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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,222 98 1.7 1.3- 2.1 5,124 98.3 97.9-98.7
-Eastern NC 1,895 42 2.2 1.5- 3.1 1,853 97.8 96.9-98.5
GENDER
Male 857 15 1.8 1.0- 3.2 842 98.2 96.8-99.0
Female 1,038 27 2.5 1.6- 4.0 1,011 97.5 96.0-98.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,111 25 2.1 1.3- 3.4 1,086 97.9 96.6-98.7
Non-Hispanic Black 543 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 325 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 235 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 308 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 430 14 3.1 1.8- 5.3 416 96.9 94.7-98.2
65-74 391 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 190 *** *** *** 189 100 99.7- 100
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 219 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 597 16 2.3 1.3- 3.9 581 97.7 96.1-98.7
College Graduate 491 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 186 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 312 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 270 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 225 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 356 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 637 33 5.8 3.9- 8.6 604 94.2 91.4-96.1
No 1,252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 307 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,589 32 1.8 1.2- 2.8 1,557 98.2 97.2-98.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 333 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 1,441 28 2.1 1.3- 3.3 1,413 97.9 96.7-98.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 905 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 540 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 233 17 7.0 4.1-11.6 216 93.0 88.4-95.9
Other not in Labor Force 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 181 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 298 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 857 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 687 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 856 20 1.8 1.1- 2.8 836 98.2 97.2-98.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 354 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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