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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic Black

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,175 167 11.0 9.2-13.2 1,008 89.0 86.8-90.8
GENDER
Male 476 61 8.9 6.5-12.0 415 91.1 88.0-93.5
Female 699 106 12.8 10.2-15.9 593 87.2 84.1-89.8
AGE
18-34 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 203 33 13.6 9.4-19.4 170 86.4 80.6-90.6
55-64 260 53 19.2 13.9-25.9 207 80.8 74.1-86.1
65-74 189 34 17.3 11.9-24.5 155 82.7 75.5-88.1
75+ 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 50 24.9 18.0-33.5 109 75.1 66.5-82.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 418 56 9.1 6.7-12.2 362 90.9 87.8-93.3
Some Post-H.S. 323 37 9.2 6.3-13.3 286 90.8 86.7-93.7
College Graduate 274 23 4.1 2.6- 6.4 251 95.9 93.6-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 52 26.7 19.3-35.6 116 73.3 64.4-80.7
$15,000- 24,999 252 43 15.2 10.5-21.4 209 84.8 78.6-89.5
$25,000- 34,999 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 329 166 44.2 37.4-51.1 163 55.8 48.9-62.6
No 839 *** *** *** 839 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 384 150 35.1 29.4-41.2 234 64.9 58.8-70.6
No 779 17 1.4 0.8- 2.5 762 98.6 97.5-99.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 20 11.2 7.0-17.6 117 88.8 82.4-93.0
Non-Veteran 1,038 147 11.0 9.0-13.3 891 89.0 86.7-91.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 391 44 9.3 6.5-13.0 347 90.7 87.0-93.5
Regional City or Suburban County 229 28 9.0 5.7-14.1 201 91.0 85.9-94.3
Rural 555 95 14.0 11.0-17.6 460 86.0 82.4-89.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 567 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 280 55 20.3 14.9-27.0 225 79.7 73.0-85.1
Unable to Work 189 92 42.5 33.9-51.5 97 57.5 48.5-66.1
Other not in Labor Force 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 153 29 14.5 9.5-21.3 124 85.5 78.7-90.5
101% to 150% 240 46 15.7 11.1-21.7 194 84.3 78.3-88.9
151% to 200% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 389 21 3.1 1.9- 5.1 368 96.9 94.9-98.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 325 57 15.2 11.2-20.4 268 84.8 79.6-88.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 365 56 12.8 9.4-17.2 309 87.2 82.8-90.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 485 54 8.5 6.2-11.6 431 91.5 88.4-93.8

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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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