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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Non-Hispanic Black

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,267 382 24.8 22.1-27.7 885 75.2 72.3-77.9
GENDER
Male 515 138 21.6 17.8-26.0 377 78.4 74.0-82.2
Female 752 244 27.5 23.8-31.4 508 72.5 68.6-76.2
AGE
18-34 277 14 5.2 2.9- 9.2 263 94.8 90.8-97.1
35-44 185 30 16.2 10.6-23.9 155 83.8 76.1-89.4
45-54 219 61 24.5 18.8-31.4 158 75.5 68.6-81.2
55-64 272 123 44.9 37.6-52.4 149 55.1 47.6-62.4
65-74 195 89 44.4 36.2-52.9 106 55.6 47.1-63.8
75+ 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 79 41.8 32.7-51.4 82 58.2 48.6-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 446 135 25.0 20.7-29.9 311 75.0 70.1-79.3
Some Post-H.S. 349 94 21.5 17.1-26.7 255 78.5 73.3-82.9
College Graduate 310 73 15.3 11.7-19.9 237 84.7 80.1-88.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 81 31.7 24.2-40.3 112 68.3 59.7-75.8
$15,000- 24,999 262 83 26.9 21.0-33.7 179 73.1 66.3-79.0
$25,000- 34,999 142 48 30.2 22.1-39.9 94 69.8 60.1-77.9
$35,000- 49,999 152 40 21.8 15.3-30.0 112 78.2 70.0-84.7
$50,000- 74,999 127 32 20.4 13.7-29.4 95 79.6 70.6-86.3
$75,000+ 141 20 11.2 6.7-18.1 121 88.8 81.9-93.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 325 191 55.6 48.5-62.6 134 44.4 37.4-51.5
No 838 173 16.6 14.0-19.7 665 83.4 80.3-86.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 391 224 51.5 45.2-57.8 167 48.5 42.2-54.8
No 830 150 15.5 12.8-18.6 680 84.5 81.4-87.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 153 54 33.1 24.7-42.6 99 66.9 57.4-75.3
Non-Veteran 1,114 328 23.7 21.0-26.8 786 76.3 73.2-79.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 451 104 19.9 16.2-24.1 347 80.1 75.9-83.8
Regional City or Suburban County 239 66 21.2 16.0-27.5 173 78.8 72.5-84.0
Rural 577 212 32.7 27.9-37.8 365 67.3 62.2-72.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 626 110 14.5 11.7-17.8 516 85.5 82.2-88.3
Unemployed 80 17 15.3 8.3-26.5 63 84.7 73.5-91.7
Retired 292 129 45.4 38.3-52.7 163 54.6 47.3-61.7
Unable to Work 190 117 58.0 48.8-66.7 73 42.0 33.3-51.2
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 160 57 28.7 21.4-37.2 103 71.3 62.8-78.6
101% to 150% 250 92 30.3 24.0-37.4 158 69.7 62.6-76.0
151% to 200% 88 22 20.1 12.2-31.3 66 79.9 68.7-87.8
More than 200% 429 107 19.5 15.7-24.0 322 80.5 76.0-84.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 330 126 35.3 28.5-42.7 204 64.7 57.3-71.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 383 128 28.8 23.7-34.5 255 71.2 65.5-76.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 554 128 19.4 16.1-23.2 426 80.6 76.8-83.9

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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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