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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-Eastern NC 1,415 171 11.9 10.0-14.2 1,244 88.1 85.8-90.0
GENDER
Male 609 74 12.9 9.8-16.7 535 87.1 83.3-90.2
Female 806 97 11.1 8.8-13.9 709 88.9 86.1-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 888 105 11.6 9.2-14.5 783 88.4 85.5-90.8
Non-Hispanic Black 399 48 12.0 8.6-16.3 351 88.0 83.7-91.4
Other 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 322 37 11.7 8.1-16.8 285 88.3 83.2-91.9
55-64 453 64 12.7 9.4-16.9 389 87.3 83.1-90.6
65-74 411 40 9.9 6.9-14.2 371 90.1 85.8-93.1
75+ 213 30 14.8 9.9-21.5 183 85.2 78.5-90.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 175 33 19.3 13.2-27.3 142 80.7 72.7-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 453 62 13.2 9.8-17.6 391 86.8 82.4-90.2
Some Post-H.S. 408 51 10.5 7.7-14.1 357 89.5 85.9-92.3
College Graduate 373 25 5.8 3.6- 9.1 348 94.2 90.9-96.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 29 22.1 14.1-32.9 114 77.9 67.1-85.9
$15,000- 24,999 210 36 17.6 12.1-25.0 174 82.4 75.0-87.9
$25,000- 34,999 143 20 14.7 8.8-23.7 123 85.3 76.3-91.2
$35,000- 49,999 202 22 10.0 6.0-16.2 180 90.0 83.8-94.0
$50,000- 74,999 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 263 15 5.0 2.8- 8.9 248 95.0 91.1-97.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 538 115 19.9 16.1-24.3 423 80.1 75.7-83.9
No 871 52 6.2 4.5- 8.6 819 93.8 91.4-95.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 565 139 23.5 19.4-28.1 426 76.5 71.9-80.6
No 845 32 3.8 2.5- 5.7 813 96.2 94.3-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 261 36 13.4 9.2-19.1 225 86.6 80.9-90.8
Non-Veteran 1,155 135 11.6 9.4-14.1 1,020 88.4 85.9-90.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 211 33 16.3 11.3-22.9 178 83.7 77.1-88.7
Rural 1,117 134 11.9 9.7-14.6 983 88.1 85.4-90.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 529 35 5.8 3.8- 8.5 494 94.2 91.5-96.2
Unemployed 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 572 61 10.9 8.2-14.4 511 89.1 85.6-91.8
Unable to Work 217 61 29.4 22.2-37.7 156 70.6 62.3-77.8
Other not in Labor Force 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 221 40 18.4 12.9-25.5 181 81.6 74.5-87.1
151% to 200% 104 15 14.3 7.8-24.7 89 85.7 75.3-92.2
More than 200% 662 56 7.1 5.1- 9.6 606 92.9 90.4-94.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 531 68 12.2 9.1-16.3 463 87.8 83.7-90.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 616 74 12.5 9.6-16.2 542 87.5 83.8-90.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 270 29 10.5 7.0-15.4 241 89.5 84.6-93.0

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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