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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 6,391 294 4.1 3.6- 4.8 6,097 95.9 95.2-96.4
GENDER
Male 2,906 128 4.1 3.2- 5.1 2,778 95.9 94.9-96.8
Female 3,485 166 4.2 3.5- 5.1 3,319 95.8 94.9-96.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,305 188 3.9 3.3- 4.7 4,117 96.1 95.3-96.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,230 73 5.8 4.3- 7.7 1,157 94.2 92.3-95.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 *** *** *** 97 92.1 83.4-96.4
Non-Hispanic Other 234 11 3.8 1.9- 7.4 223 96.2 92.6-98.1
Hispanic 445 *** *** *** 437 99.0 97.7-99.6
AGE
18-34 1,300 15 1.2 0.6- 2.2 1,285 98.8 97.8-99.4
35-44 858 24 3.3 1.9- 5.5 834 96.7 94.5-98.1
45-54 1,032 71 6.9 5.3- 9.1 961 93.1 90.9-94.7
55-64 1,244 86 6.2 4.8- 8.1 1,158 93.8 91.9-95.2
65-74 1,182 49 4.4 3.1- 6.2 1,133 95.6 93.8-96.9
75+ 697 49 6.7 4.7- 9.4 648 93.3 90.6-95.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 697 72 9.4 7.0-12.5 625 90.6 87.5-93.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,749 89 4.0 3.1- 5.3 1,660 96.0 94.7-96.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,851 87 4.1 3.2- 5.2 1,764 95.9 94.8-96.8
College Graduate 2,080 45 1.3 0.9- 1.8 2,035 98.7 98.2-99.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 590 76 11.9 8.9-15.8 514 88.1 84.2-91.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,042 72 7.0 5.1- 9.5 970 93.0 90.5-94.9
$25,000- 34,999 606 25 3.3 2.1- 5.4 581 96.7 94.6-97.9
$35,000- 49,999 781 27 3.0 1.9- 4.7 754 97.0 95.3-98.1
$50,000-74,999 825 26 3.2 2.0- 5.0 799 96.8 95.0-98.0
$75,000+ 1,427 12 0.7 0.3- 1.5 1,415 99.3 98.5-99.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,596 262 17.3 15.0-20.0 1,334 82.7 80.0-85.0
No 4,141 15 0.2 0.1- 0.4 4,126 99.8 99.6-99.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,864 294 16.1 14.0-18.4 1,570 83.9 81.6-86.0
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 928 68 6.9 5.2- 9.1 860 93.1 90.9-94.8
Non-Veteran 5,460 226 3.7 3.1- 4.4 5,234 96.3 95.6-96.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,743 42 2.4 1.7- 3.4 1,701 97.6 96.6-98.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,441 71 4.3 3.2- 5.7 1,370 95.7 94.3-96.8
Rural 3,210 181 5.5 4.5- 6.7 3,029 94.5 93.3-95.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,271 36 0.9 0.6- 1.5 3,235 99.1 98.5-99.4
Unemployed 254 20 6.6 4.0-10.8 234 93.4 89.2-96.0
Retired 1,744 85 4.9 3.8- 6.3 1,659 95.1 93.7-96.2
Unable to Work 586 145 25.2 20.8-30.1 441 74.8 69.9-79.2
Other not in Labor Force 510 *** *** *** 502 98.5 96.9-99.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 211 23 9.5 5.7-15.3 188 90.5 84.7-94.3
50% to 100% 572 48 8.2 5.7-11.7 524 91.8 88.3-94.3
101% to 150% 958 75 7.4 5.4-10.1 883 92.6 89.9-94.6
151% to 200% 431 23 3.7 2.3- 5.9 408 96.3 94.1-97.7
More than 200% 3,048 69 2.0 1.5- 2.7 2,979 98.0 97.3-98.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,281 70 5.2 3.8- 7.1 1,211 94.8 92.9-96.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,327 141 5.4 4.4- 6.6 2,186 94.6 93.4-95.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,786 83 3.0 2.3- 4.0 2,703 97.0 96.0-97.7

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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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