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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 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
-Eastern NC 2,331 205 8.3 7.0- 9.8 2,126 91.7 90.2-93.0
GENDER
Male 1,083 88 8.0 6.1-10.3 995 92.0 89.7-93.9
Female 1,248 117 8.6 6.9-10.8 1,131 91.4 89.2-93.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,400 135 9.3 7.5-11.3 1,265 90.7 88.7-92.5
Non-Hispanic Black 626 48 7.9 5.4-11.5 578 92.1 88.5-94.6
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 482 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 298 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 359 27 6.7 4.4-10.1 332 93.3 89.9-95.6
55-64 494 58 11.9 8.8-16.0 436 88.1 84.0-91.2
65-74 443 60 16.8 12.8-21.8 383 83.2 78.2-87.2
75+ 237 29 15.7 10.4-22.9 208 84.3 77.1-89.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 53 19.5 14.3-26.2 207 80.5 73.8-85.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 63 7.4 5.4-10.0 661 92.6 90.0-94.6
Some Post-H.S. 700 66 7.7 5.8-10.3 634 92.3 89.7-94.2
College Graduate 640 23 2.2 1.4- 3.6 617 97.8 96.4-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 43 20.6 14.1-29.1 202 79.4 70.9-85.9
$15,000- 24,999 372 47 9.6 6.7-13.4 325 90.4 86.6-93.3
$25,000- 34,999 230 30 13.4 8.8-19.9 200 86.6 80.1-91.2
$35,000- 49,999 337 23 4.7 2.8- 7.8 314 95.3 92.2-97.2
$50,000- 74,999 272 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 439 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 655 116 18.2 14.7-22.2 539 81.8 77.8-85.3
No 1,428 75 4.8 3.6- 6.4 1,353 95.2 93.6-96.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 739 132 17.9 14.6-21.7 607 82.1 78.3-85.4
No 1,525 68 3.9 2.9- 5.2 1,457 96.1 94.8-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 438 42 8.8 6.2-12.4 396 91.2 87.6-93.8
Non-Veteran 1,893 163 8.2 6.7- 9.9 1,730 91.8 90.1-93.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 152 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 407 36 7.4 5.2-10.5 371 92.6 89.5-94.8
Rural 1,773 157 8.4 6.9-10.2 1,616 91.6 89.8-93.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,147 46 3.7 2.5- 5.5 1,101 96.3 94.5-97.5
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 637 72 13.7 10.5-17.6 565 86.3 82.4-89.5
Unable to Work 274 68 23.7 18.0-30.5 206 76.3 69.5-82.0
Other not in Labor Force 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 29 11.0 6.8-17.3 192 89.0 82.7-93.2
101% to 150% 362 50 12.7 9.1-17.4 312 87.3 82.6-90.9
151% to 200% 171 23 10.2 6.3-16.3 148 89.8 83.7-93.7
More than 200% 1,038 51 4.1 2.9- 5.7 987 95.9 94.3-97.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 807 73 9.2 6.8-12.5 734 90.8 87.5-93.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,088 95 7.2 5.7- 9.1 993 92.8 90.9-94.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 437 37 9.3 6.4-13.4 400 90.7 86.6-93.6

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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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