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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,413 4,295 67.8 66.4-69.2 542 9.3 8.5-10.3 570 9.1 8.2-10.0 481 6.8 6.1- 7.6 525 7.1 6.4- 7.9
-Eastern NC 2,290 1,466 63.8 61.2-66.2 183 8.8 7.5-10.4 210 9.8 8.3-11.6 189 7.7 6.5- 9.2 242 9.9 8.4-11.5
GENDER
Male 1,068 717 66.1 62.4-69.6 85 8.4 6.6-10.6 79 9.2 7.0-12.0 76 7.2 5.5- 9.4 111 9.1 7.3-11.3
Female 1,222 749 61.4 57.9-64.9 98 9.3 7.4-11.7 131 10.4 8.4-12.8 113 8.2 6.6-10.2 131 10.6 8.5-13.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,378 885 63.7 60.5-66.9 117 9.4 7.7-11.6 119 9.1 7.3-11.2 105 7.1 5.7- 8.9 152 10.6 8.7-12.9
Non-Hispanic Black 611 381 61.4 56.1-66.3 46 8.6 6.1-12.1 62 11.4 7.9-16.1 59 8.9 6.4-12.3 63 9.7 7.2-13.0
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 481 339 69.4 64.3-74.1 46 10.3 7.6-13.8 41 9.9 7.0-13.8 36 6.5 4.4- 9.6 *** *** ***
35-44 293 199 66.1 58.9-72.7 26 9.8 6.2-15.3 31 12.3 7.7-19.1 18 5.8 3.4- 9.6 19 6.0 3.6- 9.7
45-54 358 217 59.4 53.1-65.3 31 8.1 5.4-12.0 30 7.2 5.0-10.3 39 10.5 7.3-14.9 41 14.8 10.4-20.7
55-64 486 279 57.5 52.0-62.7 40 8.4 5.9-11.9 47 9.6 6.8-13.2 48 9.6 6.8-13.3 72 14.9 11.4-19.3
65-74 430 275 60.9 55.0-66.4 29 7.8 5.1-11.8 39 9.9 6.8-14.1 32 8.8 5.7-13.4 55 12.6 9.4-16.7
75+ 225 146 62.4 54.5-69.8 *** *** *** 19 9.0 5.4-14.8 *** *** *** 36 18.5 13.0-25.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 139 55.2 47.3-62.8 13 6.5 3.6-11.5 23 10.7 6.3-17.6 21 8.8 5.1-14.7 52 18.8 13.8-25.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 707 449 64.3 59.7-68.6 41 6.8 4.7- 9.7 65 10.4 7.6-14.1 74 8.9 6.9-11.5 78 9.5 7.3-12.4
Some Post-H.S. 693 435 63.7 59.2-67.9 65 10.4 8.0-13.6 57 8.0 5.8-10.8 59 8.2 6.1-11.0 77 9.7 7.3-12.9
College Graduate 635 441 69.9 65.4-74.1 63 10.9 8.3-14.4 62 10.9 8.2-14.4 34 4.2 2.9- 6.1 35 4.1 2.8- 5.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 238 115 46.7 38.7-54.8 14 7.9 4.3-13.8 25 12.2 7.5-19.2 37 14.9 9.6-22.3 47 18.4 12.9-25.6
$15,000- 24,999 371 221 58.4 52.0-64.6 22 7.1 4.2-11.7 32 10.2 6.3-16.1 44 12.2 8.8-16.7 52 12.1 8.8-16.2
$25,000- 34,999 225 136 62.1 53.6-69.9 18 5.5 3.2- 9.4 24 14.2 8.3-23.1 22 9.6 6.0-15.0 25 8.7 5.5-13.5
$35,000- 49,999 331 221 69.3 62.5-75.4 31 10.0 6.7-14.8 30 6.7 4.4-10.0 24 5.6 3.3- 9.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 270 188 68.5 61.3-75.0 24 9.4 5.8-15.0 30 12.5 8.4-18.2 *** *** *** 21 7.9 4.8-12.8
$75,000+ 438 317 71.9 66.5-76.7 45 11.4 8.3-15.5 37 8.7 5.8-12.8 22 4.4 2.8- 6.9 17 3.6 2.0- 6.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 632 218 33.7 29.3-38.5 31 5.4 3.6- 7.9 81 13.7 10.3-18.0 112 17.4 14.1-21.3 190 29.8 25.5-34.5
