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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Non-Hispanic Black

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,259 1,049 79.4 76.3-82.2 101 9.8 7.8-12.2 54 5.5 4.0- 7.4 52 4.8 3.5- 6.6 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 514 394 71.6 66.3-76.4 53 12.7 9.3-17.2 28 6.5 4.2- 9.8 37 8.3 5.7-11.8 *** *** ***
Female 745 655 85.9 82.3-88.8 48 7.4 5.3-10.1 26 4.7 3.0- 7.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 269 187 67.5 60.6-73.6 34 13.6 9.5-19.1 26 11.1 7.3-16.6 21 6.8 4.3-10.7 *** *** ***
35-44 185 151 76.6 67.3-83.8 19 14.3 8.4-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 218 180 80.7 73.5-86.4 18 7.4 4.5-12.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 273 240 86.9 81.2-91.1 16 7.1 4.1-12.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 195 179 92.3 86.4-95.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 134 78.4 68.0-86.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 445 365 76.2 70.7-81.0 33 10.0 6.8-14.7 21 6.7 4.2-10.5 26 7.0 4.5-10.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 345 289 80.3 74.5-85.0 29 10.6 7.2-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 307 260 84.5 79.2-88.6 27 9.3 6.1-13.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 191 161 77.0 67.0-84.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 263 213 76.5 68.9-82.6 25 13.2 8.2-20.6 16 7.6 4.5-12.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 139 113 78.4 67.7-86.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 152 129 80.5 70.4-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 127 105 79.9 70.6-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 140 124 87.3 79.5-92.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 326 286 82.3 74.8-87.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 832 683 79.2 75.5-82.4 69 9.3 7.2-12.1 42 6.1 4.3- 8.6 37 5.2 3.5- 7.5 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 392 342 81.1 74.4-86.4 23 9.3 5.5-15.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 821 670 79.2 75.5-82.4 75 10.0 7.7-12.8 38 5.4 3.8- 7.7 36 4.8 3.3- 6.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 129 82.1 72.2-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,107 920 79.1 75.7-82.1 87 9.7 7.6-12.3 49 5.7 4.1- 7.7 48 5.1 3.6- 7.0 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 443 355 78.8 74.0-82.9 42 10.2 7.3-14.0 27 6.5 4.3- 9.7 19 4.6 2.7- 7.5 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 239 209 83.5 76.7-88.7 13 6.8 3.8-11.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 577 485 78.0 72.5-82.7 46 10.9 7.5-15.7 22 5.8 3.4- 9.8 23 5.1 3.1- 8.3 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 622 483 73.9 69.4-78.0 61 11.1 8.3-14.8 39 7.5 5.2-10.6 39 7.5 5.2-10.5 *** *** ***
Unemployed 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 292 270 92.4 87.8-95.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 191 172 85.4 75.8-91.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 75 *** *** *** 12 15.8 8.7-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 157 125 76.4 67.8-83.3 18 12.5 7.6-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 249 206 78.4 70.3-84.8 20 11.9 6.8-19.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 428 368 83.5 78.7-87.5 31 8.3 5.7-12.1 14 4.0 2.2- 7.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 331 279 76.6 68.4-83.2 26 12.5 7.5-20.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 382 328 83.7 78.6-87.7 25 6.8 4.4-10.2 *** *** *** 18 5.7 3.4- 9.5 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 546 442 78.1 73.6-82.1 50 10.4 7.6-14.1 31 6.4 4.3- 9.2 21 4.4 2.7- 7.1 *** *** ***

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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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