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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
-Eastern NC 2,089 660 29.4 27.0-31.9 1,429 70.6 68.1-73.0
GENDER
Male 950 301 30.1 26.6-33.8 649 69.9 66.2-73.4
Female 1,139 359 28.8 25.6-32.1 780 71.2 67.9-74.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,221 389 31.3 28.2-34.6 832 68.7 65.4-71.8
Non-Hispanic Black 601 203 31.5 26.9-36.4 398 68.5 63.6-73.1
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 362 54 13.1 9.8-17.3 308 86.9 82.7-90.2
35-44 262 53 22.1 16.0-29.8 209 77.9 70.2-84.0
45-54 338 105 34.8 28.7-41.4 233 65.2 58.6-71.3
55-64 466 178 36.0 31.0-41.3 288 64.0 58.7-69.0
65-74 421 146 36.0 30.6-41.8 275 64.0 58.2-69.4
75+ 222 117 57.9 49.9-65.4 105 42.1 34.6-50.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 104 40.6 33.1-48.6 136 59.4 51.4-66.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 651 226 31.7 27.6-36.2 425 68.3 63.8-72.4
Some Post-H.S. 648 208 28.0 24.1-32.1 440 72.0 67.9-75.9
College Graduate 543 119 18.3 14.8-22.4 424 81.7 77.6-85.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 128 53.8 45.3-62.1 90 46.2 37.9-54.7
$15,000- 24,999 346 132 36.3 30.1-43.0 214 63.7 57.0-69.9
$25,000- 34,999 207 66 31.1 23.9-39.4 141 68.9 60.6-76.1
$35,000- 49,999 296 83 26.4 20.7-33.1 213 73.6 66.9-79.3
$50,000- 74,999 238 60 21.8 16.3-28.6 178 78.2 71.4-83.7
$75,000+ 383 61 14.7 11.0-19.3 322 85.3 80.7-89.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 660 660 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 1,431 *** *** *** 1,431 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 702 508 72.0 67.7-76.0 194 28.0 24.0-32.3
No 1,370 148 9.7 8.0-11.8 1,222 90.3 88.2-92.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 349 149 44.4 38.2-50.8 200 55.6 49.2-61.8
Non-Veteran 1,740 511 26.7 24.2-29.4 1,229 73.3 70.6-75.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 130 42 29.5 21.5-39.0 88 70.5 61.0-78.5
Regional City or Suburban County 353 103 25.9 21.2-31.2 250 74.1 68.8-78.8
Rural 1,608 515 30.1 27.3-33.0 1,093 69.9 67.0-72.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 998 138 12.3 10.0-15.1 860 87.7 84.9-90.0
Unemployed 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 596 236 43.9 39.0-48.9 360 56.1 51.1-61.0
Unable to Work 261 228 87.8 82.3-91.8 33 12.2 8.2-17.7
Other not in Labor Force 143 28 19.9 13.3-28.9 115 80.1 71.1-86.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 206 93 39.3 31.6-47.5 113 60.7 52.5-68.4
101% to 150% 337 134 37.4 30.8-44.5 203 62.6 55.5-69.2
151% to 200% 152 58 35.4 26.6-45.2 94 64.6 54.8-73.4
More than 200% 915 209 21.4 18.4-24.8 706 78.6 75.2-81.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 765 246 31.7 27.5-36.2 519 68.3 63.8-72.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 935 297 28.6 25.3-32.1 638 71.4 67.9-74.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 391 117 27.7 22.7-33.3 274 72.3 66.7-77.3

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

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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