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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Health Literacy

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-Eastern NC 1,990 1,487 73.4 70.8-75.8 317 16.5 14.5-18.7 57 3.0 2.2- 4.1 27 1.4 0.9- 2.3 102 5.7 4.6- 7.2
GENDER
Male 894 650 70.5 66.6-74.2 154 18.3 15.2-21.8 25 3.3 2.1- 5.2 *** *** *** 54 7.1 5.2- 9.6
Female 1,096 837 76.0 72.6-79.1 163 14.8 12.3-17.7 32 2.7 1.7- 4.1 *** *** *** 48 4.5 3.2- 6.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,173 903 75.5 72.2-78.5 179 15.4 13.0-18.1 25 2.3 1.4- 3.6 *** *** *** 53 5.6 4.1- 7.6
Non-Hispanic Black 573 421 73.5 68.5-77.9 94 16.4 12.6-21.1 18 3.2 1.8- 5.5 *** *** *** 31 5.4 3.6- 8.1
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 334 240 73.5 67.8-78.5 61 16.7 12.7-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 7.7 4.9-11.8
35-44 249 194 74.7 66.8-81.3 33 15.0 9.6-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 324 244 69.7 62.8-75.7 41 17.7 12.6-24.2 20 6.3 3.7-10.6 *** *** *** 14 4.1 2.3- 7.3
55-64 449 350 76.8 71.6-81.3 68 14.6 11.1-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 5.1 2.9- 8.8
65-74 407 302 74.8 69.4-79.6 66 14.9 11.4-19.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 5.4 3.2- 9.1
75+ 212 149 69.6 61.7-76.5 45 22.1 16.1-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 118 52.8 44.3-61.0 53 26.8 19.8-35.2 14 5.6 3.1- 9.9 *** *** *** 23 9.4 5.8-14.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 608 430 71.9 67.4-76.0 111 16.6 13.5-20.4 19 3.1 1.7- 5.5 *** *** *** 37 6.9 4.8- 9.8
Some Post-H.S. 629 493 77.9 73.6-81.6 90 14.8 11.7-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 4.9 3.2- 7.6
College Graduate 527 442 84.6 80.4-88.0 63 11.1 8.3-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 203 132 62.5 53.4-70.8 42 22.9 16.1-31.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 324 209 62.1 55.0-68.6 66 23.0 17.3-29.9 20 6.8 4.0-11.0 *** *** *** 23 7.2 4.5-11.3
$25,000- 34,999 200 136 71.6 63.3-78.6 44 18.8 13.2-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 283 218 73.1 65.9-79.3 45 17.4 12.5-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 234 197 83.8 77.1-88.9 28 11.1 7.1-17.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 375 329 84.5 78.8-88.8 31 9.8 6.4-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 635 437 65.7 60.7-70.4 123 21.6 17.5-26.3 25 4.4 2.7- 7.0 *** *** *** 32 5.0 3.4- 7.2
No 1,350 1,046 76.6 73.7-79.4 194 14.4 12.2-16.8 32 2.4 1.6- 3.6 *** *** *** 69 6.0 4.5- 7.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 673 443 63.1 58.2-67.7 141 22.7 18.7-27.2 30 5.0 3.2- 7.6 *** *** *** 40 6.1 4.3- 8.7
No 1,311 1,037 78.1 75.1-80.8 177 13.7 11.5-16.2 27 2.1 1.3- 3.2 *** *** *** 62 5.6 4.2- 7.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 327 255 78.9 73.2-83.6 46 13.9 10.0-19.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 4.4 2.6- 7.6
Non-Veteran 1,664 1,233 72.4 69.5-75.1 271 16.9 14.7-19.4 48 3.0 2.2- 4.3 26 1.6 1.0- 2.7 86 6.0 4.7- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 125 102 81.2 72.2-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 342 258 75.7 70.1-80.5 55 14.0 10.6-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 8.1 5.0-12.9
Rural 1,525 1,128 72.0 69.0-74.9 253 17.9 15.4-20.6 48 3.1 2.2- 4.4 *** *** *** 77 5.6 4.3- 7.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 950 755 77.2 73.5-80.4 125 14.2 11.5-17.4 21 2.5 1.5- 4.0 *** *** *** 42 5.5 3.9- 7.7
Unemployed 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 575 424 73.8 69.2-78.0 99 17.1 13.6-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 5.8 3.9- 8.6
Unable to Work 246 146 55.6 47.5-63.4 63 28.0 21.3-35.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 5.7 3.2- 9.9
Other not in Labor Force 134 102 74.7 64.9-82.5 23 17.4 11.1-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 195 125 64.5 55.8-72.3 44 22.2 15.8-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 315 210 63.8 56.4-70.6 55 21.0 15.1-28.3 21 6.1 3.6-10.1 *** *** *** 21 7.3 4.4-11.7
151% to 200% 143 102 76.6 67.7-83.6 33 19.0 12.9-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 895 741 80.4 76.8-83.6 109 12.6 10.1-15.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 4.7 3.1- 7.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 729 537 71.2 66.5-75.5 120 17.7 14.2-21.8 25 3.5 2.1- 5.8 *** *** *** 39 6.2 4.2- 9.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 895 658 73.0 69.3-76.4 154 17.0 14.3-20.2 19 2.1 1.2- 3.7 *** *** *** 49 6.1 4.4- 8.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 368 293 76.9 71.0-82.0 44 13.9 9.8-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 4.4 2.4- 7.8

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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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