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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, how often has confusion or memory loss interfered with your ability to work, volunteer, or engage in social activities outside the home?*

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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 439 49 12.8 9.3-17.3 25 5.2 3.2- 8.3 102 22.4 17.7-27.9 63 14.4 10.7-19.0 200 45.3 39.5-51.2
GENDER
Male 193 15 8.5 4.8-14.6 11 5.4 2.6-11.0 43 21.6 14.7-30.6 34 18.1 12.4-25.5 90 46.4 38.0-55.1
Female 246 34 16.6 11.4-23.7 14 5.0 2.8- 8.9 59 23.1 17.2-30.3 29 11.0 6.8-17.3 110 44.2 36.4-52.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 311 37 14.7 10.2-20.6 19 5.7 3.3- 9.8 59 17.6 12.5-24.1 51 16.3 11.9-21.8 145 45.7 38.9-52.8
Non-Hispanic Black 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 102 20 24.0 15.2-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 17.0 10.3-26.8 24 21.3 13.6-31.7
55-64 141 17 13.0 7.5-21.6 12 7.5 3.7-14.6 36 21.8 14.6-31.2 18 12.5 6.5-22.6 *** *** ***
65-74 107 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 11.0 5.7-20.1 *** *** ***
75+ 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 9.3 4.9-16.8 13 18.4 10.3-30.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 15.3 8.0-27.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 141 15 12.3 7.0-20.7 *** *** *** 38 22.1 15.0-31.2 14 10.7 5.8-19.0 68 51.7 41.7-61.5
Some Post-H.S. 132 18 16.3 9.9-25.8 13 10.4 5.5-18.6 26 15.9 10.3-23.7 19 13.3 7.8-21.5 56 44.2 34.5-54.3
College Graduate 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 15.1 7.9-27.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 77 13 16.2 8.4-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 13.3 6.4-25.5 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 291 47 18.6 13.5-25.0 24 7.6 4.7-12.1 85 29.5 23.0-36.8 38 12.5 8.3-18.3 97 31.9 25.6-39.0
No 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 9.3 4.9-17.0 25 18.1 11.8-26.8 102 70.9 61.3-79.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 337 49 16.9 12.4-22.6 24 6.8 4.2-10.8 97 28.5 22.6-35.3 45 12.7 8.8-18.0 122 35.1 29.0-41.8
No 102 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.4 11.7-30.5 78 76.6 65.5-85.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 96 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 14.1 8.4-22.8 19 22.9 14.2-34.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 343 41 14.3 10.1-19.7 16 4.6 2.6- 8.1 82 24.6 19.0-31.2 44 12.1 8.4-17.3 160 44.4 37.8-51.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 13.1 6.7-24.1 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 102 19 16.6 9.9-26.7 *** *** *** 17 17.8 10.1-29.4 16 18.7 10.6-30.8 *** *** ***
Rural 260 23 12.1 7.5-18.8 21 7.9 4.7-12.9 62 23.6 17.0-31.7 36 12.6 8.6-18.2 118 43.8 36.2-51.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 177 11 5.3 2.7-10.2 *** *** *** 31 13.3 8.2-20.9 22 13.9 8.6-21.5 107 64.6 55.4-72.8
Unable to Work 143 34 26.8 18.7-36.8 17 10.4 6.0-17.5 49 34.8 25.6-45.3 11 6.3 2.5-15.0 32 21.7 14.5-31.1
Other not in Labor Force 6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 46 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 103 14 16.2 9.1-27.2 *** *** *** 27 21.2 13.3-32.2 11 14.4 7.0-27.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 144 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 13.2 7.4-22.2 28 22.2 14.7-32.1 77 53.5 43.2-63.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 21.5 13.5-32.4 17 14.4 7.9-24.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 181 27 16.6 10.7-25.1 11 4.4 2.2- 8.6 36 21.8 14.5-31.5 24 14.5 8.8-22.8 83 42.7 33.7-52.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 146 13 9.5 5.3-16.2 *** *** *** 35 23.4 16.3-32.4 22 14.2 9.0-21.7 71 49.7 40.4-59.0

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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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