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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Non-Hispanic White

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is …

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Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-Non-Hispanic White 3,710 2,849 75.1 73.3-76.9 585 16.6 15.1-18.2 83 2.4 1.8- 3.1 43 1.4 0.9- 2.0 150 4.5 3.7- 5.5
GENDER
Male 1,651 1,223 72.1 69.3-74.8 281 18.1 15.9-20.6 41 2.4 1.7- 3.4 *** *** *** 90 6.2 4.9- 7.9
Female 2,059 1,626 77.9 75.5-80.1 304 15.3 13.4-17.4 42 2.3 1.6- 3.4 27 1.6 1.0- 2.5 60 3.0 2.2- 4.1
AGE
18-34 519 380 72.2 67.2-76.6 95 19.2 15.4-23.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 6.0 4.0- 9.0
35-44 397 296 73.7 68.2-78.5 65 17.0 13.1-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 4.6 2.8- 7.4
45-54 599 466 75.7 71.3-79.6 89 16.5 13.1-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 3.1 1.9- 5.0
55-64 790 632 78.6 74.8-82.0 106 14.2 11.4-17.5 22 3.1 1.9- 4.9 *** *** *** 23 3.5 2.1- 5.7
65-74 852 676 78.9 75.2-82.3 125 13.4 10.9-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 5.3 3.4- 8.1
75+ 523 378 70.9 65.9-75.4 99 19.6 15.8-24.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 4.7 3.0- 7.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 150 52.5 45.3-59.7 65 24.7 18.8-31.6 16 5.1 2.8- 8.9 18 7.9 4.6-13.2 35 9.9 6.7-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 951 669 70.4 66.7-73.9 197 20.4 17.5-23.7 23 2.7 1.6- 4.4 *** *** *** 50 5.7 4.1- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,156 902 77.6 74.6-80.4 176 15.7 13.3-18.4 22 2.0 1.2- 3.2 *** *** *** 46 4.2 3.0- 5.8
College Graduate 1,312 1,124 86.2 83.9-88.3 145 10.8 9.0-13.0 22 1.5 0.9- 2.4 *** *** *** 18 1.4 0.8- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 145 50.1 42.2-58.0 70 28.8 21.9-36.7 18 6.3 3.7-10.7 *** *** *** 18 7.3 4.3-12.3
$15,000- 24,999 489 334 65.6 59.8-70.9 91 21.1 16.5-26.5 20 4.3 2.7- 7.0 *** *** *** 31 6.3 4.2- 9.5
$25,000- 34,999 319 220 67.6 60.8-73.7 75 25.3 19.7-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 5.7 3.2- 9.8
$35,000- 49,999 473 355 70.0 64.3-75.1 92 22.3 17.8-27.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 535 448 80.8 76.1-84.9 65 13.7 10.4-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 5.1 3.0- 8.7
$75,000+ 997 873 86.4 83.6-88.8 92 9.9 7.9-12.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 2.3 1.4- 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,080 759 67.0 63.1-70.6 201 19.9 16.9-23.2 44 4.2 3.0- 5.9 32 4.2 2.7- 6.6 44 4.7 3.3- 6.8
No 2,618 2,086 78.4 76.3-80.3 378 15.2 13.5-17.0 39 1.7 1.2- 2.5 *** *** *** 104 4.4 3.5- 5.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,125 751 63.6 59.9-67.2 234 22.6 19.5-26.0 49 4.6 3.3- 6.4 35 4.2 2.7- 6.5 56 5.0 3.7- 6.7
No 2,573 2,090 79.7 77.6-81.6 347 14.1 12.5-15.9 34 1.5 1.0- 2.3 *** *** *** 94 4.4 3.5- 5.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 550 441 81.5 77.2-85.1 72 13.3 10.1-17.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 3.5 2.1- 5.6
Non-Veteran 3,159 2,409 74.3 72.3-76.2 511 17.0 15.4-18.8 71 2.5 1.9- 3.3 40 1.5 1.0- 2.3 128 4.7 3.8- 5.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 779 644 82.6 79.4-85.4 99 12.5 10.1-15.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 2.3 1.4- 3.8
Regional City or Suburban County 885 672 74.3 70.6-77.7 149 17.2 14.4-20.5 16 2.1 1.2- 3.6 *** *** *** 37 5.0 3.5- 7.2
Rural 2,047 1,534 71.5 68.7-74.1 337 18.5 16.3-21.0 53 2.9 2.1- 4.1 26 1.6 0.9- 2.7 97 5.5 4.3- 7.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,794 1,442 78.1 75.6-80.4 245 14.5 12.6-16.7 27 1.8 1.2- 2.8 *** *** *** 70 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Unemployed 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,258 960 75.5 72.4-78.3 209 16.8 14.4-19.5 22 2.0 1.2- 3.5 *** *** *** 52 4.3 3.1- 6.0
Unable to Work 294 175 55.8 48.1-63.2 67 27.5 20.9-35.3 22 7.3 4.4-11.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 253 192 74.9 68.0-80.8 44 17.1 12.3-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 213 119 54.7 45.9-63.3 59 26.7 19.6-35.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 8.1 4.6-13.8
101% to 150% 482 326 67.1 61.6-72.2 95 20.8 16.5-26.0 23 5.1 3.2- 8.0 *** *** *** 28 5.9 3.8- 8.9
151% to 200% 257 189 70.7 63.0-77.3 49 22.2 16.3-29.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,043 1,697 81.2 79.0-83.3 262 13.8 12.0-15.8 21 0.9 0.6- 1.5 *** *** *** 56 3.6 2.6- 4.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 724 551 73.1 68.2-77.5 104 14.4 11.3-18.2 23 4.1 2.3- 7.1 *** *** *** 40 7.4 4.8-11.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,505 1,111 70.4 67.3-73.3 274 20.3 17.7-23.1 28 2.2 1.4- 3.4 24 1.9 1.2- 3.2 68 5.2 3.9- 6.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,482 1,188 79.7 77.1-82.0 207 14.2 12.2-16.4 32 2.0 1.4- 3.0 *** *** *** 42 3.2 2.2- 4.4

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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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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