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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,500 526 8.0 7.2- 8.9 5,974 92.0 91.1-92.8
-Eastern NC 2,331 210 9.1 7.7-10.7 2,121 90.9 89.3-92.3
GENDER
Male 1,083 52 5.5 4.1- 7.5 1,031 94.5 92.5-95.9
Female 1,248 158 12.5 10.4-15.1 1,090 87.5 84.9-89.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,398 123 8.9 7.2-10.9 1,275 91.1 89.1-92.8
Non-Hispanic Black 627 56 9.0 6.5-12.4 571 91.0 87.6-93.5
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 483 33 6.6 4.4- 9.7 450 93.4 90.3-95.6
35-44 296 31 10.7 6.9-16.2 265 89.3 83.8-93.1
45-54 359 39 9.7 6.7-13.7 320 90.3 86.3-93.3
55-64 495 51 11.7 8.5-15.8 444 88.3 84.2-91.5
65-74 444 38 10.6 7.4-15.1 406 89.4 84.9-92.6
75+ 236 17 7.7 4.4-13.0 219 92.3 87.0-95.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 44 17.2 12.2-23.6 216 82.8 76.4-87.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 47 6.4 4.4- 9.0 677 93.6 91.0-95.6
Some Post-H.S. 702 68 8.8 6.7-11.5 634 91.2 88.5-93.3
College Graduate 638 51 7.8 5.6-10.6 587 92.2 89.4-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 45 20.2 14.1-28.2 199 79.8 71.8-85.9
$15,000- 24,999 375 31 7.5 4.9-11.4 344 92.5 88.6-95.1
$25,000- 34,999 231 21 9.6 6.0-15.1 210 90.4 84.9-94.0
$35,000- 49,999 334 23 6.6 4.1-10.6 311 93.4 89.4-95.9
$50,000- 74,999 272 22 6.6 3.9-10.7 250 93.4 89.3-96.1
$75,000+ 439 28 7.7 5.0-11.5 411 92.3 88.5-95.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 657 112 18.3 14.7-22.5 545 81.7 77.5-85.3
No 1,427 80 5.8 4.4- 7.5 1,347 94.2 92.5-95.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 741 115 17.2 13.8-21.2 626 82.8 78.8-86.2
No 1,523 93 5.9 4.6- 7.4 1,430 94.1 92.6-95.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 436 25 6.3 4.0- 9.9 411 93.7 90.1-96.0
Non-Veteran 1,895 185 9.7 8.1-11.5 1,710 90.3 88.5-91.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 152 15 9.5 5.3-16.3 137 90.5 83.7-94.7
Regional City or Suburban County 405 43 10.8 7.7-14.9 362 89.2 85.1-92.3
Rural 1,775 152 8.7 7.1-10.5 1,623 91.3 89.5-92.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,147 67 5.7 4.4- 7.5 1,080 94.3 92.5-95.6
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 636 53 9.8 7.2-13.4 583 90.2 86.6-92.8
Unable to Work 274 67 26.5 20.2-34.0 207 73.5 66.0-79.8
Other not in Labor Force 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 25 10.5 6.3-17.0 196 89.5 83.0-93.7
101% to 150% 363 43 11.6 8.1-16.2 320 88.4 83.8-91.9
151% to 200% 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,037 74 7.5 5.8- 9.7 963 92.5 90.3-94.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 810 68 8.6 6.3-11.7 742 91.4 88.3-93.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,086 98 8.9 7.1-11.1 988 91.1 88.9-92.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 436 44 10.1 7.1-14.0 392 89.9 86.0-92.9

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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