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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Non-Hispanic Black

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-Non-Hispanic Black 729 85 11.5 9.0-14.7 644 88.5 85.3-91.0
GENDER
Male 288 34 10.3 7.0-15.0 254 89.7 85.0-93.0
Female 441 51 12.4 8.9-17.1 390 87.6 82.9-91.1
AGE
45-54 189 28 14.0 9.4-20.4 161 86.0 79.6-90.6
55-64 242 30 11.9 7.5-18.5 212 88.1 81.5-92.5
65-74 185 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 128 22 19.2 12.1-29.1 106 80.8 70.9-87.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 265 31 11.1 7.4-16.4 234 88.9 83.6-92.6
Some Post-H.S. 175 17 9.0 5.1-15.2 158 91.0 84.8-94.9
College Graduate 160 15 6.2 3.5-10.8 145 93.8 89.2-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 19 18.1 10.9-28.6 94 81.9 71.4-89.1
$15,000- 24,999 157 21 16.9 10.4-26.2 136 83.1 73.8-89.6
$25,000- 34,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 265 52 18.2 13.1-24.6 213 81.8 75.4-86.9
No 457 33 8.1 5.5-11.9 424 91.9 88.1-94.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 297 68 23.1 17.6-29.6 229 76.9 70.4-82.4
No 429 17 4.4 2.5- 7.7 412 95.6 92.3-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 107 18 13.3 8.0-21.4 89 86.7 78.6-92.0
Non-Veteran 622 67 11.2 8.4-14.8 555 88.8 85.2-91.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 225 24 10.3 6.6-15.7 201 89.7 84.3-93.4
Regional City or Suburban County 129 16 14.3 7.8-24.5 113 85.7 75.5-92.2
Rural 375 45 11.5 8.1-16.1 330 88.5 83.9-91.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 249 16 6.9 3.9-12.0 233 93.1 88.0-96.1
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 271 23 8.1 5.0-12.9 248 91.9 87.1-95.0
Unable to Work 156 42 27.4 19.4-37.2 114 72.6 62.8-80.6
Other not in Labor Force 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 158 24 19.0 12.1-28.5 134 81.0 71.5-87.9
151% to 200% 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 242 17 4.8 2.7- 8.5 225 95.2 91.5-97.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 226 31 12.1 7.8-18.2 195 87.9 81.8-92.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 225 20 11.3 6.8-18.4 205 88.7 81.6-93.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 278 34 11.4 7.9-16.3 244 88.6 83.7-92.1

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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