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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,362 1,865 25.9 24.6-27.2 4,497 74.1 72.8-75.4
GENDER
Male 2,895 787 23.8 22.0-25.7 2,108 76.2 74.3-78.0
Female 3,467 1,078 27.8 26.0-29.6 2,389 72.2 70.4-74.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,288 1,245 25.7 24.2-27.3 3,043 74.3 72.7-75.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,226 395 28.2 25.3-31.4 831 71.8 68.6-74.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 230 53 20.0 13.9-28.0 177 80.0 72.0-86.1
Hispanic 444 92 19.9 15.9-24.5 352 80.1 75.5-84.1
AGE
18-34 1,293 204 15.3 13.2-17.8 1,089 84.7 82.2-86.8
35-44 855 159 17.8 14.9-21.3 696 82.2 78.7-85.1
45-54 1,029 291 27.3 24.2-30.7 738 72.7 69.3-75.8
55-64 1,236 434 33.2 30.1-36.5 802 66.8 63.5-69.9
65-74 1,182 403 34.1 30.9-37.5 779 65.9 62.5-69.1
75+ 692 360 50.6 46.0-55.2 332 49.4 44.8-54.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 695 337 45.5 40.9-50.1 358 54.5 49.9-59.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,743 610 30.1 27.6-32.8 1,133 69.9 67.2-72.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,842 550 24.1 22.0-26.4 1,292 75.9 73.6-78.0
College Graduate 2,070 368 12.8 11.3-14.4 1,702 87.2 85.6-88.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 587 336 54.8 49.6-59.9 251 45.2 40.1-50.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,040 417 38.6 34.9-42.4 623 61.4 57.6-65.1
$25,000- 34,999 600 195 28.1 24.0-32.6 405 71.9 67.4-76.0
$35,000- 49,999 778 211 23.6 20.1-27.4 567 76.4 72.6-79.9
$50,000-74,999 824 178 18.8 15.9-22.0 646 81.2 78.0-84.1
$75,000+ 1,423 183 10.3 8.7-12.2 1,240 89.7 87.8-91.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,593 1,200 74.1 71.2-76.8 393 25.9 23.2-28.8
No 4,122 556 12.0 10.9-13.2 3,566 88.0 86.8-89.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,867 1,867 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 4,498 *** *** *** 4,498 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 923 355 35.2 31.6-39.0 568 64.8 61.0-68.4
Non-Veteran 5,437 1,511 24.6 23.2-26.0 3,926 75.4 74.0-76.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,735 396 20.0 18.0-22.2 1,339 80.0 77.8-82.0
Regional City or Suburban County 1,436 415 26.2 23.7-29.0 1,021 73.8 71.0-76.3
Rural 3,194 1,056 30.6 28.6-32.7 2,138 69.4 67.3-71.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,258 495 13.7 12.3-15.2 2,763 86.3 84.8-87.7
Unemployed 251 95 32.6 26.0-39.9 156 67.4 60.1-74.0
Retired 1,737 679 38.6 35.8-41.5 1,058 61.4 58.5-64.2
Unable to Work 583 497 83.6 79.0-87.4 86 16.4 12.6-21.0
Other not in Labor Force 509 95 17.0 13.6-21.0 414 83.0 79.0-86.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 209 104 47.3 39.2-55.6 105 52.7 44.4-60.8
50% to 100% 570 248 42.6 37.5-47.8 322 57.4 52.2-62.5
101% to 150% 956 400 38.4 34.6-42.3 556 61.6 57.7-65.4
151% to 200% 427 161 31.1 26.1-36.5 266 68.9 63.5-73.9
More than 200% 3,039 599 16.2 14.8-17.8 2,440 83.8 82.2-85.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,272 449 32.3 29.0-35.8 823 67.7 64.2-71.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,319 756 30.5 28.3-32.9 1,563 69.5 67.1-71.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,774 662 21.1 19.4-22.9 2,112 78.9 77.1-80.6

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the 2016 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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