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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-Eastern NC 2,099 300 12.7 11.1-14.5 1,799 87.3 85.5-88.9
GENDER
Male 953 139 13.1 10.8-15.8 814 86.9 84.2-89.2
Female 1,146 161 12.4 10.3-14.9 985 87.6 85.1-89.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,224 167 13.2 11.0-15.8 1,057 86.8 84.2-89.0
Non-Hispanic Black 606 108 15.0 12.1-18.5 498 85.0 81.5-87.9
Other 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 362 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 263 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 338 41 14.0 10.0-19.2 297 86.0 80.8-90.0
55-64 472 83 16.4 12.9-20.7 389 83.6 79.3-87.1
65-74 423 72 17.6 13.6-22.6 351 82.4 77.4-86.4
75+ 223 77 38.4 30.8-46.5 146 61.6 53.5-69.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 245 64 22.0 16.6-28.6 181 78.0 71.4-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 654 102 12.9 10.2-16.1 552 87.1 83.9-89.8
Some Post-H.S. 648 89 11.5 9.1-14.5 559 88.5 85.5-90.9
College Graduate 545 44 6.5 4.5- 9.4 501 93.5 90.6-95.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 69 27.3 20.7-35.0 150 72.7 65.0-79.3
$15,000- 24,999 347 68 16.4 12.4-21.4 279 83.6 78.6-87.6
$25,000- 34,999 209 25 10.0 6.5-15.1 184 90.0 84.9-93.5
$35,000- 49,999 296 35 11.8 7.8-17.4 261 88.2 82.6-92.2
$50,000- 74,999 238 18 6.3 3.6-10.8 220 93.7 89.2-96.4
$75,000+ 384 17 3.9 2.1- 6.9 367 96.1 93.1-97.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 711 261 34.5 30.3-39.0 450 65.5 61.0-69.7
No 1,371 39 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,332 97.3 96.1-98.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 350 71 21.0 16.2-26.7 279 79.0 73.3-83.8
Non-Veteran 1,749 229 11.3 9.6-13.1 1,520 88.7 86.9-90.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 131 15 9.1 5.1-15.6 116 90.9 84.4-94.9
Regional City or Suburban County 355 42 10.6 7.6-14.5 313 89.4 85.5-92.4
Rural 1,615 243 13.6 11.7-15.7 1,372 86.4 84.3-88.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 999 27 2.1 1.3- 3.3 972 97.9 96.7-98.7
Unemployed 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 600 126 23.4 19.3-28.0 474 76.6 72.0-80.7
Unable to Work 265 132 49.8 42.2-57.4 133 50.2 42.6-57.8
Other not in Labor Force 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 76 18 14.4 8.3-23.7 58 85.6 76.3-91.7
50% to 100% 206 52 21.3 15.4-28.7 154 78.7 71.3-84.6
101% to 150% 339 61 14.4 10.6-19.2 278 85.6 80.8-89.4
151% to 200% 152 26 15.3 9.8-23.1 126 84.7 76.9-90.2
More than 200% 917 75 7.7 5.9-10.1 842 92.3 89.9-94.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 768 123 15.0 12.1-18.6 645 85.0 81.4-87.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 941 128 12.5 10.2-15.2 813 87.5 84.8-89.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 392 49 10.1 7.3-13.6 343 89.9 86.4-92.7

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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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