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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Before age 18 Age 18 to 55 Age 56 or older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,419 104 10.1 8.0-12.7 743 55.5 52.2-58.8 572 34.3 31.4-37.4
GENDER
Male 603 48 9.9 7.0-13.7 338 59.9 54.9-64.8 217 30.2 26.0-34.8
Female 816 56 10.3 7.5-14.0 405 51.9 47.5-56.2 355 37.8 33.8-42.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 1,000 75 10.4 8.0-13.5 475 51.5 47.6-55.4 450 38.1 34.5-41.8
Non-Hispanic Black 288 24 11.0 6.5-17.9 177 62.5 54.8-69.7 87 26.5 20.5-33.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 113 16 15.4 8.4-26.5 96 83.7 72.6-90.9 *** *** ***
45-54 230 13 5.8 3.0-10.9 217 94.2 89.1-97.0 *** *** ***
55-64 379 14 4.6 2.2- 9.3 241 59.3 52.7-65.7 124 36.0 29.9-42.7
65-74 325 17 4.7 2.7- 8.0 97 28.3 22.8-34.6 211 67.0 60.6-72.8
75+ 265 *** *** *** 28 10.9 6.9-16.7 232 86.9 80.9-91.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 230 17 10.9 6.2-18.5 117 52.9 44.7-60.9 96 36.2 29.1-44.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 443 34 10.9 7.3-16.0 238 57.2 51.4-62.8 171 31.9 27.1-37.2
Some Post-H.S. 443 30 8.6 5.8-12.6 239 57.6 51.9-63.0 174 33.8 28.8-39.2
College Graduate 301 23 10.5 6.5-16.6 148 51.9 45.0-58.7 130 37.6 31.3-44.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 253 25 13.6 8.4-21.1 152 62.8 54.7-70.3 76 23.6 17.7-30.7
$15,000- 24,999 298 22 11.0 6.7-17.7 170 58.9 51.4-66.1 106 30.1 23.9-37.0
$25,000- 34,999 145 *** *** *** 73 52.9 43.0-62.6 65 41.7 32.4-51.6
$35,000- 49,999 171 *** *** *** 78 54.2 44.8-63.3 83 39.1 30.7-48.2
$50,000-74,999 147 *** *** *** 84 60.0 50.0-69.2 57 34.9 26.3-44.5
$75,000+ 156 12 8.7 4.6-15.7 86 60.8 51.3-69.5 58 30.6 22.8-39.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,416 104 10.1 8.0-12.7 741 55.5 52.2-58.8 571 34.4 31.4-37.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,064 72 9.4 7.1-12.4 562 56.1 52.2-59.8 430 34.5 31.1-38.1
No 348 31 12.1 8.0-17.7 176 53.8 47.1-60.4 141 34.1 28.3-40.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 271 *** *** *** 139 52.8 45.6-59.9 124 42.2 35.4-49.4
Non-Veteran 1,148 96 11.2 8.8-14.1 604 56.1 52.4-59.8 448 32.7 29.5-36.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 269 18 7.5 4.6-12.1 149 59.9 53.0-66.4 102 32.6 26.6-39.2
Regional City or Suburban County 318 27 12.5 8.0-19.1 162 50.9 44.1-57.6 129 36.6 30.5-43.2
Rural 832 59 10.1 7.4-13.8 432 55.8 51.3-60.3 341 34.0 30.1-38.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 326 41 14.5 10.2-20.1 206 66.6 60.0-72.6 79 18.9 14.5-24.3
Unemployed 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 532 16 3.6 1.8- 6.9 131 25.2 21.0-30.0 385 71.2 66.2-75.8
Unable to Work 433 27 8.4 5.1-13.6 327 74.9 68.8-80.1 79 16.7 12.6-21.8
Other not in Labor Force 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 170 18 16.4 9.5-26.8 115 66.2 56.2-75.0 37 17.4 11.8-24.9
101% to 150% 294 19 6.1 3.6-10.1 166 61.1 53.6-68.0 109 32.9 26.3-40.2
151% to 200% 125 *** *** *** 62 51.4 41.1-61.7 54 37.9 28.6-48.1
More than 200% 502 28 6.7 4.4-10.0 245 54.3 48.9-59.6 229 39.0 34.0-44.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 342 20 10.5 6.0-17.9 195 60.4 53.0-67.2 127 29.1 23.5-35.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 586 48 11.2 7.8-15.7 292 52.1 46.9-57.3 246 36.7 32.0-41.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 491 36 8.9 6.2-12.6 256 56.7 51.4-61.9 199 34.4 29.6-39.4

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*This question is asked of respondents who responded yes to having a disability.

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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