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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-Non-Hispanic White

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,776 1,456 22.7 21.4-24.0 4,320 77.3 76.0-78.6
-Non-Hispanic White 3,857 1,026 24.9 23.2-26.6 2,831 75.1 73.4-76.8
GENDER
Male 1,723 452 24.7 22.3-27.3 1,271 75.3 72.7-77.7
Female 2,134 574 25.0 22.8-27.4 1,560 75.0 72.6-77.2
AGE
18-34 547 74 14.6 11.3-18.8 473 85.4 81.2-88.7
35-44 415 68 15.5 11.7-20.2 347 84.5 79.8-88.3
45-54 615 160 26.8 22.8-31.2 455 73.2 68.8-77.2
55-64 819 253 30.8 27.0-34.9 566 69.2 65.1-73.0
65-74 876 259 29.8 26.2-33.6 617 70.2 66.4-73.8
75+ 548 204 36.9 32.2-42.0 344 63.1 58.0-67.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 302 131 42.0 35.2-49.0 171 58.0 51.0-64.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,003 318 29.3 26.0-32.8 685 70.7 67.2-74.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,193 332 23.8 21.1-26.7 861 76.2 73.3-78.9
College Graduate 1,351 244 14.6 12.6-16.9 1,107 85.4 83.1-87.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 279 159 53.3 45.4-60.9 120 46.7 39.1-54.6
$15,000- 24,999 513 200 39.9 34.4-45.5 313 60.1 54.5-65.6
$25,000- 34,999 331 99 28.5 23.0-34.8 232 71.5 65.2-77.0
$35,000- 49,999 484 140 28.4 23.6-33.7 344 71.6 66.3-76.4
$50,000- 74,999 547 112 17.3 13.8-21.3 435 82.7 78.7-86.2
$75,000+ 1,019 137 12.5 10.3-15.1 882 87.5 84.9-89.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,122 1,025 93.1 91.2-94.6 97 6.9 5.4- 8.8
No 2,733 *** *** *** 2,733 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,166 759 67.4 64.1-70.7 407 32.6 29.3-35.9
No 2,660 258 8.8 7.6-10.3 2,402 91.2 89.7-92.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 579 205 34.6 30.1-39.3 374 65.4 60.7-69.9
Non-Veteran 3,277 821 23.4 21.7-25.3 2,456 76.6 74.7-78.3
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 802 161 19.1 16.2-22.4 641 80.9 77.6-83.8
Regional City or Suburban County 919 254 25.8 22.6-29.4 665 74.2 70.6-77.4
Rural 2,137 611 27.5 25.0-30.0 1,526 72.5 70.0-75.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,866 241 12.1 10.4-14.0 1,625 87.9 86.0-89.6
Unemployed 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,300 420 32.2 29.2-35.4 880 67.8 64.6-70.8
Unable to Work 312 274 91.0 86.7-94.0 38 9.0 6.0-13.3
Other not in Labor Force 262 53 17.9 13.3-23.7 209 82.1 76.3-86.7
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 227 108 44.2 35.9-52.7 119 55.8 47.3-64.1
101% to 150% 510 199 38.0 32.8-43.5 311 62.0 56.5-67.2
151% to 200% 261 94 33.9 27.3-41.1 167 66.1 58.9-72.7
More than 200% 2,087 405 17.6 15.7-19.6 1,682 82.4 80.4-84.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 758 219 27.4 23.3-32.0 539 72.6 68.0-76.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,561 455 28.1 25.4-31.1 1,106 71.9 68.9-74.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,539 352 21.4 19.1-23.9 1,187 78.6 76.1-80.9

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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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