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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Literacy-Non-Hispanic White

How difficult is it for you to understand information that doctors, nurses and other health professionals tell you? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,718 2,462 65.2 63.2-67.1 1,028 28.3 26.5-30.1 191 5.6 4.7- 6.6 37 1.0 0.6- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,654 1,057 61.8 58.8-64.6 490 31.6 28.9-34.4 89 5.6 4.4- 7.1 *** *** ***
Female 2,064 1,405 68.3 65.6-70.8 538 25.2 23.0-27.7 102 5.5 4.3- 7.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 521 348 64.7 59.5-69.5 154 31.2 26.6-36.3 18 4.1 2.3- 7.0 *** *** ***
35-44 398 272 69.0 63.5-74.1 97 23.0 18.7-28.1 22 6.3 3.9- 9.9 *** *** ***
45-54 596 385 62.6 57.8-67.1 172 31.0 26.7-35.7 34 5.8 3.9- 8.5 *** *** ***
55-64 794 544 68.5 64.3-72.4 192 23.4 20.0-27.3 47 6.5 4.6- 9.1 *** *** ***
65-74 855 573 64.4 60.2-68.3 241 30.2 26.5-34.2 35 4.0 2.8- 5.9 *** *** ***
75+ 523 321 61.6 56.4-66.5 162 29.6 25.2-34.4 34 7.8 5.1-11.8 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 115 41.2 34.3-48.5 110 38.4 31.8-45.5 49 16.3 11.6-22.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 952 558 61.1 57.3-64.8 315 31.8 28.3-35.5 65 5.9 4.4- 7.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,155 793 68.3 64.9-71.5 306 26.8 23.8-30.1 51 4.6 3.4- 6.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,314 992 75.5 72.6-78.2 294 22.5 19.9-25.3 26 1.9 1.2- 2.9 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 265 117 40.3 32.9-48.2 99 41.6 33.9-49.7 35 13.7 9.0-20.4 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 493 285 57.3 51.5-62.9 169 33.7 28.5-39.3 32 7.7 4.9-11.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 322 189 58.0 51.2-64.5 109 32.3 26.4-38.8 20 8.0 4.8-13.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 474 308 62.6 57.0-67.9 145 33.2 28.0-38.7 21 4.2 2.6- 6.8 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 534 390 70.9 65.9-75.4 127 26.0 21.6-30.9 17 3.1 1.8- 5.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 997 765 75.2 71.8-78.3 208 22.6 19.6-25.9 21 1.9 1.2- 3.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,079 608 54.6 50.8-58.3 340 31.7 28.3-35.4 110 11.6 9.3-14.5 21 2.0 1.2- 3.6
No 2,627 1,851 69.2 66.9-71.4 683 27.0 24.9-29.2 77 3.2 2.4- 4.2 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,129 623 53.6 49.9-57.3 360 31.9 28.5-35.5 121 12.5 10.1-15.5 25 2.0 1.2- 3.4
No 2,577 1,833 69.8 67.5-72.0 665 26.9 24.8-29.1 68 2.8 2.1- 3.7 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 553 366 66.5 61.6-71.1 151 26.3 22.2-31.0 31 6.2 4.1- 9.3 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,164 2,097 65.0 62.9-67.1 875 28.5 26.5-30.5 160 5.5 4.5- 6.6 32 1.0 0.6- 1.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 781 544 68.3 64.3-72.0 205 26.6 23.1-30.4 29 4.8 3.2- 7.1 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 888 592 65.0 61.1-68.7 248 28.4 25.0-32.2 40 5.1 3.5- 7.5 *** *** ***
Rural 2,050 1,327 63.5 60.8-66.2 575 29.1 26.5-31.7 122 6.3 5.0- 7.8 26 1.1 0.6- 2.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,793 1,275 69.5 66.9-72.1 451 26.7 24.2-29.2 57 3.2 2.4- 4.3 *** *** ***
Unemployed 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,259 802 62.8 59.5-66.0 385 30.5 27.6-33.7 60 5.2 3.8- 7.1 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 299 141 44.0 36.9-51.4 97 33.0 26.2-40.5 51 20.2 14.5-27.4 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 255 176 65.6 57.9-72.6 64 27.5 21.1-35.1 14 6.7 3.7-11.9 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 214 116 54.2 45.4-62.8 70 32.7 25.1-41.2 21 10.1 5.7-17.2 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 486 269 56.1 50.5-61.7 168 34.1 29.0-39.6 38 8.1 5.4-12.0 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 258 153 59.7 52.0-66.9 88 32.3 25.6-39.7 16 6.9 4.0-11.7 *** *** ***
More than 200% 2,043 1,481 70.7 68.2-73.0 497 26.2 23.9-28.7 61 2.9 2.1- 3.9 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 725 466 63.0 58.1-67.7 203 28.1 23.9-32.8 46 7.3 5.1-10.3 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,505 970 62.6 59.4-65.7 426 29.7 26.8-32.7 90 6.5 5.0- 8.4 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,489 1,027 67.9 65.0-70.7 399 27.1 24.5-29.9 55 4.3 3.1- 5.8 *** *** ***

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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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