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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
GENDER
Male 2,965 789 23.0 21.3-24.8 2,176 77.0 75.2-78.7
Female 3,540 1,222 28.9 27.2-30.8 2,318 71.1 69.2-72.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,352 1,485 29.8 28.2-31.4 2,867 70.2 68.6-71.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,267 382 24.8 22.1-27.7 885 75.2 72.3-77.9
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 40 28.4 20.0-38.6 70 71.6 61.4-80.0
Non-Hispanic Other 238 54 12.9 9.0-18.0 184 87.1 82.0-91.0
Hispanic 466 30 4.6 2.8- 7.4 436 95.4 92.6-97.2
AGE
18-34 1,335 73 5.6 4.3- 7.4 1,262 94.4 92.6-95.7
35-44 883 141 15.4 12.8-18.5 742 84.6 81.5-87.2
45-54 1,050 287 27.4 24.3-30.8 763 72.6 69.2-75.7
55-64 1,260 526 41.7 38.4-45.1 734 58.3 54.9-61.6
65-74 1,195 587 49.3 45.9-52.8 608 50.7 47.2-54.1
75+ 704 379 53.6 49.0-58.1 325 46.4 41.9-51.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 713 285 36.9 32.7-41.3 428 63.1 58.7-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,790 600 28.0 25.6-30.4 1,190 72.0 69.6-74.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,884 607 25.8 23.6-28.2 1,277 74.2 71.8-76.4
College Graduate 2,103 516 18.3 16.5-20.1 1,587 81.7 79.9-83.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 641 272 35.6 31.1-40.3 369 64.4 59.7-68.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,054 363 29.0 25.8-32.3 691 71.0 67.7-74.2
$25,000- 34,999 610 219 31.5 27.3-36.1 391 68.5 63.9-72.7
$35,000- 49,999 789 251 28.7 25.0-32.7 538 71.3 67.3-75.0
$50,000-74,999 825 236 24.5 21.3-28.0 589 75.5 72.0-78.7
$75,000+ 1,432 291 15.6 13.7-17.8 1,141 84.4 82.2-86.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,593 1,007 60.2 57.1-63.3 586 39.8 36.7-42.9
No 4,152 869 17.4 16.1-18.8 3,283 82.6 81.2-83.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,850 1,066 53.8 50.9-56.7 784 46.2 43.3-49.1
No 4,486 910 16.8 15.5-18.1 3,576 83.2 81.9-84.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 938 356 35.8 32.2-39.5 582 64.2 60.5-67.8
Non-Veteran 5,564 1,656 24.7 23.4-26.1 3,908 75.3 73.9-76.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,768 381 18.1 16.3-20.1 1,387 81.9 79.9-83.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,468 443 27.1 24.5-29.9 1,025 72.9 70.1-75.5
Rural 3,271 1,188 32.1 30.1-34.1 2,083 67.9 65.9-69.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,340 603 15.3 14.0-16.8 2,737 84.7 83.2-86.0
Unemployed 263 60 21.0 15.6-27.8 203 79.0 72.2-84.4
Retired 1,762 855 48.4 45.5-51.3 907 51.6 48.7-54.5
Unable to Work 594 403 64.5 59.2-69.5 191 35.5 30.5-40.8
Other not in Labor Force 518 87 13.1 10.2-16.6 431 86.9 83.4-89.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 213 63 25.3 18.8-33.1 150 74.7 66.9-81.2
50% to 100% 580 191 29.2 24.9-34.0 389 70.8 66.0-75.1
101% to 150% 969 371 32.5 29.1-36.1 598 67.5 63.9-70.9
151% to 200% 434 157 29.6 24.9-34.8 277 70.4 65.2-75.1
More than 200% 3,062 838 22.7 21.1-24.4 2,224 77.3 75.6-78.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,308 480 31.5 28.3-34.8 828 68.5 65.2-71.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,365 824 30.7 28.5-33.0 1,541 69.3 67.0-71.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,834 708 21.6 19.9-23.3 2,126 78.4 76.7-80.1

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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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