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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
GENDER
Male 2,969 390 14.0 12.4-15.7 2,579 86.0 84.3-87.6
Female 3,547 593 18.3 16.7-20.0 2,954 81.7 80.0-83.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,361 530 13.5 12.2-14.9 3,831 86.5 85.1-87.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,270 227 19.1 16.5-22.1 1,043 80.9 77.9-83.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 239 43 17.3 11.5-25.2 196 82.7 74.8-88.5
Hispanic 465 142 28.9 24.5-33.7 323 71.1 66.3-75.5
AGE
18-34 1,336 248 18.6 16.2-21.2 1,088 81.4 78.8-83.8
35-44 885 191 20.6 17.5-24.0 694 79.4 76.0-82.5
45-54 1,047 228 21.3 18.5-24.4 819 78.7 75.6-81.5
55-64 1,262 198 15.0 12.7-17.6 1,064 85.0 82.4-87.3
65-74 1,198 76 7.1 5.4- 9.2 1,122 92.9 90.8-94.6
75+ 709 34 5.0 3.3- 7.6 675 95.0 92.4-96.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 718 206 30.0 25.9-34.4 512 70.0 65.6-74.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,792 311 17.5 15.4-19.8 1,481 82.5 80.2-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,885 296 15.8 14.0-17.9 1,589 84.2 82.1-86.0
College Graduate 2,108 167 7.3 6.1- 8.8 1,941 92.7 91.2-93.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 640 192 32.8 28.3-37.7 448 67.2 62.3-71.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,057 261 28.2 24.8-31.9 796 71.8 68.1-75.2
$25,000- 34,999 609 127 21.6 17.8-26.0 482 78.4 74.0-82.2
$35,000- 49,999 787 112 15.0 12.1-18.5 675 85.0 81.5-87.9
$50,000-74,999 829 83 12.0 9.4-15.2 746 88.0 84.8-90.6
$75,000+ 1,434 63 4.7 3.5- 6.3 1,371 95.3 93.7-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,601 373 27.6 24.7-30.7 1,228 72.4 69.3-75.3
No 4,158 508 13.1 11.9-14.5 3,650 86.9 85.5-88.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,862 458 29.2 26.4-32.0 1,404 70.8 68.0-73.6
No 4,488 488 11.4 10.3-12.6 4,000 88.6 87.4-89.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 942 74 7.6 5.7-10.0 868 92.4 90.0-94.3
Non-Veteran 5,573 910 17.5 16.2-18.8 4,663 82.5 81.2-83.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,769 253 15.0 13.2-17.1 1,516 85.0 82.9-86.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,474 225 15.4 13.2-17.7 1,249 84.6 82.3-86.8
Rural 3,276 507 17.8 16.0-19.7 2,769 82.2 80.3-84.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,344 517 15.7 14.2-17.3 2,827 84.3 82.7-85.8
Unemployed 261 81 26.6 20.8-33.3 180 73.4 66.7-79.2
Retired 1,770 109 7.1 5.6- 8.9 1,661 92.9 91.1-94.4
Unable to Work 596 182 35.5 30.5-40.9 414 64.5 59.1-69.5
Other not in Labor Force 518 88 15.7 12.4-19.6 430 84.3 80.4-87.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 214 77 37.1 29.4-45.4 137 62.9 54.6-70.6
50% to 100% 582 180 33.3 28.6-38.3 402 66.7 61.7-71.4
101% to 150% 971 252 28.2 24.6-32.0 719 71.8 68.0-75.4
151% to 200% 433 71 16.6 12.8-21.2 362 83.4 78.8-87.2
More than 200% 3,064 243 8.5 7.4- 9.9 2,821 91.5 90.1-92.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,311 217 20.6 17.5-24.0 1,094 79.4 76.0-82.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,371 370 16.7 14.9-18.7 2,001 83.3 81.3-85.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,837 398 14.8 13.2-16.4 2,439 85.2 83.6-86.8

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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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