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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,343 5,265 82.1 80.8-83.3 1,078 17.9 16.7-19.2
-Eastern NC 2,263 1,848 80.6 78.4-82.7 415 19.4 17.3-21.6
GENDER
Male 1,052 809 75.3 71.7-78.6 243 24.7 21.4-28.3
Female 1,211 1,039 85.8 83.1-88.2 172 14.2 11.8-16.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,365 1,128 81.6 78.8-84.1 237 18.4 15.9-21.2
Non-Hispanic Black 608 492 78.7 73.6-83.0 116 21.3 17.0-26.4
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 457 365 79.3 74.5-83.5 92 20.7 16.5-25.5
35-44 285 216 70.4 62.8-77.0 69 29.6 23.0-37.2
45-54 353 264 77.2 71.7-82.0 89 22.8 18.0-28.3
55-64 482 378 80.7 76.3-84.5 104 19.3 15.5-23.7
65-74 435 390 91.3 87.8-93.8 45 8.7 6.2-12.2
75+ 234 218 93.0 88.4-95.8 16 7.0 4.2-11.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 250 188 74.9 67.2-81.3 62 25.1 18.7-32.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 690 524 74.3 69.8-78.3 166 25.7 21.7-30.2
Some Post-H.S. 689 565 82.5 78.8-85.7 124 17.5 14.3-21.2
College Graduate 627 564 91.1 87.8-93.5 63 8.9 6.5-12.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 155 69.4 61.0-76.6 67 30.6 23.4-39.0
$15,000- 24,999 365 286 75.5 69.0-81.1 79 24.5 18.9-31.0
$25,000- 34,999 229 177 77.1 68.9-83.6 52 22.9 16.4-31.1
$35,000- 49,999 328 269 83.3 77.8-87.7 59 16.7 12.3-22.2
$50,000- 74,999 272 233 82.7 75.5-88.1 39 17.3 11.9-24.5
$75,000+ 435 392 89.6 85.3-92.8 43 10.4 7.2-14.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 654 495 74.9 70.2-79.1 159 25.1 20.9-29.8
No 1,411 1,191 83.1 80.4-85.6 220 16.9 14.4-19.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 739 560 75.2 70.9-79.1 179 24.8 20.9-29.1
No 1,517 1,281 82.9 80.3-85.3 236 17.1 14.7-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 429 342 79.1 74.1-83.4 87 20.9 16.6-25.9
Non-Veteran 1,834 1,506 81.0 78.4-83.3 328 19.0 16.7-21.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 146 119 81.7 73.3-87.9 27 18.3 12.1-26.7
Regional City or Suburban County 397 327 82.3 77.6-86.1 70 17.7 13.9-22.4
Rural 1,722 1,403 80.1 77.4-82.6 319 19.9 17.4-22.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,109 897 78.4 74.9-81.4 212 21.6 18.6-25.1
Unemployed 92 59 74.0 63.1-82.5 33 26.0 17.5-36.9
Retired 625 558 90.1 86.9-92.6 67 9.9 7.4-13.1
Unable to Work 267 185 69.7 62.3-76.2 82 30.3 23.8-37.7
Other not in Labor Force 161 140 86.3 78.7-91.5 21 13.7 8.5-21.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 160 76.2 68.3-82.6 54 23.8 17.4-31.7
101% to 150% 356 263 69.4 62.2-75.7 93 30.6 24.3-37.8
151% to 200% 168 135 81.0 72.6-87.2 33 19.0 12.8-27.4
More than 200% 1,027 896 87.0 84.1-89.5 131 13.0 10.5-15.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 783 637 79.4 75.0-83.2 146 20.6 16.8-25.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,059 861 80.0 76.8-82.9 198 20.0 17.1-23.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 423 351 83.3 78.3-87.4 72 16.7 12.6-21.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

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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