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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 6,473 5,146 80.6 79.3-81.7 301 4.6 4.0- 5.3 323 5.3 4.6- 6.0 389 5.3 4.7- 6.0 314 4.3 3.7- 4.9
GENDER
Male 2,953 2,417 82.4 80.6-84.0 108 4.0 3.2- 5.0 132 4.6 3.7- 5.6 150 4.7 3.8- 5.7 146 4.3 3.6- 5.3
Female 3,520 2,729 78.9 77.2-80.5 193 5.1 4.3- 6.1 191 5.9 5.0- 6.9 239 5.9 5.1- 6.9 168 4.2 3.4- 5.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,339 3,444 80.2 78.7-81.6 198 4.4 3.7- 5.2 219 5.3 4.6- 6.2 261 5.5 4.7- 6.4 217 4.5 3.8- 5.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,258 987 79.3 76.3-81.9 64 5.2 3.8- 7.0 58 5.1 3.8- 7.0 88 6.2 4.8- 8.1 61 4.2 3.1- 5.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 76 74.8 64.5-82.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 9.2 4.7-17.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 236 188 81.1 74.1-86.5 11 5.5 2.6-11.0 12 5.8 2.9-11.3 13 3.4 1.8- 6.3 12 4.2 2.2- 8.0
Hispanic 462 398 87.1 83.2-90.2 18 3.7 2.3- 6.0 24 5.4 3.5- 8.4 *** *** *** 12 1.5 0.8- 2.9
AGE
18-34 1,333 1,083 83.0 80.6-85.2 85 6.0 4.7- 7.6 93 6.3 5.0- 7.9 53 3.3 2.4- 4.6 19 1.4 0.7- 2.5
35-44 876 694 80.7 77.5-83.6 58 5.8 4.3- 7.8 54 6.5 4.8- 8.8 41 4.3 2.9- 6.3 29 2.7 1.7- 4.1
45-54 1,047 795 75.7 72.5-78.7 53 4.9 3.5- 6.8 46 4.5 3.2- 6.3 83 8.0 6.3-10.3 70 6.9 5.2- 9.0
55-64 1,251 939 76.5 73.5-79.3 62 4.6 3.4- 6.2 58 4.8 3.5- 6.6 104 7.1 5.5- 9.1 88 7.0 5.4- 9.1
65-74 1,193 979 82.3 79.5-84.8 31 2.0 1.3- 3.0 46 4.2 3.0- 5.8 71 6.5 4.9- 8.6 66 5.1 3.8- 6.7
75+ 695 582 84.5 80.9-87.5 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9 24 3.7 2.3- 5.9 37 4.6 3.1- 6.7 41 6.3 4.3- 9.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 706 524 74.8 70.7-78.6 15 1.6 1.0- 2.7 38 5.7 4.0- 8.2 58 7.9 5.8-10.8 71 9.9 7.4-13.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,780 1,391 80.7 78.4-82.8 61 3.2 2.3- 4.4 94 5.5 4.4- 6.9 132 6.3 5.1- 7.8 102 4.3 3.4- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,875 1,479 80.1 77.9-82.2 91 5.8 4.6- 7.3 100 5.3 4.2- 6.7 116 5.1 4.1- 6.3 89 3.7 2.9- 4.7
College Graduate 2,098 1,739 84.0 82.1-85.7 134 6.3 5.2- 7.7 90 4.7 3.7- 6.0 83 3.2 2.5- 4.1 52 1.8 1.3- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 631 397 63.2 58.2-67.9 25 3.9 2.4- 6.2 43 7.8 5.4-11.3 87 12.7 9.6-16.7 79 12.4 9.5-16.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,049 784 75.4 72.0-78.5 49 4.9 3.5- 6.8 68 6.6 5.0- 8.6 86 7.6 5.9- 9.7 62 5.5 3.9- 7.7
$25,000- 34,999 606 480 82.6 78.8-85.7 17 2.0 1.1- 3.4 39 6.5 4.5- 9.4 39 5.3 3.6- 7.8 31 3.6 2.4- 5.4
$35,000- 49,999 782 634 82.6 79.0-85.7 43 5.1 3.5- 7.4 33 4.2 2.7- 6.4 46 5.5 3.8- 8.0 26 2.6 1.7- 4.1
$50,000-74,999 830 690 83.0 79.8-85.8 43 6.4 4.5- 8.9 41 4.7 3.4- 6.7 31 2.8 1.9- 4.3 25 3.0 1.9- 4.7
