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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-Piedmont NC 1,602 154 9.7 8.1-11.5 1,448 90.3 88.5-91.9
GENDER
Male 702 71 9.8 7.6-12.6 631 90.2 87.4-92.4
Female 900 83 9.5 7.5-12.1 817 90.5 87.9-92.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,173 110 9.5 7.7-11.6 1,063 90.5 88.4-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 302 32 11.2 7.6-16.2 270 88.8 83.8-92.4
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 443 37 7.5 5.1-10.8 406 92.5 89.2-94.9
55-64 435 45 11.0 8.0-15.0 390 89.0 85.0-92.0
65-74 426 37 10.1 7.1-14.1 389 89.9 85.9-92.9
75+ 268 34 12.0 8.2-17.1 234 88.0 82.9-91.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 24 17.6 11.7-25.7 133 82.4 74.3-88.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 392 41 9.0 6.4-12.4 351 91.0 87.6-93.6
Some Post-H.S. 437 56 12.0 9.1-15.7 381 88.0 84.3-90.9
College Graduate 611 32 4.1 2.8- 6.1 579 95.9 93.9-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 104 23 24.9 16.1-36.5 81 75.1 63.5-83.9
$15,000- 24,999 234 36 17.4 12.2-24.3 198 82.6 75.7-87.8
$25,000- 34,999 143 17 11.9 7.2-19.1 126 88.1 80.9-92.8
$35,000- 49,999 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 224 16 6.3 3.6-10.7 208 93.7 89.3-96.4
$75,000+ 435 21 4.7 2.9- 7.4 414 95.3 92.6-97.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 474 103 22.3 18.1-27.1 371 77.7 72.9-81.9
No 1,119 51 4.5 3.3- 6.0 1,068 95.5 94.0-96.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 508 116 23.5 19.4-28.3 392 76.5 71.7-80.6
No 1,086 38 3.7 2.6- 5.1 1,048 96.3 94.9-97.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 252 39 14.3 10.3-19.6 213 85.7 80.4-89.7
Non-Veteran 1,348 115 8.9 7.2-10.9 1,233 91.1 89.1-92.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 776 63 7.8 6.0-10.2 713 92.2 89.8-94.0
Regional City or Suburban County 441 46 10.5 7.6-14.5 395 89.5 85.5-92.4
Rural 385 45 12.1 8.8-16.6 340 87.9 83.4-91.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 699 34 4.9 3.3- 7.1 665 95.1 92.9-96.7
Unemployed 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 640 65 10.3 7.8-13.4 575 89.7 86.6-92.2
Unable to Work 146 50 35.0 26.5-44.5 96 65.0 55.5-73.5
Other not in Labor Force 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 215 39 18.4 13.0-25.3 176 81.6 74.7-87.0
151% to 200% 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 868 55 5.7 4.2- 7.7 813 94.3 92.3-95.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 529 61 12.0 9.0-15.8 468 88.0 84.2-91.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,005 83 7.9 6.3-10.0 922 92.1 90.0-93.7

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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