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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Males

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(Ever told) you have some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
-MALES 2,965 789 23.0 21.3-24.8 2,176 77.0 75.2-78.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,980 588 26.7 24.5-29.1 1,392 73.3 70.9-75.5
Non-Hispanic Black 515 138 21.6 17.8-26.0 377 78.4 74.0-82.2
Other 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 674 31 4.4 3.0- 6.5 643 95.6 93.5-97.0
35-44 405 57 13.6 9.9-18.3 348 86.4 81.7-90.1
45-54 493 133 27.1 22.7-32.1 360 72.9 67.9-77.3
55-64 569 222 39.7 34.9-44.7 347 60.3 55.3-65.1
65-74 528 222 42.4 37.3-47.6 306 57.6 52.4-62.7
75+ 259 116 48.5 41.2-56.0 143 51.5 44.0-58.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 363 129 33.5 27.9-39.6 234 66.5 60.4-72.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 843 218 22.7 19.6-26.1 625 77.3 73.9-80.4
Some Post-H.S. 820 227 22.4 19.4-25.7 593 77.6 74.3-80.6
College Graduate 931 215 17.5 15.1-20.3 716 82.5 79.7-84.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 251 84 30.7 23.7-38.7 167 69.3 61.3-76.3
$15,000- 24,999 442 130 25.9 21.4-30.9 312 74.1 69.1-78.6
$25,000- 34,999 295 88 26.2 20.9-32.4 207 73.8 67.6-79.1
$35,000- 49,999 354 96 27.5 22.1-33.5 258 72.5 66.5-77.9
$50,000- 74,999 409 104 22.8 18.5-27.9 305 77.2 72.1-81.5
$75,000+ 760 170 16.8 14.1-19.9 590 83.2 80.1-85.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 679 376 52.9 48.1-57.8 303 47.1 42.2-51.9
No 1,884 352 15.9 14.1-17.9 1,532 84.1 82.1-85.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 777 400 49.3 44.9-53.8 377 50.7 46.2-55.1
No 2,104 375 15.2 13.6-17.0 1,729 84.8 83.0-86.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 850 317 35.4 31.7-39.3 533 64.6 60.7-68.3
Non-Veteran 2,111 472 19.2 17.3-21.3 1,639 80.8 78.7-82.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 826 153 15.6 13.1-18.4 673 84.4 81.6-86.9
Regional City or Suburban County 662 165 23.9 20.3-27.9 497 76.1 72.1-79.7
Rural 1,477 471 28.5 25.8-31.5 1,006 71.5 68.5-74.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,749 303 14.6 12.8-16.5 1,446 85.4 83.5-87.2
Unemployed 131 23 16.1 9.9-25.3 108 83.9 74.7-90.1
Retired 737 313 43.6 39.3-48.0 424 56.4 52.0-60.7
Unable to Work 230 145 62.0 53.4-69.9 85 38.0 30.1-46.6
Other not in Labor Force 105 *** *** *** 102 95.6 87.2-98.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 259 71 26.3 20.1-33.8 188 73.7 66.2-79.9
101% to 150% 420 132 26.6 21.9-31.8 288 73.4 68.2-78.1
151% to 200% 205 61 24.9 19.0-32.0 144 75.1 68.0-81.0
More than 200% 1,511 385 22.1 19.8-24.6 1,126 77.9 75.4-80.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 572 186 30.1 25.5-35.1 386 69.9 64.9-74.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,080 317 25.8 22.8-29.1 763 74.2 70.9-77.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,313 286 19.2 17.0-21.7 1,027 80.8 78.3-83.0

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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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