2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
or fibromyalgia?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,813 1,741 25.4 24.1-26.8 4,072 74.6 73.2-75.9
GENDER
Male 2,624 670 21.9 20.1-23.8 1,954 78.1 76.2-79.9
Female 3,189 1,071 28.7 26.8-30.6 2,118 71.3 69.4-73.2
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,022 1,635 27.8 26.3-29.3 3,387 72.2 70.7-73.7
No 769 102 12.0 9.5-15.0 667 88.0 85.0-90.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,479 336 17.8 15.7-20.1 1,143 82.2 79.9-84.3
Overweight 1,861 550 26.3 24.0-28.8 1,311 73.7 71.2-76.0
Obese 1,720 677 33.8 31.1-36.6 1,043 66.2 63.4-68.9
Current Smoker
Yes 854 299 31.6 28.0-35.5 555 68.4 64.5-72.0
No 4,710 1,384 24.8 23.3-26.2 3,326 75.2 73.8-76.7
History of CVD**
Yes 639 384 57.9 52.9-62.7 255 42.1 37.3-47.1
No 5,131 1,339 21.9 20.6-23.3 3,792 78.1 76.7-79.4
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 121 14.3 11.7-17.4 556 85.7 82.6-88.3
No 4,666 1,512 28.0 26.5-29.5 3,154 72.0 70.5-73.5
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 66 17.9 13.4-23.5 235 82.1 76.5-86.6
No 5,033 1,566 26.6 25.2-28.1 3,467 73.4 71.9-74.8
COPD
Yes 425 270 60.1 53.7-66.1 155 39.9 33.9-46.3
No 5,377 1,467 23.0 21.7-24.4 3,910 77.0 75.6-78.3
Current Asthma
Yes 475 219 39.2 34.1-44.5 256 60.8 55.5-65.9
No 5,318 1,515 24.3 22.9-25.7 3,803 75.7 74.3-77.1
Diabetes
Yes 773 404 49.5 44.9-54.0 369 50.5 46.0-55.1
No 5,033 1,336 22.0 20.7-23.4 3,697 78.0 76.6-79.3
Functional Disability
Yes 1,640 910 49.9 46.8-53.0 730 50.1 47.0-53.2
No 3,949 780 16.8 15.5-18.2 3,169 83.2 81.8-84.5
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,760 1,266 69.7 66.8-72.4 494 30.3 27.6-33.2
No 4,053 475 9.6 8.6-10.7 3,578 90.4 89.3-91.4

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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 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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