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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,514 5,207 81.7 80.5-82.8 1,307 18.3 17.2-19.5
-Eastern NC 2,330 1,782 77.2 75.0-79.3 548 22.8 20.7-25.0
GENDER
Male 1,081 836 78.0 74.8-81.0 245 22.0 19.0-25.2
Female 1,249 946 76.4 73.3-79.2 303 23.6 20.8-26.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,399 1,108 79.8 77.1-82.3 291 20.2 17.7-22.9
Non-Hispanic Black 626 448 72.6 67.9-76.8 178 27.4 23.2-32.1
Other 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 483 422 89.1 85.8-91.7 61 10.9 8.3-14.2
35-44 297 244 78.2 71.1-83.9 53 21.8 16.1-28.9
45-54 360 265 72.1 66.0-77.5 95 27.9 22.5-34.0
55-64 492 349 68.8 63.4-73.6 143 31.2 26.4-36.6
65-74 443 328 71.4 65.8-76.4 115 28.6 23.6-34.2
75+ 237 160 63.0 55.1-70.3 77 37.0 29.7-44.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 258 138 54.7 47.0-62.1 120 45.3 37.9-53.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 725 511 74.1 70.2-77.8 214 25.9 22.2-29.8
Some Post-H.S. 700 552 81.2 77.6-84.3 148 18.8 15.7-22.4
College Graduate 640 575 92.3 89.9-94.2 65 7.7 5.8-10.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 244 130 53.7 45.6-61.7 114 46.3 38.3-54.4
$15,000- 24,999 375 242 64.5 58.1-70.4 133 35.5 29.6-41.9
$25,000- 34,999 229 171 76.7 69.7-82.5 58 23.3 17.5-30.3
$35,000- 49,999 337 275 85.3 80.2-89.3 62 14.7 10.7-19.8
$50,000- 74,999 272 239 88.5 82.9-92.4 33 11.5 7.6-17.1
$75,000+ 438 401 90.9 87.1-93.7 37 9.1 6.3-12.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 655 309 46.9 42.1-51.8 346 53.1 48.2-57.9
No 1,428 1,260 87.7 85.4-89.7 168 12.3 10.3-14.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 737 363 48.7 44.1-53.3 374 51.3 46.7-55.9
No 1,526 1,362 89.1 87.1-90.9 164 10.9 9.1-12.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 438 340 78.2 73.2-82.5 98 21.8 17.5-26.8
Non-Veteran 1,892 1,442 77.0 74.5-79.3 450 23.0 20.7-25.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 152 125 85.7 78.7-90.6 27 14.3 9.4-21.3
Regional City or Suburban County 405 309 76.7 71.8-80.9 96 23.3 19.1-28.2
Rural 1,774 1,349 76.4 73.8-78.9 425 23.6 21.1-26.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,148 1,002 87.0 84.3-89.3 146 13.0 10.7-15.7
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 637 478 71.2 66.5-75.5 159 28.8 24.5-33.5
Unable to Work 270 90 34.5 27.7-42.0 180 65.5 58.0-72.3
Other not in Labor Force 169 140 84.0 76.6-89.4 29 16.0 10.6-23.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 221 129 58.7 50.6-66.4 92 41.3 33.6-49.4
101% to 150% 363 226 66.1 59.6-72.1 137 33.9 27.9-40.4
151% to 200% 171 135 81.7 74.2-87.4 36 18.3 12.6-25.8
More than 200% 1,036 903 88.1 85.5-90.2 133 11.9 9.8-14.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 806 583 73.0 68.8-76.9 223 27.0 23.1-31.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,088 843 77.8 74.7-80.6 245 22.2 19.4-25.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 437 357 81.5 76.6-85.6 80 18.5 14.4-23.4

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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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