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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,898 1,921 36.8 35.1-38.4 289 5.9 5.2- 6.8 58 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,630 55.6 53.9-57.4
-Eastern NC 1,765 709 38.8 36.0-41.7 93 5.1 4.0- 6.5 *** *** *** 948 54.2 51.3-57.1
GENDER
Male 793 254 31.0 27.2-35.0 39 4.9 3.4- 7.0 *** *** *** 492 61.4 57.1-65.5
Female 972 455 45.9 42.0-50.0 54 5.3 3.8- 7.4 *** *** *** 456 47.7 43.7-51.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,040 424 39.2 35.5-43.0 49 5.0 3.5- 7.0 *** *** *** 559 54.8 51.0-58.6
Non-Hispanic Black 500 209 40.5 35.2-45.9 34 6.0 4.0- 8.8 *** *** *** 252 49.7 44.1-55.3
Other 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 299 94 32.6 26.5-39.2 16 4.5 2.6- 7.6 *** *** *** 185 60.7 53.9-67.1
35-44 221 72 32.1 25.2-39.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 128 55.1 46.8-63.2
45-54 286 103 36.3 30.0-43.1 17 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** *** 165 58.1 51.2-64.7
55-64 398 170 43.1 37.3-49.1 27 6.4 4.1- 9.9 *** *** *** 200 49.5 43.5-55.5
65-74 368 169 45.7 39.7-51.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 187 49.8 43.7-55.9
75+ 178 95 55.7 46.7-64.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 75 41.4 32.9-50.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 65 31.2 23.7-39.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 124 58.6 49.7-67.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 545 202 33.9 29.3-38.9 26 4.6 3.0- 7.1 *** *** *** 314 59.6 54.4-64.6
Some Post-H.S. 558 230 40.6 35.8-45.6 27 5.0 3.3- 7.6 *** *** *** 298 53.6 48.6-58.6
College Graduate 452 208 49.9 44.2-55.6 29 5.9 3.8- 8.9 *** *** *** 209 42.6 37.1-48.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 181 63 29.6 22.3-38.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 104 61.5 52.4-70.0
$15,000- 24,999 296 112 36.4 30.0-43.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 167 55.6 48.3-62.6
$25,000- 34,999 180 72 41.4 32.3-51.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 97 50.3 40.8-59.7
$35,000- 49,999 253 108 40.8 33.1-49.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 133 53.2 45.1-61.1
$50,000- 74,999 203 98 44.8 36.6-53.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 97 50.8 42.3-59.3
$75,000+ 327 140 44.5 38.1-51.1 17 4.6 2.6- 8.0 *** *** *** 166 49.9 43.3-56.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 564 243 40.9 35.9-46.0 29 5.5 3.4- 8.7 *** *** *** 286 50.6 45.4-55.8
No 1,196 462 37.8 34.5-41.3 64 5.0 3.8- 6.6 *** *** *** 661 55.8 52.2-59.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 602 242 36.5 32.0-41.3 33 6.1 4.0- 9.3 *** *** *** 319 54.2 49.1-59.1
No 1,158 463 39.7 36.2-43.3 59 4.6 3.4- 6.2 *** *** *** 629 54.5 50.9-58.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 289 121 40.7 34.2-47.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 154 53.9 47.1-60.7
Non-Veteran 1,477 588 38.5 35.4-41.6 79 5.1 3.9- 6.6 *** *** *** 795 54.3 51.0-57.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 57 48.5 38.3-58.8
Regional City or Suburban County 309 129 41.3 35.2-47.7 16 5.8 3.4- 9.9 *** *** *** 163 52.4 46.1-58.7
Rural 1,346 534 37.7 34.4-41.1 68 4.7 3.5- 6.3 *** *** *** 730 55.3 51.8-58.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 835 302 35.3 31.5-39.3 50 5.9 4.3- 8.0 *** *** *** 473 56.1 51.9-60.2
Unemployed 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 508 236 47.0 41.7-52.3 22 4.2 2.6- 6.8 *** *** *** 250 48.8 43.5-54.2
Unable to Work 219 90 37.6 30.1-45.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 116 54.7 46.3-62.8
Other not in Labor Force 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 168 59 32.9 25.1-41.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 96 59.0 49.8-67.7
101% to 150% 279 106 38.8 31.6-46.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 161 53.3 45.4-61.0
151% to 200% 129 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 796 357 43.8 39.6-48.1 40 5.0 3.5- 7.2 *** *** *** 394 50.6 46.3-54.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 635 248 34.3 29.8-39.2 33 5.4 3.4- 8.4 *** *** *** 349 58.3 53.2-63.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 800 301 37.3 33.3-41.6 45 5.6 4.0- 7.8 *** *** *** 448 56.3 52.0-60.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 332 160 47.1 40.8-53.5 15 4.0 2.3- 6.9 *** *** *** 153 45.3 39.0-51.7

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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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