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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,413 4,295 67.8 66.4-69.2 542 9.3 8.5-10.3 570 9.1 8.2-10.0 481 6.8 6.1- 7.6 525 7.1 6.4- 7.9
GENDER
Male 2,929 2,081 71.4 69.4-73.4 228 8.3 7.2- 9.6 227 8.1 6.9- 9.4 175 5.5 4.6- 6.7 218 6.6 5.7- 7.8
Female 3,484 2,214 64.4 62.4-66.3 314 10.3 9.0-11.6 343 10.0 8.8-11.3 306 7.9 6.9- 9.1 307 7.5 6.5- 8.6
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,294 2,854 66.8 65.0-68.5 384 10.0 8.9-11.2 370 8.8 7.8- 9.9 324 7.0 6.1- 8.0 362 7.4 6.5- 8.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,244 817 66.6 63.3-69.8 97 8.9 7.1-11.2 130 10.8 8.7-13.3 93 6.5 5.0- 8.3 107 7.2 5.7- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 11.9 6.5-20.8 12 9.3 4.6-17.9 14 13.2 7.3-22.7
Non-Hispanic Other 234 159 72.9 65.6-79.2 22 9.8 6.0-15.5 19 8.0 4.6-13.5 15 3.0 1.6- 5.5 19 6.3 3.7-10.6
Hispanic 463 356 79.0 74.6-82.8 26 4.7 3.0- 7.2 36 7.2 5.0-10.2 30 6.5 4.3- 9.8 15 2.6 1.5- 4.5
AGE
18-34 1,326 958 72.5 69.6-75.2 156 12.2 10.3-14.4 114 8.2 6.7-10.0 66 4.7 3.5- 6.2 32 2.4 1.5- 3.8
35-44 875 607 68.8 65.0-72.3 84 11.0 8.7-13.9 93 11.2 8.8-14.0 48 4.8 3.4- 6.8 43 4.2 3.0- 5.9
45-54 1,036 675 64.9 61.4-68.3 87 8.1 6.4-10.3 83 8.5 6.6-10.9 94 8.3 6.6-10.4 97 10.1 8.0-12.6
55-64 1,248 764 62.1 58.7-65.4 103 8.1 6.5-10.0 112 9.4 7.5-11.7 119 9.4 7.4-11.7 150 11.0 9.1-13.3
65-74 1,169 781 66.4 63.1-69.7 74 6.5 5.0- 8.3 106 9.6 7.7-11.9 96 8.4 6.6-10.6 112 9.1 7.4-11.2
75+ 679 452 67.5 63.1-71.7 31 4.6 3.1- 6.9 54 7.3 5.4- 9.9 53 7.3 5.3-10.0 89 13.2 10.4-16.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 693 420 60.2 55.6-64.6 33 5.5 3.7- 8.2 54 8.4 6.1-11.4 67 10.8 8.1-14.3 119 15.1 12.3-18.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,755 1,148 67.2 64.5-69.9 108 7.5 6.0- 9.3 166 9.9 8.3-11.8 166 7.6 6.3- 9.0 167 7.8 6.4- 9.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,865 1,224 67.6 65.1-70.1 173 10.7 9.1-12.6 167 8.8 7.4-10.5 148 6.7 5.6- 8.1 153 6.1 5.0- 7.4
College Graduate 2,085 1,493 72.7 70.4-74.9 227 11.7 10.2-13.5 179 8.7 7.3-10.2 100 3.8 3.0- 4.8 86 3.1 2.4- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 622 324 53.8 48.8-58.7 38 7.8 5.3-11.2 63 10.6 7.9-14.1 83 10.5 7.9-13.7 114 17.4 13.9-21.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,039 644 60.5 56.7-64.2 66 7.0 5.3- 9.2 105 10.8 8.6-13.5 113 11.8 9.5-14.6 111 9.9 7.8-12.5
$25,000- 34,999 598 385 66.7 61.9-71.1 58 10.3 7.6-13.8 63 10.5 7.7-14.2 46 6.6 4.7- 9.2 46 5.9 4.2- 8.3
$35,000- 49,999 778 523 67.9 63.6-71.9 77 10.0 7.8-12.9 69 8.6 6.4-11.4 55 7.3 5.2-10.2 54 6.2 4.3- 8.9
$50,000-74,999 827 575 70.0 66.1-73.6 87 11.9 9.4-15.0 77 9.0 7.0-11.5 37 3.9 2.7- 5.6 51 5.2 3.8- 7.2
