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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Non-Hispanic Black

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,115 735 65.8 62.3-69.2 298 26.6 23.5-30.0 69 6.4 4.8- 8.4 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 442 298 67.8 62.2-72.9 110 24.3 19.7-29.5 29 7.5 4.9-11.4 *** *** ***
Female 673 437 64.3 59.7-68.7 188 28.5 24.4-32.9 40 5.5 3.9- 7.9 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 218 149 67.7 60.3-74.4 54 25.8 19.7-33.0 13 5.2 2.9- 9.2 *** *** ***
35-44 158 123 74.2 64.2-82.1 29 20.1 13.2-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 191 122 61.6 53.4-69.2 53 28.4 21.6-36.3 14 8.8 5.1-15.0 *** *** ***
55-64 248 147 58.4 50.3-66.1 78 33.5 26.2-41.7 19 5.9 3.4-10.3 *** *** ***
65-74 184 126 71.4 63.5-78.2 45 21.4 15.6-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 151 *** *** *** 57 38.6 29.1-49.1 14 9.2 5.1-16.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 383 226 59.9 53.8-65.7 117 29.4 24.3-35.1 34 8.8 5.7-13.4 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 312 215 70.8 64.6-76.2 82 24.6 19.5-30.5 15 4.7 2.7- 7.8 *** *** ***
College Graduate 268 220 82.9 76.9-87.6 42 14.5 10.2-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 160 96 57.0 46.9-66.6 48 31.1 22.7-41.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 240 148 61.0 53.1-68.4 68 27.2 20.8-34.8 19 8.6 5.2-13.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 128 83 66.8 56.2-75.8 39 28.2 19.9-38.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 135 92 64.0 53.5-73.2 35 27.8 19.7-37.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 116 89 79.9 70.4-86.9 24 18.0 11.3-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 113 88 78.2 68.0-85.9 22 18.0 11.1-27.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 320 173 49.9 42.7-57.0 110 37.4 30.6-44.7 31 10.6 6.8-16.1 *** *** ***
No 788 560 71.5 67.6-75.1 188 23.0 19.7-26.7 33 4.7 3.2- 6.8 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 370 200 50.0 43.5-56.5 126 36.8 30.7-43.3 37 11.3 7.6-16.4 *** *** ***
No 741 532 72.3 68.2-76.1 171 22.5 19.0-26.3 32 4.4 2.9- 6.5 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 129 87 66.9 56.2-76.2 37 26.0 18.2-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 986 648 65.7 61.9-69.3 261 26.7 23.4-30.3 64 6.3 4.7- 8.4 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 373 257 68.7 63.0-73.8 98 26.5 21.7-31.9 14 3.8 2.1- 6.6 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 218 143 66.7 59.0-73.6 55 23.9 18.0-30.9 19 7.9 4.8-12.8 *** *** ***
Rural 524 335 62.3 56.5-67.7 145 28.2 23.3-33.8 36 8.5 5.6-12.6 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 531 383 71.8 67.0-76.2 121 22.8 18.8-27.4 24 4.8 3.1- 7.6 *** *** ***
Unemployed 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 276 172 61.0 53.5-67.9 86 31.1 24.8-38.3 15 7.1 4.1-12.2 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 180 95 51.4 42.0-60.8 58 33.4 25.1-42.9 21 11.4 6.3-19.6 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 144 93 67.8 58.6-75.8 41 25.5 18.3-34.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 227 143 61.9 53.7-69.6 63 27.7 20.9-35.6 18 8.4 4.9-13.9 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 373 274 74.8 69.2-79.7 85 21.5 16.9-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 312 198 60.6 52.8-67.9 89 29.5 23.2-36.8 21 9.2 5.1-15.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 342 227 68.0 61.8-73.6 84 23.0 18.1-28.6 26 7.0 4.6-10.7 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 461 310 66.5 61.3-71.4 125 27.6 23.0-32.7 22 5.0 3.2- 7.9 *** *** ***

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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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