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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
GENDER
Male 2,945 2,147 69.4 67.2-71.4 301 11.3 9.9-12.9 224 8.5 7.3- 9.9 236 9.2 8.0-10.7 37 1.6 1.1- 2.3
Female 3,514 2,884 79.5 77.7-81.2 299 10.0 8.8-11.4 178 6.1 5.1- 7.3 141 4.0 3.2- 4.8 12 0.4 0.2- 0.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,326 3,404 75.6 73.9-77.3 378 9.8 8.7-11.0 266 7.2 6.2- 8.2 264 6.9 6.0- 8.0 14 0.5 0.3- 0.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,259 1,049 79.4 76.3-82.2 101 9.8 7.8-12.2 54 5.5 4.0- 7.4 52 4.8 3.5- 6.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 110 *** *** *** 11 10.9 5.5-20.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 234 169 63.8 54.8-71.9 36 21.5 14.6-30.4 14 8.9 4.9-15.7 13 4.3 2.3- 8.0 *** *** ***
Hispanic 459 273 58.7 53.4-63.8 65 14.8 11.3-19.1 54 11.9 8.9-15.7 40 8.6 6.1-12.1 27 6.1 4.0- 9.1
AGE
18-34 1,316 824 61.3 58.1-64.4 188 15.8 13.5-18.4 154 11.9 10.0-14.1 129 9.4 7.7-11.4 21 1.6 1.0- 2.6
35-44 876 601 68.4 64.6-72.0 117 13.2 10.7-16.2 68 7.7 5.9-10.0 76 9.1 7.0-11.7 14 1.6 0.9- 2.9
45-54 1,044 789 75.0 71.8-78.0 100 9.0 7.2-11.1 74 7.9 6.1-10.2 72 7.1 5.4- 9.3 *** *** ***
55-64 1,258 1,043 82.9 80.1-85.3 88 7.6 6.0- 9.7 67 4.9 3.6- 6.7 56 4.2 3.0- 5.8 *** *** ***
65-74 1,189 1,058 89.7 87.4-91.7 71 5.7 4.3- 7.5 30 2.4 1.5- 3.8 29 2.1 1.3- 3.4 *** *** ***
75+ 698 650 93.1 90.4-95.1 30 4.7 3.1- 7.2 *** *** *** 11 1.2 0.6- 2.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 696 493 67.9 63.3-72.2 73 11.1 8.3-14.6 62 9.4 7.1-12.5 46 8.2 5.9-11.4 22 3.4 2.1- 5.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,780 1,365 73.0 70.3-75.6 165 11.2 9.3-13.4 113 7.6 6.1- 9.3 124 7.5 6.1- 9.1 13 0.7 0.4- 1.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,875 1,462 75.4 72.8-77.7 170 10.2 8.6-12.0 116 7.2 5.8- 8.8 116 6.5 5.3- 8.1 11 0.8 0.4- 1.5
College Graduate 2,094 1,701 79.3 77.1-81.3 189 10.2 8.7-11.9 109 5.8 4.6- 7.1 91 4.5 3.5- 5.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 636 468 68.9 63.9-73.5 51 8.3 6.0-11.6 54 10.5 7.6-14.4 53 10.3 7.4-14.1 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 1,045 764 69.7 66.0-73.2 113 13.4 10.7-16.7 81 8.5 6.7-10.8 73 6.4 4.9- 8.3 14 1.9 1.1- 3.4
$25,000- 34,999 602 448 71.1 66.2-75.5 60 12.5 9.3-16.6 43 7.0 4.8-10.1 44 7.9 5.6-11.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 780 624 76.2 72.0-79.9 70 9.1 6.9-11.8 34 5.6 3.7- 8.3 48 8.3 5.9-11.7 *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 827 667 77.2 73.4-80.7 69 9.3 7.0-12.1 43 6.8 4.9- 9.3 48 6.7 4.8- 9.5 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,434 1,160 78.9 76.2-81.4 129 9.6 7.9-11.6 84 6.4 5.0- 8.2 57 4.8 3.6- 6.4 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,580 1,342 81.3 78.3-83.9 113 9.1 7.1-11.6 63 4.7 3.4- 6.3 57 4.2 3.1- 5.8 *** *** ***
