NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic White

How old were you when this disability developed?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Before age 18 Age 18 to 55 Age 56 or older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,419 104 10.1 8.0-12.7 743 55.5 52.2-58.8 572 34.3 31.4-37.4
-Non-Hispanic White 1,000 75 10.4 8.0-13.5 475 51.5 47.6-55.4 450 38.1 34.5-41.8
GENDER
Male 427 32 8.1 5.4-12.0 226 58.9 53.0-64.6 169 33.0 27.9-38.5
Female 573 43 12.4 8.8-17.3 249 45.1 40.0-50.3 281 42.5 37.6-47.6
AGE
18-34 64 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 61 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 149 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 243 *** *** *** 145 55.5 47.4-63.4 87 38.2 30.7-46.4
65-74 258 *** *** *** 77 29.0 22.8-36.1 167 66.4 59.1-72.9
75+ 221 *** *** *** 25 11.7 7.2-18.5 193 87.0 80.1-91.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** 64 38.8 29.5-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 308 25 11.0 7.0-16.8 148 52.6 45.6-59.4 135 36.5 30.4-43.1
Some Post-H.S. 323 21 8.6 5.4-13.5 159 52.8 46.2-59.3 143 38.6 32.5-45.0
College Graduate 233 19 11.7 7.0-18.9 106 49.3 41.5-57.0 108 39.1 32.0-46.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 155 *** *** *** 86 62.5 52.4-71.6 54 24.7 17.6-33.5
$15,000- 24,999 190 18 15.1 8.8-24.8 95 50.8 41.4-60.2 77 34.0 26.1-43.0
$25,000- 34,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 137 *** *** *** 58 51.6 41.1-61.9 71 41.9 32.3-52.1
$50,000- 74,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 134 *** *** *** 70 57.4 47.2-67.1 53 33.3 24.6-43.2
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 997 75 10.4 8.0-13.5 473 51.4 47.5-55.4 449 38.1 34.5-41.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 732 52 10.4 7.5-14.2 349 51.5 46.9-56.1 331 38.1 33.9-42.5
No 264 23 10.7 6.8-16.4 123 51.2 43.7-58.7 118 38.1 31.2-45.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 198 *** *** *** 93 48.9 40.7-57.1 100 48.3 40.2-56.6
Non-Veteran 802 70 12.1 9.2-15.7 382 52.1 47.6-56.5 350 35.8 31.9-40.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 161 *** *** *** 79 52.8 44.0-61.5 71 38.3 30.4-47.0
Regional City or Suburban County 242 19 11.9 7.0-19.5 119 50.4 42.8-58.1 104 37.6 30.7-45.1
Rural 597 45 10.2 7.2-14.3 277 51.6 46.3-56.9 275 38.2 33.4-43.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 229 28 14.4 9.6-21.0 135 62.3 54.3-69.7 66 23.3 17.5-30.3
Unemployed 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 430 *** *** *** 104 25.7 20.9-31.2 313 70.6 64.8-75.7
Unable to Work 255 *** *** *** 187 72.9 65.0-79.6 50 17.6 12.5-24.2
Other not in Labor Force 51 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 21.1 13.3-31.9
101% to 150% 193 15 7.7 4.3-13.5 101 57.4 48.2-66.2 77 34.8 26.7-44.0
151% to 200% 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 406 24 7.1 4.5-11.0 185 50.8 44.7-56.8 197 42.1 36.4-48.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 210 *** *** *** 111 58.7 49.6-67.2 88 33.2 25.6-41.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 443 37 11.9 7.9-17.6 201 49.2 43.2-55.1 205 38.9 33.5-44.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 347 27 9.6 6.5-14.1 163 51.4 45.1-57.6 157 39.0 33.2-45.1

Back to Disability.

*This question is asked of respondents who responded yes to having a disability.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts