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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,776 1,456 22.7 21.4-24.0 4,320 77.3 76.0-78.6
GENDER
Male 2,578 636 22.3 20.3-24.3 1,942 77.7 75.7-79.7
Female 3,198 820 23.0 21.3-24.9 2,378 77.0 75.1-78.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,858 1,026 24.9 23.2-26.6 2,832 75.1 73.4-76.8
Non-Hispanic Black 1,168 284 21.7 18.9-24.8 884 78.3 75.2-81.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 190 50 16.7 11.7-23.3 140 83.3 76.7-88.3
Hispanic 401 38 6.7 4.6- 9.6 363 93.3 90.4-95.4
AGE
18-34 1,020 111 11.2 9.0-13.8 909 88.8 86.2-91.0
35-44 762 126 15.8 12.8-19.4 636 84.2 80.6-87.2
45-54 966 245 26.1 22.9-29.5 721 73.9 70.5-77.1
55-64 1,163 394 32.7 29.4-36.1 769 67.3 63.9-70.6
65-74 1,120 327 28.4 25.3-31.7 793 71.6 68.3-74.7
75+ 675 239 34.5 30.3-39.1 436 65.5 60.9-69.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 670 221 32.7 28.4-37.3 449 67.3 62.7-71.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,627 462 25.4 23.0-28.1 1,165 74.6 71.9-77.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,705 452 22.1 19.9-24.4 1,253 77.9 75.6-80.1
College Graduate 1,761 319 13.6 12.0-15.5 1,442 86.4 84.5-88.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 549 264 43.9 38.7-49.3 285 56.1 50.7-61.3
$15,000- 24,999 974 307 31.1 27.4-35.0 667 68.9 65.0-72.6
$25,000- 34,999 553 146 23.5 19.6-27.9 407 76.5 72.1-80.4
$35,000- 49,999 699 171 22.3 18.7-26.3 528 77.7 73.7-81.3
$50,000-74,999 731 142 15.7 12.9-19.0 589 84.3 81.0-87.1
$75,000+ 1,215 163 11.9 9.9-14.2 1,052 88.1 85.8-90.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,757 1,103 62.6 59.7-65.4 654 37.4 34.6-40.3
No 3,960 341 7.8 6.8- 8.8 3,619 92.2 91.2-93.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 794 281 33.5 29.7-37.6 513 66.5 62.4-70.3
Non-Veteran 4,980 1,175 21.3 19.9-22.7 3,805 78.7 77.3-80.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,439 277 16.9 14.9-19.2 1,162 83.1 80.8-85.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,308 326 22.8 20.2-25.7 982 77.2 74.3-79.8
Rural 3,032 853 26.6 24.6-28.8 2,179 73.4 71.2-75.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,878 350 10.9 9.6-12.4 2,528 89.1 87.6-90.4
Unemployed 227 69 26.1 19.8-33.7 158 73.9 66.3-80.2
Retired 1,649 510 30.6 27.9-33.3 1,139 69.4 66.7-72.1
Unable to Work 564 459 82.6 78.4-86.1 105 17.4 13.9-21.6
Other not in Labor Force 434 66 13.2 10.0-17.2 368 86.8 82.8-90.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 192 77 35.2 27.4-43.7 115 64.8 56.3-72.6
50% to 100% 539 183 32.0 27.2-37.3 356 68.0 62.7-72.8
101% to 150% 890 303 31.4 27.7-35.4 587 68.6 64.6-72.3
151% to 200% 394 126 27.7 22.8-33.1 268 72.3 66.9-77.2
More than 200% 2,675 500 16.3 14.7-18.0 2,175 83.7 82.0-85.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,245 352 26.9 23.7-30.4 893 73.1 69.6-76.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,152 599 26.0 23.8-28.4 1,553 74.0 71.6-76.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,382 505 18.9 17.2-20.8 1,877 81.1 79.2-82.8

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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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