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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 6,500 526 8.0 7.2- 8.9 5,974 92.0 91.1-92.8
GENDER
Male 2,966 147 5.3 4.3- 6.4 2,819 94.7 93.6-95.7
Female 3,534 379 10.6 9.4-12.0 3,155 89.4 88.0-90.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,349 343 7.8 6.8- 8.8 4,006 92.2 91.2-93.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,264 113 9.3 7.5-11.6 1,151 90.7 88.4-92.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 16 14.0 7.7-24.2 94 86.0 75.8-92.3
Non-Hispanic Other 238 25 8.9 5.6-13.8 213 91.1 86.2-94.4
Hispanic 466 20 4.5 2.6- 7.5 446 95.5 92.5-97.4
AGE
18-34 1,330 103 7.7 6.2- 9.6 1,227 92.3 90.4-93.8
35-44 882 76 8.8 6.7-11.4 806 91.2 88.6-93.3
45-54 1,049 94 8.1 6.4-10.3 955 91.9 89.7-93.6
55-64 1,264 118 9.6 7.7-11.9 1,146 90.4 88.1-92.3
65-74 1,193 95 8.0 6.3-10.2 1,098 92.0 89.8-93.7
75+ 702 39 5.5 3.8- 7.8 663 94.5 92.2-96.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 710 94 12.3 9.6-15.5 616 87.7 84.5-90.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,793 125 7.1 5.8- 8.8 1,668 92.9 91.2-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,881 154 7.7 6.4- 9.3 1,727 92.3 90.7-93.6
College Graduate 2,101 153 7.1 5.9- 8.5 1,948 92.9 91.5-94.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 641 94 13.9 10.8-17.6 547 86.1 82.4-89.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 87 7.8 6.0-10.1 966 92.2 89.9-94.0
$25,000- 34,999 608 51 8.7 6.4-11.9 557 91.3 88.1-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 784 55 7.6 5.4-10.4 729 92.4 89.6-94.6
$50,000-74,999 828 55 5.6 4.1- 7.6 773 94.4 92.4-95.9
$75,000+ 1,430 86 6.3 4.9- 8.0 1,344 93.7 92.0-95.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,592 256 17.1 14.7-19.7 1,336 82.9 80.3-85.3
No 4,150 207 5.1 4.3- 6.0 3,943 94.9 94.0-95.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,852 270 15.3 13.3-17.6 1,582 84.7 82.4-86.7
No 4,479 248 5.7 4.9- 6.6 4,231 94.3 93.4-95.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 53 5.6 4.1- 7.6 886 94.4 92.4-95.9
Non-Veteran 5,558 473 8.4 7.5- 9.4 5,085 91.6 90.6-92.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,761 138 7.8 6.5- 9.4 1,623 92.2 90.6-93.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,469 111 7.1 5.7- 8.8 1,358 92.9 91.2-94.3
Rural 3,272 277 8.8 7.5-10.2 2,995 91.2 89.8-92.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,337 197 6.1 5.2- 7.1 3,140 93.9 92.9-94.8
Unemployed 263 28 11.3 7.2-17.3 235 88.7 82.7-92.8
Retired 1,762 124 6.7 5.4- 8.2 1,638 93.3 91.8-94.6
Unable to Work 596 130 22.1 18.0-26.8 466 77.9 73.2-82.0
Other not in Labor Force 514 45 8.2 5.8-11.5 469 91.8 88.5-94.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 214 33 13.6 8.8-20.5 181 86.4 79.5-91.2
50% to 100% 580 63 10.0 7.3-13.5 517 90.0 86.5-92.7
101% to 150% 967 98 9.5 7.5-12.1 869 90.5 87.9-92.5
151% to 200% 433 34 9.1 6.2-13.2 399 90.9 86.8-93.8
More than 200% 3,058 195 6.2 5.3- 7.4 2,863 93.8 92.6-94.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,311 106 8.0 6.1-10.3 1,205 92.0 89.7-93.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,363 199 8.4 7.1- 9.9 2,164 91.6 90.1-92.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,828 221 7.8 6.7- 9.1 2,607 92.2 90.9-93.3

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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