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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,898 1,921 36.8 35.1-38.4 289 5.9 5.2- 6.8 58 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,630 55.6 53.9-57.4
GENDER
Male 2,175 705 29.7 27.5-32.1 126 6.0 4.9- 7.4 30 2.1 1.3- 3.4 1,314 62.1 59.6-64.6
Female 2,723 1,216 43.0 40.7-45.4 163 5.8 4.8- 7.0 28 1.2 0.8- 1.9 1,316 49.9 47.5-52.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,295 1,321 36.8 34.8-38.9 182 5.8 4.8- 6.9 27 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,765 56.3 54.2-58.4
Non-Hispanic Black 983 395 39.9 36.2-43.7 71 6.6 5.0- 8.7 17 3.3 1.8- 5.9 500 50.2 46.3-54.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 154 55 29.8 21.5-39.8 11 5.5 2.7-11.0 *** *** *** 88 64.7 54.5-73.7
Hispanic 332 103 31.5 26.0-37.5 15 5.0 2.8- 8.8 *** *** *** 204 60.7 54.4-66.6
AGE
18-34 856 236 27.3 23.9-31.0 61 6.2 4.6- 8.4 24 3.2 2.0- 5.2 535 63.2 59.3-67.0
35-44 634 215 32.7 28.6-37.1 43 7.7 5.4-10.8 16 2.8 1.4- 5.6 360 56.8 52.1-61.3
45-54 819 296 36.2 32.4-40.2 53 6.2 4.6- 8.5 *** *** *** 462 56.4 52.3-60.3
55-64 1,002 420 41.4 37.7-45.2 53 4.9 3.6- 6.8 *** *** *** 523 52.8 49.0-56.6
65-74 984 466 46.5 42.7-50.3 46 5.0 3.6- 6.8 *** *** *** 469 48.4 44.6-52.2
75+ 547 267 47.7 42.6-52.9 29 4.9 3.1- 7.6 *** *** *** 250 47.3 42.2-52.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 563 180 31.0 26.4-36.0 21 4.7 2.8- 8.0 12 3.3 1.7- 6.3 350 61.0 55.8-65.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,346 503 34.2 31.3-37.4 69 5.2 4.0- 6.8 15 1.8 1.0- 3.4 759 58.7 55.4-61.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,454 573 37.4 34.5-40.5 82 6.0 4.7- 7.8 14 1.2 0.7- 2.2 785 55.3 52.2-58.4
College Graduate 1,523 660 42.5 39.5-45.5 116 7.4 6.0- 9.1 17 1.1 0.6- 1.9 730 49.0 46.0-52.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 460 153 28.1 23.3-33.3 26 4.7 2.8- 7.9 *** *** *** 272 65.3 59.7-70.5
$15,000- 24,999 816 304 35.8 31.8-40.1 40 5.4 3.6- 8.1 *** *** *** 462 56.0 51.6-60.3
$25,000- 34,999 469 175 37.4 32.1-43.0 33 6.3 4.1- 9.4 *** *** *** 253 54.0 48.3-59.6
$35,000- 49,999 598 247 39.4 34.6-44.5 37 6.9 4.7-10.2 *** *** *** 307 51.6 46.6-56.7
$50,000-74,999 639 267 38.1 33.7-42.8 38 6.5 4.5- 9.3 *** *** *** 330 54.5 49.7-59.1
$75,000+ 1,047 428 38.9 35.5-42.4 65 6.5 4.8- 8.6 11 1.2 0.5- 2.5 543 53.5 49.9-57.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,385 587 39.5 36.3-42.8 73 5.7 4.2- 7.7 17 2.3 1.3- 4.3 708 52.5 49.1-55.8
No 3,496 1,325 35.9 33.9-37.8 215 6.0 5.1- 7.0 41 1.5 1.0- 2.1 1,915 56.7 54.6-58.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,495 606 37.7 34.7-40.8 78 5.5 4.1- 7.4 25 3.2 2.0- 5.0 786 53.6 50.4-56.8
No 3,384 1,306 36.4 34.4-38.4 209 6.0 5.1- 7.1 33 1.1 0.7- 1.8 1,836 56.5 54.4-58.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 667 279 39.8 35.4-44.4 44 7.3 5.1-10.2 *** *** *** 343 52.8 48.2-57.4
Non-Veteran 4,230 1,641 36.3 34.6-38.1 244 5.7 4.9- 6.7 57 1.9 1.4- 2.6 2,288 56.1 54.2-57.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,236 468 36.1 33.1-39.2 93 6.8 5.4- 8.4 17 1.6 0.9- 2.8 658 55.5 52.3-58.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,119 452 38.0 34.6-41.5 62 6.2 4.6- 8.4 13 1.1 0.6- 2.1 592 54.6 51.1-58.1
Rural 2,546 1,001 36.5 34.1-38.9 134 5.1 4.1- 6.4 28 2.0 1.2- 3.3 1,383 56.3 53.8-58.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,422 863 34.2 32.0-36.5 161 6.7 5.6- 8.0 37 2.3 1.5- 3.4 1,361 56.8 54.4-59.2
Unemployed 198 64 28.7 21.1-37.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 122 65.0 55.9-73.1
Retired 1,415 655 45.2 42.0-48.4 71 4.9 3.7- 6.4 *** *** *** 686 49.7 46.5-52.9
Unable to Work 476 188 36.6 31.3-42.2 24 5.7 3.2-10.0 *** *** *** 256 55.2 49.4-60.9
Other not in Labor Force 369 140 35.0 29.4-41.0 22 4.7 2.8- 7.6 *** *** *** 200 59.2 53.0-65.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 165 50 29.4 21.7-38.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 105 66.0 56.9-74.1
50% to 100% 437 143 31.1 25.9-36.9 25 6.0 3.6- 9.8 *** *** *** 261 60.0 54.0-65.7
101% to 150% 737 280 37.2 33.0-41.7 35 4.8 3.1- 7.5 14 3.4 1.7- 6.8 408 54.5 49.9-59.1
151% to 200% 338 130 36.8 30.4-43.7 20 6.0 3.6- 9.8 *** *** *** 184 55.1 48.3-61.8
More than 200% 2,327 968 39.0 36.7-41.4 149 6.8 5.6- 8.2 20 1.1 0.6- 1.8 1,190 53.1 50.6-55.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,036 404 35.0 31.3-38.9 53 4.7 3.2- 6.6 12 1.8 0.8- 4.1 567 58.6 54.5-62.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,832 710 36.3 33.6-39.1 100 5.7 4.5- 7.2 13 1.1 0.6- 2.1 1,009 56.9 54.0-59.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,033 807 37.6 35.2-40.1 136 6.5 5.3- 7.9 33 2.0 1.3- 3.1 1,057 53.9 51.3-56.5

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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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