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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
-Eastern NC 2,315 1,844 75.6 73.1-77.9 204 10.8 9.2-12.7 124 6.1 4.9- 7.6 125 6.4 5.1- 7.8 18 1.1 0.7- 1.9
GENDER
Male 1,076 807 70.1 66.3-73.6 109 12.8 10.3-16.0 69 7.0 5.2- 9.4 76 8.1 6.2-10.5 15 2.0 1.1- 3.6
Female 1,239 1,037 80.9 77.8-83.7 95 8.9 7.0-11.2 55 5.2 3.7- 7.3 49 4.7 3.3- 6.7 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,390 1,104 76.5 73.4-79.3 118 9.5 7.7-11.7 82 6.5 5.0- 8.5 80 6.7 5.1- 8.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 625 529 78.5 73.3-83.0 50 11.3 7.9-15.8 19 4.7 2.6- 8.3 26 5.4 3.4- 8.5 *** *** ***
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 476 318 65.5 60.2-70.4 64 15.5 12.0-19.9 42 9.2 6.4-13.1 43 8.0 5.7-11.1 *** *** ***
35-44 295 208 64.7 57.2-71.5 38 14.2 9.4-20.8 21 7.4 4.5-11.9 23 10.8 6.7-16.9 *** *** ***
45-54 356 270 74.3 68.4-79.4 38 11.4 8.0-15.8 23 6.5 4.1-10.1 23 7.8 4.7-12.5 *** *** ***
55-64 492 419 86.1 82.3-89.2 31 6.7 4.6- 9.8 23 4.0 2.4- 6.4 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 *** *** ***
65-74 439 388 89.7 85.6-92.7 25 5.7 3.4- 9.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 239 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 256 185 67.9 59.9-74.9 27 11.8 7.3-18.6 22 10.4 6.2-16.8 15 7.1 3.9-12.6 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 717 570 75.4 70.9-79.3 66 12.2 9.2-16.0 35 5.6 3.7- 8.4 42 6.1 4.3- 8.5 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 698 557 76.3 72.0-80.2 56 10.0 7.4-13.3 37 5.2 3.5- 7.8 44 7.6 5.3-10.7 *** *** ***
College Graduate 637 528 81.0 76.8-84.5 54 9.6 7.0-12.9 28 4.5 2.9- 6.7 24 4.3 2.7- 7.0 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 186 67.1 58.2-75.0 19 8.7 5.2-14.2 18 14.5 8.4-23.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 373 281 71.4 65.0-77.1 39 14.4 9.8-20.5 23 5.6 3.4- 8.9 25 6.3 4.0- 9.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 228 170 70.8 62.1-78.2 24 15.0 9.2-23.5 *** *** *** 16 7.6 4.3-12.9 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 332 271 78.0 71.6-83.4 30 9.8 6.5-14.7 *** *** *** 17 6.7 3.7-11.9 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 269 222 79.2 71.9-85.0 22 8.1 4.9-13.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 439 361 80.8 75.8-85.0 37 10.2 7.0-14.5 23 3.8 2.4- 6.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 653 553 80.6 75.9-84.6 47 9.3 6.3-13.4 25 4.4 2.6- 7.2 28 5.7 3.7- 8.8 *** *** ***
No 1,417 1,109 74.3 71.2-77.2 131 11.1 9.1-13.5 82 6.2 4.7- 8.1 80 6.8 5.2- 8.9 15 1.6 0.9- 2.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 736 627 79.8 75.2-83.7 45 9.0 6.2-12.7 29 4.9 3.0- 7.8 34 5.9 3.9- 8.8 *** *** ***
No 1,512 1,167 74.4 71.4-77.2 152 11.5 9.6-13.9 89 6.1 4.7- 7.8 88 6.6 5.1- 8.5 16 1.4 0.8- 2.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 437 367 85.3 81.2-88.7 38 8.0 5.5-11.3 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,878 1,477 73.4 70.6-76.1 166 11.5 9.6-13.7 108 6.7 5.3- 8.5 111 7.1 5.6- 8.8 16 1.3 0.7- 2.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 147 115 75.4 66.3-82.8 13 11.0 6.1-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 403 330 80.3 75.4-84.4 26 7.5 4.9-11.2 21 5.6 3.5- 8.9 25 6.3 4.1- 9.6 *** *** ***
Rural 1,766 1,400 74.6 71.6-77.3 165 11.6 9.6-13.9 94 6.3 4.8- 8.1 90 6.2 4.8- 8.0 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,139 835 69.1 65.4-72.5 124 13.1 10.6-16.1 85 7.5 5.7- 9.7 80 8.4 6.5-10.8 15 1.9 1.0- 3.3
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 17.8 9.9-29.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 635 578 91.6 88.5-93.9 34 5.6 3.7- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 270 233 83.3 76.2-88.6 15 6.3 3.5-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 166 124 71.9 62.8-79.5 23 16.0 10.4-23.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 218 154 64.9 56.5-72.4 31 15.5 10.5-22.3 17 10.7 6.2-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 362 273 70.5 63.4-76.7 34 15.7 10.5-22.9 22 5.2 3.0- 8.9 30 8.1 5.3-12.2 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 171 143 82.5 74.1-88.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,029 847 80.1 76.7-83.1 87 9.4 7.3-11.9 49 4.5 3.2- 6.3 41 5.5 3.8- 7.9 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 804 646 73.2 68.4-77.5 72 11.7 8.8-15.4 36 6.0 3.8- 9.4 45 8.2 5.6-11.7 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,082 862 77.7 74.5-80.7 90 9.7 7.6-12.2 60 5.9 4.4- 7.9 59 5.1 3.8- 6.8 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 430 337 74.4 68.7-79.3 42 12.0 8.3-16.8 28 6.6 4.2-10.3 21 6.6 4.1-10.3 *** *** ***

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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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