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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cognitive Decline-Non-Hispanic White

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-Non-Hispanic White 2,790 302 10.5 9.1-12.0 2,488 89.5 88.0-90.9
GENDER
Male 1,214 133 11.3 9.2-13.7 1,081 88.7 86.3-90.8
Female 1,576 169 9.7 8.1-11.7 1,407 90.3 88.3-91.9
AGE
45-54 594 55 8.7 6.3-11.9 539 91.3 88.1-93.7
55-64 794 98 11.2 8.7-14.3 696 88.8 85.7-91.3
65-74 851 80 10.2 7.9-13.1 771 89.8 86.9-92.1
75+ 520 67 12.8 9.7-16.6 453 87.2 83.4-90.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 240 49 18.4 13.2-25.1 191 81.6 74.9-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 749 100 11.2 8.9-14.0 649 88.8 86.0-91.1
Some Post-H.S. 811 95 11.9 9.5-14.9 716 88.1 85.1-90.5
College Graduate 984 57 4.4 3.1- 6.0 927 95.6 94.0-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 197 53 30.3 22.2-39.8 144 69.7 60.2-77.8
$15,000- 24,999 375 70 19.1 14.5-24.7 305 80.9 75.3-85.5
$25,000- 34,999 232 30 13.1 8.7-19.3 202 86.9 80.7-91.3
$35,000- 49,999 353 30 7.0 4.6-10.5 323 93.0 89.5-95.4
$50,000- 74,999 393 33 6.4 4.2- 9.8 360 93.6 90.2-95.8
$75,000+ 722 37 5.0 3.4- 7.4 685 95.0 92.6-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 943 209 22.5 19.2-26.1 734 77.5 73.9-80.8
No 1,836 90 4.4 3.5- 5.6 1,746 95.6 94.4-96.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 968 229 23.9 20.6-27.5 739 76.1 72.5-79.4
No 1,813 73 3.9 3.0- 5.1 1,740 96.1 94.9-97.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 484 61 13.1 9.9-17.1 423 86.9 82.9-90.1
Non-Veteran 2,306 241 9.9 8.5-11.6 2,065 90.1 88.4-91.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 561 37 6.5 4.6- 9.2 524 93.5 90.8-95.4
Regional City or Suburban County 645 75 11.5 8.8-14.8 570 88.5 85.2-91.2
Rural 1,585 190 12.0 10.0-14.3 1,395 88.0 85.7-90.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,112 66 5.2 3.8- 7.0 1,046 94.8 93.0-96.2
Unemployed 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,247 130 10.6 8.6-12.9 1,117 89.4 87.1-91.4
Unable to Work 255 90 36.4 29.1-44.3 165 63.6 55.7-70.9
Other not in Labor Force 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 379 76 19.4 15.0-24.7 303 80.6 75.3-85.0
151% to 200% 194 22 9.5 5.7-15.4 172 90.5 84.6-94.3
More than 200% 1,535 113 6.5 5.2- 8.1 1,422 93.5 91.9-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 562 67 12.3 9.1-16.3 495 87.7 83.7-90.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,153 144 12.4 10.2-15.2 1,009 87.6 84.8-89.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,076 91 8.2 6.5-10.3 985 91.8 89.7-93.5

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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