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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Regions

Health Literacy

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

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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
NC ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL HEALTH DIRECTOR REGIONS
Regions 1 & 2 943 704 72.2 68.1-76.1 161 18.8 15.6-22.5 21 2.6 1.4- 4.8 16 1.8 0.8- 3.8 41 4.6 3.1- 6.8
Region 3 510 370 69.4 64.3-74.0 92 20.0 16.1-24.7 17 3.5 2.1- 5.9 *** *** *** 25 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Region 4 820 607 72.4 68.7-75.9 135 17.3 14.5-20.5 27 3.4 2.3- 5.2 12 1.9 0.9- 3.6 39 5.0 3.5- 7.1
Region 5 598 454 76.1 71.8-79.9 98 15.7 12.5-19.4 16 3.6 2.0- 6.2 *** *** *** 23 3.7 2.3- 5.7
Region 6 471 343 70.9 65.8-75.6 78 16.6 13.0-21.1 12 2.7 1.4- 5.0 *** *** *** 32 8.5 5.9-12.3
Region 7 673 500 73.8 69.7-77.5 113 17.8 14.6-21.6 29 3.6 2.4- 5.5 *** *** *** 25 4.0 2.6- 6.0
Region 8 480 350 72.7 67.9-77.1 83 18.4 14.7-22.7 14 2.9 1.6- 5.1 *** *** *** 23 3.9 2.4- 6.2
Region 9 449 342 75.3 69.9-80.1 71 16.5 12.5-21.5 14 2.6 1.5- 4.6 *** *** *** 18 4.6 2.7- 7.8
Region 10 546 410 73.3 68.6-77.5 87 15.4 12.3-19.2 11 2.3 1.1- 4.7 *** *** *** 29 7.0 4.6-10.4
STATE REGIONS
Eastern NC 1,992 1,488 73.4 70.8-75.8 318 16.5 14.5-18.7 57 3.0 2.2- 4.1 27 1.4 0.9- 2.3 102 5.7 4.6- 7.2
Piedmont 2,405 1,786 73.2 71.1-75.3 408 17.5 15.7-19.3 76 3.3 2.6- 4.3 30 1.3 0.9- 2.1 105 4.6 3.8- 5.7
Western NC 1,093 806 70.9 67.0-74.6 192 19.4 16.3-22.9 28 3.0 1.8- 4.9 19 1.7 0.9- 3.2 48 5.0 3.4- 7.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 841 632 73.8 69.5-77.6 137 17.4 14.2-21.0 19 2.7 1.3- 5.3 15 1.8 0.8- 4.1 38 4.4 2.9- 6.5
Northwest 806 577 68.4 64.4-72.2 154 20.8 17.6-24.5 25 3.2 2.1- 4.8 *** *** *** 40 6.3 4.5- 8.9
Charlotte 640 482 73.8 69.6-77.6 99 16.3 13.2-19.9 21 3.6 2.2- 5.7 *** *** *** 28 4.5 2.9- 6.8
Greensboro 474 360 76.1 71.4-80.3 77 14.5 11.3-18.5 13 4.2 2.3- 7.5 *** *** *** 21 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Southern Regional 525 385 70.2 65.3-74.7 90 19.0 15.2-23.4 14 3.0 1.7- 5.3 *** *** *** 31 7.1 4.8-10.4
Southeast 295 216 73.6 67.4-79.0 46 16.5 12.2-21.9 11 3.4 1.7- 6.5 *** *** *** 14 3.7 2.0- 6.5
Wake 731 541 73.3 69.3-77.0 130 19.0 15.7-22.8 24 2.7 1.7- 4.3 11 1.3 0.7- 2.4 25 3.7 2.4- 5.6
Area L & Eastern 1,178 887 75.2 71.9-78.3 185 14.8 12.5-17.6 34 2.9 1.9- 4.4 14 1.3 0.7- 2.5 58 5.7 4.2- 7.8

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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.

^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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