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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
-FEMALES 3,193 919 25.3 23.5-27.2 2,274 74.7 72.8-76.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,131 636 27.1 24.8-29.5 1,495 72.9 70.5-75.2
Non-Hispanic Black 695 211 27.4 23.5-31.7 484 72.6 68.3-76.5
Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 518 49 9.8 7.1-13.5 469 90.2 86.5-92.9
35-44 427 72 15.2 11.5-19.7 355 84.8 80.3-88.5
45-54 517 137 27.0 22.8-31.8 380 73.0 68.2-77.2
55-64 639 242 36.9 32.3-41.9 397 63.1 58.1-67.7
65-74 625 212 33.4 29.1-38.1 413 66.6 61.9-70.9
75+ 428 203 48.8 43.0-54.7 225 51.2 45.3-57.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 336 152 42.6 36.2-49.3 184 57.4 50.7-63.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 879 292 27.5 24.2-31.1 587 72.5 68.9-75.8
Some Post-H.S. 977 286 24.5 21.5-27.8 691 75.5 72.2-78.5
College Graduate 993 186 13.5 11.4-16.0 807 86.5 84.0-88.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 342 203 53.5 46.7-60.1 139 46.5 39.9-53.3
$15,000- 24,999 578 197 31.9 27.2-37.0 381 68.1 63.0-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 292 91 28.3 22.5-35.0 201 71.7 65.0-77.5
$35,000- 49,999 390 107 23.4 18.6-28.8 283 76.6 71.2-81.4
$50,000- 74,999 373 69 15.1 11.4-19.7 304 84.9 80.3-88.6
$75,000+ 585 64 9.1 6.8-12.0 521 90.9 88.0-93.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,027 720 68.1 64.3-71.6 307 31.9 28.4-35.7
No 2,141 193 7.8 6.5- 9.3 1,948 92.2 90.7-93.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,117 887 25.1 23.3-27.0 2,230 74.9 73.0-76.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 778 165 18.9 16.0-22.1 613 81.1 77.9-84.0
Regional City or Suburban County 729 206 25.0 21.5-29.0 523 75.0 71.0-78.5
Rural 1,686 548 30.1 27.4-33.0 1,138 69.9 67.0-72.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,412 166 10.0 8.3-11.9 1,246 90.0 88.1-91.7
Unemployed 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 961 351 36.9 33.1-40.7 610 63.1 59.3-66.9
Unable to Work 346 302 86.3 81.0-90.3 44 13.7 9.7-19.0
Other not in Labor Force 344 59 14.2 10.6-18.6 285 85.8 81.4-89.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 135 66 41.2 31.7-51.4 69 58.8 48.6-68.3
50% to 100% 303 115 33.8 27.4-40.8 188 66.2 59.2-72.6
101% to 150% 514 207 36.1 31.1-41.4 307 63.9 58.6-68.9
151% to 200% 218 79 31.5 24.4-39.5 139 68.5 60.5-75.6
More than 200% 1,378 262 15.6 13.5-17.9 1,116 84.4 82.1-86.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 702 231 31.3 26.8-36.2 471 68.7 63.8-73.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,192 384 30.1 26.9-33.4 808 69.9 66.6-73.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,299 304 20.1 17.8-22.7 995 79.9 77.3-82.2

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

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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