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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Females

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-FEMALES 3,208 408 10.5 9.3-11.8 2,800 89.5 88.2-90.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,141 271 10.8 9.3-12.5 1,870 89.2 87.5-90.7
Non-Hispanic Black 699 106 12.8 10.2-15.9 593 87.2 84.1-89.8
Other 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 518 *** *** *** 511 98.7 96.3-99.6
35-44 429 21 5.3 3.1- 9.1 408 94.7 90.9-96.9
45-54 517 48 8.4 6.1-11.5 469 91.6 88.5-93.9
55-64 644 106 16.1 12.7-20.1 538 83.9 79.9-87.3
65-74 630 95 14.3 11.4-17.8 535 85.7 82.2-88.6
75+ 431 130 31.5 26.3-37.1 301 68.5 62.9-73.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 340 90 22.8 18.0-28.5 250 77.2 71.5-82.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 885 137 11.9 9.7-14.4 748 88.1 85.6-90.3
Some Post-H.S. 978 112 8.6 6.9-10.7 866 91.4 89.3-93.1
College Graduate 997 68 4.1 3.1- 5.4 929 95.9 94.6-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 345 109 28.4 22.9-34.6 236 71.6 65.4-77.1
$15,000- 24,999 580 91 13.5 10.3-17.5 489 86.5 82.5-89.7
$25,000- 34,999 294 34 9.2 6.2-13.4 260 90.8 86.6-93.8
$35,000- 49,999 391 42 7.1 4.8-10.3 349 92.9 89.7-95.2
$50,000- 74,999 375 15 3.4 1.8- 6.3 360 96.6 93.7-98.2
$75,000+ 585 16 2.4 1.3- 4.5 569 97.6 95.5-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,036 364 32.3 28.8-35.9 672 67.7 64.1-71.2
No 2,147 43 1.6 1.1- 2.2 2,104 98.4 97.8-98.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 75 11 12.6 6.0-24.5 64 87.4 75.5-94.0
Non-Veteran 3,132 397 10.5 9.3-11.8 2,735 89.5 88.2-90.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 781 76 8.1 6.3-10.5 705 91.9 89.5-93.7
Regional City or Suburban County 734 91 10.7 8.2-13.7 643 89.3 86.3-91.8
Rural 1,693 241 12.1 10.4-14.1 1,452 87.9 85.9-89.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,414 34 1.7 1.1- 2.5 1,380 98.3 97.5-98.9
Unemployed 117 11 6.2 2.8-13.1 106 93.8 86.9-97.2
Retired 968 186 18.8 16.0-21.9 782 81.2 78.1-84.0
Unable to Work 351 162 45.4 38.7-52.3 189 54.6 47.7-61.3
Other not in Labor Force 344 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4 329 96.4 93.6-98.0
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 137 35 19.4 12.6-28.5 102 80.6 71.5-87.4
50% to 100% 304 51 14.7 10.3-20.5 253 85.3 79.5-89.7
101% to 150% 517 104 16.4 13.0-20.5 413 83.6 79.5-87.0
151% to 200% 218 31 11.5 7.7-16.9 187 88.5 83.1-92.3
More than 200% 1,382 85 4.6 3.5- 6.0 1,297 95.4 94.0-96.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 705 108 13.5 10.6-17.1 597 86.5 82.9-89.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,199 168 12.5 10.4-15.0 1,031 87.5 85.0-89.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,304 132 8.1 6.7- 9.9 1,172 91.9 90.1-93.3

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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 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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