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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
GENDER
Male 2,575 686 23.9 22.0-26.0 1,889 76.1 74.0-78.0
Female 3,193 919 25.3 23.5-27.2 2,274 74.7 72.8-76.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,855 1,122 26.7 25.0-28.5 2,733 73.3 71.5-75.0
Non-Hispanic Black 1,168 329 24.8 21.9-28.0 839 75.2 72.0-78.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 189 53 18.1 12.8-24.9 136 81.9 75.1-87.2
Hispanic 398 38 6.7 4.6- 9.6 360 93.3 90.4-95.4
AGE
18-34 1,016 114 11.5 9.3-14.1 902 88.5 85.9-90.7
35-44 761 131 16.3 13.2-19.9 630 83.7 80.1-86.8
45-54 966 257 27.2 24.0-30.7 709 72.8 69.3-76.0
55-64 1,162 413 33.8 30.5-37.3 749 66.2 62.7-69.5
65-74 1,120 364 31.3 28.1-34.7 756 68.7 65.3-71.9
75+ 673 311 46.2 41.6-50.8 362 53.8 49.2-58.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 669 260 37.1 32.7-41.8 409 62.9 58.2-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,624 510 27.4 24.9-30.1 1,114 72.6 69.9-75.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,703 488 23.6 21.4-26.0 1,215 76.4 74.0-78.6
College Graduate 1,759 344 14.6 12.9-16.5 1,415 85.4 83.5-87.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 548 297 49.6 44.2-55.0 251 50.4 45.0-55.8
$15,000- 24,999 973 328 32.6 28.9-36.5 645 67.4 63.5-71.1
$25,000- 34,999 552 158 25.6 21.5-30.1 394 74.4 69.9-78.5
$35,000- 49,999 699 196 24.8 21.1-28.9 503 75.2 71.1-78.9
$50,000-74,999 731 153 16.9 14.0-20.2 578 83.1 79.8-86.0
$75,000+ 1,215 171 12.4 10.4-14.7 1,044 87.6 85.3-89.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,756 1,200 67.0 64.2-69.8 556 33.0 30.2-35.8
No 3,959 393 8.8 7.8-10.0 3,566 91.2 90.0-92.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 793 311 37.1 33.1-41.2 482 62.9 58.8-66.9
Non-Veteran 4,973 1,294 23.1 21.7-24.5 3,679 76.9 75.5-78.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,436 302 18.6 16.4-20.9 1,134 81.4 79.1-83.6
Regional City or Suburban County 1,307 359 24.6 22.0-27.5 948 75.4 72.5-78.0
Rural 3,028 944 29.0 27.0-31.2 2,084 71.0 68.8-73.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,877 374 11.5 10.2-13.0 2,503 88.5 87.0-89.8
Unemployed 225 71 27.2 20.8-34.8 154 72.8 65.2-79.2
Retired 1,647 601 36.2 33.4-39.1 1,046 63.8 60.9-66.6
Unable to Work 563 487 86.3 82.4-89.5 76 13.7 10.5-17.6
Other not in Labor Force 433 70 14.3 11.0-18.4 363 85.7 81.6-89.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 192 87 39.4 31.4-48.2 105 60.6 51.8-68.6
50% to 100% 537 195 34.4 29.4-39.6 342 65.6 60.4-70.6
101% to 150% 889 333 34.1 30.3-38.1 556 65.9 61.9-69.7
151% to 200% 394 135 29.2 24.2-34.7 259 70.8 65.3-75.8
More than 200% 2,675 549 17.6 16.0-19.4 2,126 82.4 80.6-84.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,244 394 30.0 26.7-33.6 850 70.0 66.4-73.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,150 660 28.2 25.9-30.6 1,490 71.8 69.4-74.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,377 551 20.4 18.6-22.4 1,826 79.6 77.6-81.4

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

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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