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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Males

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-MALES 2,424 1,751 70.6 68.2-72.8 429 18.6 16.8-20.7 75 3.3 2.5- 4.3 26 1.0 0.5- 1.8 143 6.5 5.4- 7.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,651 1,223 72.1 69.3-74.8 281 18.1 15.9-20.6 41 2.4 1.7- 3.4 16 1.1 0.6- 2.3 90 6.2 4.9- 7.9
Non-Hispanic Black 439 331 75.2 70.0-79.9 70 15.7 11.9-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 5.9 3.7- 9.2
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 463 321 68.5 63.2-73.3 87 18.7 14.8-23.3 20 4.3 2.6- 7.3 *** *** *** 34 8.0 5.5-11.5
35-44 306 212 68.9 62.2-74.8 58 19.8 14.8-26.1 11 3.3 1.6- 6.5 *** *** *** 22 6.6 4.1-10.3
45-54 427 300 69.7 64.2-74.7 77 19.3 15.1-24.3 14 2.8 1.5- 5.2 *** *** *** 27 5.9 3.8- 8.8
55-64 496 365 73.0 68.0-77.6 86 18.1 14.3-22.6 14 2.8 1.5- 5.0 *** *** *** 25 5.6 3.5- 9.1
65-74 477 369 76.1 70.9-80.6 72 14.1 10.7-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 6.9 4.2-11.2
75+ 227 165 69.7 62.1-76.5 42 21.7 15.8-29.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 300 159 51.7 44.7-58.7 70 27.3 21.3-34.4 17 3.8 2.2- 6.6 14 4.8 2.4- 9.5 40 12.3 8.7-17.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 681 446 65.3 60.8-69.6 153 22.2 18.7-26.2 24 4.1 2.5- 6.7 *** *** *** 51 7.9 5.7-10.8
Some Post-H.S. 697 525 75.7 71.6-79.3 114 15.9 12.9-19.5 20 3.2 2.0- 5.3 *** *** *** 34 5.0 3.4- 7.3
College Graduate 739 616 83.6 80.2-86.5 91 12.0 9.5-15.1 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7 *** *** *** 17 2.2 1.2- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 105 58.3 49.0-67.1 45 23.6 16.5-32.6 11 5.8 2.8-11.4 *** *** *** 16 8.1 4.7-13.8
$15,000- 24,999 370 223 59.0 52.7-65.1 81 24.0 18.7-30.2 25 6.5 4.2- 9.8 *** *** *** 34 8.7 6.0-12.4
$25,000- 34,999 238 155 64.1 56.4-71.2 59 25.4 19.2-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 7.4 4.2-12.8
$35,000- 49,999 296 202 64.9 57.8-71.5 69 24.0 18.6-30.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 4.8 2.5- 8.9
$50,000- 74,999 347 275 75.4 69.2-80.7 53 17.1 12.7-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 7.2 4.1-12.1
$75,000+ 612 524 83.0 79.0-86.4 59 10.7 8.1-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 4.4 2.8- 6.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 650 464 67.4 62.4-72.1 111 18.6 14.8-23.1 28 4.4 2.8- 6.8 12 2.8 1.3- 6.1 35 6.8 4.6-10.0
No 1,767 1,285 71.7 69.1-74.2 316 18.6 16.4-20.9 46 2.9 2.1- 4.1 13 0.4 0.2- 0.7 107 6.4 5.1- 7.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 681 458 63.2 58.3-67.8 137 23.1 19.0-27.7 29 4.3 2.8- 6.6 16 2.8 1.3- 5.9 41 6.6 4.6- 9.3
No 1,734 1,286 73.0 70.4-75.5 291 17.1 15.0-19.4 46 3.0 2.1- 4.2 *** *** *** 101 6.5 5.2- 8.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 680 536 79.3 75.3-82.7 98 14.9 11.8-18.5 14 1.8 1.0- 3.3 *** *** *** 29 3.9 2.6- 5.9
Non-Veteran 1,742 1,214 68.1 65.3-70.8 330 19.7 17.5-22.2 61 3.7 2.8- 5.0 23 1.2 0.7- 2.2 114 7.2 5.9- 8.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 622 459 74.5 70.3-78.3 103 16.1 13.0-19.7 26 4.2 2.7- 6.7 *** *** *** 30 4.8 3.2- 7.0
Regional City or Suburban County 543 400 72.7 68.1-76.9 94 16.8 13.5-20.7 13 2.6 1.5- 4.6 *** *** *** 31 6.8 4.6- 9.9
Rural 1,259 892 66.6 63.0-70.0 232 21.5 18.5-24.9 36 3.0 2.0- 4.5 17 1.3 0.6- 2.7 82 7.6 5.8- 9.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,369 1,006 72.2 69.2-75.0 230 17.1 14.8-19.7 38 3.2 2.2- 4.4 13 1.1 0.5- 2.4 82 6.4 4.9- 8.1
Unemployed 98 *** *** *** 20 20.9 12.5-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 657 481 69.7 65.0-74.0 121 20.3 16.7-24.5 14 2.5 1.4- 4.5 *** *** *** 34 6.6 4.4- 9.8
Unable to Work 205 129 61.1 52.0-69.5 44 26.3 18.7-35.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 7.6 4.3-13.2
Other not in Labor Force 85 *** *** *** 13 16.0 8.4-28.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 217 116 53.6 45.4-61.7 55 26.1 19.4-34.2 17 7.2 4.2-12.1 *** *** *** 21 8.6 5.3-13.6
101% to 150% 342 205 60.3 53.6-66.8 83 25.3 19.7-31.9 21 5.6 3.4- 9.0 *** *** *** 29 8.4 5.6-12.5
151% to 200% 163 116 70.4 61.2-78.2 33 21.3 14.5-30.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 6.2 3.0-12.4
More than 200% 1,258 1,004 77.0 73.9-79.8 184 15.7 13.4-18.3 16 1.7 1.0- 2.9 *** *** *** 51 5.2 3.8- 7.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 510 366 68.8 63.1-74.0 82 17.9 13.8-22.8 17 4.0 2.2- 7.0 *** *** *** 39 8.7 5.8-13.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 897 634 67.6 63.5-71.3 175 21.1 17.8-24.7 21 2.5 1.5- 4.2 12 1.5 0.7- 3.2 55 7.4 5.5- 9.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,017 751 73.3 69.9-76.4 172 17.2 14.5-20.2 37 3.6 2.5- 5.3 *** *** *** 49 5.1 3.8- 7.0

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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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