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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
-Eastern NC 2,274 218 8.8 7.5-10.3 2,056 91.2 89.7-92.5
GENDER
Male 1,057 71 6.1 4.6- 8.1 986 93.9 91.9-95.4
Female 1,217 147 11.4 9.3-13.8 1,070 88.6 86.2-90.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,374 119 8.3 6.6-10.4 1,255 91.7 89.6-93.4
Non-Hispanic Black 610 77 11.5 8.8-14.9 533 88.5 85.1-91.2
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 459 19 3.5 2.1- 5.7 440 96.5 94.3-97.9
35-44 287 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 353 36 13.5 9.3-19.1 317 86.5 80.9-90.7
55-64 483 64 12.2 9.0-16.2 419 87.8 83.8-91.0
65-74 440 41 9.4 6.5-13.3 399 90.6 86.7-93.5
75+ 234 40 18.1 12.9-24.8 194 81.9 75.2-87.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 46 16.2 11.4-22.5 207 83.8 77.5-88.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 694 77 9.1 6.9-11.8 617 90.9 88.2-93.1
Some Post-H.S. 690 64 8.3 6.3-11.0 626 91.7 89.0-93.7
College Graduate 630 30 3.4 2.3- 5.1 600 96.6 94.9-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 56 25.4 18.5-33.9 167 74.6 66.1-81.5
$15,000- 24,999 367 53 12.7 9.4-17.1 314 87.3 82.9-90.6
$25,000- 34,999 229 21 8.6 5.4-13.6 208 91.4 86.4-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 331 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 272 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 436 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 655 197 30.0 25.7-34.6 458 70.0 65.4-74.3
No 1,420 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 742 218 29.0 25.1-33.3 524 71.0 66.7-74.9
No 1,527 *** *** *** 1,527 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 431 40 8.3 5.7-11.9 391 91.7 88.1-94.3
Non-Veteran 1,843 178 8.9 7.4-10.6 1,665 91.1 89.4-92.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 400 41 8.9 6.3-12.4 359 91.1 87.6-93.7
Rural 1,728 166 8.9 7.4-10.8 1,562 91.1 89.2-92.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,115 19 1.3 0.8- 2.2 1,096 98.7 97.8-99.2
Unemployed 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 629 69 12.2 9.2-15.8 560 87.8 84.2-90.8
Unable to Work 267 107 42.9 35.5-50.7 160 57.1 49.3-64.5
Other not in Labor Force 163 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 215 38 17.8 12.3-25.1 177 82.2 74.9-87.7
101% to 150% 358 47 11.0 7.8-15.3 311 89.0 84.7-92.2
151% to 200% 169 17 9.2 5.4-15.0 152 90.8 85.0-94.6
More than 200% 1,030 48 4.2 2.9- 6.1 982 95.8 93.9-97.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 787 90 11.1 8.5-14.4 697 88.9 85.6-91.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,063 95 8.1 6.3-10.2 968 91.9 89.8-93.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 426 33 7.2 4.9-10.4 393 92.8 89.6-95.1

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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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