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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Non-Hispanic Black

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is …

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,107 820 74.9 71.6-77.9 177 15.1 12.7-17.9 33 3.0 2.0- 4.5 *** *** *** 63 5.9 4.4- 7.8
GENDER
Male 439 331 75.2 70.0-79.9 70 15.7 11.9-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 5.9 3.7- 9.2
Female 668 489 74.6 70.4-78.5 107 14.7 11.7-18.3 23 3.1 1.9- 5.2 *** *** *** 38 5.9 4.0- 8.4
AGE
18-34 218 178 81.1 74.5-86.4 22 9.9 6.2-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 159 134 83.1 73.9-89.5 19 12.9 7.2-22.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 191 138 70.6 62.6-77.5 31 18.0 12.5-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 243 170 70.5 62.8-77.2 46 16.3 11.6-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 186 130 69.8 61.5-77.1 34 18.4 12.5-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 146 83 57.4 47.0-67.3 29 22.7 14.7-33.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 13.3 8.1-21.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 381 258 69.8 64.2-75.0 79 19.4 15.2-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 5.9 3.6- 9.6
Some Post-H.S. 314 250 81.4 76.0-85.9 39 10.1 7.0-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 4.2 2.3- 7.4
College Graduate 265 228 88.1 82.9-91.9 30 9.4 6.0-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 109 71.6 62.3-79.3 27 15.2 9.5-23.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 239 156 65.5 57.6-72.6 53 21.4 15.4-28.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 6.4 3.7-10.8
$25,000- 34,999 128 89 71.2 60.7-79.8 29 22.0 14.5-32.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 135 111 80.4 70.8-87.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 116 100 87.7 79.1-93.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 113 101 86.1 76.1-92.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 317 213 66.5 59.4-72.9 62 20.5 15.1-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 6.9 4.2-11.1
No 785 604 77.9 74.2-81.2 114 13.3 10.7-16.3 21 2.8 1.7- 4.7 *** *** *** 41 5.6 3.9- 7.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 368 241 65.3 58.9-71.3 73 20.5 15.5-26.5 15 4.1 2.3- 7.2 *** *** *** 28 7.5 4.8-11.4
No 736 576 78.8 75.1-82.2 104 12.9 10.3-16.1 18 2.6 1.5- 4.5 *** *** *** 35 5.2 3.6- 7.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 129 97 76.1 66.6-83.6 24 17.7 11.3-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 978 723 74.7 71.2-78.0 153 14.8 12.2-17.8 32 3.3 2.2- 4.9 *** *** *** 56 6.0 4.4- 8.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 369 280 75.5 70.1-80.2 50 12.9 9.5-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 6.8 4.3-10.6
Regional City or Suburban County 217 170 80.7 74.1-85.9 28 11.1 7.2-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 521 370 71.2 65.7-76.1 99 19.6 15.3-24.8 17 2.7 1.5- 4.7 *** *** *** 27 5.1 3.2- 8.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 528 428 80.9 76.5-84.7 61 11.1 8.2-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 4.9 3.1- 7.5
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 270 181 64.5 56.7-71.5 57 22.8 16.8-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 9.7 5.8-15.7
Unable to Work 180 112 63.4 54.2-71.8 40 21.1 14.7-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 102 73.1 64.3-80.4 25 14.9 9.6-22.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 224 148 65.8 57.5-73.2 47 22.4 16.0-30.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 5.5 3.0- 9.7
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** 19 18.1 10.5-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 373 311 83.8 78.7-87.9 42 10.0 7.0-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 309 218 69.9 62.6-76.3 57 19.6 14.2-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 5.7 3.3- 9.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 340 251 75.7 69.9-80.7 58 15.0 11.1-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 5.5 3.2- 9.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 458 351 76.3 71.4-80.6 62 13.5 10.1-17.7 13 3.2 1.8- 5.7 *** *** *** 27 6.1 4.0- 9.2

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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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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