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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, as a result of confusion or memory loss, how often have you given up day-to-day household activities or chores you used to do, such as cooking, cleaning, taking medications, driving, or paying bills?*

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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 446 40 8.8 5.8-13.0 33 8.9 5.9-13.3 118 28.6 23.5-34.3 55 11.3 8.3-15.3 200 42.5 36.9-48.3
GENDER
Male 192 15 7.1 3.8-13.1 *** *** *** 57 31.4 23.7-40.3 21 11.5 7.1-18.0 90 43.7 35.4-52.4
Female 254 25 10.2 5.9-17.0 24 11.3 7.0-17.5 61 26.1 19.7-33.6 34 11.2 7.4-16.5 110 41.3 33.9-49.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 316 27 8.1 5.1-12.6 22 9.3 5.6-15.1 75 25.9 20.0-32.9 38 10.1 6.9-14.5 154 46.6 39.7-53.5
Non-Hispanic Black 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 13.0 6.8-23.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 10.2 5.2-19.1 39 30.6 21.8-41.2
55-64 144 14 12.0 6.2-22.1 14 12.4 6.8-21.6 42 27.6 19.4-37.7 23 13.0 7.9-20.7 51 34.9 25.3-45.9
65-74 109 12 9.2 4.0-19.9 *** *** *** 23 21.8 13.6-33.2 12 13.4 6.9-24.2 *** *** ***
75+ 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 18.1 10.5-29.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 84 12 14.9 7.4-27.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 145 12 7.1 3.7-13.3 12 7.6 4.0-14.1 38 24.0 16.5-33.7 15 11.9 6.5-20.9 68 49.3 39.5-59.2
Some Post-H.S. 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** 44 31.9 23.5-41.8 22 13.3 8.2-20.9 53 39.6 30.4-49.7
College Graduate 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 11.3 5.9-20.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 294 35 11.6 7.5-17.4 26 12.0 7.6-18.4 96 36.0 29.2-43.4 35 9.8 6.6-14.4 102 30.6 24.5-37.5
No 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 15.2 9.2-24.0 20 14.3 8.7-22.7 96 65.4 55.4-74.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 344 37 10.2 6.6-15.3 33 11.7 7.8-17.4 104 32.6 26.5-39.3 44 11.9 8.3-16.6 126 33.7 27.8-40.1
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 16.1 8.9-27.4 11 9.6 4.9-18.0 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 351 35 10.2 6.6-15.5 28 10.1 6.4-15.5 83 27.1 21.4-33.7 47 11.8 8.4-16.3 158 40.8 34.5-47.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 101 14 12.8 6.0-25.1 12 9.7 5.3-17.3 *** *** *** 11 9.3 4.8-17.5 *** *** ***
Rural 267 21 7.6 4.5-12.5 16 8.1 4.1-15.4 76 32.3 25.2-40.4 37 13.2 8.8-19.2 117 38.8 31.7-46.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 13.8 7.0-25.3 16 17.4 10.2-28.0 *** *** ***
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 179 16 7.4 3.8-14.0 *** *** *** 37 20.6 14.3-28.7 25 13.2 8.2-20.5 93 55.7 46.4-64.5
Unable to Work 147 19 13.6 7.8-22.7 21 16.5 10.2-25.6 61 45.7 35.8-55.9 12 5.9 2.8-11.9 34 18.4 12.4-26.3
Other not in Labor Force 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 107 *** *** *** 11 10.9 5.5-20.5 *** *** *** 15 10.0 5.6-17.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 24.5 16.3-35.2 21 13.8 8.3-22.1 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 184 20 10.6 5.8-18.5 20 12.2 6.9-20.7 50 31.0 22.8-40.5 15 6.7 3.5-12.3 79 39.5 31.0-48.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** 41 26.6 19.1-35.7 19 12.3 7.6-19.3 70 46.2 37.2-55.5

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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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