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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

As a result of confusion or memory loss, how often do you need assistance with these day-to-day activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 445 35 8.3 5.5-12.5 25 5.2 3.1- 8.7 106 24.5 19.8-30.0 68 15.9 12.1-20.7 211 46.0 40.2-51.9
GENDER
Male 193 12 4.6 2.4- 8.5 11 6.2 2.8-13.2 48 25.7 18.6-34.3 28 14.4 9.3-21.5 94 49.1 40.5-57.7
Female 252 23 11.7 6.9-19.0 14 4.3 2.3- 8.0 58 23.5 17.5-30.7 40 17.3 12.1-24.2 117 43.3 35.6-51.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 315 21 7.0 4.2-11.4 16 4.6 2.3- 8.9 67 21.9 16.5-28.6 48 16.4 11.8-22.3 163 50.1 43.1-57.0
Non-Hispanic Black 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 17.4 9.9-28.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 16.4 9.4-27.2 35 30.0 21.0-40.9
55-64 142 15 11.9 6.2-21.7 *** *** *** 36 24.6 16.8-34.6 23 16.1 9.8-25.5 *** *** ***
65-74 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 18.9 11.2-30.1 18 16.5 9.4-27.3 *** *** ***
75+ 89 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 12.6 7.1-21.4 11 14.5 7.5-26.3 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 21.1 14.3-30.1 20 13.0 7.7-21.1 72 54.4 44.4-64.0
Some Post-H.S. 135 11 8.6 4.1-17.4 *** *** *** 35 26.6 18.6-36.4 25 17.2 11.2-25.7 55 40.4 31.1-50.5
College Graduate 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 295 32 11.4 7.4-17.2 24 7.0 4.1-11.7 92 31.5 25.1-38.8 47 17.2 12.3-23.4 100 32.9 26.4-40.1
No 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.4 6.4-19.6 21 13.7 8.2-21.9 109 70.4 60.3-78.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 343 34 10.1 6.6-15.1 25 6.9 4.1-11.4 102 31.3 25.3-38.0 50 15.5 11.2-21.1 132 36.2 30.0-42.9
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 17.2 10.0-27.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.6 7.9-25.4 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 348 30 9.8 6.3-15.0 17 5.1 2.7- 9.5 76 23.2 17.9-29.5 53 16.3 12.0-21.8 172 45.6 39.0-52.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 19.9 11.6-31.9 12 18.2 10.4-29.9 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 99 13 12.4 5.9-24.1 *** *** *** 21 19.0 11.8-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 269 14 6.1 3.2-11.3 18 7.1 3.9-12.6 70 29.2 22.3-37.3 48 17.5 12.4-24.2 119 40.1 32.8-47.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 17.2 9.7-28.7 *** *** ***
Unemployed 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 179 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 15.9 10.5-23.3 29 14.5 9.3-21.9 102 61.0 51.7-69.5
Unable to Work 147 25 17.2 10.7-26.6 13 6.4 3.1-12.8 60 41.2 31.7-51.4 18 15.7 9.3-25.1 31 19.5 12.7-28.7
Other not in Labor Force 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.9 11.8-31.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 17.6 11.3-26.5 21 14.8 8.9-23.6 85 60.7 50.5-70.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 116 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 26.3 17.6-37.2 20 17.0 9.5-28.5 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 182 17 10.3 5.4-18.7 13 4.0 2.1- 7.8 44 27.5 19.6-37.1 25 15.7 9.9-23.9 83 42.5 33.5-52.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 147 11 7.4 3.7-14.2 *** *** *** 31 20.5 14.0-28.9 23 15.7 10.2-23.4 78 53.0 43.7-62.1

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older who reported progressive memory or cognitive decline.

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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