No 4,127 3,148 73.2 71.4-74.9 399 10.8 9.7-12.1 280 7.8 6.8- 8.9 261 7.1 6.1- 8.2 39 1.1 0.8- 1.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,838 1,531 78.6 75.9-81.2 136 9.7 7.8-11.9 81 5.6 4.3- 7.3 83 5.4 4.1- 7.0 *** *** ***
No 4,452 3,382 73.6 72.0-75.2 445 10.9 9.8-12.1 304 7.6 6.6- 8.6 281 6.8 5.9- 7.8 40 1.1 0.8- 1.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 939 794 84.6 81.5-87.3 76 8.0 6.1-10.5 35 4.1 2.6- 6.3 32 3.1 2.1- 4.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 5,518 4,235 73.2 71.6-74.7 524 11.0 10.0-12.2 366 7.7 6.9- 8.7 345 7.0 6.2- 7.9 48 1.1 0.8- 1.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,750 1,320 74.1 71.6-76.4 183 11.3 9.7-13.3 129 7.7 6.4- 9.2 104 6.0 4.8- 7.4 14 0.9 0.5- 1.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,462 1,153 75.8 73.0-78.5 118 8.7 7.1-10.5 89 7.8 6.2- 9.9 90 6.7 5.3- 8.5 12 0.9 0.5- 1.9
Rural 3,249 2,559 74.3 72.2-76.4 299 11.2 9.7-12.9 184 6.6 5.5- 7.9 183 6.8 5.6- 8.1 24 1.1 0.7- 1.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,323 2,376 69.0 67.0-70.9 364 11.9 10.6-13.4 283 9.2 8.1-10.6 264 8.5 7.4- 9.8 36 1.3 0.9- 1.9
Unemployed 261 177 68.5 61.1-75.2 30 11.4 7.2-17.6 24 8.0 5.1-12.5 25 10.0 6.1-15.9 *** *** ***
Retired 1,757 1,591 90.7 88.9-92.2 100 5.9 4.7- 7.4 30 1.6 1.0- 2.4 34 1.7 1.1- 2.7 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 586 503 82.4 77.5-86.5 35 8.2 5.3-12.6 25 5.9 3.7- 9.4 21 3.1 1.8- 5.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 504 362 70.6 65.6-75.1 68 14.0 10.8-17.9 39 8.4 5.9-11.9 30 5.9 3.9- 8.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 213 144 62.4 53.7-70.3 21 11.2 6.6-18.4 17 9.6 5.4-16.6 26 14.6 9.3-22.1 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 571 383 64.2 59.0-69.0 76 14.0 10.6-18.2 56 10.9 8.1-14.5 43 7.2 5.0-10.2 13 3.8 2.1- 6.6
101% to 150% 962 727 71.1 67.2-74.8 87 11.6 9.0-14.9 68 7.8 5.9-10.3 70 8.4 6.3-11.0 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 431 342 76.8 71.2-81.6 38 11.1 7.6-15.7 27 5.8 3.7- 8.9 23 5.7 3.4- 9.4 *** *** ***
More than 200% 3,053 2,470 78.5 76.6-80.3 258 9.0 7.9-10.4 162 6.2 5.2- 7.4 154 5.9 4.9- 7.1 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,299 1,038 73.8 70.1-77.3 116 11.7 9.2-14.7 60 6.2 4.4- 8.6 78 7.5 5.6-10.0 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,351 1,847 76.2 73.9-78.4 201 9.4 8.0-11.0 138 6.3 5.2- 7.7 143 6.8 5.6- 8.3 22 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,811 2,147 73.8 71.8-75.7 283 11.2 9.8-12.7 204 8.2 7.0- 9.5 156 6.0 5.0- 7.1 21 0.8 0.5- 1.4

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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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