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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Health Conditions-Non-Hispanic White

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,515 527 7.3 6.6- 8.1 5,988 92.7 91.9-93.4
-Non-Hispanic White 4,357 385 8.1 7.2- 9.2 3,972 91.9 90.8-92.8
GENDER
Male 1,982 168 8.1 6.8- 9.8 1,814 91.9 90.2-93.2
Female 2,375 217 8.1 6.9- 9.5 2,158 91.9 90.5-93.1
AGE
18-34 751 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 491 27 5.6 3.5- 8.9 464 94.4 91.1-96.5
45-54 668 59 9.2 6.7-12.4 609 90.8 87.6-93.3
55-64 890 90 10.1 7.9-12.8 800 89.9 87.2-92.1
65-74 940 121 14.3 11.7-17.3 819 85.7 82.7-88.3
75+ 577 74 14.3 11.0-18.4 503 85.7 81.6-89.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 317 87 23.5 18.6-29.4 230 76.5 70.6-81.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,113 120 8.8 7.0-10.9 993 91.2 89.1-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,315 116 7.6 6.1- 9.4 1,199 92.4 90.6-93.9
College Graduate 1,604 61 2.5 1.8- 3.4 1,543 97.5 96.6-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 316 68 20.5 15.2-27.0 248 79.5 73.0-84.8
$15,000- 24,999 567 94 16.6 13.2-20.8 473 83.4 79.2-86.8
$25,000- 34,999 372 38 9.5 6.4-14.0 334 90.5 86.0-93.6
$35,000- 49,999 555 49 7.2 4.9-10.4 506 92.8 89.6-95.1
$50,000- 74,999 623 37 5.5 3.8- 7.9 586 94.5 92.1-96.2
$75,000+ 1,183 39 3.0 2.0- 4.4 1,144 97.0 95.6-98.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,116 238 22.7 19.6-26.1 878 77.3 73.9-80.4
No 2,727 126 3.9 3.1- 4.8 2,601 96.1 95.2-96.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,239 248 21.6 18.7-24.7 991 78.4 75.3-81.3
No 3,036 130 3.5 2.8- 4.3 2,906 96.5 95.7-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 686 77 11.3 8.8-14.4 609 88.7 85.6-91.2
Non-Veteran 3,670 308 7.6 6.6- 8.7 3,362 92.4 91.3-93.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 995 51 4.7 3.5- 6.4 944 95.3 93.6-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 1,042 93 8.9 6.9-11.2 949 91.1 88.8-93.1
Rural 2,321 241 9.9 8.4-11.5 2,080 90.1 88.5-91.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,169 89 3.9 3.0- 5.0 2,080 96.1 95.0-97.0
Unemployed 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,397 167 12.5 10.5-14.9 1,230 87.5 85.1-89.5
Unable to Work 335 103 31.2 25.1-38.0 232 68.8 62.0-74.9
Other not in Labor Force 315 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 248 44 16.8 11.6-23.8 204 83.2 76.2-88.4
101% to 150% 570 103 18.2 14.6-22.5 467 81.8 77.5-85.4
151% to 200% 288 31 9.6 6.3-14.3 257 90.4 85.7-93.7
More than 200% 2,385 132 4.8 3.9- 5.9 2,253 95.2 94.1-96.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 806 75 8.2 6.1-11.0 731 91.8 89.0-93.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,716 189 10.6 8.9-12.5 1,527 89.4 87.5-91.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,836 121 6.2 5.1- 7.7 1,715 93.8 92.3-94.9

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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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