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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,511 5,735 86.2 85.1-87.3 776 13.8 12.7-14.9
GENDER
Male 2,961 2,533 83.8 82.0-85.4 428 16.2 14.6-18.0
Female 3,550 3,202 88.5 87.0-89.8 348 11.5 10.2-13.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,362 4,063 91.9 90.7-93.0 299 8.1 7.0- 9.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,262 1,095 84.1 81.2-86.6 167 15.9 13.4-18.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 237 206 86.0 77.4-91.7 31 14.0 8.3-22.6
Hispanic 467 216 44.9 39.7-50.2 251 55.1 49.8-60.3
AGE
18-34 1,328 1,058 79.2 76.5-81.7 270 20.8 18.3-23.5
35-44 885 705 79.8 76.4-82.8 180 20.2 17.2-23.6
45-54 1,051 871 83.9 81.1-86.4 180 16.1 13.6-18.9
55-64 1,265 1,151 91.8 89.7-93.5 114 8.2 6.5-10.3
65-74 1,196 1,181 98.7 97.6-99.3 15 1.3 0.7- 2.4
75+ 708 702 99.5 98.5-99.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 717 482 65.9 61.4-70.1 235 34.1 29.9-38.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,792 1,510 82.4 80.0-84.5 282 17.6 15.5-20.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,882 1,704 90.3 88.6-91.8 178 9.7 8.2-11.4
College Graduate 2,107 2,026 96.8 95.9-97.5 81 3.2 2.5- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 643 473 69.9 65.1-74.3 170 30.1 25.7-34.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,057 817 73.6 69.9-77.0 240 26.4 23.0-30.1
$25,000- 34,999 609 523 83.0 78.6-86.6 86 17.0 13.4-21.4
$35,000- 49,999 786 728 89.8 86.2-92.5 58 10.2 7.5-13.8
$50,000-74,999 829 776 92.6 89.9-94.6 53 7.4 5.4-10.1
$75,000+ 1,433 1,398 97.5 96.3-98.4 35 2.5 1.6- 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,602 1,451 87.4 84.6-89.7 151 12.6 10.3-15.4
No 4,151 3,624 85.7 84.2-87.0 527 14.3 13.0-15.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,864 1,639 83.6 81.0-86.0 225 16.4 14.0-19.0
No 4,480 3,970 87.6 86.3-88.8 510 12.4 11.2-13.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 941 884 94.0 91.8-95.7 57 6.0 4.3- 8.2
Non-Veteran 5,568 4,848 85.1 83.8-86.3 720 14.9 13.7-16.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,770 1,522 85.0 82.9-86.9 248 15.0 13.1-17.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,467 1,303 88.0 85.7-89.9 164 12.0 10.1-14.3
Rural 3,277 2,912 86.2 84.4-87.8 365 13.8 12.2-15.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,342 2,872 85.3 83.7-86.7 470 14.7 13.3-16.3
Unemployed 264 155 58.5 50.9-65.8 109 41.5 34.2-49.1
Retired 1,765 1,734 98.3 97.4-98.9 31 1.7 1.1- 2.6
Unable to Work 598 533 84.0 78.8-88.2 65 16.0 11.8-21.2
Other not in Labor Force 514 420 82.9 78.8-86.3 94 17.1 13.7-21.2
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 214 130 61.4 53.2-69.0 84 38.6 31.0-46.8
50% to 100% 584 388 62.2 57.1-67.1 196 37.8 32.9-42.9
101% to 150% 970 811 79.9 76.2-83.2 159 20.1 16.8-23.8
151% to 200% 434 392 90.2 86.3-93.2 42 9.8 6.8-13.7
More than 200% 3,063 2,921 94.8 93.6-95.7 142 5.2 4.3- 6.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,307 1,144 84.0 80.8-86.8 163 16.0 13.2-19.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,372 2,112 87.2 85.3-88.9 260 12.8 11.1-14.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,835 2,481 86.2 84.6-87.7 354 13.8 12.3-15.4

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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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