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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic White

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-Non-Hispanic White 4,298 473 10.6 9.5-11.8 3,825 89.4 88.2-90.5
GENDER
Male 1,956 193 9.4 7.9-11.2 1,763 90.6 88.8-92.1
Female 2,342 280 11.6 10.1-13.4 2,062 88.4 86.6-89.9
AGE
18-34 737 72 9.5 7.3-12.3 665 90.5 87.7-92.7
35-44 483 55 10.6 7.7-14.3 428 89.4 85.7-92.3
45-54 660 94 14.1 11.1-17.7 566 85.9 82.3-88.9
55-64 879 112 11.2 8.8-14.1 767 88.8 85.9-91.2
65-74 931 82 9.0 6.9-11.5 849 91.0 88.5-93.1
75+ 568 54 9.0 6.6-12.3 514 91.0 87.7-93.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 311 78 23.6 18.2-30.0 233 76.4 70.0-81.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,088 147 12.4 10.2-15.1 941 87.6 84.9-89.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,304 147 10.1 8.4-12.1 1,157 89.9 87.9-91.6
College Graduate 1,587 101 4.8 3.8- 6.0 1,486 95.2 94.0-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 300 103 34.2 27.5-41.7 197 65.8 58.3-72.5
$15,000- 24,999 560 115 21.5 17.3-26.4 445 78.5 73.6-82.7
$25,000- 34,999 366 44 10.3 7.3-14.3 322 89.7 85.7-92.7
$35,000- 49,999 548 42 5.7 3.9- 8.3 506 94.3 91.7-96.1
$50,000- 74,999 622 49 8.1 5.8-11.1 573 91.9 88.9-94.2
$75,000+ 1,180 48 3.6 2.6- 5.1 1,132 96.4 94.9-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,114 321 30.8 27.3-34.5 793 69.2 65.5-72.7
No 2,722 110 3.6 2.8- 4.5 2,612 96.4 95.5-97.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,238 473 41.4 37.9-45.0 765 58.6 55.0-62.1
No 3,043 *** *** *** 3,043 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 678 87 11.2 8.8-14.1 591 88.8 85.9-91.2
Non-Veteran 3,619 386 10.5 9.3-11.8 3,233 89.5 88.2-90.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 990 73 6.6 5.1- 8.5 917 93.4 91.5-94.9
Regional City or Suburban County 1,022 106 10.4 8.2-13.0 916 89.6 87.0-91.8
Rural 2,287 294 13.3 11.5-15.3 1,993 86.7 84.7-88.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,139 118 5.1 4.1- 6.3 2,021 94.9 93.7-95.9
Unemployed 123 26 17.5 10.8-27.0 97 82.5 73.0-89.2
Retired 1,381 125 8.8 7.1-10.9 1,256 91.2 89.1-92.9
Unable to Work 327 169 52.0 44.9-59.0 158 48.0 41.0-55.1
Other not in Labor Force 313 34 11.3 7.9-15.9 279 88.7 84.1-92.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 242 65 28.3 21.3-36.6 177 71.7 63.4-78.7
101% to 150% 562 121 20.5 16.6-25.0 441 79.5 75.0-83.4
151% to 200% 285 39 11.4 7.8-16.4 246 88.6 83.6-92.2
More than 200% 2,373 141 5.1 4.2- 6.2 2,232 94.9 93.8-95.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 791 102 12.7 9.9-16.2 689 87.3 83.8-90.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,690 225 14.1 12.0-16.5 1,465 85.9 83.5-88.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,818 146 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,672 92.6 91.1-93.9

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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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