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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 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-Non-Hispanic White 3,868 460 10.5 9.4-11.8 3,408 89.5 88.2-90.6
GENDER
Male 1,727 189 10.2 8.6-12.2 1,538 89.8 87.8-91.4
Female 2,141 271 10.8 9.3-12.5 1,870 89.2 87.5-90.7
AGE
18-34 546 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 417 17 4.8 2.8- 8.2 400 95.2 91.8-97.2
45-54 619 56 9.7 7.1-13.1 563 90.3 86.9-92.9
55-64 820 105 11.6 9.2-14.6 715 88.4 85.4-90.8
65-74 880 115 13.1 10.6-16.0 765 86.9 84.0-89.4
75+ 549 156 29.5 25.1-34.4 393 70.5 65.6-74.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 306 85 23.5 18.3-29.7 221 76.5 70.3-81.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,006 146 11.7 9.6-14.2 860 88.3 85.8-90.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,195 142 9.8 8.1-11.9 1,053 90.2 88.1-91.9
College Graduate 1,353 87 4.5 3.5- 5.8 1,266 95.5 94.2-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 281 87 29.2 22.6-36.7 194 70.8 63.3-77.4
$15,000- 24,999 517 102 17.8 13.9-22.5 415 82.2 77.5-86.1
$25,000- 34,999 333 36 8.3 5.7-12.0 297 91.7 88.0-94.3
$35,000- 49,999 485 59 10.4 7.7-14.1 426 89.6 85.9-92.3
$50,000- 74,999 550 37 5.3 3.7- 7.7 513 94.7 92.3-96.3
$75,000+ 1,019 46 4.4 3.1- 6.4 973 95.6 93.6-96.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,122 456 39.0 35.4-42.7 666 61.0 57.3-64.6
No 2,733 *** *** *** 2,733 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,172 390 32.3 29.0-35.8 782 67.7 64.2-71.0
No 2,667 69 2.4 1.8- 3.3 2,598 97.6 96.7-98.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 580 107 18.0 14.6-22.1 473 82.0 77.9-85.4
Non-Veteran 3,287 353 9.4 8.2-10.7 2,934 90.6 89.3-91.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 803 71 7.8 5.9-10.2 732 92.2 89.8-94.1
Regional City or Suburban County 922 114 10.7 8.6-13.3 808 89.3 86.7-91.4
Rural 2,144 275 11.9 10.2-13.8 1,869 88.1 86.2-89.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,868 53 2.6 1.8- 3.6 1,815 97.4 96.4-98.2
Unemployed 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,304 236 17.9 15.6-20.6 1,068 82.1 79.4-84.4
Unable to Work 317 147 47.2 40.0-54.5 170 52.8 45.5-60.0
Other not in Labor Force 261 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 228 53 21.8 15.5-29.8 175 78.2 70.2-84.5
101% to 150% 514 102 16.7 13.1-21.1 412 83.3 78.9-86.9
151% to 200% 262 40 12.8 9.0-18.0 222 87.2 82.0-91.0
More than 200% 2,092 152 6.3 5.2- 7.6 1,940 93.7 92.4-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 762 105 13.0 10.1-16.5 657 87.0 83.5-89.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,567 204 12.2 10.3-14.4 1,363 87.8 85.6-89.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,540 151 8.4 6.9-10.1 1,389 91.6 89.9-93.1

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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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