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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
-Eastern NC 2,338 912 45.8 43.3-48.4 618 24.3 22.3-26.5 808 29.8 27.7-32.1
GENDER
Male 1,086 475 49.4 45.8-53.1 277 24.0 21.0-27.3 334 26.6 23.6-29.7
Female 1,252 437 42.3 38.8-45.9 341 24.6 21.8-27.7 474 33.1 29.9-36.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,402 514 43.5 40.2-46.8 383 25.1 22.5-28.0 505 31.4 28.5-34.4
Non-Hispanic Black 630 248 44.8 39.8-50.0 154 22.4 18.6-26.7 228 32.8 28.4-37.5
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 484 351 73.2 68.3-77.6 87 19.0 15.1-23.6 46 7.9 5.6-10.9
35-44 298 161 58.2 51.2-64.8 80 22.3 17.5-28.0 57 19.5 14.5-25.7
45-54 360 143 39.5 33.7-45.6 84 23.7 18.9-29.3 133 36.8 31.0-43.0
55-64 495 137 25.8 21.5-30.7 155 31.1 26.3-36.3 203 43.1 37.8-48.5
65-74 444 80 15.6 12.2-19.8 141 31.9 26.9-37.4 223 52.5 46.9-58.0
75+ 239 30 12.1 7.9-18.1 65 25.8 19.8-32.8 144 62.1 54.5-69.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 72 34.5 27.2-42.6 54 18.6 13.5-25.0 136 47.0 39.5-54.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 726 284 47.7 43.2-52.2 180 22.3 18.9-26.1 262 30.0 26.2-34.1
Some Post-H.S. 702 268 45.6 41.1-50.2 199 27.2 23.4-31.3 235 27.3 23.7-31.1
College Graduate 641 284 51.8 47.1-56.6 183 27.1 23.1-31.5 174 21.1 17.8-24.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 66 30.2 23.5-38.0 51 21.1 14.9-28.9 128 48.7 40.7-56.8
$15,000- 24,999 377 136 44.8 38.4-51.3 85 22.7 18.0-28.2 156 32.6 27.3-38.3
$25,000- 34,999 231 81 41.1 33.2-49.6 62 25.2 18.6-33.2 88 33.6 26.8-41.3
$35,000- 49,999 337 138 48.8 41.8-55.8 93 25.8 20.5-31.9 106 25.4 20.2-31.4
$50,000- 74,999 272 126 53.6 46.3-60.8 75 23.2 17.9-29.4 71 23.3 17.9-29.6
$75,000+ 439 200 53.2 47.6-58.8 136 28.3 23.6-33.5 103 18.5 14.7-22.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 660 62 13.5 10.0-17.9 141 20.4 16.9-24.4 457 66.1 61.2-70.7
No 1,431 707 56.0 52.8-59.2 421 26.0 23.4-28.9 303 18.0 15.7-20.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 745 81 14.1 10.8-18.2 174 22.6 19.1-26.5 490 63.3 58.7-67.7
No 1,527 796 59.2 56.2-62.2 425 24.8 22.2-27.5 306 16.0 14.0-18.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 439 148 39.5 34.1-45.3 127 25.7 21.3-30.7 164 34.8 29.7-40.2
Non-Veteran 1,899 763 47.1 44.3-50.0 491 24.0 21.7-26.5 645 28.8 26.4-31.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 152 62 44.5 35.8-53.5 40 27.7 20.2-36.6 50 27.8 20.8-36.1
Regional City or Suburban County 408 168 45.2 39.7-50.7 113 27.6 22.9-32.7 127 27.3 22.8-32.3
Rural 1,780 683 46.1 43.1-49.2 465 23.2 20.9-25.8 632 30.6 28.1-33.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,149 636 61.3 57.8-64.6 313 24.4 21.5-27.5 200 14.3 12.2-16.8
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 23.8 15.8-34.3
Retired 639 122 16.9 13.7-20.7 190 29.4 25.3-33.8 327 53.7 49.0-58.4
Unable to Work 275 *** *** *** 46 15.3 10.7-21.4 214 78.4 71.5-83.9
Other not in Labor Force 169 91 60.2 51.0-68.7 41 22.4 15.9-30.6 37 17.4 11.7-25.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 222 86 42.7 35.0-50.8 41 22.0 15.8-29.7 95 35.3 28.3-43.0
101% to 150% 366 117 40.4 33.8-47.4 95 23.0 18.0-28.9 154 36.6 30.7-42.9
151% to 200% 171 *** *** *** 36 19.4 13.4-27.2 75 34.1 26.0-43.2
More than 200% 1,038 443 49.8 46.0-53.5 309 27.4 24.3-30.8 286 22.9 20.0-25.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 811 294 43.2 38.5-48.0 209 22.9 19.3-26.9 308 33.9 29.8-38.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,092 444 47.4 43.8-51.0 294 25.1 22.2-28.3 354 27.4 24.5-30.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 437 175 46.1 40.6-51.8 115 24.5 20.1-29.5 147 29.4 24.8-34.4

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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