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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Females

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-FEMALES 3,063 2,327 75.0 73.0-76.9 488 16.4 14.8-18.1 86 3.1 2.4- 4.0 50 1.8 1.3- 2.5 112 3.7 2.9- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,059 1,626 77.9 75.5-80.1 304 15.3 13.4-17.4 42 2.3 1.6- 3.4 27 1.6 1.0- 2.5 60 3.0 2.2- 4.1
Non-Hispanic Black 668 489 74.6 70.4-78.5 107 14.7 11.7-18.3 23 3.1 1.9- 5.2 11 1.7 0.9- 3.4 38 5.9 4.0- 8.4
Other 54 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 483 356 73.0 68.0-77.4 86 19.1 15.2-23.8 16 2.9 1.6- 5.1 *** *** *** 22 4.5 2.9- 7.1
35-44 408 309 75.9 70.7-80.4 67 16.3 12.5-20.9 13 3.0 1.6- 5.5 11 3.0 1.4- 6.0 *** *** ***
45-54 498 384 75.1 70.3-79.4 72 16.4 12.8-20.8 20 3.5 2.0- 6.2 12 2.8 1.5- 5.3 *** *** ***
55-64 618 497 79.5 75.2-83.2 81 12.0 9.3-15.5 15 3.5 2.0- 6.2 *** *** *** 16 3.5 2.0- 6.3
65-74 611 471 77.2 72.7-81.2 95 14.6 11.6-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 4.2 2.5- 7.0
75+ 411 286 68.7 62.8-74.0 83 20.3 15.8-25.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 6.7 4.3-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 307 151 49.9 43.0-56.8 79 26.1 20.5-32.6 24 8.4 5.3-13.0 21 7.3 4.4-11.8 32 8.3 5.5-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 579 70.8 66.9-74.4 170 19.5 16.4-22.9 29 3.4 2.1- 5.4 21 2.0 1.3- 3.3 37 4.3 2.9- 6.2
Some Post-H.S. 946 751 78.9 75.5-82.0 138 14.9 12.3-18.0 19 2.2 1.2- 3.7 *** *** *** 32 3.3 2.2- 5.0
College Graduate 967 842 88.3 85.7-90.5 100 9.7 7.7-12.2 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 321 189 54.5 47.5-61.3 77 26.5 20.6-33.2 23 7.0 4.3-11.1 14 6.2 3.3-11.3 18 5.9 3.4-10.3
$15,000- 24,999 550 364 63.7 58.4-68.7 115 22.2 18.0-27.0 26 5.9 3.8- 9.1 16 2.5 1.3- 4.7 29 5.8 3.8- 8.7
$25,000- 34,999 286 202 70.7 63.6-76.9 63 23.2 17.5-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 4.9 2.6- 9.1
$35,000- 49,999 378 312 78.6 72.6-83.6 50 15.7 11.4-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 365 315 87.3 82.5-90.9 41 10.5 7.2-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 572 513 89.5 86.0-92.2 50 9.3 6.8-12.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 887 592 64.7 60.5-68.6 182 21.6 18.3-25.3 38 4.9 3.4- 7.0 35 4.7 3.0- 7.1 40 4.2 2.9- 6.0
No 2,162 1,727 78.8 76.6-80.9 301 14.4 12.6-16.4 48 2.5 1.7- 3.6 15 0.8 0.5- 1.4 71 3.5 2.6- 4.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 999 635 62.1 58.2-65.8 216 21.9 18.8-25.3 54 6.3 4.6- 8.5 40 4.8 3.3- 7.1 54 4.9 3.6- 6.6
No 2,052 1,683 80.6 78.3-82.7 269 13.9 12.1-15.9 32 1.8 1.1- 2.8 *** *** *** 58 3.2 2.4- 4.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 68 55 86.6 75.9-93.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,994 2,272 74.8 72.8-76.8 479 16.5 14.9-18.3 85 3.1 2.4- 4.1 49 1.8 1.3- 2.5 109 3.7 3.0- 4.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 749 589 77.2 73.5-80.5 102 13.9 11.2-17.1 21 3.3 2.1- 5.4 14 2.1 1.2- 3.6 23 3.5 2.2- 5.4
Regional City or Suburban County 703 531 75.4 71.2-79.1 121 17.2 13.9-20.9 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7 *** *** *** 28 3.6 2.3- 5.6
Rural 1,611 1,207 73.3 70.4-76.1 265 17.7 15.4-20.3 52 3.2 2.3- 4.6 26 1.9 1.2- 3.1 61 3.9 2.8- 5.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,354 1,113 80.9 78.2-83.3 170 13.0 11.0-15.3 28 2.3 1.5- 3.6 *** *** *** 35 3.3 2.3- 4.7
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 934 705 76.2 72.6-79.4 153 15.7 13.1-18.7 18 2.0 1.0- 3.9 12 1.7 0.8- 3.5 46 4.5 3.2- 6.2
Unable to Work 328 189 54.9 47.8-61.8 78 24.8 19.1-31.5 24 8.8 5.6-13.7 21 7.9 4.7-13.1 16 3.5 1.9- 6.5
Other not in Labor Force 325 236 71.7 65.4-77.3 68 21.1 16.2-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 126 *** *** *** 39 35.9 26.2-46.9 11 7.0 3.6-13.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 282 175 61.0 53.5-67.9 68 22.7 17.1-29.3 13 4.4 2.3- 8.3 *** *** *** 17 7.5 4.5-12.5
101% to 150% 491 334 66.9 61.4-71.9 94 20.9 16.7-25.9 25 5.7 3.5- 8.9 13 1.5 0.8- 2.7 25 5.1 3.2- 8.0
151% to 200% 216 160 71.2 62.4-78.5 42 21.2 14.7-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,346 1,152 85.8 83.4-88.0 152 11.3 9.4-13.6 15 0.9 0.5- 1.7 *** *** *** 22 1.6 1.0- 2.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 667 495 71.1 65.9-75.8 107 16.9 13.3-21.2 28 5.0 3.0- 8.3 *** *** *** 28 5.2 3.2- 8.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,153 859 72.9 69.4-76.1 200 18.8 16.0-21.9 25 2.3 1.4- 3.8 23 2.3 1.4- 3.7 46 3.7 2.6- 5.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,243 973 77.8 75.0-80.4 181 14.5 12.4-16.9 33 3.1 2.1- 4.5 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4 38 3.2 2.2- 4.6

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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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