$75,000+ 1,430 1,223 86.4 84.2-88.4 89 5.7 4.5- 7.3 55 4.0 2.9- 5.4 45 2.7 1.9- 3.8 18 1.2 0.6- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,561 838 53.2 49.9-56.3 62 3.7 2.7- 5.1 130 8.9 7.2-10.9 275 17.4 15.1-20.0 256 16.8 14.5-19.4
No 4,156 3,688 88.8 87.6-89.9 199 4.8 4.0- 5.6 153 4.1 3.4- 4.9 83 1.7 1.3- 2.3 33 0.6 0.4- 0.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,821 1,040 57.0 54.1-59.9 78 4.3 3.3- 5.6 144 8.5 7.0-10.3 285 15.2 13.2-17.5 274 15.0 13.0-17.2
No 4,485 3,969 88.6 87.4-89.6 216 4.8 4.1- 5.6 174 4.3 3.6- 5.1 91 1.7 1.4- 2.2 35 0.6 0.4- 1.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 931 728 79.5 76.2-82.4 27 3.0 2.0- 4.6 40 3.7 2.5- 5.2 69 7.6 5.7-10.1 67 6.2 4.7- 8.2
Non-Veteran 5,540 4,416 80.7 79.4-81.9 274 4.8 4.2- 5.6 283 5.5 4.8- 6.3 320 5.0 4.4- 5.7 247 4.0 3.4- 4.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,760 1,455 83.5 81.4-85.3 93 5.3 4.3- 6.7 94 5.3 4.2- 6.6 65 3.4 2.6- 4.4 53 2.5 1.9- 3.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,463 1,156 79.4 76.7-81.7 74 5.2 4.0- 6.7 75 5.2 4.0- 6.7 84 5.7 4.3- 7.4 74 4.6 3.4- 6.1
Rural 3,253 2,538 78.8 77.0-80.6 134 3.6 2.9- 4.5 154 5.3 4.3- 6.5 240 6.7 5.7- 7.9 187 5.5 4.6- 6.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,341 2,866 86.3 84.8-87.6 174 4.9 4.1- 5.9 161 5.1 4.3- 6.1 103 2.7 2.1- 3.4 37 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Unemployed 261 165 70.4 63.6-76.3 18 6.5 4.0-10.7 20 6.6 3.9-10.9 37 10.7 7.2-15.6 21 5.8 3.5- 9.3
Retired 1,756 1,455 83.1 80.8-85.2 46 2.1 1.5- 3.0 69 4.1 3.1- 5.4 93 5.5 4.3- 7.1 93 5.2 4.1- 6.6
Unable to Work 571 224 40.5 35.4-45.8 21 2.7 1.5- 4.8 40 7.8 5.3-11.2 133 21.8 17.8-26.5 153 27.2 22.6-32.3
Other not in Labor Force 516 413 81.3 77.2-84.9 42 8.2 5.8-11.3 30 5.6 3.7- 8.2 21 3.6 2.1- 6.0 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 208 128 60.4 51.9-68.3 13 5.6 3.1-10.1 20 11.1 6.6-18.1 25 11.6 6.8-19.0 22 11.2 7.0-17.5
50% to 100% 577 410 72.9 68.1-77.2 17 3.2 1.9- 5.5 37 6.1 4.1- 9.0 64 11.2 8.3-14.9 49 6.6 4.5- 9.7
101% to 150% 963 707 75.5 72.0-78.7 42 4.0 2.7- 5.9 66 7.6 5.8- 9.9 80 6.3 4.8- 8.2 68 6.7 4.8- 9.1
151% to 200% 432 328 80.5 76.0-84.3 16 3.1 1.8- 5.6 25 4.8 3.0- 7.6 33 5.6 3.8- 8.2 30 6.0 4.0- 8.8
More than 200% 3,054 2,553 84.3 82.7-85.8 174 5.8 4.9- 6.9 130 4.3 3.5- 5.3 129 3.7 3.0- 4.5 68 1.9 1.4- 2.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,296 994 77.2 73.9-80.2 48 2.5 1.7- 3.7 65 5.8 4.2- 7.9 104 8.3 6.3-10.8 85 6.2 4.6- 8.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,358 1,839 78.9 76.8-80.9 98 3.8 3.0- 4.8 115 5.2 4.2- 6.4 169 6.5 5.3- 7.8 137 5.6 4.5- 6.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,822 2,316 82.5 80.8-84.1 155 5.6 4.7- 6.7 143 5.2 4.3- 6.2 116 3.8 3.1- 4.7 92 2.9 2.2- 3.6

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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