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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Females

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-FEMALES 2,172 239 10.4 8.9-12.1 1,933 89.6 87.9-91.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,576 169 9.7 8.1-11.7 1,407 90.3 88.3-91.9
Non-Hispanic Black 441 51 12.4 8.9-17.1 390 87.6 82.9-91.1
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 490 55 10.1 7.4-13.6 435 89.9 86.4-92.6
55-64 622 77 11.8 8.8-15.6 545 88.2 84.4-91.2
65-74 612 59 10.0 7.3-13.6 553 90.0 86.4-92.7
75+ 414 47 9.8 7.0-13.5 367 90.2 86.5-93.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 225 40 17.3 12.0-24.3 185 82.7 75.7-88.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 628 79 10.9 8.4-14.1 549 89.1 85.9-91.6
Some Post-H.S. 638 77 11.8 9.1-15.1 561 88.2 84.9-90.9
College Graduate 674 43 3.8 2.6- 5.6 631 96.2 94.4-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 226 43 17.6 12.5-24.3 183 82.4 75.7-87.5
$15,000- 24,999 362 56 17.8 13.0-24.0 306 82.2 76.0-87.0
$25,000- 34,999 206 26 12.1 7.7-18.6 180 87.9 81.4-92.3
$35,000- 49,999 264 24 7.0 4.0-12.0 240 93.0 88.0-96.0
$50,000- 74,999 251 20 5.4 3.1- 9.1 231 94.6 90.9-96.9
$75,000+ 383 19 3.9 2.2- 6.8 364 96.1 93.2-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 771 170 21.6 18.1-25.6 601 78.4 74.4-81.9
No 1,387 65 4.1 3.1- 5.6 1,322 95.9 94.4-96.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 816 196 23.4 19.9-27.3 620 76.6 72.7-80.1
No 1,347 43 2.9 2.0- 4.2 1,304 97.1 95.8-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,117 231 10.3 8.8-12.0 1,886 89.7 88.0-91.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 476 35 8.2 5.7-11.6 441 91.8 88.4-94.3
Regional City or Suburban County 483 54 10.5 7.5-14.4 429 89.5 85.6-92.5
Rural 1,213 150 11.6 9.5-14.1 1,063 88.4 85.9-90.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 749 41 4.9 3.3- 7.1 708 95.1 92.9-96.7
Unemployed 58 *** *** *** 50 89.3 76.5-95.5
Retired 932 93 9.3 7.2-11.9 839 90.7 88.1-92.8
Unable to Work 287 91 32.8 26.2-40.2 196 67.2 59.8-73.8
Other not in Labor Force 139 *** *** *** 133 97.8 94.6-99.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 135 23 17.5 10.9-27.0 112 82.5 73.0-89.1
101% to 150% 362 59 17.5 12.9-23.4 303 82.5 76.6-87.1
151% to 200% 158 24 13.6 8.3-21.4 134 86.4 78.6-91.7
More than 200% 971 72 5.5 4.1- 7.3 899 94.5 92.7-95.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 501 65 11.7 8.7-15.6 436 88.3 84.4-91.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 841 106 12.5 9.9-15.8 735 87.5 84.2-90.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 830 68 8.1 6.2-10.5 762 91.9 89.5-93.8

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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