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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,362 1,865 25.9 24.6-27.2 4,497 74.1 72.8-75.4
-FEMALES 3,467 1,078 27.8 26.0-29.6 2,389 72.2 70.4-74.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,341 707 27.0 24.9-29.3 1,634 73.0 70.7-75.1
Non-Hispanic Black 730 253 30.4 26.6-34.5 477 69.6 65.5-73.4
Other 59 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 639 108 16.4 13.3-20.2 531 83.6 79.8-86.7
35-44 464 101 20.5 16.5-25.1 363 79.5 74.9-83.5
45-54 550 162 28.8 24.6-33.4 388 71.2 66.6-75.4
55-64 677 249 35.1 30.7-39.8 428 64.9 60.2-69.3
65-74 658 225 35.8 31.4-40.4 433 64.2 59.6-68.6
75+ 439 227 50.5 44.7-56.3 212 49.5 43.7-55.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 343 182 49.4 42.8-56.0 161 50.6 44.0-57.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 925 362 34.9 31.2-38.7 563 65.1 61.3-68.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,041 327 25.9 22.9-29.1 714 74.1 70.9-77.1
College Graduate 1,151 206 12.6 10.7-14.8 945 87.4 85.2-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 358 218 57.0 50.4-63.4 140 43.0 36.6-49.6
$15,000- 24,999 608 254 41.1 36.1-46.2 354 58.9 53.8-63.9
$25,000- 34,999 311 109 31.1 25.2-37.7 202 68.9 62.3-74.8
$35,000- 49,999 431 118 22.7 18.4-27.7 313 77.3 72.3-81.6
$50,000- 74,999 417 83 18.5 14.5-23.3 334 81.5 76.7-85.5
$75,000+ 670 78 10.0 7.7-12.9 592 90.0 87.1-92.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 913 720 78.4 74.7-81.7 193 21.6 18.3-25.3
No 2,255 307 12.5 11.0-14.3 1,948 87.5 85.7-89.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,078 1,078 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 2,389 *** *** *** 2,389 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 84 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,382 1,044 27.6 25.8-29.5 2,338 72.4 70.5-74.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 924 223 21.8 18.9-25.1 701 78.2 74.9-81.1
Regional City or Suburban County 792 247 29.4 25.7-33.3 545 70.6 66.7-74.3
Rural 1,751 608 31.8 29.1-34.6 1,143 68.2 65.4-70.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,555 236 13.7 11.8-15.9 1,319 86.3 84.1-88.2
Unemployed 127 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,009 389 38.3 34.7-42.1 620 61.7 57.9-65.3
Unable to Work 357 311 86.4 80.3-90.8 46 13.6 9.2-19.7
Other not in Labor Force 405 84 18.7 14.7-23.4 321 81.3 76.6-85.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 145 79 51.4 41.5-61.2 66 48.6 38.8-58.5
50% to 100% 316 152 44.4 37.5-51.5 164 55.6 48.5-62.5
101% to 150% 545 233 39.7 34.7-44.8 312 60.3 55.2-65.3
151% to 200% 226 85 32.8 25.6-40.9 141 67.2 59.1-74.4
More than 200% 1,544 306 16.3 14.3-18.5 1,238 83.7 81.5-85.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 714 257 33.1 28.7-38.0 457 66.9 62.0-71.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,263 441 33.1 29.9-36.3 822 66.9 63.7-70.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,490 380 22.9 20.5-25.5 1,110 77.1 74.5-79.5

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the 2016 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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