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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,384 1,152 15.3 14.3-16.3 5,232 84.7 83.7-85.7
-Piedmont NC 2,885 412 12.9 11.6-14.3 2,473 87.1 85.7-88.4
GENDER
Male 1,309 153 10.6 8.9-12.7 1,156 89.4 87.3-91.1
Female 1,576 259 14.9 13.1-17.0 1,317 85.1 83.0-86.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,868 275 13.8 12.1-15.7 1,593 86.2 84.3-87.9
Non-Hispanic Black 575 92 13.7 10.9-17.1 483 86.3 82.9-89.1
Other 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 656 16 2.3 1.3- 3.8 640 97.7 96.2-98.7
35-44 424 29 8.4 5.6-12.5 395 91.6 87.5-94.4
45-54 511 78 14.8 11.6-18.6 433 85.2 81.4-88.4
55-64 497 108 21.8 18.0-26.3 389 78.2 73.7-82.0
65-74 469 95 21.4 17.4-26.0 374 78.6 74.0-82.6
75+ 287 83 29.1 23.3-35.8 204 70.9 64.2-76.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 280 71 24.6 19.4-30.6 209 75.4 69.4-80.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 709 130 15.5 12.8-18.6 579 84.5 81.4-87.2
Some Post-H.S. 805 135 13.4 11.2-16.1 670 86.6 83.9-88.8
College Graduate 1,083 76 5.2 4.1- 6.6 1,007 94.8 93.4-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 219 68 29.3 22.7-36.9 151 70.7 63.1-77.3
$15,000- 24,999 450 87 18.8 15.0-23.4 363 81.2 76.6-85.0
$25,000- 34,999 264 41 15.3 10.9-21.0 223 84.7 79.0-89.1
$35,000- 49,999 305 46 14.4 10.3-19.7 259 85.6 80.3-89.7
$50,000- 74,999 382 46 10.4 7.6-14.0 336 89.6 86.0-92.4
$75,000+ 782 39 4.5 3.1- 6.3 743 95.5 93.7-96.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 582 328 56.0 51.1-60.7 254 44.0 39.3-48.9
No 1,916 66 3.0 2.3- 3.9 1,850 97.0 96.1-97.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 715 412 57.0 52.6-61.2 303 43.0 38.8-47.4
No 2,153 *** *** *** 2,153 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 337 70 20.3 15.9-25.7 267 79.7 74.3-84.1
Non-Veteran 2,545 342 12.1 10.7-13.6 2,203 87.9 86.4-89.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,591 183 9.6 8.2-11.2 1,408 90.4 88.8-91.8
Regional City or Suburban County 734 132 17.2 14.3-20.5 602 82.8 79.5-85.7
Rural 560 97 16.5 13.3-20.4 463 83.5 79.6-86.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,586 84 5.0 3.9- 6.4 1,502 95.0 93.6-96.1
Unemployed 123 19 14.1 8.8-21.8 104 85.9 78.2-91.2
Retired 702 163 23.2 19.7-27.1 539 76.8 72.9-80.3
Unable to Work 194 132 64.9 56.2-72.6 62 35.1 27.4-43.8
Other not in Labor Force 269 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 99 27 26.1 17.4-37.3 72 73.9 62.7-82.6
50% to 100% 220 36 19.5 13.9-26.7 184 80.5 73.3-86.1
101% to 150% 388 88 20.6 16.3-25.5 300 79.4 74.5-83.7
151% to 200% 175 33 16.7 11.6-23.5 142 83.3 76.5-88.4
More than 200% 1,482 142 8.3 6.9-10.0 1,340 91.7 90.0-93.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 783 154 18.4 15.5-21.7 629 81.6 78.3-84.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,004 235 10.3 8.9-11.9 1,769 89.7 88.1-91.1

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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.

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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