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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage - Age Under 65*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,528 3,785 83.0 81.5-84.3 743 17.0 15.7-18.5
GENDER
Male 2,139 1,728 80.3 78.1-82.3 411 19.7 17.7-21.9
Female 2,389 2,057 85.5 83.6-87.2 332 14.5 12.8-16.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,796 2,508 89.4 87.8-90.8 288 10.6 9.2-12.2
Non-Hispanic Black 952 795 81.3 77.9-84.3 157 18.7 15.7-22.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 205 177 85.7 76.4-91.7 28 14.3 8.3-23.6
Hispanic 439 193 43.6 38.3-49.0 246 56.4 51.0-61.7
AGE
18-34 1,328 1,058 79.2 76.5-81.7 270 20.8 18.3-23.5
35-44 885 705 79.8 76.4-82.8 180 20.2 17.2-23.6
45-54 1,051 871 83.9 81.1-86.4 180 16.1 13.6-18.9
55-64 1,265 1,151 91.8 89.7-93.5 114 8.2 6.5-10.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 473 245 54.9 49.4-60.3 228 45.1 39.7-50.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,196 925 77.0 73.9-79.8 271 23.0 20.2-26.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,330 1,162 88.5 86.4-90.3 168 11.5 9.7-13.6
College Graduate 1,525 1,448 96.2 95.1-97.1 77 3.8 2.9- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 472 309 64.1 58.6-69.4 163 35.9 30.6-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 729 496 67.1 62.6-71.2 233 32.9 28.8-37.4
$25,000- 34,999 414 330 77.6 72.1-82.3 84 22.4 17.7-27.9
$35,000- 49,999 515 461 87.0 82.5-90.5 54 13.0 9.5-17.5
$50,000-74,999 611 558 90.9 87.6-93.3 53 9.1 6.7-12.4
$75,000+ 1,137 1,105 97.3 95.8-98.2 32 2.7 1.8- 4.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 913 774 82.0 78.1-85.3 139 18.0 14.7-21.9
No 2,980 2,471 82.5 80.8-84.1 509 17.5 15.9-19.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,087 873 76.6 72.9-79.9 214 23.4 20.1-27.1
No 3,312 2,822 85.3 83.8-86.7 490 14.7 13.3-16.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 499 449 90.7 87.1-93.4 50 9.3 6.6-12.9
Non-Veteran 4,027 3,333 82.1 80.6-83.5 694 17.9 16.5-19.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,361 1,119 82.4 79.9-84.6 242 17.6 15.4-20.1
Regional City or Suburban County 1,024 869 85.1 82.3-87.5 155 14.9 12.5-17.7
Rural 2,144 1,797 82.2 79.9-84.3 347 17.8 15.7-20.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 3,046 2,584 84.6 82.9-86.1 462 15.4 13.9-17.1
Unemployed 250 143 58.3 50.5-65.7 107 41.7 34.3-49.5
Retired 269 253 95.1 91.3-97.2 16 4.9 2.8- 8.7
Unable to Work 488 429 82.6 76.7-87.2 59 17.4 12.8-23.3
Other not in Labor Force 455 362 81.8 77.4-85.4 93 18.2 14.6-22.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 189 107 58.9 50.3-67.0 82 41.1 33.0-49.7
50% to 100% 491 298 57.9 52.3-63.2 193 42.1 36.8-47.7
101% to 150% 642 490 74.1 69.5-78.3 152 25.9 21.7-30.5
151% to 200% 281 242 87.5 82.3-91.3 39 12.5 8.7-17.7
More than 200% 2,193 2,058 93.7 92.3-94.8 135 6.3 5.2- 7.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 852 703 79.6 75.4-83.2 149 20.4 16.8-24.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,605 1,354 83.6 81.1-85.8 251 16.4 14.2-18.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,072 1,728 83.4 81.4-85.2 344 16.6 14.8-18.6

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 included

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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