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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-Eastern NC 2,278 287 12.8 11.2-14.7 1,991 87.2 85.3-88.8
GENDER
Male 1,062 125 12.0 9.8-14.7 937 88.0 85.3-90.2
Female 1,216 162 13.6 11.3-16.3 1,054 86.4 83.7-88.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,373 164 12.4 10.3-14.8 1,209 87.6 85.2-89.7
Non-Hispanic Black 613 79 13.7 10.5-17.7 534 86.3 82.3-89.5
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 461 49 9.7 7.1-13.2 412 90.3 86.8-92.9
35-44 289 33 12.6 8.4-18.3 256 87.4 81.7-91.6
45-54 354 56 18.0 13.4-23.9 298 82.0 76.1-86.6
55-64 486 79 15.7 12.0-20.2 407 84.3 79.8-88.0
65-74 439 42 11.5 8.0-16.2 397 88.5 83.8-92.0
75+ 232 26 12.0 7.6-18.5 206 88.0 81.5-92.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 59 23.9 18.0-31.0 194 76.1 69.0-82.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 698 93 12.6 9.8-16.1 605 87.4 83.9-90.2
Some Post-H.S. 690 89 12.2 9.6-15.3 601 87.8 84.7-90.4
College Graduate 630 46 6.0 4.3- 8.3 584 94.0 91.7-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 225 62 30.9 23.3-39.7 163 69.1 60.3-76.7
$15,000- 24,999 367 73 19.7 15.1-25.1 294 80.3 74.9-84.9
$25,000- 34,999 228 28 10.0 6.5-15.2 200 90.0 84.8-93.5
$35,000- 49,999 330 26 6.9 4.1-11.3 304 93.1 88.7-95.9
$50,000- 74,999 272 26 10.7 6.8-16.5 246 89.3 83.5-93.2
$75,000+ 437 22 5.0 3.1- 7.9 415 95.0 92.1-96.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 657 200 32.3 27.9-37.1 457 67.7 62.9-72.1
No 1,425 67 5.0 3.7- 6.7 1,358 95.0 93.3-96.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 740 287 42.7 38.2-47.3 453 57.3 52.7-61.8
No 1,527 *** *** *** 1,527 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 430 66 15.2 11.6-19.7 364 84.8 80.3-88.4
Non-Veteran 1,848 221 12.3 10.5-14.4 1,627 87.7 85.6-89.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 148 20 13.7 8.6-21.3 128 86.3 78.7-91.4
Regional City or Suburban County 403 59 13.8 10.4-18.1 344 86.2 81.9-89.6
Rural 1,729 208 12.5 10.6-14.7 1,521 87.5 85.3-89.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,119 73 6.6 5.0- 8.5 1,046 93.4 91.5-95.0
Unemployed 93 23 23.3 14.8-34.6 70 76.7 65.4-85.2
Retired 628 67 12.5 9.4-16.4 561 87.5 83.6-90.6
Unable to Work 267 109 43.8 36.3-51.6 158 56.2 48.4-63.7
Other not in Labor Force 163 15 10.5 5.8-18.3 148 89.5 81.7-94.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 79 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 216 48 25.0 18.3-33.3 168 75.0 66.7-81.7
101% to 150% 358 65 16.2 12.2-21.3 293 83.8 78.7-87.8
151% to 200% 169 26 10.4 6.6-16.1 143 89.6 83.9-93.4
More than 200% 1,029 72 7.2 5.4- 9.5 957 92.8 90.5-94.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 786 103 14.2 11.1-17.9 683 85.8 82.1-88.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,068 135 12.9 10.6-15.6 933 87.1 84.4-89.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 426 49 10.9 7.8-14.9 377 89.1 85.1-92.2

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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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