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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,408 461 5.9 5.3- 6.7 5,947 94.1 93.3-94.7
GENDER
Male 2,919 260 7.3 6.3- 8.4 2,659 92.7 91.6-93.7
Female 3,489 201 4.7 3.9- 5.6 3,288 95.3 94.4-96.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,311 341 6.3 5.6- 7.2 3,970 93.7 92.8-94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,238 62 4.4 3.2- 6.0 1,176 95.6 94.0-96.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 108 11 5.8 2.7-12.0 97 94.2 88.0-97.3
Non-Hispanic Other 236 21 11.2 6.3-19.1 215 88.8 80.9-93.7
Hispanic 447 17 2.7 1.6- 4.5 430 97.3 95.5-98.4
AGE
18-34 1,306 31 2.5 1.6- 3.9 1,275 97.5 96.1-98.4
35-44 864 22 2.9 1.7- 4.8 842 97.1 95.2-98.3
45-54 1,032 48 4.5 3.2- 6.3 984 95.5 93.7-96.8
55-64 1,246 81 5.9 4.5- 7.7 1,165 94.1 92.3-95.5
65-74 1,186 125 10.2 8.3-12.5 1,061 89.8 87.5-91.7
75+ 697 152 21.2 17.7-25.1 545 78.8 74.9-82.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 702 99 11.7 9.1-14.9 603 88.3 85.1-90.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,753 148 6.6 5.4- 8.0 1,605 93.4 92.0-94.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,858 125 4.9 4.0- 6.0 1,733 95.1 94.0-96.0
College Graduate 2,083 90 3.3 2.6- 4.3 1,993 96.7 95.7-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 591 69 11.8 8.8-15.7 522 88.2 84.3-91.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,045 95 8.8 6.7-11.4 950 91.2 88.6-93.3
$25,000- 34,999 607 49 5.9 4.2- 8.3 558 94.1 91.7-95.8
$35,000- 49,999 782 46 4.7 3.3- 6.7 736 95.3 93.3-96.7
$50,000-74,999 828 51 4.5 3.2- 6.2 777 95.5 93.8-96.8
$75,000+ 1,430 57 3.1 2.3- 4.3 1,373 96.9 95.7-97.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,601 248 14.6 12.6-16.9 1,353 85.4 83.1-87.4
No 4,152 185 3.6 2.9- 4.3 3,967 96.4 95.7-97.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,866 462 23.1 20.8-25.6 1,404 76.9 74.4-79.2
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 927 135 13.7 11.3-16.6 792 86.3 83.4-88.7
Non-Veteran 5,479 327 4.8 4.2- 5.6 5,152 95.2 94.4-95.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,746 81 4.0 3.0- 5.2 1,665 96.0 94.8-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,451 103 6.0 4.8- 7.5 1,348 94.0 92.5-95.2
Rural 3,214 278 7.5 6.5- 8.7 2,936 92.5 91.3-93.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,283 109 2.7 2.1- 3.5 3,174 97.3 96.5-97.9
Unemployed 257 16 5.3 2.9- 9.4 241 94.7 90.6-97.1
Retired 1,745 250 14.2 12.3-16.3 1,495 85.8 83.7-87.7
Unable to Work 587 69 12.3 9.1-16.5 518 87.7 83.5-90.9
Other not in Labor Force 512 18 3.0 1.8- 5.1 494 97.0 94.9-98.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 212 11 6.4 3.1-12.7 201 93.6 87.3-96.9
50% to 100% 574 52 10.2 7.2-14.3 522 89.8 85.7-92.8
101% to 150% 959 98 8.9 7.0-11.3 861 91.1 88.7-93.0
151% to 200% 431 41 6.4 4.4- 9.3 390 93.6 90.7-95.6
More than 200% 3,056 165 4.1 3.4- 5.0 2,891 95.9 95.0-96.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,284 115 7.8 6.1- 9.9 1,169 92.2 90.1-93.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,332 203 8.0 6.8- 9.5 2,129 92.0 90.5-93.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,795 144 4.1 3.3- 5.0 2,651 95.9 95.0-96.7

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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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