No 1,415 1,086 75.6 72.7-78.4 129 9.8 8.0-11.9 105 8.3 6.5-10.5 61 4.2 3.1- 5.7 34 2.1 1.4- 3.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 714 276 37.4 33.0-41.9 39 6.3 4.4- 9.0 80 12.4 9.3-16.4 114 15.4 12.5-18.9 205 28.5 24.5-32.8
No 1,512 1,145 74.9 72.0-77.5 138 9.7 8.0-11.7 125 9.0 7.2-11.0 72 4.4 3.3- 5.8 32 2.1 1.3- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 433 275 63.9 58.3-69.2 27 6.1 4.0- 9.3 37 9.0 6.1-13.0 32 8.1 5.4-12.0 62 12.8 9.7-16.9
Non-Veteran 1,857 1,191 63.7 60.8-66.5 156 9.4 7.9-11.3 173 10.0 8.3-12.0 157 7.7 6.3- 9.2 180 9.2 7.7-11.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 147 93 64.0 54.7-72.3 20 14.8 9.2-22.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 10.3 6.2-16.6
Regional City or Suburban County 402 257 65.1 59.6-70.2 33 9.4 6.5-13.6 42 10.4 7.6-14.1 38 8.7 6.2-12.2 32 6.4 4.3- 9.4
Rural 1,742 1,117 63.5 60.4-66.4 130 8.1 6.6- 9.9 156 9.8 8.0-12.0 147 8.0 6.6- 9.8 192 10.6 8.9-12.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,142 830 71.9 68.5-75.1 112 10.0 8.1-12.4 95 9.6 7.4-12.3 61 5.5 4.0- 7.4 44 3.0 2.1- 4.3
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 16.0 9.3-26.3
Retired 614 395 61.5 56.6-66.1 40 6.9 4.8- 9.6 59 10.3 7.7-13.6 48 8.4 5.9-11.8 72 13.0 10.0-16.8
Unable to Work 261 72 26.1 19.9-33.4 *** *** *** 26 9.4 5.7-15.2 55 20.0 14.8-26.4 97 38.5 31.2-46.3
Other not in Labor Force 167 106 63.1 53.5-71.7 16 11.0 6.5-18.2 22 11.2 6.5-18.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 118 56.4 48.4-64.1 16 8.7 5.0-14.7 16 7.5 4.3-12.7 35 15.0 10.3-21.2 34 12.4 8.3-18.2
101% to 150% 358 211 57.8 50.8-64.4 21 6.6 3.8-11.3 33 13.4 8.4-20.6 37 8.8 6.0-12.7 56 13.4 9.8-18.2
151% to 200% 169 102 63.2 53.0-72.2 *** *** *** 18 8.8 5.2-14.4 16 8.9 5.0-15.4 22 15.3 8.7-25.7
More than 200% 1,026 717 70.5 67.0-73.8 97 10.4 8.3-12.9 98 9.5 7.5-12.0 54 4.4 3.2- 6.0 60 5.1 3.7- 7.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 788 499 62.5 57.7-67.1 48 6.0 4.2- 8.5 77 10.4 7.7-13.9 70 8.5 6.2-11.6 94 12.6 9.6-16.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,075 697 65.4 61.9-68.7 86 8.9 7.1-11.2 96 9.2 7.3-11.6 96 8.4 6.7-10.5 100 8.1 6.4-10.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 428 271 62.2 56.5-67.6 49 12.4 9.1-16.7 37 10.2 6.7-15.1 23 5.3 3.3- 8.3 48 9.9 7.3-13.4

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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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