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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,505 1,252 18.3 17.1-19.5 5,253 81.7 80.5-82.9
GENDER
Male 2,964 411 12.6 11.3-14.1 2,553 87.4 85.9-88.7
Female 3,541 841 23.5 21.8-25.3 2,700 76.5 74.7-78.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,351 920 20.7 19.2-22.2 3,431 79.3 77.8-80.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,269 210 15.3 13.0-17.9 1,059 84.7 82.1-87.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 24 15.6 9.6-24.2 86 84.4 75.8-90.4
Non-Hispanic Other 238 32 11.0 7.3-16.2 206 89.0 83.8-92.7
Hispanic 466 51 9.5 7.0-12.9 415 90.5 87.1-93.0
AGE
18-34 1,335 222 15.9 13.8-18.4 1,113 84.1 81.6-86.2
35-44 884 185 19.7 16.8-23.0 699 80.3 77.0-83.2
45-54 1,048 232 20.3 17.6-23.3 816 79.7 76.7-82.4
55-64 1,261 317 23.7 21.0-26.7 944 76.3 73.3-79.0
65-74 1,190 209 17.4 14.9-20.2 981 82.6 79.8-85.1
75+ 707 84 12.2 9.5-15.6 623 87.8 84.4-90.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 712 161 22.2 18.6-26.3 551 77.8 73.7-81.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,791 347 17.9 15.8-20.2 1,444 82.1 79.8-84.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,881 398 19.6 17.6-21.8 1,483 80.4 78.2-82.4
College Graduate 2,106 345 14.9 13.2-16.7 1,761 85.1 83.3-86.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 639 224 34.8 30.2-39.8 415 65.2 60.2-69.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,055 255 24.8 21.5-28.3 800 75.2 71.7-78.5
$25,000- 34,999 609 137 18.4 15.2-22.1 472 81.6 77.9-84.8
$35,000- 49,999 787 130 15.3 12.5-18.6 657 84.7 81.4-87.5
$50,000-74,999 830 140 15.9 13.1-19.1 690 84.1 80.9-86.9
$75,000+ 1,433 186 11.9 10.1-13.9 1,247 88.1 86.1-89.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,592 631 40.3 37.2-43.4 961 59.7 56.6-62.8
No 4,155 502 11.7 10.6-13.0 3,653 88.3 87.0-89.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,853 731 39.8 37.0-42.7 1,122 60.2 57.3-63.0
No 4,484 499 11.1 10.0-12.3 3,985 88.9 87.7-90.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 937 169 17.7 14.9-20.9 768 82.3 79.1-85.1
Non-Veteran 5,565 1,083 18.4 17.1-19.7 4,482 81.6 80.3-82.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,769 289 14.9 13.2-16.8 1,480 85.1 83.2-86.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,468 292 19.0 16.7-21.6 1,176 81.0 78.4-83.3
Rural 3,270 671 20.6 18.9-22.5 2,599 79.4 77.5-81.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,343 478 13.1 11.9-14.5 2,865 86.9 85.5-88.1
Unemployed 264 71 28.6 21.9-36.5 193 71.4 63.5-78.1
Retired 1,762 284 16.2 14.2-18.4 1,478 83.8 81.6-85.8
Unable to Work 591 328 54.5 49.2-59.7 263 45.5 40.3-50.8
Other not in Labor Force 517 90 16.4 13.0-20.4 427 83.6 79.6-87.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 213 73 35.9 28.3-44.4 140 64.1 55.6-71.7
50% to 100% 581 174 30.3 25.6-35.4 407 69.7 64.6-74.4
101% to 150% 968 235 23.3 20.2-26.8 733 76.7 73.2-79.8
151% to 200% 434 101 18.7 14.9-23.2 333 81.3 76.8-85.1
More than 200% 3,065 477 14.2 12.8-15.7 2,588 85.8 84.3-87.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,309 263 19.7 16.8-22.9 1,046 80.3 77.1-83.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,362 502 21.6 19.5-23.8 1,860 78.4 76.2-80.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,836 487 15.7 14.3-17.3 2,349 84.3 82.7-85.7

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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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