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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,398 359 4.9 4.3- 5.6 6,039 95.1 94.4-95.7
GENDER
Male 2,913 145 4.3 3.5- 5.2 2,768 95.7 94.8-96.5
Female 3,485 214 5.6 4.7- 6.6 3,271 94.4 93.4-95.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,309 208 4.1 3.5- 4.9 4,101 95.9 95.1-96.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,230 95 7.1 5.5- 9.0 1,135 92.9 91.0-94.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 17 13.2 7.6-21.8 90 86.8 78.2-92.4
Non-Hispanic Other 236 11 5.2 1.9-13.8 225 94.8 86.2-98.1
Hispanic 448 23 5.1 3.1- 8.0 425 94.9 92.0-96.9
AGE
18-34 1,300 40 3.0 2.0- 4.4 1,260 97.0 95.6-98.0
35-44 862 23 2.7 1.7- 4.2 839 97.3 95.8-98.3
45-54 1,031 73 6.3 4.8- 8.3 958 93.7 91.7-95.2
55-64 1,243 89 6.4 5.0- 8.1 1,154 93.6 91.9-95.0
65-74 1,186 66 5.0 3.8- 6.7 1,120 95.0 93.3-96.2
75+ 699 66 11.1 8.2-14.9 633 88.9 85.1-91.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 702 96 12.1 9.4-15.4 606 87.9 84.6-90.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,748 131 6.5 5.3- 7.9 1,617 93.5 92.1-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,855 88 3.5 2.7- 4.5 1,767 96.5 95.5-97.3
College Graduate 2,079 44 1.2 0.8- 1.7 2,035 98.8 98.3-99.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 589 84 13.0 9.9-16.8 505 87.0 83.2-90.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,040 91 7.7 5.9-10.1 949 92.3 89.9-94.1
$25,000- 34,999 608 36 5.1 3.4- 7.7 572 94.9 92.3-96.6
$35,000- 49,999 781 33 3.6 2.3- 5.6 748 96.4 94.4-97.7
$50,000-74,999 827 29 2.9 1.9- 4.6 798 97.1 95.4-98.1
$75,000+ 1,427 18 1.2 0.7- 2.1 1,409 98.8 97.9-99.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,599 230 13.9 11.9-16.1 1,369 86.1 83.9-88.1
No 4,149 103 2.4 1.8- 3.1 4,046 97.6 96.9-98.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,860 359 19.3 17.1-21.8 1,501 80.7 78.2-82.9
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 926 49 4.6 3.3- 6.4 877 95.4 93.6-96.7
Non-Veteran 5,469 310 5.0 4.3- 5.8 5,159 95.0 94.2-95.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,744 79 4.3 3.2- 5.7 1,665 95.7 94.3-96.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,444 77 4.7 3.6- 6.1 1,367 95.3 93.9-96.4
Rural 3,213 203 5.6 4.8- 6.7 3,010 94.4 93.3-95.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,277 94 2.7 2.1- 3.5 3,183 97.3 96.5-97.9
Unemployed 255 19 5.2 3.0- 8.7 236 94.8 91.3-97.0
Retired 1,748 113 7.1 5.6- 8.9 1,635 92.9 91.1-94.4
Unable to Work 582 117 17.9 14.4-22.0 465 82.1 78.0-85.6
Other not in Labor Force 511 15 2.4 1.3- 4.3 496 97.6 95.7-98.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 210 30 12.5 8.0-19.2 180 87.5 80.8-92.0
50% to 100% 569 53 8.8 6.1-12.6 516 91.2 87.4-93.9
101% to 150% 960 95 8.2 6.4-10.3 865 91.8 89.7-93.6
151% to 200% 431 28 5.1 3.3- 7.8 403 94.9 92.2-96.7
More than 200% 3,051 83 2.2 1.7- 3.0 2,968 97.8 97.0-98.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,282 87 6.4 4.9- 8.4 1,195 93.6 91.6-95.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,329 154 5.7 4.7- 6.9 2,175 94.3 93.1-95.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,790 118 4.1 3.2- 5.1 2,672 95.9 94.9-96.8

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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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