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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Males

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
-MALES 2,969 390 14.0 12.4-15.7 2,579 86.0 84.3-87.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,984 212 12.1 10.4-14.2 1,772 87.9 85.8-89.6
Non-Hispanic Black 518 70 14.2 10.7-18.8 448 85.8 81.2-89.3
Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 675 108 16.5 13.4-20.1 567 83.5 79.9-86.6
35-44 405 74 17.0 12.9-22.1 331 83.0 77.9-87.1
45-54 491 89 19.1 15.2-23.8 402 80.9 76.2-84.8
55-64 574 82 11.9 9.3-15.2 492 88.1 84.8-90.7
65-74 529 25 5.0 3.1- 8.1 504 95.0 91.9-96.9
75+ 259 11 4.3 2.2- 8.6 248 95.7 91.4-97.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 366 102 28.6 23.2-34.8 264 71.4 65.2-76.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 847 133 15.8 12.9-19.2 714 84.2 80.8-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 818 104 11.8 9.5-14.6 714 88.2 85.4-90.5
College Graduate 932 51 5.1 3.7- 7.0 881 94.9 93.0-96.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 78 32.9 25.8-40.9 174 67.1 59.1-74.2
$15,000- 24,999 443 103 24.1 19.4-29.5 340 75.9 70.5-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 295 57 20.0 14.8-26.5 238 80.0 73.5-85.2
$35,000- 49,999 353 46 14.5 10.2-20.2 307 85.5 79.8-89.8
$50,000- 74,999 409 27 9.6 6.4-14.2 382 90.4 85.8-93.6
$75,000+ 760 31 4.2 2.7- 6.3 729 95.8 93.7-97.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 685 141 23.9 19.7-28.7 544 76.1 71.3-80.3
No 1,884 199 11.0 9.4-12.9 1,685 89.0 87.1-90.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 786 168 25.5 21.5-29.9 618 74.5 70.1-78.5
No 2,101 207 10.1 8.7-11.8 1,894 89.9 88.2-91.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 854 67 7.5 5.6-10.0 787 92.5 90.0-94.4
Non-Veteran 2,113 323 16.0 14.1-18.1 1,790 84.0 81.9-85.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 823 103 12.4 10.1-15.1 720 87.6 84.9-89.9
Regional City or Suburban County 663 82 13.2 10.3-16.7 581 86.8 83.3-89.7
Rural 1,483 205 15.8 13.3-18.6 1,278 84.2 81.4-86.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,752 230 13.5 11.6-15.6 1,522 86.5 84.4-88.4
Unemployed 131 44 27.8 19.9-37.5 87 72.2 62.5-80.1
Retired 737 40 6.2 4.3- 9.0 697 93.8 91.0-95.7
Unable to Work 232 64 31.7 24.1-40.4 168 68.3 59.6-75.9
Other not in Labor Force 105 11 10.4 5.4-19.0 94 89.6 81.0-94.6
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 66 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 261 82 30.8 24.4-38.1 179 69.2 61.9-75.6
101% to 150% 420 101 26.5 21.2-32.6 319 73.5 67.4-78.8
151% to 200% 204 28 13.6 9.0-20.1 176 86.4 79.9-91.0
More than 200% 1,511 97 7.3 5.8- 9.2 1,414 92.7 90.8-94.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 577 78 17.1 12.9-22.2 499 82.9 77.8-87.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,082 157 15.0 12.5-17.9 925 85.0 82.1-87.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,310 155 12.5 10.4-14.8 1,155 87.5 85.2-89.6

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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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