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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
GENDER
Male 2,584 282 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,302 90.8 89.4-92.0
Female 3,208 408 10.5 9.3-11.8 2,800 89.5 88.2-90.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,869 460 10.5 9.4-11.8 3,409 89.5 88.2-90.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,175 167 11.0 9.2-13.2 1,008 89.0 86.8-90.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 102 20 14.5 8.6-23.3 82 85.5 76.7-91.4
Non-Hispanic Other 189 25 8.7 5.3-13.8 164 91.3 86.2-94.7
Hispanic 400 *** *** *** 392 99.1 97.9-99.6
AGE
18-34 1,016 17 2.0 1.0- 3.7 999 98.0 96.3-99.0
35-44 764 37 4.5 3.0- 6.7 727 95.5 93.3-97.0
45-54 970 99 10.2 8.1-12.7 871 89.8 87.3-91.9
55-64 1,170 177 13.7 11.5-16.3 993 86.3 83.7-88.5
65-74 1,125 160 13.7 11.5-16.3 965 86.3 83.7-88.5
75+ 676 199 30.4 26.3-34.9 477 69.6 65.1-73.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 678 146 18.6 15.3-22.3 532 81.4 77.7-84.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,631 215 10.0 8.5-11.7 1,416 90.0 88.3-91.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,706 207 9.6 8.2-11.3 1,499 90.4 88.7-91.8
College Graduate 1,764 121 4.4 3.5- 5.4 1,643 95.6 94.6-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 552 151 24.6 20.3-29.5 401 75.4 70.5-79.7
$15,000- 24,999 978 157 14.0 11.4-16.9 821 86.0 83.1-88.6
$25,000- 34,999 554 55 7.5 5.5-10.1 499 92.5 89.9-94.5
$35,000- 49,999 700 79 8.8 6.7-11.5 621 91.2 88.5-93.3
$50,000-74,999 734 46 4.6 3.3- 6.4 688 95.4 93.6-96.7
$75,000+ 1,216 50 3.8 2.6- 5.4 1,166 96.2 94.6-97.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,769 597 31.3 28.6-34.1 1,172 68.7 65.9-71.4
No 3,970 91 1.9 1.5- 2.5 3,879 98.1 97.5-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 795 147 17.1 14.3-20.4 648 82.9 79.6-85.7
Non-Veteran 4,995 543 9.0 8.1-10.0 4,452 91.0 90.0-91.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,440 132 7.6 6.2- 9.3 1,308 92.4 90.7-93.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,312 152 9.8 8.0-11.8 1,160 90.2 88.2-92.0
Rural 3,043 406 11.6 10.3-13.1 2,637 88.4 86.9-89.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,882 76 2.1 1.6- 2.8 2,806 97.9 97.2-98.4
Unemployed 226 21 6.4 3.7-10.6 205 93.6 89.4-96.3
Retired 1,656 309 18.6 16.4-21.0 1,347 81.4 79.0-83.6
Unable to Work 572 269 44.9 39.6-50.2 303 55.1 49.8-60.4
Other not in Labor Force 433 15 2.8 1.5- 4.9 418 97.2 95.1-98.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 194 43 18.2 12.4-25.9 151 81.8 74.1-87.6
50% to 100% 540 91 14.8 11.4-19.0 449 85.2 81.0-88.6
101% to 150% 893 157 14.5 11.9-17.5 736 85.5 82.5-88.1
151% to 200% 395 56 11.4 8.4-15.2 339 88.6 84.8-91.6
More than 200% 2,681 190 5.6 4.7- 6.7 2,491 94.4 93.3-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,250 183 12.9 10.8-15.4 1,067 87.1 84.6-89.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 2,162 280 11.5 10.0-13.3 1,882 88.5 86.7-90.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,383 227 7.8 6.7- 9.1 2,156 92.2 90.9-93.3

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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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