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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
GENDER
Male 1,656 183 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,473 89.0 87.0-90.7
Female 2,172 239 10.4 8.9-12.1 1,933 89.6 87.9-91.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,791 302 10.4 9.1-12.0 2,489 89.6 88.0-90.9
Non-Hispanic Black 729 85 11.5 9.0-14.7 644 88.5 85.3-91.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 60 *** *** *** 52 89.3 78.6-95.0
Non-Hispanic Other 98 12 11.8 5.8-22.7 86 88.2 77.3-94.2
Hispanic 110 *** *** *** 103 95.8 90.6-98.2
AGE
45-54 917 96 9.7 7.7-12.3 821 90.3 87.7-92.3
55-64 1,120 136 11.2 9.1-13.7 984 88.8 86.3-90.9
65-74 1,089 105 10.2 8.1-12.8 984 89.8 87.2-91.9
75+ 641 82 12.6 9.8-16.0 559 87.4 84.0-90.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 445 78 17.7 13.7-22.5 367 82.3 77.5-86.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,081 137 11.0 9.0-13.3 944 89.0 86.7-91.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,069 130 11.9 9.8-14.4 939 88.1 85.6-90.2
College Graduate 1,222 76 4.5 3.4- 5.9 1,146 95.5 94.1-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 354 76 24.5 18.9-31.1 278 75.5 68.9-81.1
$15,000- 24,999 598 98 17.6 14.0-21.9 500 82.4 78.1-86.0
$25,000- 34,999 351 44 12.1 8.6-16.9 307 87.9 83.1-91.4
$35,000- 49,999 463 41 7.5 5.1-10.8 422 92.5 89.2-94.9
$50,000-74,999 497 39 5.8 3.9- 8.6 458 94.2 91.4-96.1
$75,000+ 831 43 4.9 3.5- 7.0 788 95.1 93.0-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,311 285 21.6 18.9-24.6 1,026 78.4 75.4-81.1
No 2,498 133 5.2 4.2- 6.3 2,365 94.8 93.7-95.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,383 331 24.0 21.2-27.0 1,052 76.0 73.0-78.8
No 2,432 91 3.7 2.9- 4.7 2,341 96.3 95.3-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 638 91 13.7 10.9-17.1 547 86.3 82.9-89.1
Non-Veteran 3,189 331 10.1 8.9-11.5 2,858 89.9 88.5-91.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 865 67 7.5 5.8- 9.7 798 92.5 90.3-94.2
Regional City or Suburban County 838 97 11.4 9.0-14.4 741 88.6 85.6-91.0
Rural 2,127 258 12.2 10.5-14.1 1,869 87.8 85.9-89.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,517 89 5.4 4.2- 6.9 1,428 94.6 93.1-95.8
Unemployed 113 17 11.7 6.6-19.9 96 88.3 80.1-93.4
Retired 1,583 167 10.4 8.7-12.5 1,416 89.6 87.5-91.3
Unable to Work 462 143 32.5 27.2-38.2 319 67.5 61.8-72.8
Other not in Labor Force 140 *** *** *** 134 97.8 94.7-99.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 244 45 22.4 15.9-30.5 199 77.6 69.5-84.1
101% to 150% 595 102 17.9 14.3-22.2 493 82.1 77.8-85.7
151% to 200% 270 37 12.1 8.1-17.6 233 87.9 82.4-91.9
More than 200% 1,886 138 6.2 5.0- 7.6 1,748 93.8 92.4-95.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 871 112 12.8 10.2-15.9 759 87.2 84.1-89.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,480 178 12.4 10.3-14.8 1,302 87.6 85.2-89.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,479 132 8.6 7.1-10.4 1,347 91.4 89.6-92.9

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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