2020 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 5,839 2,520 47.6 46.0-49.2 1,550 26.1 24.7-27.6 1,769 26.3 24.9-27.6
GENDER
Male 2,639 1,294 53.9 51.6-56.3 645 23.5 21.6-25.5 700 22.6 20.8-24.5
Female 3,200 1,226 41.7 39.6-43.9 905 28.6 26.6-30.6 1,069 29.7 27.8-31.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 5,044 2,045 44.9 43.2-46.6 1,357 26.7 25.2-28.2 1,642 28.5 27.0-30.0
No 772 464 63.2 59.0-67.3 185 22.8 19.4-26.5 123 14.0 11.4-17.1
Body Mass Index
Underweight 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 1,482 716 52.6 49.5-55.7 405 28.8 26.0-31.7 361 18.6 16.5-20.9
Overweight 1,868 824 48.9 46.1-51.8 504 25.7 23.4-28.3 540 25.3 23.0-27.8
Obese 1,730 585 38.2 35.3-41.1 445 25.1 22.7-27.7 700 36.7 33.9-39.6
Current Smoker
Yes 861 304 39.0 34.9-43.2 199 25.2 21.8-29.0 358 35.8 32.0-39.8
No 4,726 2,075 48.4 46.6-50.2 1,288 26.6 25.0-28.2 1,363 25.0 23.6-26.5
History of CVD**
Yes 644 *** *** *** 64 9.8 7.4-12.9 580 90.2 87.1-92.6
No 5,150 2,502 52.6 51.0-54.3 1,476 27.8 26.3-29.4 1,172 19.5 18.3-20.9
Binge Drinker
Yes 677 372 58.3 53.9-62.5 170 23.9 20.4-27.7 135 17.8 14.8-21.4
No 4,687 1,900 44.9 43.1-46.7 1,248 26.5 24.9-28.1 1,539 28.7 27.1-30.2
Heavy Drinker
Yes 301 143 50.2 43.4-57.0 80 26.0 20.7-32.2 78 23.8 18.3-30.3
No 5,054 2,122 46.5 44.8-48.2 1,338 26.2 24.7-27.7 1,594 27.4 25.9-28.9
COPD
Yes 432 *** *** *** 46 11.3 8.0-15.8 386 88.7 84.2-92.0
No 5,393 2,513 50.9 49.2-52.5 1,502 27.2 25.8-28.7 1,378 21.9 20.6-23.3
Current Asthma
Yes 477 *** *** *** 129 32.3 27.2-37.8 348 67.7 62.2-72.8
No 5,339 2,510 51.6 49.9-53.2 1,417 25.7 24.3-27.2 1,412 22.8 21.4-24.1
Diabetes
Yes 778 *** *** *** 188 26.8 22.8-31.2 590 73.2 68.8-77.2
No 5,052 2,514 54.3 52.6-56.0 1,361 26.1 24.6-27.6 1,177 19.7 18.4-21.0
Functional Disability
Yes 1,654 282 20.4 17.9-23.3 382 23.7 21.1-26.4 990 55.9 52.8-59.0
No 3,958 2,111 57.0 55.1-58.9 1,107 27.3 25.7-29.1 740 15.7 14.4-17.0
Has two or more chronic diseases†
Yes 1,769 *** *** *** *** *** *** 1,769 100 . - .
No 4,070 2,520 64.6 62.7-66.3 1,550 35.4 33.7-37.3 *** *** ***

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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.

**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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