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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Non-Hispanic White

During the past 12 months, how often has confusion or memory loss interfered with your ability to work, volunteer, or engage in social activities outside the home?*

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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 439 49 12.8 9.3-17.3 25 5.2 3.2- 8.3 102 22.4 17.7-27.9 63 14.4 10.7-19.0 200 45.3 39.5-51.2
-Non-Hispanic White 311 37 14.7 10.2-20.6 19 5.7 3.3- 9.8 59 17.6 12.5-24.1 51 16.3 11.9-21.8 145 45.7 38.9-52.8
GENDER
Male 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 19.2 11.7-29.9 29 21.7 14.6-30.9 66 44.7 35.1-54.8
Female 171 27 21.3 14.0-30.9 *** *** *** 33 15.9 10.2-24.0 22 10.6 6.5-16.8 79 46.8 37.3-56.6
AGE
45-54 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 17.7 10.4-28.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 72 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 49 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 102 13 15.1 8.2-26.1 *** *** *** 22 14.7 8.9-23.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 96 14 17.7 10.0-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 14.5 8.0-24.6 *** *** ***
College Graduate 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 35 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 212 36 20.5 14.3-28.5 18 7.7 4.3-13.4 49 23.0 16.1-31.7 31 12.5 8.2-18.7 78 36.3 28.5-44.9
No 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 232 37 19.8 13.9-27.4 18 7.6 4.3-13.0 54 22.1 15.6-30.3 35 13.7 9.2-19.7 88 36.9 29.3-45.1
No 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 246 34 17.9 12.4-25.2 *** *** *** 49 19.9 13.8-27.8 33 12.2 8.1-17.9 117 44.5 36.8-52.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 18.0 10.1-30.0 *** *** ***
Rural 190 21 15.3 9.3-24.0 *** *** *** 38 17.7 11.0-27.2 29 14.6 9.5-21.7 87 44.8 35.8-54.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 11.8 6.7-20.0 19 16.2 9.9-25.4 82 63.2 52.8-72.5
Unable to Work 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 118 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 23.1 14.9-34.1 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 145 20 17.7 10.6-28.0 *** *** *** 26 17.9 10.6-28.8 22 14.9 9.1-23.3 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 19.4 11.5-30.9 17 16.3 9.7-26.2 *** *** ***

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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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