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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Females

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,222 98 1.7 1.3- 2.1 5,124 98.3 97.9-98.7
-FEMALES 2,903 74 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,829 97.8 97.1-98.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,936 51 2.3 1.7- 3.2 1,885 97.7 96.8-98.3
Non-Hispanic Black 637 14 2.1 1.1- 3.8 623 97.9 96.2-98.9
Other 54 *** *** *** 52 95.7 84.0-99.0
AGE
18-34 470 *** *** *** 468 99.7 98.7-99.9
35-44 390 *** *** *** 382 98.4 96.6-99.3
45-54 473 20 4.5 2.7- 7.4 453 95.5 92.6-97.3
55-64 589 24 3.5 2.2- 5.6 565 96.5 94.4-97.8
65-74 579 16 2.9 1.6- 5.1 563 97.1 94.9-98.4
75+ 371 *** *** *** 367 98.8 96.4-99.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 296 *** *** *** 288 97.5 94.6-98.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 783 20 2.5 1.4- 4.3 763 97.5 95.7-98.6
Some Post-H.S. 898 27 2.3 1.5- 3.5 871 97.7 96.5-98.5
College Graduate 919 19 1.7 1.0- 2.8 900 98.3 97.2-99.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 301 16 4.7 2.7- 7.9 285 95.3 92.1-97.3
$15,000- 24,999 512 11 1.6 0.7- 3.6 501 98.4 96.4-99.3
$25,000- 34,999 274 *** *** *** 264 96.5 92.5-98.4
$35,000- 49,999 353 15 4.2 2.3- 7.7 338 95.8 92.3-97.7
$50,000- 74,999 350 *** *** *** 344 98.5 96.3-99.4
$75,000+ 548 *** *** *** 544 99.5 98.6-99.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 938 62 6.7 5.0- 9.0 876 93.3 91.0-95.0
No 1,951 11 0.3 0.2- 0.6 1,940 99.7 99.4-99.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** 62 96.8 90.2-99.0
Non-Veteran 2,837 71 2.2 1.7- 2.9 2,766 97.8 97.1-98.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 721 16 1.9 1.1- 3.3 705 98.1 96.7-98.9
Regional City or Suburban County 670 20 2.5 1.5- 4.2 650 97.5 95.8-98.5
Rural 1,512 38 2.2 1.5- 3.3 1,474 97.8 96.7-98.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,300 13 0.8 0.4- 1.4 1,287 99.2 98.6-99.6
Unemployed 107 *** *** *** 104 98.8 95.6-99.7
Retired 863 12 1.6 0.9- 3.0 851 98.4 97.0-99.1
Unable to Work 307 36 10.8 7.3-15.8 271 89.2 84.2-92.7
Other not in Labor Force 316 *** *** *** 306 97.6 95.1-98.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 123 *** *** *** 117 96.1 91.2-98.4
50% to 100% 268 *** *** *** 259 97.1 93.4-98.7
101% to 150% 451 16 3.0 1.6- 5.8 435 97.0 94.2-98.4
151% to 200% 201 *** *** *** 193 96.2 91.4-98.4
More than 200% 1,286 23 1.4 0.9- 2.3 1,263 98.6 97.7-99.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 630 22 3.8 2.2- 6.6 608 96.2 93.4-97.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,089 27 2.2 1.4- 3.4 1,062 97.8 96.6-98.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,184 25 1.8 1.1- 2.7 1,159 98.2 97.3-98.9

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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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