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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 6,505 2,011 26.1 24.9-27.3 4,494 73.9 72.7-75.1
-Non-Hispanic White 4,351 1,484 29.8 28.2-31.4 2,867 70.2 68.6-71.8
GENDER
Male 1,980 588 26.7 24.5-29.1 1,392 73.3 70.9-75.5
Female 2,371 896 32.6 30.3-34.9 1,475 67.4 65.1-69.7
AGE
18-34 749 52 7.3 5.3-10.0 697 92.7 90.0-94.7
35-44 490 89 17.3 13.7-21.6 401 82.7 78.4-86.3
45-54 669 190 29.6 25.6-33.9 479 70.4 66.1-74.4
55-64 888 360 41.6 37.6-45.6 528 58.4 54.4-62.4
65-74 941 473 50.8 46.9-54.7 468 49.2 45.3-53.1
75+ 575 309 53.2 48.3-58.1 266 46.8 41.9-51.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 318 179 51.7 44.8-58.5 139 48.3 41.5-55.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,108 430 32.6 29.4-35.9 678 67.4 64.1-70.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,317 462 29.1 26.3-32.0 855 70.9 68.0-73.7
College Graduate 1,600 412 20.0 17.9-22.2 1,188 80.0 77.8-82.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 317 168 47.7 40.6-54.9 149 52.3 45.1-59.4
$15,000- 24,999 566 249 37.7 32.9-42.7 317 62.3 57.3-67.1
$25,000- 34,999 372 150 37.2 31.5-43.3 222 62.8 56.7-68.5
$35,000- 49,999 555 196 33.0 28.3-38.0 359 67.0 62.0-71.7
$50,000- 74,999 622 192 27.4 23.5-31.6 430 72.6 68.4-76.5
$75,000+ 1,181 255 17.0 14.8-19.5 926 83.0 80.5-85.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,115 731 63.0 59.2-66.6 384 37.0 33.4-40.8
No 2,725 646 20.2 18.5-22.1 2,079 79.8 77.9-81.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,235 754 59.3 55.8-62.7 481 40.7 37.3-44.2
No 3,035 708 19.6 18.0-21.2 2,327 80.4 78.8-82.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 683 276 38.5 34.2-42.9 407 61.5 57.1-65.8
Non-Veteran 3,667 1,209 28.4 26.7-30.2 2,458 71.6 69.8-73.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 993 243 21.2 18.6-24.1 750 78.8 75.9-81.4
Regional City or Suburban County 1,039 358 31.7 28.4-35.2 681 68.3 64.8-71.6
Rural 2,320 884 34.1 31.8-36.6 1,436 65.9 63.4-68.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,165 436 17.4 15.7-19.4 1,729 82.6 80.6-84.3
Unemployed 126 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,394 698 49.8 46.6-53.0 696 50.2 47.0-53.4
Unable to Work 335 245 70.0 62.7-76.4 90 30.0 23.6-37.3
Other not in Labor Force 316 65 18.0 13.6-23.3 251 82.0 76.7-86.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 245 115 43.5 35.7-51.7 130 56.5 48.3-64.3
101% to 150% 569 252 39.2 34.4-44.2 317 60.8 55.8-65.6
151% to 200% 289 120 34.0 27.9-40.7 169 66.0 59.3-72.1
More than 200% 2,383 686 24.5 22.6-26.6 1,697 75.5 73.4-77.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 807 307 32.4 28.3-36.7 500 67.6 63.3-71.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,714 647 34.1 31.4-36.9 1,067 65.9 63.1-68.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,831 531 25.9 23.7-28.2 1,300 74.1 71.8-76.3

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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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