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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
-Eastern NC 2,332 376 17.3 15.4-19.4 1,956 82.7 80.6-84.6
GENDER
Male 1,083 147 14.3 11.7-17.4 936 85.7 82.6-88.3
Female 1,249 229 20.3 17.5-23.3 1,020 79.7 76.7-82.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,398 184 13.2 11.1-15.6 1,214 86.8 84.4-88.9
Non-Hispanic Black 629 122 22.9 18.5-28.1 507 77.1 71.9-81.5
Other 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 482 91 18.4 14.6-22.9 391 81.6 77.1-85.4
35-44 298 64 23.5 17.7-30.5 234 76.5 69.5-82.3
45-54 360 91 24.8 19.9-30.5 269 75.2 69.5-80.1
55-64 492 89 17.2 13.5-21.7 403 82.8 78.3-86.5
65-74 443 33 8.5 5.7-12.6 410 91.5 87.4-94.3
75+ 239 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 262 66 28.4 21.7-36.2 196 71.6 63.8-78.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 722 134 18.9 15.6-22.8 588 81.1 77.2-84.4
Some Post-H.S. 700 113 15.8 12.8-19.4 587 84.2 80.6-87.2
College Graduate 641 61 8.5 6.2-11.3 580 91.5 88.7-93.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 78 39.6 31.6-48.2 164 60.4 51.8-68.4
$15,000- 24,999 377 90 26.6 21.1-32.9 287 73.4 67.1-78.9
$25,000- 34,999 230 47 21.5 15.0-29.9 183 78.5 70.1-85.0
$35,000- 49,999 336 46 11.4 8.0-16.0 290 88.6 84.0-92.0
$50,000- 74,999 272 29 11.9 7.9-17.7 243 88.1 82.3-92.1
$75,000+ 439 20 5.3 3.2- 8.6 419 94.7 91.4-96.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 659 157 26.6 22.2-31.4 502 73.4 68.6-77.8
No 1,428 185 13.9 11.8-16.4 1,243 86.1 83.6-88.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 743 185 28.1 24.0-32.7 558 71.9 67.3-76.0
No 1,525 177 12.0 10.0-14.2 1,348 88.0 85.8-90.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 439 39 8.0 5.6-11.1 400 92.0 88.9-94.4
Non-Veteran 1,893 337 19.4 17.1-21.9 1,556 80.6 78.1-82.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 152 28 19.4 13.1-27.9 124 80.6 72.1-86.9
Regional City or Suburban County 407 65 16.2 12.6-20.5 342 83.8 79.5-87.4
Rural 1,775 284 17.4 15.1-19.9 1,491 82.6 80.1-84.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,148 177 15.7 13.2-18.7 971 84.3 81.3-86.8
Unemployed 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 637 43 6.8 4.7- 9.7 594 93.2 90.3-95.3
Unable to Work 274 84 35.0 28.0-42.8 190 65.0 57.2-72.0
Other not in Labor Force 169 38 22.1 15.6-30.4 131 77.9 69.6-84.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 62 29.3 22.5-37.1 159 70.7 62.9-77.5
101% to 150% 365 95 27.4 21.4-34.2 270 72.6 65.8-78.6
151% to 200% 171 27 13.8 8.9-20.9 144 86.2 79.1-91.1
More than 200% 1,037 87 8.8 6.9-11.2 950 91.2 88.8-93.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 810 132 20.1 16.3-24.6 678 79.9 75.4-83.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,087 177 15.7 13.3-18.4 910 84.3 81.6-86.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 437 68 16.9 12.9-22.0 369 83.1 78.0-87.1

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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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