8-44.7 245 26.0 22.4-30.0 351 33.8 29.7-38.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,974 777 42.0 39.3-44.7 506 27.3 24.8-29.9 691 30.7 28.3-33.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,844 863 51.7 48.9-54.4 466 25.2 22.9-27.7 515 23.1 20.9-25.4

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*The index consists of 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 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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