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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-Piedmont NC 2,882 297 10.2 9.0-11.6 2,585 89.8 88.4-91.0
GENDER
Male 1,310 103 7.7 6.1- 9.5 1,207 92.3 90.5-93.9
Female 1,572 194 12.5 10.7-14.6 1,378 87.5 85.4-89.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,867 170 9.0 7.6-10.6 1,697 91.0 89.4-92.4
Non-Hispanic Black 575 71 11.7 9.0-15.0 504 88.3 85.0-91.0
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 653 63 9.9 7.6-13.0 590 90.1 87.0-92.4
35-44 422 47 10.5 7.6-14.3 375 89.5 85.7-92.4
45-54 511 66 11.8 8.9-15.4 445 88.2 84.6-91.1
55-64 497 59 12.0 9.0-15.7 438 88.0 84.3-91.0
65-74 468 38 9.0 6.4-12.6 430 91.0 87.4-93.6
75+ 290 22 6.2 3.8-10.2 268 93.8 89.8-96.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 280 47 18.4 13.5-24.6 233 81.6 75.4-86.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 706 105 14.5 11.8-17.8 601 85.5 82.2-88.2
Some Post-H.S. 805 92 9.7 7.8-12.1 713 90.3 87.9-92.2
College Graduate 1,083 53 3.6 2.7- 4.9 1,030 96.4 95.1-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 218 58 28.5 21.7-36.3 160 71.5 63.7-78.3
$15,000- 24,999 448 70 17.5 13.3-22.6 378 82.5 77.4-86.7
$25,000- 34,999 264 28 8.6 5.7-12.7 236 91.4 87.3-94.3
$35,000- 49,999 304 28 7.5 4.8-11.4 276 92.5 88.6-95.2
$50,000- 74,999 384 29 7.3 4.9-10.8 355 92.7 89.2-95.1
$75,000+ 782 27 3.4 2.2- 5.1 755 96.6 94.9-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 582 163 29.6 25.3-34.3 419 70.4 65.7-74.7
No 1,910 106 5.4 4.3- 6.7 1,804 94.6 93.3-95.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 714 297 45.1 40.8-49.5 417 54.9 50.5-59.2
No 2,153 *** *** *** 2,153 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 336 41 11.4 8.0-16.0 295 88.6 84.0-92.0
Non-Veteran 2,543 256 10.1 8.8-11.6 2,287 89.9 88.4-91.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,591 150 8.9 7.4-10.7 1,441 91.1 89.3-92.6
Regional City or Suburban County 734 75 10.4 8.0-13.3 659 89.6 86.7-92.0
Rural 557 72 14.0 10.9-17.9 485 86.0 82.1-89.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,583 99 6.0 4.7- 7.5 1,484 94.0 92.5-95.3
Unemployed 122 20 16.4 10.5-24.8 102 83.6 75.2-89.5
Retired 704 55 7.5 5.5-10.2 649 92.5 89.8-94.5
Unable to Work 193 92 48.0 39.7-56.5 101 52.0 43.5-60.3
Other not in Labor Force 269 29 10.2 6.9-14.7 240 89.8 85.3-93.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 34 20.7 14.3-29.1 185 79.3 70.9-85.7
101% to 150% 388 65 15.1 11.6-19.5 323 84.9 80.5-88.4
151% to 200% 174 26 13.0 8.5-19.4 148 87.0 80.6-91.5
More than 200% 1,483 83 4.8 3.8- 6.2 1,400 95.2 93.8-96.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 99 19 19.8 11.6-31.7 80 80.2 68.3-88.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 777 98 13.5 10.9-16.8 679 86.5 83.2-89.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,006 180 8.5 7.2-10.1 1,826 91.5 89.9-92.8

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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.

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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