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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
GENDER
Male 2,902 163 5.2 4.3- 6.4 2,739 94.8 93.6-95.7
Female 3,478 336 8.6 7.5- 9.7 3,142 91.4 90.3-92.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,300 328 7.1 6.2- 8.1 3,972 92.9 91.9-93.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,228 118 8.0 6.4-10.0 1,110 92.0 90.0-93.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 17 13.0 7.7-21.2 90 87.0 78.8-92.3
Non-Hispanic Other 232 11 4.6 2.3- 9.0 221 95.4 91.0-97.7
Hispanic 445 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0 429 97.2 95.0-98.4
AGE
18-34 1,298 41 3.3 2.3- 4.8 1,257 96.7 95.2-97.7
35-44 857 50 5.6 3.9- 7.9 807 94.4 92.1-96.1
45-54 1,031 86 9.0 7.0-11.5 945 91.0 88.5-93.0
55-64 1,242 123 8.9 7.1-11.0 1,119 91.1 89.0-92.9
65-74 1,183 90 7.5 5.9- 9.6 1,093 92.5 90.4-94.1
75+ 693 106 14.4 11.5-17.9 587 85.6 82.1-88.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 696 114 14.7 11.8-18.3 582 85.3 81.7-88.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,744 173 8.8 7.3-10.5 1,571 91.2 89.5-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,851 134 5.6 4.6- 6.9 1,717 94.4 93.1-95.4
College Graduate 2,076 77 2.3 1.8- 3.0 1,999 97.7 97.0-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 136 23.8 19.5-28.7 452 76.2 71.3-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,041 115 10.6 8.4-13.3 926 89.4 86.7-91.6
$25,000- 34,999 605 37 5.3 3.6- 7.7 568 94.7 92.3-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 781 44 3.3 2.3- 4.8 737 96.7 95.2-97.7
$50,000-74,999 824 32 3.6 2.4- 5.4 792 96.4 94.6-97.6
$75,000+ 1,425 22 1.4 0.8- 2.3 1,403 98.6 97.7-99.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,594 429 27.0 24.3-30.0 1,165 73.0 70.0-75.7
No 4,135 44 0.9 0.7- 1.3 4,091 99.1 98.7-99.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,861 499 27.1 24.5-29.7 1,362 72.9 70.3-75.5
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 925 79 7.2 5.5- 9.5 846 92.8 90.5-94.5
Non-Veteran 5,453 420 6.9 6.1- 7.8 5,033 93.1 92.2-93.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,741 79 3.8 3.0- 4.9 1,662 96.2 95.1-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,440 111 7.0 5.6- 8.8 1,329 93.0 91.2-94.4
Rural 3,202 309 9.5 8.2-10.9 2,893 90.5 89.1-91.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,268 52 1.5 1.1- 2.1 3,216 98.5 97.9-98.9
Unemployed 254 24 7.7 4.7-12.2 230 92.3 87.8-95.3
Retired 1,740 169 9.4 7.9-11.2 1,571 90.6 88.8-92.1
Unable to Work 584 234 41.5 36.3-46.9 350 58.5 53.1-63.7
Other not in Labor Force 510 19 2.6 1.5- 4.3 491 97.4 95.7-98.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 211 49 21.5 15.3-29.3 162 78.5 70.7-84.7
50% to 100% 570 83 15.5 11.9-19.9 487 84.5 80.1-88.1
101% to 150% 956 109 9.9 7.8-12.5 847 90.1 87.5-92.2
151% to 200% 431 37 7.0 4.8-10.1 394 93.0 89.9-95.2
More than 200% 3,045 108 2.7 2.1- 3.4 2,937 97.3 96.6-97.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,276 137 10.2 8.1-12.7 1,139 89.8 87.3-91.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,324 218 9.3 7.9-10.9 2,106 90.7 89.1-92.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,783 144 4.6 3.7- 5.5 2,639 95.4 94.5-96.3

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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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