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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 6,522 803 12.4 11.5-13.5 5,719 87.6 86.5-88.5
GENDER
Male 2,974 277 9.9 8.6-11.4 2,697 90.1 88.6-91.4
Female 3,548 526 14.8 13.4-16.3 3,022 85.2 83.7-86.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,361 514 12.1 10.9-13.3 3,847 87.9 86.7-89.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,271 185 14.4 12.2-16.9 1,086 85.6 83.1-87.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 21 20.1 12.3-31.2 91 79.9 68.8-87.7
Non-Hispanic Other 239 36 13.5 9.3-19.4 203 86.5 80.6-90.7
Hispanic 466 36 7.9 5.4-11.5 430 92.1 88.5-94.6
AGE
18-34 1,340 200 14.9 12.8-17.3 1,140 85.1 82.7-87.2
35-44 886 115 12.5 10.1-15.4 771 87.5 84.6-89.9
45-54 1,052 126 11.1 9.1-13.5 926 88.9 86.5-90.9
55-64 1,264 157 12.3 10.2-14.7 1,107 87.7 85.3-89.8
65-74 1,195 136 11.8 9.7-14.2 1,059 88.2 85.8-90.3
75+ 705 67 9.4 7.2-12.2 638 90.6 87.8-92.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 131 16.8 13.7-20.3 583 83.2 79.7-86.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,798 205 11.7 9.9-13.6 1,593 88.3 86.4-90.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,886 239 12.7 11.0-14.7 1,647 87.3 85.3-89.0
College Graduate 2,109 228 10.6 9.2-12.3 1,881 89.4 87.7-90.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 644 123 18.5 14.9-22.8 521 81.5 77.2-85.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,056 144 13.1 10.8-15.8 912 86.9 84.2-89.2
$25,000- 34,999 610 81 14.5 11.3-18.4 529 85.5 81.6-88.7
$35,000- 49,999 787 89 12.1 9.4-15.4 698 87.9 84.6-90.6
$50,000-74,999 829 85 9.2 7.2-11.7 744 90.8 88.3-92.8
$75,000+ 1,435 134 9.8 8.1-11.8 1,301 90.2 88.2-91.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,598 336 22.0 19.5-24.8 1,262 78.0 75.2-80.5
No 4,161 362 9.1 8.1-10.3 3,799 90.9 89.7-91.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,861 379 21.3 19.0-23.8 1,482 78.7 76.2-81.0
No 4,491 407 9.5 8.5-10.6 4,084 90.5 89.4-91.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 941 87 9.4 7.4-11.8 854 90.6 88.2-92.6
Non-Veteran 5,578 716 12.9 11.8-14.0 4,862 87.1 86.0-88.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,770 222 12.3 10.6-14.2 1,548 87.7 85.8-89.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,473 176 12.2 10.3-14.5 1,297 87.8 85.5-89.7
Rural 3,281 405 12.7 11.3-14.3 2,876 87.3 85.7-88.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,347 332 10.3 9.1-11.7 3,015 89.7 88.3-90.9
Unemployed 264 46 17.5 12.4-24.2 218 82.5 75.8-87.6
Retired 1,766 186 10.1 8.6-11.9 1,580 89.9 88.1-91.4
Unable to Work 598 161 27.3 22.9-32.2 437 72.7 67.8-77.1
Other not in Labor Force 519 75 13.8 10.7-17.7 444 86.2 82.3-89.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 215 44 18.7 12.8-26.6 171 81.3 73.4-87.2
50% to 100% 582 86 13.2 10.2-16.9 496 86.8 83.1-89.8
101% to 150% 971 153 16.0 13.3-19.1 818 84.0 80.9-86.7
151% to 200% 434 60 14.9 11.1-19.6 374 85.1 80.4-88.9
More than 200% 3,066 303 9.9 8.7-11.3 2,763 90.1 88.7-91.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,314 164 12.6 10.3-15.3 1,150 87.4 84.7-89.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,372 290 12.6 10.9-14.4 2,082 87.4 85.6-89.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,838 349 12.3 11.0-13.9 2,489 87.7 86.1-89.0

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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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