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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,521 530 6.2 5.6- 6.9 5,991 93.8 93.1-94.4
GENDER
Male 2,971 190 4.8 4.0- 5.7 2,781 95.2 94.3-96.0
Female 3,550 340 7.5 6.5- 8.5 3,210 92.5 91.5-93.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,363 410 7.3 6.5- 8.2 3,953 92.7 91.8-93.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,269 85 5.0 3.9- 6.4 1,184 95.0 93.6-96.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 12 8.8 4.4-16.8 100 91.2 83.2-95.6
Non-Hispanic Other 238 13 4.2 2.2- 7.7 225 95.8 92.3-97.8
Hispanic 466 *** *** *** 460 99.4 98.1-99.8
AGE
18-34 1,340 11 0.9 0.4- 2.0 1,329 99.1 98.0-99.6
35-44 885 27 2.2 1.4- 3.5 858 97.8 96.5-98.6
45-54 1,047 55 4.7 3.4- 6.3 992 95.3 93.7-96.6
55-64 1,263 104 8.0 6.4-10.1 1,159 92.0 89.9-93.6
65-74 1,198 179 14.4 12.1-16.9 1,019 85.6 83.1-87.9
75+ 708 152 21.1 17.6-25.1 556 78.9 74.9-82.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 718 64 7.3 5.5- 9.7 654 92.7 90.3-94.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,796 147 6.2 5.1- 7.5 1,649 93.8 92.5-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,886 129 5.3 4.3- 6.6 1,757 94.7 93.4-95.7
College Graduate 2,106 189 6.6 5.5- 7.8 1,917 93.4 92.2-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 643 54 6.1 4.4- 8.4 589 93.9 91.6-95.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,055 101 7.6 5.9- 9.6 954 92.4 90.4-94.1
$25,000- 34,999 610 50 7.0 5.0- 9.6 560 93.0 90.4-95.0
$35,000- 49,999 788 63 5.7 4.2- 7.6 725 94.3 92.4-95.8
$50,000-74,999 829 59 5.7 4.2- 7.6 770 94.3 92.4-95.8
$75,000+ 1,435 92 4.5 3.5- 5.8 1,343 95.5 94.2-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,597 244 12.9 11.1-14.9 1,353 87.1 85.1-88.9
No 4,162 244 4.5 3.9- 5.3 3,918 95.5 94.7-96.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,859 268 12.3 10.7-14.2 1,591 87.7 85.8-89.3
No 4,493 252 4.1 3.5- 4.8 4,241 95.9 95.2-96.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 88 7.9 6.2-10.1 851 92.1 89.9-93.8
Non-Veteran 5,579 442 5.9 5.3- 6.7 5,137 94.1 93.3-94.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,770 113 5.1 4.1- 6.3 1,657 94.9 93.7-95.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,473 120 7.2 5.8- 8.9 1,353 92.8 91.1-94.2
Rural 3,281 297 6.5 5.6- 7.4 2,984 93.5 92.6-94.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,345 121 2.7 2.1- 3.4 3,224 97.3 96.6-97.9
Unemployed 264 14 5.0 2.7- 9.0 250 95.0 91.0-97.3
Retired 1,771 293 15.7 13.8-17.9 1,478 84.3 82.1-86.2
Unable to Work 595 82 12.4 9.6-15.9 513 87.6 84.1-90.4
Other not in Labor Force 518 20 2.8 1.7- 4.7 498 97.2 95.3-98.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 215 12 3.5 1.7- 7.0 203 96.5 93.0-98.3
50% to 100% 583 41 5.1 3.5- 7.2 542 94.9 92.8-96.5
101% to 150% 968 98 8.3 6.6-10.5 870 91.7 89.5-93.4
151% to 200% 434 38 7.8 5.3-11.2 396 92.2 88.8-94.7
More than 200% 3,068 228 5.4 4.6- 6.3 2,840 94.6 93.7-95.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,313 120 7.2 5.7- 9.0 1,193 92.8 91.0-94.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,373 213 6.6 5.6- 7.7 2,160 93.4 92.3-94.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,838 197 5.6 4.8- 6.7 2,641 94.4 93.3-95.2

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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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