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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Females

How difficult is it for you to understand information that doctors, nurses and other health professionals tell you? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
-FEMALES 3,076 2,035 65.7 63.5-67.8 838 27.0 25.1-29.0 170 6.1 5.1- 7.3 33 1.2 0.8- 1.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,064 1,405 68.3 65.6-70.8 538 25.2 23.0-27.7 102 5.5 4.3- 7.1 19 0.9 0.5- 1.8
Non-Hispanic Black 673 437 64.3 59.7-68.7 188 28.5 24.4-32.9 40 5.5 3.9- 7.9 *** *** ***
Other 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 487 327 64.9 59.5-69.9 133 29.0 24.3-34.2 25 5.6 3.5- 8.7 *** *** ***
35-44 406 279 70.0 64.6-74.9 100 22.4 18.2-27.3 21 5.8 3.6- 9.2 *** *** ***
45-54 496 320 62.8 57.7-67.6 137 28.4 24.0-33.3 32 7.5 5.0-11.0 *** *** ***
55-64 624 428 68.7 63.9-73.2 152 22.7 18.9-27.1 37 6.8 4.6-10.1 *** *** ***
65-74 611 408 65.2 60.3-69.8 168 28.6 24.4-33.3 29 4.7 3.1- 7.1 *** *** ***
75+ 417 251 61.1 55.2-66.6 137 31.7 26.6-37.3 25 6.6 4.1-10.6 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 134 43.7 37.0-50.6 113 33.5 27.5-40.0 52 17.7 13.0-23.5 20 5.2 2.8- 9.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 837 491 61.4 57.3-65.3 277 31.3 27.6-35.2 58 5.7 4.1- 7.8 11 1.6 0.8- 3.2
Some Post-H.S. 942 659 69.8 66.0-73.4 243 25.5 22.2-29.2 40 4.6 3.2- 6.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 970 744 77.1 73.7-80.1 204 20.8 17.9-24.0 20 1.9 1.1- 3.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 321 162 46.8 40.0-53.6 115 37.9 31.4-44.9 33 11.4 7.6-16.8 11 4.0 1.7- 8.8
$15,000- 24,999 554 318 56.6 51.3-61.8 185 32.1 27.5-37.0 42 9.1 6.3-13.0 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 287 179 63.3 56.1-69.9 92 30.6 24.5-37.5 11 4.8 2.4- 9.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 378 267 69.7 63.6-75.2 101 27.5 22.2-33.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 364 278 76.5 70.9-81.4 75 20.9 16.2-26.5 11 2.6 1.3- 4.8 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 572 453 78.8 74.6-82.6 108 19.1 15.5-23.2 11 2.1 1.0- 4.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 887 492 53.6 49.4-57.8 285 32.2 28.4-36.2 89 11.4 8.9-14.6 21 2.8 1.5- 5.0
No 2,174 1,537 70.0 67.6-72.4 550 25.3 23.1-27.7 75 4.0 3.0- 5.2 12 0.7 0.3- 1.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,000 540 52.7 48.8-56.6 326 31.6 28.1-35.2 112 13.2 10.6-16.3 22 2.5 1.4- 4.4
No 2,062 1,485 71.1 68.6-73.5 510 25.2 22.9-27.6 56 3.0 2.2- 4.1 11 0.7 0.3- 1.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,008 1,989 65.6 63.4-67.7 820 27.1 25.1-29.1 166 6.1 5.1- 7.3 33 1.3 0.8- 2.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 748 507 65.7 61.5-69.6 202 27.7 24.0-31.7 35 5.8 4.0- 8.4 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 708 470 66.4 62.0-70.5 192 25.7 22.1-29.7 38 6.1 4.1- 9.0 *** *** ***
Rural 1,620 1,058 65.3 62.2-68.2 444 27.3 24.5-30.2 97 6.3 5.0- 7.9 21 1.2 0.6- 2.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,358 992 72.6 69.6-75.3 316 23.5 20.9-26.3 42 3.3 2.4- 4.7 *** *** ***
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 12.0 6.2-22.0 *** *** ***
Retired 937 594 63.5 59.7-67.2 289 30.1 26.7-33.7 45 5.2 3.7- 7.4 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 330 162 46.0 39.1-53.0 107 31.3 25.2-38.1 49 17.8 12.6-24.5 12 5.0 2.3-10.4
Other not in Labor Force 329 209 61.5 54.6-67.9 95 31.1 25.1-37.9 23 6.7 4.1-10.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 124 58 46.3 36.0-56.9 *** *** *** 16 15.0 8.8-24.6 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 286 156 53.4 46.0-60.7 102 34.3 27.9-41.3 21 9.0 5.2-15.0 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 493 285 59.3 53.9-64.6 161 31.1 26.4-36.2 37 7.1 4.8-10.3 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 217 135 62.3 53.7-70.3 69 30.4 23.2-38.7 12 5.9 2.9-11.6 *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,345 1,015 75.5 72.5-78.1 297 22.2 19.6-25.0 31 2.3 1.5- 3.5 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 674 427 60.8 55.6-65.8 199 31.5 26.8-36.6 38 5.9 3.9- 8.7 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,157 764 66.3 62.8-69.6 299 24.4 21.5-27.6 79 7.8 6.0-10.2 15 1.5 0.7- 3.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,245 844 66.7 63.5-69.8 340 27.5 24.6-30.6 53 4.9 3.6- 6.6 *** *** ***

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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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