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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic White

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
-Non-Hispanic White 4,299 328 7.1 6.2- 8.1 3,971 92.9 91.9-93.8
GENDER
Male 1,952 109 5.7 4.4- 7.2 1,843 94.3 92.8-95.6
Female 2,347 219 8.4 7.1- 9.9 2,128 91.6 90.1-92.9
AGE
18-34 739 26 4.0 2.5- 6.4 713 96.0 93.6-97.5
35-44 483 28 5.3 3.4- 8.1 455 94.7 91.9-96.6
45-54 660 53 8.4 6.0-11.6 607 91.6 88.4-94.0
55-64 880 71 7.7 5.7-10.3 809 92.3 89.7-94.3
65-74 933 65 7.1 5.3- 9.4 868 92.9 90.6-94.7
75+ 565 83 14.4 11.2-18.3 482 85.6 81.7-88.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 313 78 21.7 16.6-27.8 235 78.3 72.2-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,088 104 8.5 6.6-10.7 984 91.5 89.3-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,306 92 5.5 4.3- 7.1 1,214 94.5 92.9-95.7
College Graduate 1,584 54 2.4 1.7- 3.3 1,530 97.6 96.7-98.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 303 84 28.5 22.1-35.8 219 71.5 64.2-77.9
$15,000- 24,999 561 76 14.1 10.6-18.4 485 85.9 81.6-89.4
$25,000- 34,999 369 24 5.2 3.3- 8.1 345 94.8 91.9-96.7
$35,000- 49,999 550 31 3.4 2.2- 5.3 519 96.6 94.7-97.8
$50,000- 74,999 621 22 3.7 2.2- 6.0 599 96.3 94.0-97.8
$75,000+ 1,179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,116 284 26.3 23.0-29.9 832 73.7 70.1-77.0
No 2,721 23 0.6 0.4- 1.0 2,698 99.4 99.0-99.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,242 328 27.8 24.6-31.2 914 72.2 68.8-75.4
No 3,043 *** *** *** 3,043 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 678 51 5.7 4.1- 7.9 627 94.3 92.1-95.9
Non-Veteran 3,620 277 7.3 6.3- 8.5 3,343 92.7 91.5-93.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 990 35 3.3 2.2- 4.8 955 96.7 95.2-97.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,021 79 7.3 5.5- 9.6 942 92.7 90.4-94.5
Rural 2,289 214 9.5 8.0-11.2 2,075 90.5 88.8-92.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,138 36 1.8 1.2- 2.6 2,102 98.2 97.4-98.8
Unemployed 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,377 125 9.0 7.3-11.1 1,252 91.0 88.9-92.7
Unable to Work 330 141 44.3 37.3-51.5 189 55.7 48.5-62.7
Other not in Labor Force 314 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 243 49 22.7 16.2-30.7 194 77.3 69.3-83.8
101% to 150% 563 77 12.0 9.0-15.9 486 88.0 84.1-91.0
151% to 200% 287 26 7.6 4.9-11.6 261 92.4 88.4-95.1
More than 200% 2,375 79 2.7 2.1- 3.6 2,296 97.3 96.4-97.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 792 78 8.8 6.5-11.8 714 91.2 88.2-93.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,691 166 10.0 8.3-12.1 1,525 90.0 87.9-91.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,817 84 4.5 3.5- 5.8 1,733 95.5 94.2-96.5

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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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