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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Non-Hispanic Black

You can find written information about health on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and in brochures in the doctor’s office and clinic. In general, how difficult is it for you to understand written health information? Would you say it is…

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,110 659 60.5 56.8-64.0 306 27.5 24.4-30.8 70 6.1 4.5- 8.1 25 1.9 1.1- 3.4 50 4.1 2.9- 5.8
GENDER
Male 441 260 60.4 54.7-65.9 121 28.0 23.1-33.5 24 5.0 3.1- 7.9 *** *** *** 24 4.5 2.7- 7.4
Female 669 399 60.5 55.8-65.0 185 27.0 23.1-31.4 46 6.9 4.7-10.0 *** *** *** 26 3.7 2.3- 6.0
AGE
18-34 218 157 72.6 65.3-78.8 44 19.1 14.0-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 160 114 72.0 62.4-80.0 38 22.7 15.6-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 190 124 62.2 53.9-69.8 43 25.1 18.5-33.1 13 7.3 4.0-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 246 118 44.1 36.6-51.9 90 38.8 31.3-46.8 20 9.0 5.1-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 183 98 53.7 45.2-62.1 49 28.2 21.0-36.8 17 8.5 5.0-13.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 145 47 33.3 24.2-43.7 53 37.9 28.3-48.4 16 12.9 7.2-22.2 *** *** *** 19 10.3 5.7-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 383 203 54.7 48.5-60.6 118 31.1 25.8-36.9 35 8.1 5.4-11.8 *** *** *** 17 3.8 2.1- 6.6
Some Post-H.S. 313 207 69.9 63.7-75.5 84 24.3 19.1-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 268 201 78.6 72.4-83.7 51 17.6 12.8-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 158 83 52.5 42.5-62.3 40 28.1 19.8-38.3 15 7.3 4.0-12.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 234 132 55.8 47.7-63.5 71 31.1 24.0-39.2 14 6.4 3.6-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 129 71 57.7 47.0-67.7 45 32.3 23.5-42.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 136 88 65.1 54.8-74.1 37 28.0 19.7-38.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 116 86 76.7 66.7-84.4 24 20.1 12.8-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 113 82 70.2 59.4-79.0 24 25.7 17.3-36.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 315 150 44.1 37.2-51.3 102 36.4 29.5-43.8 32 9.5 6.3-14.0 *** *** *** 19 5.7 3.2-10.1
No 789 507 66.1 62.1-70.0 203 24.4 21.1-28.1 36 4.8 3.2- 7.2 *** *** *** 30 3.5 2.2- 5.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 366 177 47.5 41.1-54.1 114 33.5 27.5-40.1 36 9.2 6.3-13.3 *** *** *** 22 4.4 2.8- 7.1
No 740 479 65.8 61.5-69.8 191 25.0 21.4-28.9 34 4.8 3.1- 7.3 *** *** *** 28 3.9 2.5- 6.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 *** *** *** 38 27.1 19.0-37.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 982 582 60.6 56.7-64.3 268 27.5 24.2-31.1 63 5.9 4.3- 8.1 22 1.6 0.9- 2.9 47 4.3 3.0- 6.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 372 237 64.0 58.2-69.4 98 26.7 21.9-32.1 21 5.6 3.3- 9.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 219 135 64.9 57.2-71.9 51 21.3 15.8-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 6.4 3.6-11.4
Rural 519 287 54.2 48.4-59.9 157 31.6 26.5-37.3 35 7.3 4.7-11.1 *** *** *** 28 4.6 2.8- 7.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 528 362 69.0 64.0-73.5 130 24.8 20.6-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 274 134 45.1 37.8-52.6 91 36.1 29.1-43.7 25 10.3 6.1-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 179 75 43.1 34.1-52.6 57 31.1 23.2-40.4 25 13.2 8.2-20.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 140 85 63.6 53.9-72.4 33 24.3 16.8-33.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 223 113 52.5 44.3-60.6 75 33.5 26.1-41.7 19 7.6 4.6-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 374 255 69.5 63.6-74.7 92 25.3 20.3-31.0 15 3.2 1.8- 5.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 305 161 49.1 41.4-56.9 94 33.4 26.6-41.0 24 8.1 4.9-13.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 344 208 62.0 55.6-68.0 93 25.6 20.5-31.4 19 6.1 3.5-10.6 *** *** *** 18 4.5 2.6- 7.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 461 290 63.7 58.4-68.7 119 26.4 21.9-31.4 27 5.3 3.3- 8.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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