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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,222 98 1.7 1.3- 2.1 5,124 98.3 97.9-98.7
GENDER
Male 2,319 24 1.1 0.6- 1.8 2,295 98.9 98.2-99.4
Female 2,903 74 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,829 97.8 97.1-98.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,501 66 1.7 1.2- 2.3 3,435 98.3 97.7-98.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,061 18 1.6 0.9- 2.8 1,043 98.4 97.2-99.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 94 *** *** *** 91 96.5 89.4-98.9
Non-Hispanic Other 169 *** *** *** 162 97.3 94.2-98.7
Hispanic 350 *** *** *** 347 99.4 98.1-99.8
AGE
18-34 921 *** *** *** 918 99.6 98.5-99.9
35-44 689 13 1.9 0.9- 3.9 676 98.1 96.1-99.1
45-54 875 26 3.1 2.0- 4.8 849 96.9 95.2-98.0
55-64 1,067 33 2.4 1.6- 3.6 1,034 97.6 96.4-98.4
65-74 1,033 19 1.7 1.0- 3.0 1,014 98.3 97.0-99.0
75+ 580 *** *** *** 576 99.3 97.8-99.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 592 12 2.0 1.0- 4.1 580 98.0 95.9-99.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,431 30 2.0 1.3- 3.1 1,401 98.0 96.9-98.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,564 34 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,530 98.3 97.4-98.9
College Graduate 1,623 22 1.1 0.7- 1.7 1,601 98.9 98.3-99.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 477 22 3.5 2.2- 5.6 455 96.5 94.4-97.8
$15,000- 24,999 868 15 1.3 0.7- 2.5 853 98.7 97.5-99.3
$25,000- 34,999 501 11 1.9 0.9- 4.0 490 98.1 96.0-99.1
$35,000- 49,999 637 22 4.1 2.3- 7.2 615 95.9 92.8-97.7
$50,000-74,999 685 *** *** *** 676 98.9 97.5-99.5
$75,000+ 1,132 *** *** *** 1,126 99.5 98.6-99.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,585 80 5.1 3.9- 6.7 1,505 94.9 93.3-96.1
No 3,617 17 0.4 0.2- 0.7 3,600 99.6 99.3-99.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 699 14 2.2 1.2- 4.2 685 97.8 95.8-98.8
Non-Veteran 4,522 84 1.6 1.2- 2.1 4,438 98.4 97.9-98.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,326 17 1.1 0.6- 1.8 1,309 98.9 98.2-99.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,189 25 2.0 1.2- 3.3 1,164 98.0 96.7-98.8
Rural 2,710 56 1.9 1.4- 2.7 2,654 98.1 97.3-98.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,617 21 0.8 0.5- 1.5 2,596 99.2 98.5-99.5
Unemployed 204 *** *** *** 201 99.4 97.7-99.8
Retired 1,481 19 1.3 0.8- 2.3 1,462 98.7 97.7-99.2
Unable to Work 502 45 7.7 5.4-10.9 457 92.3 89.1-94.6
Other not in Labor Force 400 *** *** *** 390 98.2 96.3-99.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 171 *** *** *** 164 97.2 93.9-98.7
50% to 100% 473 16 2.7 1.5- 4.8 457 97.3 95.2-98.5
101% to 150% 783 18 1.8 1.0- 3.3 765 98.2 96.7-99.0
151% to 200% 355 11 2.6 1.3- 5.2 344 97.4 94.8-98.7
More than 200% 2,490 33 1.4 0.8- 2.2 2,457 98.6 97.8-99.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,116 31 2.9 1.8- 4.5 1,085 97.1 95.5-98.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,940 39 1.8 1.2- 2.7 1,901 98.2 97.3-98.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,169 28 1.2 0.8- 1.9 2,141 98.8 98.1-99.2

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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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