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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,359 1,143 21.2 19.9-22.6 5,216 78.8 77.4-80.1
GENDER
Male 2,888 594 24.3 22.3-26.3 2,294 75.7 73.7-77.7
Female 3,471 549 18.4 16.7-20.2 2,922 81.6 79.8-83.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,284 795 22.4 20.8-24.1 3,489 77.6 75.9-79.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,226 202 19.8 17.0-22.9 1,024 80.2 77.1-83.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 233 51 20.6 14.2-28.9 182 79.4 71.1-85.8
Hispanic 440 50 12.4 9.1-16.7 390 87.6 83.3-90.9
AGE
18-34 1,291 435 35.5 32.5-38.7 856 64.5 61.3-67.5
35-44 853 206 23.9 20.6-27.5 647 76.1 72.5-79.4
45-54 1,028 188 19.1 16.3-22.2 840 80.9 77.8-83.7
55-64 1,239 199 15.4 13.1-17.9 1,040 84.6 82.1-86.9
65-74 1,181 84 7.2 5.5- 9.5 1,097 92.8 90.5-94.5
75+ 694 21 2.9 1.8- 4.8 673 97.1 95.2-98.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 691 128 24.5 20.3-29.1 563 75.5 70.9-79.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,734 385 26.0 23.5-28.8 1,349 74.0 71.2-76.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,848 389 23.1 20.8-25.6 1,459 76.9 74.4-79.2
College Graduate 2,073 239 11.9 10.4-13.7 1,834 88.1 86.3-89.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 158 31.4 26.6-36.6 430 68.6 63.4-73.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,037 205 25.2 21.7-29.1 832 74.8 70.9-78.3
$25,000- 34,999 606 128 24.8 20.7-29.5 478 75.2 70.5-79.3
$35,000- 49,999 776 179 26.8 22.9-31.2 597 73.2 68.8-77.1
$50,000-74,999 823 142 20.0 16.8-23.6 681 80.0 76.4-83.2
$75,000+ 1,420 172 13.7 11.6-16.1 1,248 86.3 83.9-88.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,591 340 25.7 22.8-28.8 1,251 74.3 71.2-77.2
No 4,116 659 19.2 17.6-20.8 3,457 80.8 79.2-82.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,857 408 26.4 23.7-29.2 1,449 73.6 70.8-76.3
No 4,477 727 19.3 17.8-20.8 3,750 80.7 79.2-82.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 922 168 22.0 18.7-25.6 754 78.0 74.4-81.3
Non-Veteran 5,435 974 21.1 19.7-22.6 4,461 78.9 77.4-80.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,738 301 19.2 17.1-21.6 1,437 80.8 78.4-82.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,436 249 21.1 18.4-24.0 1,187 78.9 76.0-81.6
Rural 3,188 594 22.9 21.0-25.1 2,594 77.1 74.9-79.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,251 667 23.7 21.9-25.6 2,584 76.3 74.4-78.1
Unemployed 253 81 35.0 27.6-43.2 172 65.0 56.8-72.4
Retired 1,738 130 7.5 6.0- 9.2 1,608 92.5 90.8-94.0
Unable to Work 583 148 28.9 24.1-34.2 435 71.1 65.8-75.9
Other not in Labor Force 510 110 21.8 17.9-26.3 400 78.2 73.7-82.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 209 61 33.0 25.5-41.5 148 67.0 58.5-74.5
50% to 100% 571 140 29.7 24.8-35.1 431 70.3 64.9-75.2
101% to 150% 953 210 25.1 21.6-28.9 743 74.9 71.1-78.4
151% to 200% 431 77 22.0 17.3-27.5 354 78.0 72.5-82.7
More than 200% 3,035 484 18.3 16.6-20.2 2,551 81.7 79.8-83.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,267 220 21.6 18.5-25.1 1,047 78.4 74.9-81.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,317 447 23.0 20.8-25.3 1,870 77.0 74.7-79.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,778 477 20.0 18.1-21.9 2,301 80.0 78.1-81.9

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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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