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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
-FEMALES 3,478 336 8.6 7.5- 9.7 3,142 91.4 90.3-92.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,347 219 8.4 7.1- 9.9 2,128 91.6 90.1-92.9
Non-Hispanic Black 731 87 10.6 8.2-13.5 644 89.4 86.5-91.8
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 642 22 3.4 2.1- 5.5 620 96.6 94.5-97.9
35-44 465 35 7.8 5.2-11.5 430 92.2 88.5-94.8
45-54 550 53 9.1 6.7-12.3 497 90.9 87.7-93.3
55-64 681 84 11.5 8.8-14.9 597 88.5 85.1-91.2
65-74 660 61 10.3 7.7-13.7 599 89.7 86.3-92.3
75+ 439 79 17.4 13.5-22.3 360 82.6 77.7-86.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 342 76 19.5 15.0-24.9 266 80.5 75.1-85.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 923 118 11.0 8.8-13.6 805 89.0 86.4-91.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,048 90 6.8 5.3- 8.7 958 93.2 91.3-94.7
College Graduate 1,157 51 3.0 2.1- 4.1 1,106 97.0 95.9-97.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 96 25.6 20.3-31.7 261 74.4 68.3-79.7
$15,000- 24,999 607 78 12.9 9.8-16.7 529 87.1 83.3-90.2
$25,000- 34,999 315 26 8.1 5.2-12.6 289 91.9 87.4-94.8
$35,000- 49,999 432 27 3.3 2.0- 5.3 405 96.7 94.7-98.0
$50,000- 74,999 418 19 4.0 2.3- 6.9 399 96.0 93.1-97.7
$75,000+ 671 *** *** *** 662 98.8 97.4-99.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 915 290 32.1 28.3-36.2 625 67.9 63.8-71.7
No 2,262 33 1.3 0.9- 2.0 2,229 98.7 98.0-99.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,074 336 31.0 27.6-34.6 738 69.0 65.4-72.4
No 2,389 *** *** *** 2,389 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 86 *** *** *** 77 93.3 85.5-97.1
Non-Veteran 3,391 327 8.6 7.5- 9.8 3,064 91.4 90.2-92.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 930 52 5.1 3.7- 6.9 878 94.9 93.1-96.3
Regional City or Suburban County 796 71 8.1 6.1-10.8 725 91.9 89.2-93.9
Rural 1,752 213 11.7 10.0-13.8 1,539 88.3 86.2-90.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,561 23 1.3 0.8- 2.0 1,538 98.7 98.0-99.2
Unemployed 129 15 9.2 5.1-16.2 114 90.8 83.8-94.9
Retired 1,012 116 11.6 9.3-14.3 896 88.4 85.7-90.7
Unable to Work 357 163 47.3 40.6-54.1 194 52.7 45.9-59.4
Other not in Labor Force 405 18 2.9 1.7- 5.0 387 97.1 95.0-98.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 37 22.7 15.4-32.2 108 77.3 67.8-84.6
50% to 100% 314 53 16.7 12.1-22.7 261 83.3 77.3-87.9
101% to 150% 545 76 11.9 9.1-15.4 469 88.1 84.6-90.9
151% to 200% 229 26 10.9 7.0-16.5 203 89.1 83.5-93.0
More than 200% 1,548 63 2.9 2.1- 3.9 1,485 97.1 96.1-97.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 715 93 13.1 10.0-16.9 622 86.9 83.1-90.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,265 148 11.2 9.2-13.6 1,117 88.8 86.4-90.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,498 95 5.6 4.4- 7.1 1,403 94.4 92.9-95.6

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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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