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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,514 5,207 81.7 80.5-82.8 1,307 18.3 17.2-19.5
GENDER
Male 2,970 2,403 82.6 80.9-84.2 567 17.4 15.8-19.1
Female 3,544 2,804 80.9 79.2-82.4 740 19.1 17.6-20.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,359 3,568 83.5 82.1-84.8 791 16.5 15.2-17.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,267 969 79.1 76.3-81.7 298 20.9 18.3-23.7
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 238 195 86.2 78.8-91.3 43 13.8 8.7-21.2
Hispanic 466 341 73.4 68.5-77.9 125 26.6 22.1-31.5
AGE
18-34 1,336 1,206 91.0 89.0-92.6 130 9.0 7.4-11.0
35-44 885 742 83.9 80.7-86.7 143 16.1 13.3-19.3
45-54 1,050 811 77.4 74.2-80.3 239 22.6 19.7-25.8
55-64 1,262 943 74.9 71.8-77.8 319 25.1 22.2-28.2
65-74 1,195 924 77.4 74.4-80.2 271 22.6 19.8-25.6
75+ 705 513 72.4 68.1-76.3 192 27.6 23.7-31.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 715 397 58.7 54.1-63.0 318 41.3 37.0-45.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,795 1,309 77.7 75.3-79.8 486 22.3 20.2-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,881 1,558 86.0 84.2-87.6 323 14.0 12.4-15.8
College Graduate 2,108 1,928 93.7 92.5-94.7 180 6.3 5.3- 7.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 643 363 60.7 55.8-65.3 280 39.3 34.7-44.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,053 719 67.8 64.0-71.3 334 32.2 28.7-36.0
$25,000- 34,999 608 483 81.5 77.6-84.8 125 18.5 15.2-22.4
$35,000- 49,999 787 653 84.6 81.1-87.5 134 15.4 12.5-18.9
$50,000-74,999 831 742 89.9 87.3-92.1 89 10.1 7.9-12.7
$75,000+ 1,433 1,346 94.8 93.4-96.0 87 5.2 4.0- 6.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,597 810 51.1 48.0-54.3 787 48.9 45.7-52.0
No 4,154 3,721 89.9 88.7-91.0 433 10.1 9.0-11.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,854 982 52.7 49.8-55.6 872 47.3 44.4-50.2
No 4,490 4,084 91.7 90.7-92.6 406 8.3 7.4- 9.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 941 740 80.6 77.4-83.4 201 19.4 16.6-22.6
Non-Veteran 5,570 4,463 81.8 80.6-83.0 1,107 18.2 17.0-19.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,773 1,520 86.6 84.6-88.3 253 13.4 11.7-15.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,466 1,182 82.1 79.7-84.3 284 17.9 15.7-20.3
Rural 3,277 2,506 77.4 75.5-79.3 771 22.6 20.7-24.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,347 2,983 89.8 88.5-91.0 364 10.2 9.0-11.5
Unemployed 264 189 74.2 67.5-80.0 75 25.8 20.0-32.5
Retired 1,765 1,359 76.4 73.9-78.8 406 23.6 21.2-26.1
Unable to Work 593 203 35.4 30.5-40.5 390 64.6 59.5-69.5
Other not in Labor Force 517 448 89.3 86.1-91.9 69 10.7 8.1-13.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 214 130 63.5 55.3-70.9 84 36.5 29.1-44.7
50% to 100% 581 364 62.6 57.5-67.5 217 37.4 32.5-42.5
101% to 150% 967 659 71.5 67.9-74.9 308 28.5 25.1-32.1
151% to 200% 433 330 78.3 73.3-82.5 103 21.7 17.5-26.7
More than 200% 3,066 2,745 91.0 89.8-92.1 321 9.0 7.9-10.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,308 952 74.3 71.1-77.3 356 25.7 22.7-28.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,369 1,834 78.1 76.0-80.1 535 21.9 19.9-24.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,839 2,422 86.0 84.5-87.5 417 14.0 12.5-15.5

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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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