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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Non-Hispanic White

As a result of confusion or memory loss, how often do you need assistance with these day-to-day activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 445 35 8.3 5.5-12.5 25 5.2 3.1- 8.7 106 24.5 19.8-30.0 68 15.9 12.1-20.7 211 46.0 40.2-51.9
-Non-Hispanic White 315 21 7.0 4.2-11.4 *** *** *** 67 21.9 16.5-28.6 48 16.4 11.8-22.3 163 50.1 43.1-57.0
GENDER
Male 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 25.9 17.6-36.5 19 14.5 8.8-23.0 74 50.1 40.1-60.1
Female 175 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 17.9 11.8-26.2 29 18.3 11.9-27.2 89 50.0 40.4-59.5
AGE
45-54 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 20.9 12.4-32.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 18.1 10.1-30.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 104 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 18.0 10.9-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 20.2 12.7-30.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 39 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 215 20 10.1 6.1-16.3 *** *** *** 60 28.5 21.2-37.1 35 18.0 12.3-25.5 84 36.7 29.0-45.3
No 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 77 79.8 68.7-87.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 236 21 9.5 5.7-15.3 *** *** *** 65 28.8 21.7-37.0 34 15.8 10.7-22.8 100 39.7 32.1-47.9
No 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 18.1 10.0-30.7 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 249 19 8.5 5.0-14.0 *** *** *** 48 21.3 15.1-29.1 38 16.7 11.6-23.5 132 48.5 40.6-56.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 19.6 11.4-31.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 196 *** *** *** *** *** *** 46 26.8 18.8-36.7 36 19.2 13.0-27.4 91 41.1 32.6-50.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 11 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 16.2 10.1-24.9 23 15.8 9.8-24.6 79 60.6 50.1-70.1
Unable to Work 91 14 17.2 9.6-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 17.0 10.3-26.9 18 16.2 9.5-26.4 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 28.0 19.0-39.2 22 16.3 9.9-25.6 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 16.0 9.5-25.8 15 14.8 8.6-24.4 *** *** ***

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older who reported progressive memory or cognitive decline.

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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