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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

Have you or anyone else discussed your confusion or memory loss with a health care professional?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 448 216 43.6 38.0-49.4 232 56.4 50.6-62.0
GENDER
Male 192 88 37.9 30.2-46.4 104 62.1 53.6-69.8
Female 256 128 48.5 40.7-56.4 128 51.5 43.6-59.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 318 152 43.2 36.5-50.1 166 56.8 49.9-63.5
Non-Hispanic Black 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 147 65 41.1 31.9-51.1 82 58.9 48.9-68.1
Some Post-H.S. 135 81 59.3 49.1-68.7 54 40.7 31.3-50.9
College Graduate 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 296 166 52.1 44.7-59.4 130 47.9 40.6-55.3
No 148 48 27.7 20.1-36.8 100 72.3 63.2-79.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 346 188 50.6 43.8-57.3 158 49.4 42.7-56.2
No 102 28 21.7 13.9-32.3 74 78.3 67.7-86.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 351 160 41.6 35.3-48.2 191 58.4 51.8-64.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 268 130 45.1 37.5-52.9 138 54.9 47.1-62.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 181 80 35.5 27.7-44.2 101 64.5 55.8-72.3
Unable to Work 147 92 59.3 48.8-68.9 55 40.7 31.1-51.2
Other not in Labor Force 7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 146 65 37.6 28.5-47.6 81 62.4 52.4-71.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 186 91 44.9 35.9-54.2 95 55.1 45.8-64.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 148 68 40.5 31.9-49.7 80 59.5 50.3-68.1

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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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