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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Males

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-MALES 1,656 183 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,473 89.0 87.0-90.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,214 133 11.3 9.2-13.7 1,081 88.7 86.3-90.8
Non-Hispanic Black 288 34 10.3 7.0-15.0 254 89.7 85.0-93.0
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 427 41 9.4 6.5-13.4 386 90.6 86.6-93.5
55-64 498 59 10.5 7.8-14.1 439 89.5 85.9-92.2
65-74 476 46 10.4 7.4-14.4 430 89.6 85.6-92.6
75+ 227 35 17.0 11.8-23.9 192 83.0 76.1-88.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 38 18.0 12.5-25.2 182 82.0 74.8-87.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 453 58 11.0 8.1-14.8 395 89.0 85.2-91.9
Some Post-H.S. 431 53 12.1 8.9-16.1 378 87.9 83.9-91.1
College Graduate 547 33 5.2 3.5- 7.7 514 94.8 92.3-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 128 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 236 42 17.3 12.3-23.9 194 82.7 76.1-87.7
$25,000- 34,999 145 18 12.1 7.0-20.1 127 87.9 79.9-93.0
$35,000- 49,999 199 17 8.0 4.7-13.3 182 92.0 86.7-95.3
$50,000- 74,999 246 19 6.2 3.5-10.7 227 93.8 89.3-96.5
$75,000+ 448 24 5.8 3.7- 9.0 424 94.2 91.0-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 540 115 21.7 17.6-26.5 425 78.3 73.5-82.4
No 1,109 68 6.3 4.8- 8.2 1,041 93.7 91.8-95.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 565 135 24.8 20.5-29.6 430 75.2 70.4-79.5
No 1,085 48 4.6 3.3- 6.4 1,037 95.4 93.6-96.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 582 83 13.8 10.9-17.4 499 86.2 82.6-89.1
Non-Veteran 1,072 100 9.8 7.7-12.3 972 90.2 87.7-92.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 389 32 6.8 4.6- 9.9 357 93.2 90.1-95.4
Regional City or Suburban County 354 43 12.7 9.1-17.5 311 87.3 82.5-90.9
Rural 913 108 12.9 10.2-16.1 805 87.1 83.9-89.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 768 48 5.8 4.1- 8.1 720 94.2 91.9-95.9
Unemployed 55 *** *** *** 46 87.3 74.8-94.1
Retired 650 74 11.8 9.1-15.3 576 88.2 84.7-90.9
Unable to Work 175 52 32.0 23.9-41.4 123 68.0 58.6-76.1
Other not in Labor Force 1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 233 43 18.4 13.2-25.2 190 81.6 74.8-86.8
151% to 200% 112 13 10.5 5.4-19.3 99 89.5 80.7-94.6
More than 200% 915 66 6.8 5.2- 9.0 849 93.2 91.0-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 369 47 13.9 9.8-19.4 322 86.1 80.6-90.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 638 72 12.2 9.2-16.0 566 87.8 84.0-90.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 649 64 9.1 6.9-11.9 585 90.9 88.1-93.1

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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