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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,384 1,152 15.3 14.3-16.3 5,232 84.7 83.7-85.7
-FEMALES 3,476 708 17.4 15.9-18.9 2,768 82.6 81.1-84.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,346 465 17.7 15.9-19.6 1,881 82.3 80.4-84.1
Non-Hispanic Black 733 182 20.6 17.3-24.2 551 79.4 75.8-82.7
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 642 24 3.1 1.9- 5.0 618 96.9 95.0-98.1
35-44 465 46 10.7 7.6-14.8 419 89.3 85.2-92.4
45-54 549 113 20.3 16.6-24.5 436 79.7 75.5-83.4
55-64 679 198 28.2 24.1-32.7 481 71.8 67.3-75.9
65-74 659 170 26.6 22.7-31.0 489 73.4 69.0-77.3
75+ 440 153 35.7 30.3-41.5 287 64.3 58.5-69.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 342 134 35.5 29.6-41.8 208 64.5 58.2-70.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 927 233 20.3 17.5-23.4 694 79.7 76.6-82.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,045 221 16.8 14.4-19.5 824 83.2 80.5-85.6
College Graduate 1,154 119 6.3 5.1- 7.8 1,035 93.7 92.2-94.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 357 167 40.4 34.3-46.8 190 59.6 53.2-65.7
$15,000- 24,999 607 157 24.5 20.4-29.1 450 75.5 70.9-79.6
$25,000- 34,999 313 72 21.7 16.6-27.8 241 78.3 72.2-83.4
$35,000- 49,999 432 84 15.0 11.5-19.4 348 85.0 80.6-88.5
$50,000- 74,999 418 50 10.5 7.6-14.4 368 89.5 85.6-92.4
$75,000+ 670 33 4.0 2.6- 6.0 637 96.0 94.0-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 911 574 62.8 58.6-66.7 337 37.2 33.3-41.4
No 2,265 110 3.9 3.1- 4.9 2,155 96.1 95.1-96.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,072 708 63.1 59.4-66.8 364 36.9 33.2-40.6
No 2,389 *** *** *** 2,389 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,388 683 17.2 15.8-18.8 2,705 82.8 81.2-84.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 928 125 11.5 9.4-14.0 803 88.5 86.0-90.6
Regional City or Suburban County 795 165 18.9 15.9-22.3 630 81.1 77.7-84.1
Rural 1,753 418 21.4 19.1-23.9 1,335 78.6 76.1-80.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,563 105 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,458 94.6 93.2-95.7
Unemployed 128 35 23.1 15.4-33.0 93 76.9 67.0-84.6
Retired 1,012 273 27.9 24.5-31.5 739 72.1 68.5-75.5
Unable to Work 355 262 71.5 64.6-77.5 93 28.5 22.5-35.4
Other not in Labor Force 404 32 6.3 4.2- 9.4 372 93.7 90.6-95.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 144 54 31.5 23.1-41.3 90 68.5 58.7-76.9
50% to 100% 315 103 27.2 21.7-33.5 212 72.8 66.5-78.3
101% to 150% 545 157 26.3 22.0-31.2 388 73.7 68.8-78.0
151% to 200% 227 58 22.4 16.5-29.7 169 77.6 70.3-83.5
More than 200% 1,547 189 9.6 8.1-11.4 1,358 90.4 88.6-91.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 715 190 24.0 20.1-28.4 525 76.0 71.6-79.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,267 297 21.9 19.3-24.9 970 78.1 75.1-80.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,494 221 12.6 10.9-14.6 1,273 87.4 85.4-89.1

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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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