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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,500 526 8.0 7.2- 8.9 5,974 92.0 91.1-92.8
-Piedmont NC 2,939 215 7.7 6.6- 8.9 2,724 92.3 91.1-93.4
GENDER
Male 1,338 64 5.4 4.1- 7.1 1,274 94.6 92.9-95.9
Female 1,601 151 9.8 8.2-11.7 1,450 90.2 88.3-91.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,886 137 7.7 6.3- 9.2 1,749 92.3 90.8-93.7
Non-Hispanic Black 593 50 9.0 6.6-12.1 543 91.0 87.9-93.4
Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 665 55 8.4 6.4-11.1 610 91.6 88.9-93.6
35-44 437 36 8.9 6.2-12.6 401 91.1 87.4-93.8
45-54 521 35 6.8 4.7- 9.6 486 93.2 90.4-95.3
55-64 508 43 9.3 6.6-12.8 465 90.7 87.2-93.4
65-74 474 35 6.9 4.7-10.1 439 93.1 89.9-95.3
75+ 291 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 288 25 9.2 6.0-13.9 263 90.8 86.1-94.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 51 7.9 5.8-10.6 673 92.1 89.4-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 822 62 7.5 5.7- 9.9 760 92.5 90.1-94.3
College Graduate 1,096 77 7.2 5.6- 9.1 1,019 92.8 90.9-94.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 27 10.2 6.6-15.4 219 89.8 84.6-93.4
$15,000- 24,999 453 33 8.2 5.5-11.9 420 91.8 88.1-94.5
$25,000- 34,999 267 22 9.0 5.7-14.0 245 91.0 86.0-94.3
$35,000- 49,999 307 20 7.8 4.6-12.8 287 92.2 87.2-95.4
$50,000- 74,999 385 24 5.7 3.7- 8.7 361 94.3 91.3-96.3
$75,000+ 784 50 6.4 4.7- 8.7 734 93.6 91.3-95.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 584 82 16.2 12.7-20.3 502 83.8 79.7-87.3
No 1,917 92 5.1 4.0- 6.4 1,825 94.9 93.6-96.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 714 96 14.9 12.0-18.4 618 85.1 81.6-88.0
No 2,141 113 5.7 4.7- 7.0 2,028 94.3 93.0-95.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 17 5.1 3.1- 8.3 324 94.9 91.7-96.9
Non-Veteran 2,595 198 8.0 6.9- 9.4 2,397 92.0 90.6-93.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,609 123 7.7 6.3- 9.4 1,486 92.3 90.6-93.7
Regional City or Suburban County 752 45 6.1 4.4- 8.5 707 93.9 91.5-95.6
Rural 578 47 10.0 7.3-13.6 531 90.0 86.4-92.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,619 97 6.4 5.2- 8.0 1,522 93.6 92.0-94.8
Unemployed 129 15 13.7 7.9-22.7 114 86.3 77.3-92.1
Retired 712 41 4.6 3.3- 6.5 671 95.4 93.5-96.7
Unable to Work 198 38 21.1 15.0-28.8 160 78.9 71.2-85.0
Other not in Labor Force 269 23 8.1 5.1-12.6 246 91.9 87.4-94.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 20 9.9 6.0-15.7 203 90.1 84.3-94.0
101% to 150% 392 32 8.4 5.7-12.2 360 91.6 87.8-94.3
151% to 200% 177 16 11.0 6.6-17.8 161 89.0 82.2-93.4
More than 200% 1,490 91 6.1 4.8- 7.7 1,399 93.9 92.3-95.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 799 56 8.0 5.9-10.6 743 92.0 89.4-94.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,036 151 7.6 6.4- 9.1 1,885 92.4 90.9-93.6

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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