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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
GENDER
Male 2,971 213 6.5 5.5- 7.7 2,758 93.5 92.3-94.5
Female 3,544 314 8.0 7.0- 9.2 3,230 92.0 90.8-93.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,358 385 8.1 7.2- 9.2 3,973 91.9 90.8-92.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,268 89 6.7 5.1- 8.7 1,179 93.3 91.3-94.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 17 15.6 9.1-25.3 95 84.4 74.7-90.9
Non-Hispanic Other 237 18 4.9 2.8- 8.6 219 95.1 91.4-97.2
Hispanic 467 11 1.8 0.9- 3.5 456 98.2 96.5-99.1
AGE
18-34 1,337 35 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,302 97.3 96.1-98.2
35-44 885 40 4.6 3.1- 6.8 845 95.4 93.2-96.9
45-54 1,049 81 7.7 5.9-10.0 968 92.3 90.0-94.1
55-64 1,265 139 11.0 9.0-13.4 1,126 89.0 86.6-91.0
65-74 1,194 144 13.0 10.7-15.5 1,050 87.0 84.5-89.3
75+ 705 88 13.7 10.8-17.3 617 86.3 82.7-89.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 714 128 15.6 12.7-18.9 586 84.4 81.1-87.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,798 166 7.6 6.3- 9.2 1,632 92.4 90.8-93.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,882 161 7.4 6.2- 9.0 1,721 92.6 91.0-93.8
College Graduate 2,106 71 2.0 1.5- 2.7 2,035 98.0 97.3-98.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 642 111 16.5 13.0-20.6 531 83.5 79.4-87.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,052 124 10.9 8.9-13.4 928 89.1 86.6-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 609 56 8.6 6.2-11.8 553 91.4 88.2-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 789 55 5.3 3.7- 7.6 734 94.7 92.4-96.3
$50,000-74,999 829 44 5.0 3.6- 7.0 785 95.0 93.0-96.4
$75,000+ 1,434 44 2.7 1.8- 3.9 1,390 97.3 96.1-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,595 323 21.2 18.7-24.0 1,272 78.8 76.0-81.3
No 4,158 172 3.5 2.9- 4.1 3,986 96.5 95.9-97.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,856 346 19.2 17.0-21.6 1,510 80.8 78.4-83.0
No 4,489 167 3.1 2.5- 3.7 4,322 96.9 96.3-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 942 96 10.0 8.0-12.5 846 90.0 87.5-92.0
Non-Veteran 5,570 431 6.9 6.1- 7.8 5,139 93.1 92.2-93.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,771 89 4.6 3.6- 5.8 1,682 95.4 94.2-96.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,474 118 7.8 6.3- 9.6 1,356 92.2 90.4-93.7
Rural 3,272 320 9.3 8.1-10.6 2,952 90.7 89.4-91.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,346 122 3.4 2.7- 4.2 3,224 96.6 95.8-97.3
Unemployed 263 18 5.2 3.0- 9.0 245 94.8 91.0-97.0
Retired 1,765 196 11.6 9.8-13.5 1,569 88.4 86.5-90.2
Unable to Work 596 167 28.6 24.1-33.5 429 71.4 66.5-75.9
Other not in Labor Force 517 23 4.0 2.5- 6.6 494 96.0 93.4-97.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 213 25 12.0 7.2-19.2 188 88.0 80.8-92.8
50% to 100% 582 71 11.3 8.4-15.0 511 88.7 85.0-91.6
101% to 150% 967 133 13.0 10.6-15.8 834 87.0 84.2-89.4
151% to 200% 433 44 8.2 5.8-11.6 389 91.8 88.4-94.2
More than 200% 3,067 154 4.2 3.5- 5.2 2,913 95.8 94.8-96.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,307 124 9.0 7.1-11.3 1,183 91.0 88.7-92.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,370 237 9.3 7.9-10.8 2,133 90.7 89.2-92.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,840 166 5.5 4.6- 6.6 2,674 94.5 93.4-95.4

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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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