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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic Black

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,231 154 12.3 10.3-14.7 1,077 87.7 85.3-89.7
GENDER
Male 498 52 9.4 6.8-12.9 446 90.6 87.1-93.2
Female 733 102 14.6 11.7-18.1 631 85.4 81.9-88.3
AGE
18-34 265 30 10.6 7.1-15.4 235 89.4 84.6-92.9
35-44 178 17 10.3 5.8-17.6 161 89.7 82.4-94.2
45-54 214 34 15.5 10.7-21.9 180 84.5 78.1-89.3
55-64 267 46 17.1 12.2-23.6 221 82.9 76.4-87.8
65-74 190 15 10.8 6.1-18.6 175 89.2 81.4-93.9
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 32 19.3 13.1-27.7 127 80.7 72.3-86.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 431 63 15.6 11.7-20.4 368 84.4 79.6-88.3
Some Post-H.S. 337 37 10.1 7.0-14.4 300 89.9 85.6-93.0
College Graduate 303 22 4.4 2.8- 6.9 281 95.6 93.1-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 173 42 28.8 20.6-38.6 131 71.2 61.4-79.4
$15,000- 24,999 261 37 14.9 10.3-21.2 224 85.1 78.8-89.7
$25,000- 34,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 328 105 34.0 27.7-40.9 223 66.0 59.1-72.3
No 833 41 4.9 3.5- 7.0 792 95.1 93.0-96.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 394 154 44.0 37.9-50.4 240 56.0 49.6-62.1
No 831 *** *** *** 831 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 24 16.9 10.4-26.3 125 83.1 73.7-89.6
Non-Veteran 1,082 130 11.7 9.6-14.2 952 88.3 85.8-90.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 435 58 12.1 9.2-15.9 377 87.9 84.1-90.8
Regional City or Suburban County 237 30 10.5 6.9-15.6 207 89.5 84.4-93.1
Rural 559 66 13.5 10.0-17.9 493 86.5 82.1-90.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 603 42 6.2 4.4- 8.6 561 93.8 91.4-95.6
Unemployed 76 16 18.6 10.9-29.9 60 81.4 70.1-89.1
Retired 285 23 9.3 5.8-14.6 262 90.7 85.4-94.2
Unable to Work 188 67 39.3 30.6-48.8 121 60.7 51.2-69.4
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 159 26 17.2 11.5-25.1 133 82.8 74.9-88.5
101% to 150% 246 29 10.8 7.0-16.4 217 89.2 83.6-93.0
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 422 28 6.0 3.9- 9.2 394 94.0 90.8-96.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 323 45 16.5 11.2-23.5 278 83.5 76.5-88.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 374 44 12.0 8.7-16.4 330 88.0 83.6-91.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 534 65 11.1 8.5-14.5 469 88.9 85.5-91.5

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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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