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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Health Literacy

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-Piedmont NC 2,405 1,786 73.2 71.1-75.3 408 17.5 15.7-19.3 76 3.3 2.6- 4.3 30 1.3 0.9- 2.1 105 4.6 3.8- 5.7
GENDER
Male 1,058 763 71.3 68.0-74.4 188 18.1 15.6-21.0 38 3.6 2.4- 5.1 *** *** *** 62 6.2 4.7- 8.1
Female 1,347 1,023 74.9 72.1-77.6 220 16.9 14.6-19.4 38 3.2 2.2- 4.5 23 1.7 1.1- 2.7 43 3.3 2.4- 4.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,582 1,229 76.2 73.6-78.6 251 16.7 14.6-19.0 33 2.1 1.4- 3.1 *** *** *** 54 3.8 2.8- 5.1
Non-Hispanic Black 494 367 75.1 70.5-79.2 77 14.6 11.4-18.4 15 3.1 1.8- 5.4 *** *** *** 30 6.3 4.3- 9.3
Other 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 452 321 69.7 64.5-74.3 81 20.0 16.0-24.8 23 4.6 2.9- 7.3 *** *** *** 25 5.2 3.4- 7.8
35-44 341 240 72.3 66.8-77.3 65 18.0 13.9-22.9 15 3.9 2.2- 6.7 *** *** *** 15 3.8 2.2- 6.6
45-54 450 332 74.4 69.6-78.7 77 17.0 13.4-21.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 3.8 2.4- 6.2
55-64 436 337 76.5 71.6-80.8 69 15.3 11.9-19.5 14 3.3 1.9- 5.8 *** *** *** 14 4.2 2.3- 7.4
65-74 426 339 77.7 72.6-82.2 61 13.7 10.4-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 5.8 3.4- 9.7
75+ 269 191 68.9 61.9-75.1 52 20.8 15.4-27.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 6.2 3.6-10.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 241 114 47.3 40.2-54.5 60 26.1 20.2-33.0 20 7.6 4.7-12.1 *** *** *** 33 12.7 8.8-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 602 386 66.4 62.0-70.6 143 22.9 19.3-26.9 25 4.0 2.5- 6.3 *** *** *** 36 5.4 3.8- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 688 536 78.1 74.4-81.5 106 15.3 12.5-18.7 18 2.9 1.7- 4.8 *** *** *** 24 3.2 2.1- 4.9
College Graduate 867 746 86.5 83.8-88.8 97 10.8 8.7-13.3 13 1.3 0.7- 2.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 176 97 55.5 46.7-64.0 41 23.0 16.5-31.2 15 8.2 4.8-13.9 *** *** *** 13 8.1 4.5-13.9
$15,000- 24,999 383 232 59.8 54.0-65.3 88 23.5 18.8-28.9 24 6.6 4.3-10.1 *** *** *** 31 7.7 5.3-11.1
$25,000- 34,999 225 154 66.4 58.9-73.2 53 25.5 19.4-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 263 195 70.4 63.2-76.7 51 21.1 15.7-27.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 325 269 81.4 76.0-85.9 46 14.9 11.0-20.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 625 544 86.4 83.0-89.2 65 10.6 8.2-13.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 566 397 68.4 63.7-72.9 99 17.6 14.2-21.7 23 4.3 2.7- 6.7 16 3.9 2.1- 6.9 31 5.7 3.9- 8.4
No 1,829 1,386 74.8 72.4-77.1 303 17.1 15.2-19.3 52 3.1 2.2- 4.2 *** *** *** 74 4.4 3.4- 5.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 644 422 64.0 59.5-68.3 133 21.1 17.6-25.1 33 5.4 3.7- 7.9 22 4.2 2.5- 7.0 34 5.3 3.6- 7.6
No 1,748 1,356 76.4 74.0-78.7 271 16.0 14.1-18.1 43 2.7 1.9- 3.8 *** *** *** 70 4.5 3.5- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 225 80.4 74.5-85.1 43 15.3 11.0-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,120 1,560 72.4 70.1-74.6 364 17.7 15.8-19.7 73 3.6 2.8- 4.7 28 1.4 0.9- 2.2 95 4.8 3.9- 6.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,246 946 75.5 72.6-78.2 195 15.4 13.3-17.9 41 3.7 2.5- 5.2 *** *** *** 50 4.3 3.1- 5.7
Regional City or Suburban County 639 473 73.0 68.8-76.8 113 17.8 14.6-21.5 19 3.3 2.0- 5.4 *** *** *** 28 4.6 3.0- 6.9
Rural 520 367 68.1 63.1-72.7 100 21.8 17.7-26.6 16 2.6 1.5- 4.5 *** *** *** 27 5.6 3.7- 8.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,268 977 76.5 73.7-79.0 188 15.1 13.0-17.5 41 3.1 2.2- 4.3 *** *** *** 54 4.5 3.4- 5.9
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** 24 27.1 18.0-38.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 642 481 72.9 68.6-76.9 115 18.2 14.9-22.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 29 5.6 3.7- 8.4
Unable to Work 178 110 62.1 53.2-70.2 35 20.8 14.3-29.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 212 152 71.2 63.6-77.8 45 21.8 15.9-29.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 180 97 54.3 45.8-62.5 42 22.6 16.2-30.6 15 7.9 4.6-13.3 *** *** *** 20 11.1 6.9-17.2
101% to 150% 324 204 63.8 57.7-69.5 75 23.0 18.1-28.6 19 5.9 3.6- 9.6 *** *** *** 22 6.8 4.3-10.4
151% to 200% 155 113 65.9 56.4-74.4 28 23.4 16.1-32.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,233 1,021 82.0 79.4-84.4 168 13.9 11.8-16.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 28 2.5 1.7- 3.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 92 *** *** *** 16 17.4 10.0-28.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 720 517 69.1 64.9-72.9 139 21.2 17.8-25.1 18 2.9 1.7- 4.8 *** *** *** 33 5.0 3.4- 7.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,593 1,208 75.4 72.9-77.8 253 15.7 13.7-17.9 52 3.5 2.6- 4.8 *** *** *** 64 4.2 3.2- 5.5

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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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