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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status-Non-Hispanic White

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,514 5,207 81.7 80.5-82.8 1,307 18.3 17.2-19.5
-Non-Hispanic White 4,358 3,567 83.5 82.1-84.8 791 16.5 15.2-17.9
GENDER
Male 1,982 1,636 83.4 81.2-85.3 346 16.6 14.7-18.8
Female 2,376 1,931 83.6 81.8-85.4 445 16.4 14.6-18.2
AGE
18-34 748 695 93.7 91.2-95.5 53 6.3 4.5- 8.8
35-44 492 437 88.6 84.7-91.6 55 11.4 8.4-15.3
45-54 669 546 81.4 77.6-84.7 123 18.6 15.3-22.4
55-64 890 690 77.1 73.4-80.5 200 22.9 19.5-26.6
65-74 940 739 78.9 75.6-81.9 201 21.1 18.1-24.4
75+ 578 425 72.1 67.3-76.5 153 27.9 23.5-32.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 171 57.7 50.9-64.2 148 42.3 35.8-49.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,111 812 78.3 75.3-80.9 299 21.7 19.1-24.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,314 1,098 86.6 84.5-88.5 216 13.4 11.5-15.5
College Graduate 1,606 1,478 94.0 92.6-95.1 128 6.0 4.9- 7.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 164 58.0 50.8-64.9 154 42.0 35.1-49.2
$15,000- 24,999 566 386 68.0 62.8-72.7 180 32.0 27.3-37.2
$25,000- 34,999 371 300 82.8 77.7-86.9 71 17.2 13.1-22.3
$35,000- 49,999 553 455 83.6 79.3-87.1 98 16.4 12.9-20.7
$50,000- 74,999 625 558 89.4 86.2-91.9 67 10.6 8.1-13.8
$75,000+ 1,182 1,112 94.9 93.3-96.1 70 5.1 3.9- 6.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,117 584 52.5 48.7-56.2 533 47.5 43.8-51.3
No 2,727 2,524 93.0 91.8-94.1 203 7.0 5.9- 8.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,239 672 54.1 50.5-57.5 567 45.9 42.5-49.5
No 3,037 2,831 93.8 92.7-94.7 206 6.2 5.3- 7.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 685 544 81.1 77.5-84.3 141 18.9 15.7-22.5
Non-Veteran 3,672 3,022 83.9 82.4-85.3 650 16.1 14.7-17.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 996 895 90.4 88.2-92.2 101 9.6 7.8-11.8
Regional City or Suburban County 1,038 846 82.9 80.0-85.4 192 17.1 14.6-20.0
Rural 2,325 1,827 79.5 77.2-81.5 498 20.5 18.5-22.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,169 2,000 93.1 91.7-94.2 169 6.9 5.8- 8.3
Unemployed 126 94 77.0 66.8-84.9 32 23.0 15.1-33.2
Retired 1,398 1,084 76.4 73.5-79.1 314 23.6 20.9-26.5
Unable to Work 335 96 30.2 24.2-37.0 239 69.8 63.0-75.8
Other not in Labor Force 315 281 91.0 86.9-93.9 34 9.0 6.1-13.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 247 141 60.4 52.3-68.0 106 39.6 32.0-47.7
101% to 150% 568 389 71.2 66.4-75.6 179 28.8 24.4-33.6
151% to 200% 288 218 77.0 70.6-82.3 70 23.0 17.7-29.4
More than 200% 2,385 2,138 90.9 89.5-92.2 247 9.1 7.8-10.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 806 609 77.5 73.5-81.1 197 22.5 18.9-26.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,719 1,349 79.1 76.5-81.4 370 20.9 18.6-23.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,834 1,610 88.4 86.6-90.0 224 11.6 10.0-13.4

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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 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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