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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 6,384 1,152 15.3 14.3-16.3 5,232 84.7 83.7-85.7
GENDER
Male 2,908 444 13.0 11.6-14.5 2,464 87.0 85.5-88.4
Female 3,476 708 17.4 15.9-18.9 2,768 82.6 81.1-84.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,302 771 15.9 14.6-17.2 3,531 84.1 82.8-85.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,231 266 17.1 14.8-19.7 965 82.9 80.3-85.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 36 23.5 16.0-33.0 71 76.5 67.0-84.0
Non-Hispanic Other 232 28 9.5 6.0-14.8 204 90.5 85.2-94.0
Hispanic 444 34 6.1 4.1- 9.0 410 93.9 91.0-95.9
AGE
18-34 1,300 50 3.4 2.4- 4.8 1,250 96.6 95.2-97.6
35-44 858 75 9.3 7.1-12.3 783 90.7 87.7-92.9
45-54 1,032 193 18.6 15.9-21.6 839 81.4 78.4-84.1
55-64 1,241 325 24.5 21.7-27.6 916 75.5 72.4-78.3
65-74 1,181 274 22.7 19.9-25.7 907 77.3 74.3-80.1
75+ 694 226 33.4 29.2-37.9 468 66.6 62.1-70.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 697 222 28.7 24.8-32.8 475 71.3 67.2-75.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,749 373 17.1 15.2-19.2 1,376 82.9 80.8-84.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,849 356 14.8 13.2-16.7 1,493 85.2 83.3-86.8
College Graduate 2,075 200 6.4 5.4- 7.5 1,875 93.6 92.5-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 244 37.0 32.2-42.1 344 63.0 57.9-67.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,041 257 22.6 19.6-25.9 784 77.4 74.1-80.4
$25,000- 34,999 603 114 16.4 13.2-20.2 489 83.6 79.8-86.8
$35,000- 49,999 780 133 14.0 11.3-17.1 647 86.0 82.9-88.7
$50,000-74,999 824 93 9.4 7.4-11.9 731 90.6 88.1-92.6
$75,000+ 1,425 88 4.8 3.7- 6.2 1,337 95.2 93.8-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,592 939 57.4 54.2-60.5 653 42.6 39.5-45.8
No 4,144 164 3.3 2.7- 3.9 3,980 96.7 96.1-97.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,858 1,153 59.5 56.6-62.3 705 40.5 37.7-43.4
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 926 209 20.7 17.8-24.0 717 79.3 76.0-82.2
Non-Veteran 5,455 943 14.5 13.4-15.6 4,512 85.5 84.4-86.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,739 212 9.9 8.5-11.5 1,527 90.1 88.5-91.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,442 260 16.2 14.1-18.6 1,182 83.8 81.4-85.9
Rural 3,206 681 19.1 17.5-20.9 2,525 80.9 79.1-82.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,272 202 5.0 4.2- 5.9 3,070 95.0 94.1-95.8
Unemployed 254 57 17.7 13.0-23.8 197 82.3 76.2-87.0
Retired 1,741 434 25.0 22.6-27.6 1,307 75.0 72.4-77.4
Unable to Work 583 423 70.6 65.4-75.3 160 29.4 24.7-34.6
Other not in Labor Force 509 34 5.5 3.7- 8.0 475 94.5 92.0-96.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 210 67 27.2 20.5-35.1 143 72.8 64.9-79.5
50% to 100% 571 166 26.3 22.1-31.1 405 73.7 68.9-77.9
101% to 150% 957 257 23.8 20.7-27.3 700 76.2 72.7-79.3
151% to 200% 428 96 17.7 14.1-22.1 332 82.3 77.9-85.9
More than 200% 3,044 340 8.9 7.8-10.1 2,704 91.1 89.9-92.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,278 312 22.3 19.4-25.5 966 77.7 74.5-80.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,329 467 18.4 16.6-20.5 1,862 81.6 79.5-83.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,780 374 11.3 10.1-12.7 2,406 88.7 87.3-89.9

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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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