2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,293 221 6.9 5.9- 8.2 3,072 93.1 91.8-94.1
GENDER
Male 1,418 105 7.2 5.7- 8.9 1,313 92.8 91.1-94.3
Female 1,875 116 6.7 5.3- 8.5 1,759 93.3 91.5-94.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 3,034 204 6.8 5.8- 8.1 2,830 93.2 91.9-94.2
No 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Body Mass Index
Underweight 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 779 46 5.2 3.7- 7.2 733 94.8 92.8-96.3
Overweight 1,145 78 7.1 5.3- 9.4 1,067 92.9 90.6-94.7
Obese 1,057 75 7.8 5.8-10.3 982 92.2 89.7-94.2
Current Smoker
Yes 480 52 10.2 7.5-13.8 428 89.8 86.2-92.5
No 2,796 169 6.3 5.2- 7.7 2,627 93.7 92.3-94.8
History of CVD**
Yes 517 68 15.1 11.4-19.8 449 84.9 80.2-88.6
No 2,747 147 5.1 4.2- 6.3 2,600 94.9 93.7-95.8
Binge Drinker
Yes 251 15 7.6 4.4-12.9 236 92.4 87.1-95.6
No 2,906 194 6.8 5.7- 8.2 2,712 93.2 91.8-94.3
Heavy Drinker
Yes 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 3,013 201 7.0 5.9- 8.3 2,812 93.0 91.7-94.1
COPD
Yes 345 54 16.7 12.2-22.4 291 83.3 77.6-87.8
No 2,939 166 5.8 4.8- 7.0 2,773 94.2 93.0-95.2
Current Asthma
Yes 264 34 14.4 9.9-20.5 230 85.6 79.5-90.1
No 3,015 186 6.3 5.3- 7.6 2,829 93.7 92.4-94.7
Diabetes
Yes 619 69 12.1 9.1-16.0 550 87.9 84.0-90.9
No 2,666 151 5.6 4.6- 6.9 2,515 94.4 93.1-95.4
Functional Disability
Yes 1,194 190 17.1 14.4-20.1 1,004 82.9 79.9-85.6
No 2,087 31 1.4 0.9- 2.2 2,056 98.6 97.8-99.1
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,363 173 13.9 11.6-16.6 1,190 86.1 83.4-88.4
No 1,928 48 2.1 1.5- 3.0 1,880 97.9 97.0-98.5

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

**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 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 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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