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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Males

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a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-MALES 2,584 282 9.2 8.0-10.6 2,302 90.8 89.4-92.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,727 189 10.2 8.6-12.2 1,538 89.8 87.8-91.4
Non-Hispanic Black 476 61 8.9 6.5-12.0 415 91.1 88.0-93.5
Other 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 498 *** *** *** 488 97.3 94.1-98.8
35-44 334 16 3.5 1.9- 6.4 318 96.5 93.6-98.1
45-54 453 51 12.0 8.7-16.3 402 88.0 83.7-91.3
55-64 526 71 11.1 8.5-14.4 455 88.9 85.6-91.5
65-74 494 65 13.0 9.8-17.1 429 87.0 82.9-90.2
75+ 245 69 28.8 22.3-36.4 176 71.2 63.6-77.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 337 56 14.3 10.3-19.5 281 85.7 80.5-89.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 746 78 8.1 6.1-10.6 668 91.9 89.4-93.9
Some Post-H.S. 728 95 10.8 8.5-13.6 633 89.2 86.4-91.5
College Graduate 766 53 4.7 3.4- 6.5 713 95.3 93.5-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 42 19.6 13.1-28.1 164 80.4 71.9-86.9
$15,000- 24,999 398 66 14.6 10.8-19.4 332 85.4 80.6-89.2
$25,000- 34,999 260 21 5.8 3.6- 9.4 239 94.2 90.6-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 309 37 10.8 7.4-15.5 272 89.2 84.5-92.6
$50,000- 74,999 359 31 5.7 3.8- 8.3 328 94.3 91.7-96.2
$75,000+ 631 34 4.9 3.2- 7.6 597 95.1 92.4-96.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 731 233 30.1 26.1-34.4 498 69.9 65.6-73.9
No 1,822 48 2.3 1.6- 3.4 1,774 97.7 96.6-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 719 136 17.6 14.6-21.0 583 82.4 79.0-85.4
Non-Veteran 1,862 146 6.8 5.5- 8.4 1,716 93.2 91.6-94.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 659 56 7.0 5.1- 9.6 603 93.0 90.4-94.9
Regional City or Suburban County 576 61 8.7 6.4-11.7 515 91.3 88.3-93.6
Rural 1,349 165 11.1 9.1-13.4 1,184 88.9 86.6-90.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,468 42 2.5 1.7- 3.6 1,426 97.5 96.4-98.3
Unemployed 109 *** *** *** 99 93.5 87.1-96.8
Retired 687 123 18.5 15.1-22.3 564 81.5 77.7-84.9
Unable to Work 221 107 44.1 35.8-52.7 114 55.9 47.3-64.2
Other not in Labor Force 88 *** *** *** 88 100 . - .
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 56 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 236 40 15.0 10.1-21.8 196 85.0 78.2-89.9
101% to 150% 376 53 12.2 8.5-17.1 323 87.8 82.9-91.5
151% to 200% 177 25 11.3 7.2-17.2 152 88.7 82.8-92.8
More than 200% 1,299 105 6.6 5.2- 8.3 1,194 93.4 91.7-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 544 75 12.3 9.4-16.1 469 87.7 83.9-90.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 962 112 10.4 8.3-12.9 850 89.6 87.1-91.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,078 95 7.4 5.7- 9.5 983 92.6 90.5-94.3

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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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