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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 5,120 1,677 31.5 30.0-33.1 3,443 68.5 66.9-70.0
GENDER
Male 2,291 584 24.4 22.3-26.6 1,707 75.6 73.4-77.7
Female 2,829 1,093 38.1 35.8-40.3 1,736 61.9 59.7-64.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,421 1,194 34.0 32.0-36.0 2,227 66.0 64.0-68.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,045 328 30.1 26.8-33.6 717 69.9 66.4-73.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 168 46 22.2 15.4-31.0 122 77.8 69.0-84.6
Hispanic 347 64 18.0 13.9-23.1 283 82.0 76.9-86.1
AGE
18-34 902 252 25.8 22.6-29.4 650 74.2 70.6-77.4
35-44 676 252 36.4 32.2-40.8 424 63.6 59.2-67.8
45-54 859 325 37.3 33.6-41.2 534 62.7 58.8-66.4
55-64 1,056 403 37.4 33.9-41.1 653 62.6 58.9-66.1
65-74 1,001 309 29.0 25.7-32.4 692 71.0 67.6-74.3
75+ 570 123 21.8 17.8-26.3 447 78.2 73.7-82.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 590 110 20.3 16.3-24.9 480 79.7 75.1-83.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,404 358 24.8 22.2-27.6 1,046 75.2 72.4-77.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,527 520 33.3 30.5-36.3 1,007 66.7 63.7-69.5
College Graduate 1,587 687 43.9 41.0-46.9 900 56.1 53.1-59.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 479 112 21.8 17.6-26.6 367 78.2 73.4-82.4
$15,000- 24,999 853 221 25.9 22.2-30.0 632 74.1 70.0-77.8
$25,000- 34,999 491 139 26.2 21.8-31.0 352 73.8 69.0-78.2
$35,000- 49,999 626 232 34.3 29.9-39.1 394 65.7 60.9-70.1
$50,000-74,999 666 261 36.2 31.9-40.8 405 63.8 59.2-68.1
$75,000+ 1,103 454 39.0 35.6-42.4 649 61.0 57.6-64.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,441 415 28.1 25.2-31.2 1,026 71.9 68.8-74.8
No 3,659 1,260 32.8 30.9-34.7 2,399 67.2 65.3-69.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,574 435 27.2 24.5-30.1 1,139 72.8 69.9-75.5
No 3,527 1,236 33.2 31.3-35.1 2,291 66.8 64.9-68.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 691 171 24.8 21.2-28.9 520 75.2 71.1-78.8
Non-Veteran 4,428 1,505 32.4 30.7-34.1 2,923 67.6 65.9-69.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,295 406 29.5 26.7-32.4 889 70.5 67.6-73.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,161 377 32.0 28.8-35.4 784 68.0 64.6-71.2
Rural 2,667 897 32.8 30.5-35.2 1,770 67.2 64.8-69.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,566 921 33.8 31.6-36.0 1,645 66.2 64.0-68.4
Unemployed 204 52 24.3 17.3-33.0 152 75.7 67.0-82.7
Retired 1,442 448 30.4 27.6-33.4 994 69.6 66.6-72.4
Unable to Work 504 121 23.3 18.8-28.5 383 76.7 71.5-81.2
Other not in Labor Force 387 132 32.5 27.1-38.5 255 67.5 61.5-72.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 173 39 22.5 15.8-30.9 134 77.5 69.1-84.2
50% to 100% 463 110 24.1 19.5-29.5 353 75.9 70.5-80.5
101% to 150% 776 202 24.3 20.7-28.3 574 75.7 71.7-79.3
151% to 200% 349 114 30.2 24.7-36.3 235 69.8 63.7-75.3
More than 200% 2,429 942 36.9 34.6-39.3 1,487 63.1 60.7-65.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,099 361 32.9 29.2-36.8 738 67.1 63.2-70.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,905 633 31.3 28.8-33.9 1,272 68.7 66.1-71.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,119 686 31.3 29.0-33.7 1,433 68.7 66.3-71.0

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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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