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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Females

You can find written information about health on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and in brochures in the doctor’s office and clinic. In general, how difficult is it for you to understand written health information? Would you say it is…

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
-FEMALES 3,067 1,958 63.9 61.7-66.0 798 25.0 23.2-27.0 159 5.7 4.6- 6.9 51 1.7 1.2- 2.4 101 3.7 2.9- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,059 1,368 67.2 64.6-69.7 515 23.9 21.7-26.3 87 4.4 3.4- 5.8 30 1.5 0.9- 2.3 59 3.0 2.2- 4.1
Non-Hispanic Black 669 399 60.5 55.8-65.0 185 27.0 23.1-31.4 46 6.9 4.7-10.0 13 1.8 0.9- 3.8 26 3.7 2.3- 6.0
Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 486 330 67.8 62.6-72.5 118 23.1 19.0-27.7 15 4.5 2.6- 7.9 *** *** *** 18 3.7 2.2- 6.2
35-44 409 282 69.3 63.9-74.2 88 19.6 15.7-24.1 20 5.1 3.2- 8.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 493 332 65.4 60.2-70.2 113 24.0 19.8-28.8 30 6.4 4.2- 9.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 623 419 65.5 60.6-70.1 146 23.3 19.4-27.7 38 7.0 4.6-10.6 *** *** *** 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8
65-74 605 363 58.1 53.2-62.9 178 30.3 26.0-35.0 34 6.0 3.9- 9.3 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9 19 4.1 2.3- 7.0
75+ 417 210 48.5 42.6-54.5 146 35.1 29.6-41.0 21 5.6 3.0-10.0 *** *** *** 31 8.2 5.5-12.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 312 105 34.9 28.4-42.0 111 31.6 25.8-37.9 43 16.1 11.4-22.2 25 7.7 4.8-12.1 28 9.8 6.5-14.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 830 432 55.4 51.2-59.5 275 31.1 27.5-35.1 59 5.9 4.3- 8.0 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3 45 5.6 3.9- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 949 655 70.2 66.6-73.7 236 23.5 20.4-27.0 40 4.2 2.9- 6.2 *** *** *** 16 1.8 1.0- 3.2
College Graduate 969 760 80.1 77.0-82.9 175 17.2 14.5-20.2 17 1.6 0.9- 2.7 *** *** *** 12 0.9 0.4- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 323 154 44.0 37.4-50.8 95 31.5 25.5-38.3 33 9.1 5.9-13.6 16 6.1 3.3-11.1 25 9.3 5.7-14.8
$15,000- 24,999 546 290 51.4 46.0-56.8 180 32.8 28.0-37.9 38 7.7 5.1-11.4 16 3.6 1.9- 6.4 22 4.5 2.8- 7.3
$25,000- 34,999 286 171 61.2 54.0-67.9 97 32.0 25.8-39.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 378 259 69.7 63.6-75.1 99 25.7 20.6-31.4 13 3.0 1.5- 5.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 366 277 77.7 72.4-82.2 76 19.6 15.3-24.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 571 456 78.9 74.5-82.7 91 16.6 13.2-20.7 17 2.9 1.7- 5.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 887 449 48.1 44.0-52.3 285 32.6 28.8-36.6 80 10.0 7.5-13.0 30 4.1 2.6- 6.5 43 5.1 3.6- 7.4
No 2,164 1,502 69.5 67.0-71.8 509 22.5 20.4-24.7 77 4.2 3.2- 5.5 21 0.9 0.5- 1.5 55 3.0 2.2- 4.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,001 486 48.4 44.5-52.3 333 31.8 28.4-35.5 89 9.6 7.4-12.3 42 4.9 3.3- 7.1 51 5.4 3.8- 7.4
No 2,052 1,462 70.4 67.9-72.9 462 22.2 20.0-24.4 70 4.1 3.0- 5.4 *** *** *** 49 2.9 2.1- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 68 *** *** *** 12 9.8 4.9-18.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,998 1,907 63.6 61.4-65.7 785 25.3 23.4-27.3 157 5.7 4.7- 7.0 50 1.8 1.2- 2.5 99 3.6 2.9- 4.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 751 493 65.1 61.0-69.0 191 24.4 21.1-28.0 38 6.2 4.3- 8.9 14 1.8 1.0- 3.2 15 2.5 1.4- 4.3
Regional City or Suburban County 708 473 66.5 62.2-70.7 174 23.4 19.9-27.3 25 4.3 2.6- 7.1 *** *** *** 28 4.5 2.9- 6.8
Rural 1,608 992 61.4 58.2-64.5 433 26.5 23.8-29.4 96 6.1 4.7- 7.8 29 2.0 1.2- 3.2 58 4.1 2.9- 5.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,354 1,006 73.3 70.4-76.0 277 20.4 17.9-23.0 35 3.1 2.1- 4.5 *** *** *** 28 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Unemployed 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 935 528 56.3 52.4-60.2 302 31.8 28.3-35.6 48 5.4 3.6- 7.9 15 1.7 0.9- 3.1 42 4.8 3.4- 6.8
Unable to Work 330 150 42.6 35.9-49.5 96 28.5 22.7-35.0 48 16.1 11.2-22.6 22 7.7 4.5-13.1 14 5.1 2.6- 9.7
Other not in Labor Force 325 200 62.6 56.0-68.7 93 27.3 21.9-33.4 18 5.5 3.2- 9.3 *** *** *** 11 4.1 2.2- 7.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 127 *** *** *** 36 29.0 20.2-39.7 11 8.8 4.4-16.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 281 148 49.5 42.1-56.9 86 31.2 24.9-38.2 20 7.4 4.0-13.3 *** *** *** 17 7.5 4.3-12.7
101% to 150% 488 258 53.8 48.3-59.3 159 32.6 27.7-37.9 39 7.5 5.2-10.7 11 2.6 1.2- 5.6 21 3.5 2.2- 5.7
151% to 200% 217 132 60.4 51.6-68.5 70 31.6 24.1-40.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,346 1,004 76.1 73.2-78.7 281 19.9 17.5-22.6 39 2.7 1.9- 4.0 *** *** *** 17 1.1 0.6- 2.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 669 392 54.9 49.7-60.1 194 30.7 26.1-35.8 40 6.2 4.2- 9.0 15 3.1 1.5- 6.1 28 5.1 3.0- 8.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,148 733 63.2 59.6-66.6 303 25.8 22.8-29.1 57 5.5 3.8- 7.7 16 1.4 0.7- 2.8 39 4.1 2.9- 5.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,250 833 67.1 64.0-70.1 301 22.8 20.2-25.5 62 5.7 4.2- 7.5 20 1.5 1.0- 2.5 34 3.0 2.0- 4.3

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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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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