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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic Black

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,398 359 4.9 4.3- 5.6 6,039 95.1 94.4-95.7
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,230 95 7.1 5.5- 9.0 1,135 92.9 91.0-94.5
GENDER
Male 498 34 6.4 4.2- 9.8 464 93.6 90.2-95.8
Female 732 61 7.6 5.7-10.1 671 92.4 89.9-94.3
AGE
18-34 265 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 213 22 11.6 7.0-18.5 191 88.4 81.5-93.0
55-64 266 38 13.4 9.4-18.7 228 86.6 81.3-90.6
65-74 190 13 8.1 4.5-14.2 177 91.9 85.8-95.5
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 25 15.2 9.6-23.2 134 84.8 76.8-90.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 430 39 8.4 5.7-12.2 391 91.6 87.8-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 337 18 4.0 2.4- 6.6 319 96.0 93.4-97.6
College Graduate 303 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 172 28 16.3 10.1-25.1 144 83.7 74.9-89.9
$15,000- 24,999 259 23 8.4 5.4-12.8 236 91.6 87.2-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 329 66 21.2 16.0-27.4 263 78.8 72.6-84.0
No 832 25 2.6 1.6- 4.4 807 97.4 95.6-98.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 393 95 25.3 20.2-31.2 298 74.7 68.8-79.8
No 831 *** *** *** 831 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,080 85 7.4 5.7- 9.5 995 92.6 90.5-94.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 435 34 6.8 4.5-10.2 401 93.2 89.8-95.5
Regional City or Suburban County 236 18 6.7 4.1-10.8 218 93.3 89.2-95.9
Rural 559 43 7.6 5.2-10.8 516 92.4 89.2-94.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 603 25 4.0 2.5- 6.3 578 96.0 93.7-97.5
Unemployed 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 285 20 8.9 5.1-15.0 265 91.1 85.0-94.9
Unable to Work 188 43 22.6 16.0-30.8 145 77.4 69.2-84.0
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** 78 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 157 16 10.8 6.4-17.8 141 89.2 82.2-93.6
101% to 150% 246 25 8.0 5.2-12.3 221 92.0 87.7-94.8
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 422 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 323 27 9.0 5.6-14.0 296 91.0 86.0-94.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 373 30 7.8 5.2-11.6 343 92.2 88.4-94.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 534 38 6.0 4.1- 8.9 496 94.0 91.1-95.9

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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.

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