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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Care Access-Non-Hispanic White

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
-Non-Hispanic White 4,360 530 13.5 12.2-14.9 3,830 86.5 85.1-87.8
GENDER
Male 1,984 212 12.1 10.4-14.2 1,772 87.9 85.8-89.6
Female 2,376 318 14.7 13.0-16.7 2,058 85.3 83.3-87.0
AGE
18-34 750 114 15.8 12.9-19.3 636 84.2 80.7-87.1
35-44 492 91 17.3 13.7-21.6 401 82.7 78.4-86.3
45-54 667 125 18.6 15.3-22.4 542 81.4 77.6-84.7
55-64 886 125 13.8 11.2-17.0 761 86.2 83.0-88.8
65-74 944 48 5.5 3.9- 7.7 896 94.5 92.3-96.1
75+ 580 25 5.0 3.1- 8.1 555 95.0 91.9-96.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 85 29.4 23.5-36.2 234 70.6 63.8-76.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,109 145 13.0 10.7-15.7 964 87.0 84.3-89.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,319 191 14.8 12.7-17.3 1,128 85.2 82.7-87.3
College Graduate 1,605 108 6.3 5.0- 7.8 1,497 93.7 92.2-95.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 315 87 30.1 23.9-37.2 228 69.9 62.8-76.1
$15,000- 24,999 568 125 24.9 20.6-29.9 443 75.1 70.1-79.4
$25,000- 34,999 371 67 20.5 15.7-26.3 304 79.5 73.7-84.3
$35,000- 49,999 554 71 14.4 10.9-18.7 483 85.6 81.3-89.1
$50,000- 74,999 625 60 11.8 8.9-15.6 565 88.2 84.4-91.1
$75,000+ 1,183 47 4.3 3.1- 6.0 1,136 95.7 94.0-96.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,119 231 25.3 21.9-29.1 888 74.7 70.9-78.1
No 2,729 243 9.9 8.5-11.4 2,486 90.1 88.6-91.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,242 268 26.3 23.1-29.8 974 73.7 70.2-76.9
No 3,038 251 9.1 7.9-10.5 2,787 90.9 89.5-92.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 687 44 6.1 4.3- 8.5 643 93.9 91.5-95.7
Non-Veteran 3,672 486 14.7 13.2-16.2 3,186 85.3 83.8-86.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 997 102 10.8 8.8-13.3 895 89.2 86.7-91.2
Regional City or Suburban County 1,041 124 13.5 11.0-16.3 917 86.5 83.7-89.0
Rural 2,323 304 15.2 13.3-17.4 2,019 84.8 82.6-86.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,168 273 12.9 11.2-14.7 1,895 87.1 85.3-88.8
Unemployed 125 38 24.0 16.2-34.0 87 76.0 66.0-83.8
Retired 1,402 69 6.3 4.7- 8.4 1,333 93.7 91.6-95.3
Unable to Work 334 109 38.0 31.1-45.3 225 62.0 54.7-68.9
Other not in Labor Force 316 40 12.0 8.5-16.6 276 88.0 83.4-91.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 248 75 33.0 25.8-41.0 173 67.0 59.0-74.2
101% to 150% 571 139 27.5 22.9-32.5 432 72.5 67.5-77.1
151% to 200% 288 46 16.7 12.1-22.7 242 83.3 77.3-87.9
More than 200% 2,384 167 7.8 6.5- 9.3 2,217 92.2 90.7-93.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 806 107 16.0 12.7-20.0 699 84.0 80.0-87.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,718 223 15.3 13.1-17.7 1,495 84.7 82.3-86.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,837 200 11.5 9.8-13.4 1,637 88.5 86.6-90.2

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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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