$75,000+ 1,429 1,086 76.8 74.1-79.2 136 10.1 8.4-12.1 107 7.3 5.9- 9.1 63 3.6 2.7- 4.8 37 2.1 1.4- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,540 560 35.0 32.0-38.1 97 7.4 5.8- 9.4 200 13.7 11.6-16.2 289 18.7 16.3-21.4 394 25.2 22.5-28.1
No 4,125 3,211 77.4 75.8-79.0 362 9.5 8.4-10.7 301 7.6 6.7- 8.7 152 3.4 2.8- 4.1 99 2.1 1.6- 2.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,800 753 40.4 37.6-43.3 120 8.2 6.6-10.1 218 13.2 11.3-15.5 290 15.9 13.8-18.2 419 22.2 19.9-24.7
No 4,451 3,425 76.9 75.4-78.4 408 9.7 8.6-10.8 342 7.8 6.9- 8.9 180 3.6 3.0- 4.3 96 1.9 1.5- 2.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 927 606 67.3 63.5-70.8 67 8.0 6.0-10.6 84 8.6 6.6-11.1 70 6.9 5.2- 9.1 100 9.2 7.4-11.5
Non-Veteran 5,483 3,687 67.9 66.3-69.4 475 9.5 8.6-10.5 484 9.1 8.2-10.1 412 6.8 6.0- 7.6 425 6.8 6.0- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,747 1,242 72.3 69.9-74.6 183 10.9 9.3-12.7 153 8.1 6.8- 9.7 74 4.2 3.2- 5.3 95 4.5 3.6- 5.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,451 965 67.5 64.6-70.3 131 9.2 7.6-11.1 132 9.2 7.6-11.1 122 7.7 6.2- 9.4 101 6.4 5.0- 8.2
Rural 3,217 2,089 64.2 62.0-66.4 228 8.1 6.9- 9.5 285 9.7 8.4-11.2 286 8.4 7.3- 9.8 329 9.5 8.3-10.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,324 2,478 74.4 72.6-76.1 325 10.3 9.1-11.6 275 8.8 7.7-10.1 130 3.7 3.0- 4.6 116 2.8 2.3- 3.5
Unemployed 262 156 62.6 55.1-69.5 21 8.3 5.2-13.0 25 10.1 6.5-15.3 37 10.9 7.3-16.1 23 8.1 4.8-13.5
Retired 1,721 1,144 66.8 64.1-69.5 112 6.3 5.1- 7.8 149 8.5 7.1-10.3 147 8.9 7.3-10.8 169 9.4 7.9-11.2
Unable to Work 563 144 24.8 20.6-29.6 24 7.1 4.4-11.3 63 10.3 7.5-14.0 132 22.2 18.1-27.0 200 35.6 30.6-40.8
Other not in Labor Force 515 351 70.0 65.1-74.4 60 12.3 9.4-16.1 54 9.6 7.0-12.9 33 5.0 3.4- 7.4 17 3.1 1.7- 5.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 208 102 46.0 37.9-54.3 22 14.8 9.3-22.6 22 11.7 7.2-18.3 30 12.6 8.0-19.2 32 15.0 10.0-21.9
50% to 100% 574 341 60.2 55.1-65.1 32 5.2 3.6- 7.7 56 10.3 7.6-13.7 69 11.8 8.9-15.4 76 12.5 9.4-16.6
101% to 150% 946 573 60.9 57.0-64.8 73 8.9 6.8-11.5 92 11.0 8.5-14.0 98 9.4 7.3-12.1 110 9.7 7.7-12.2
151% to 200% 429 265 66.5 60.8-71.8 31 7.0 4.5-10.7 46 8.9 6.3-12.4 39 7.0 4.8-10.0 48 10.6 7.4-15.0
More than 200% 3,044 2,188 72.7 70.7-74.5 297 10.7 9.4-12.1 260 8.3 7.2- 9.5 158 4.7 3.9- 5.7 141 3.7 3.0- 4.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,278 829 64.3 60.6-67.9 70 6.2 4.4- 8.5 123 10.9 8.7-13.6 115 8.2 6.3-10.4 141 10.4 8.4-13.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,333 1,509 64.9 62.4-67.2 186 8.8 7.5-10.4 206 8.9 7.6-10.5 217 8.6 7.3-10.1 215 8.8 7.5-10.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,804 1,958 70.6 68.6-72.5 286 10.5 9.2-11.9 241 8.6 7.5- 9.9 150 5.3 4.4- 6.3 169 5.0 4.2- 5.9

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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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