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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Males

You can find written information about health on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and in brochures in the doctor’s office and clinic. In general, how difficult is it for you to understand written health information? Would you say it is…

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
-MALES 2,438 1,426 58.0 55.6-60.4 673 27.4 25.2-29.6 151 6.6 5.4- 8.0 48 2.0 1.4- 2.9 140 6.1 5.0- 7.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,652 984 58.4 55.4-61.3 454 27.0 24.5-29.7 95 6.5 5.1- 8.3 24 1.8 1.1- 3.0 95 6.3 5.0- 7.9
Non-Hispanic Black 441 260 60.4 54.7-65.9 121 28.0 23.1-33.5 24 5.0 3.1- 7.9 12 2.1 0.8- 5.0 24 4.5 2.7- 7.4
Other 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 463 280 59.9 54.5-65.0 123 26.1 21.7-31.0 29 7.1 4.6-10.7 *** *** *** 29 6.7 4.5- 9.9
35-44 311 200 63.6 56.9-69.8 75 23.4 18.3-29.5 15 4.9 2.6- 9.2 *** *** *** 14 4.9 2.5- 9.1
45-54 430 264 58.9 53.2-64.3 102 25.5 20.9-30.8 28 6.9 4.3-10.9 *** *** *** 29 6.8 4.5-10.0
55-64 498 279 56.1 50.7-61.3 151 29.9 25.3-35.0 28 5.7 3.7- 8.7 13 2.2 1.0- 4.8 27 6.1 3.9- 9.5
65-74 480 271 56.1 50.6-61.4 142 29.4 24.8-34.6 38 9.1 6.2-13.0 *** *** *** 20 3.9 2.1- 6.9
75+ 228 115 45.1 37.5-53.0 72 34.2 27.0-42.3 13 5.8 3.1-10.4 *** *** *** 19 8.6 5.1-14.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 308 100 32.3 26.2-39.1 93 34.7 28.2-41.7 43 13.6 9.5-19.2 25 6.1 3.7- 9.9 47 13.3 9.4-18.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 686 329 50.7 46.2-55.3 238 32.4 28.4-36.7 61 8.8 6.5-11.9 14 1.8 0.8- 3.9 44 6.3 4.5- 8.8
Some Post-H.S. 698 440 65.1 60.8-69.1 193 24.8 21.3-28.7 27 4.1 2.6- 6.4 *** *** *** 30 4.9 3.2- 7.3
College Graduate 739 552 75.9 72.1-79.4 149 19.7 16.5-23.3 20 2.2 1.3- 3.6 *** *** *** 18 2.2 1.3- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 190 80 39.8 31.3-49.0 50 29.3 21.4-38.8 22 10.9 6.4-18.0 17 9.6 5.0-17.7 21 10.4 6.2-17.0
$15,000- 24,999 372 180 47.7 41.5-54.0 106 27.8 22.4-33.9 42 13.5 9.6-18.5 11 2.8 1.3- 6.0 33 8.2 5.6-11.8
$25,000- 34,999 241 124 51.9 44.2-59.5 81 33.7 26.9-41.3 22 7.7 4.6-12.7 *** *** *** 11 5.7 2.8-11.2
$35,000- 49,999 299 154 50.5 43.5-57.5 110 35.4 29.2-42.3 19 8.6 4.9-14.6 *** *** *** 14 4.7 2.5- 8.8
$50,000- 74,999 348 220 62.4 56.0-68.4 101 30.3 24.7-36.5 11 2.5 1.2- 5.1 *** *** *** 14 4.4 2.4- 7.9
$75,000+ 612 449 71.5 66.9-75.7 126 21.0 17.4-25.2 16 2.9 1.5- 5.3 *** *** *** 19 4.0 2.3- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 652 324 48.2 43.3-53.2 196 29.4 25.1-34.1 63 10.7 7.8-14.4 20 3.7 2.0- 6.7 49 8.0 5.8-11.1
No 1,778 1,101 61.4 58.6-64.1 473 26.4 24.0-28.9 88 5.3 4.1- 6.8 26 1.4 0.9- 2.3 90 5.5 4.3- 7.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 688 324 44.8 40.1-49.5 207 30.6 26.3-35.2 74 12.4 9.4-16.2 27 4.2 2.4- 7.0 56 8.1 5.9-11.0
No 1,741 1,097 62.5 59.7-65.3 464 26.2 23.8-28.8 76 4.5 3.4- 6.0 21 1.3 0.8- 2.2 83 5.4 4.2- 6.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 681 396 57.0 52.4-61.5 200 28.8 24.9-33.1 42 6.6 4.5- 9.5 *** *** *** 36 6.1 4.2- 8.8
Non-Veteran 1,755 1,029 58.3 55.4-61.1 472 26.9 24.5-29.5 109 6.6 5.2- 8.2 41 2.2 1.5- 3.2 104 6.1 4.8- 7.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 624 405 65.4 61.0-69.6 155 24.3 20.8-28.3 29 4.8 3.0- 7.4 *** *** *** 27 4.6 3.0- 7.2
Regional City or Suburban County 545 328 58.9 53.9-63.7 148 26.7 22.6-31.3 35 6.7 4.5- 9.9 *** *** *** 25 5.4 3.4- 8.3
Rural 1,269 693 52.2 48.6-55.8 370 29.8 26.6-33.3 87 7.8 5.9-10.1 31 2.7 1.7- 4.3 88 7.5 5.8- 9.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,377 864 61.3 58.2-64.4 360 26.7 24.0-29.6 66 5.2 3.9- 7.0 20 1.5 0.9- 2.6 67 5.2 3.9- 6.9
Unemployed 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 661 352 50.3 45.7-55.0 209 32.4 28.1-36.9 48 8.3 5.9-11.4 12 2.5 1.2- 4.9 40 6.6 4.5- 9.6
Unable to Work 208 90 44.4 35.7-53.3 55 25.4 18.5-33.7 28 13.6 8.5-21.1 14 6.5 3.0-13.3 21 10.2 6.3-16.3
Other not in Labor Force 84 *** *** *** 19 21.4 13.4-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 218 113 52.5 44.3-60.6 52 22.9 16.9-30.3 25 14.2 9.1-21.4 12 4.3 1.9- 9.5 16 6.1 3.3-10.9
101% to 150% 348 163 48.8 42.1-55.5 107 28.9 23.1-35.4 38 10.4 7.2-14.9 *** *** *** 32 9.4 6.3-13.9
151% to 200% 164 84 47.4 38.4-56.6 53 35.1 26.7-44.5 15 9.5 5.1-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,260 819 64.1 60.8-67.3 341 27.2 24.4-30.3 46 3.8 2.6- 5.5 *** *** *** 48 4.4 3.1- 6.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 512 284 53.7 47.9-59.5 148 30.4 25.3-36.0 34 6.7 4.4-10.1 17 3.9 1.9- 7.6 29 5.3 3.3- 8.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 905 491 52.9 48.8-56.9 269 29.2 25.7-33.0 62 8.0 5.9-10.7 18 2.0 1.1- 3.7 65 7.9 5.9-10.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,021 651 63.0 59.5-66.5 256 25.1 22.1-28.3 55 5.5 4.0- 7.6 13 1.4 0.7- 2.7 46 5.0 3.6- 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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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