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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-FEMALES 3,473 447 12.9 11.5-14.4 3,026 87.1 85.6-88.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,342 280 11.6 10.1-13.4 2,062 88.4 86.6-89.9
Non-Hispanic Black 733 102 14.6 11.7-18.1 631 85.4 81.9-88.3
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 639 75 11.8 9.1-15.2 564 88.2 84.8-90.9
35-44 466 70 14.3 11.0-18.4 396 85.7 81.6-89.0
45-54 549 93 16.2 12.9-20.1 456 83.8 79.9-87.1
55-64 680 102 14.6 11.5-18.5 578 85.4 81.5-88.5
65-74 658 59 9.7 7.1-13.0 599 90.3 87.0-92.9
75+ 439 45 10.4 7.3-14.6 394 89.6 85.4-92.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 341 88 25.9 20.4-32.3 253 74.1 67.7-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 926 146 16.1 13.3-19.2 780 83.9 80.8-86.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,046 129 11.4 9.3-13.8 917 88.6 86.2-90.7
College Graduate 1,152 84 5.3 4.1- 6.8 1,068 94.7 93.2-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 358 114 32.9 26.9-39.4 244 67.1 60.6-73.1
$15,000- 24,999 608 106 19.7 15.6-24.5 502 80.3 75.5-84.4
$25,000- 34,999 311 41 11.2 7.9-15.6 270 88.8 84.4-92.1
$35,000- 49,999 430 35 5.8 3.8- 8.9 395 94.2 91.1-96.2
$50,000- 74,999 418 32 8.0 5.4-11.8 386 92.0 88.2-94.6
$75,000+ 671 32 4.9 3.3- 7.2 639 95.1 92.8-96.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 916 293 34.7 30.8-38.9 623 65.3 61.1-69.2
No 2,259 129 6.1 4.9- 7.5 2,130 93.9 92.5-95.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,071 447 47.0 43.2-50.8 624 53.0 49.2-56.8
No 2,389 *** *** *** 2,389 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 85 18 18.8 11.0-30.3 67 81.2 69.7-89.0
Non-Veteran 3,387 429 12.8 11.4-14.3 2,958 87.2 85.7-88.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 925 109 12.0 9.6-14.7 816 88.0 85.3-90.4
Regional City or Suburban County 796 95 11.7 9.1-14.8 701 88.3 85.2-90.9
Rural 1,752 243 14.5 12.4-16.7 1,509 85.5 83.3-87.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,558 117 7.2 5.8- 9.0 1,441 92.8 91.0-94.2
Unemployed 128 25 18.5 12.0-27.5 103 81.5 72.5-88.0
Retired 1,012 88 8.9 6.8-11.5 924 91.1 88.5-93.2
Unable to Work 357 172 50.3 43.6-57.1 185 49.7 42.9-56.4
Other not in Labor Force 404 42 11.1 8.0-15.2 362 88.9 84.8-92.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 51 37.6 28.3-47.8 94 62.4 52.2-71.7
50% to 100% 317 72 23.4 17.6-30.4 245 76.6 69.6-82.4
101% to 150% 544 97 17.1 13.6-21.4 447 82.9 78.6-86.4
151% to 200% 227 33 11.7 7.8-17.2 194 88.3 82.8-92.2
More than 200% 1,544 104 6.0 4.7- 7.5 1,440 94.0 92.5-95.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 716 101 14.1 10.9-18.0 615 85.9 82.0-89.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,265 181 15.2 12.8-17.9 1,084 84.8 82.1-87.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,492 165 11.1 9.3-13.2 1,327 88.9 86.8-90.7

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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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