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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Females

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,500 526 8.0 7.2- 8.9 5,974 92.0 91.1-92.8
-FEMALES 3,534 379 10.6 9.4-12.0 3,155 89.4 88.0-90.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,368 232 9.4 8.1-11.0 2,136 90.6 89.0-91.9
Non-Hispanic Black 750 95 13.8 10.9-17.4 655 86.2 82.6-89.1
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 656 71 10.3 7.9-13.3 585 89.7 86.7-92.1
35-44 476 55 12.1 8.9-16.3 421 87.9 83.7-91.1
45-54 557 65 10.4 7.9-13.6 492 89.6 86.4-92.1
55-64 693 85 11.9 9.1-15.5 608 88.1 84.5-90.9
65-74 662 72 11.6 8.9-15.1 590 88.4 84.9-91.1
75+ 446 30 6.8 4.5-10.1 416 93.2 89.9-95.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 347 64 15.9 11.9-21.1 283 84.1 78.9-88.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 947 90 10.2 7.9-12.9 857 89.8 87.1-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,063 117 10.8 8.7-13.3 946 89.2 86.7-91.3
College Graduate 1,168 108 8.2 6.6-10.2 1,060 91.8 89.8-93.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 66 16.1 11.9-21.4 323 83.9 78.6-88.1
$15,000- 24,999 612 64 10.2 7.5-13.7 548 89.8 86.3-92.5
$25,000- 34,999 313 40 14.6 10.3-20.3 273 85.4 79.7-89.7
$35,000- 49,999 431 42 10.3 7.2-14.7 389 89.7 85.3-92.8
$50,000- 74,999 418 36 7.4 5.0-10.8 382 92.6 89.2-95.0
$75,000+ 671 54 7.9 5.8-10.6 617 92.1 89.4-94.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 911 189 22.4 19.0-26.3 722 77.6 73.7-81.0
No 2,265 146 6.5 5.3- 7.9 2,119 93.5 92.1-94.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,070 208 20.4 17.5-23.8 862 79.6 76.2-82.5
No 2,376 165 7.0 5.9- 8.4 2,211 93.0 91.6-94.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 86 11 15.4 8.0-27.5 75 84.6 72.5-92.0
Non-Veteran 3,447 368 10.5 9.3-11.9 3,079 89.5 88.1-90.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 939 99 10.5 8.4-13.0 840 89.5 87.0-91.6
Regional City or Suburban County 807 81 8.4 6.5-10.9 726 91.6 89.1-93.5
Rural 1,788 199 12.0 10.1-14.3 1,589 88.0 85.7-89.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,586 124 8.0 6.6- 9.8 1,462 92.0 90.2-93.4
Unemployed 132 17 13.0 7.5-21.6 115 87.0 78.4-92.5
Retired 1,025 93 8.8 7.0-11.2 932 91.2 88.8-93.0
Unable to Work 365 104 28.3 22.6-34.9 261 71.7 65.1-77.4
Other not in Labor Force 409 40 9.5 6.6-13.5 369 90.5 86.5-93.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 148 23 13.8 7.9-23.0 125 86.2 77.0-92.1
50% to 100% 320 46 13.3 9.2-18.9 274 86.7 81.1-90.8
101% to 150% 548 75 13.6 10.4-17.6 473 86.4 82.4-89.6
151% to 200% 228 23 12.3 7.7-19.1 205 87.7 80.9-92.3
More than 200% 1,548 130 8.0 6.5- 9.7 1,418 92.0 90.3-93.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 734 87 12.7 9.5-16.8 647 87.3 83.2-90.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,280 139 11.0 9.0-13.4 1,141 89.0 86.6-91.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,520 153 9.8 8.2-11.7 1,367 90.2 88.3-91.8

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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