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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Health Literacy

How difficult is it for you to understand information that doctors, nurses and other health professionals tell you? Would you say it is Ö

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Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
-Piedmont NC 2,407 1,560 63.9 61.6-66.1 708 29.2 27.1-31.4 116 5.6 4.6- 6.9 23 1.2 0.8- 2.0
GENDER
Male 1,060 669 62.1 58.7-65.5 322 30.9 27.8-34.2 57 5.7 4.2- 7.7 *** *** ***
Female 1,347 891 65.4 62.4-68.4 386 27.7 25.0-30.6 59 5.6 4.2- 7.4 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,580 1,048 65.4 62.6-68.1 460 28.9 26.4-31.6 61 4.7 3.6- 6.3 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 497 340 67.9 63.0-72.5 131 25.3 21.2-29.9 21 5.3 3.4- 8.4 *** *** ***
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 456 281 59.6 54.3-64.7 150 33.9 29.1-39.1 21 5.6 3.5- 8.9 *** *** ***
35-44 342 227 68.3 62.7-73.5 90 24.3 19.8-29.6 23 6.7 4.1-10.6 *** *** ***
45-54 447 285 63.7 58.5-68.5 130 29.2 24.7-34.2 26 6.2 4.0- 9.3 *** *** ***
55-64 436 289 64.8 59.5-69.7 123 27.2 22.7-32.2 17 5.3 3.2- 8.5 *** *** ***
65-74 427 290 65.7 60.2-70.8 121 29.6 24.8-34.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 269 167 62.7 55.8-69.2 86 29.4 23.7-35.9 15 7.5 4.1-13.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 104 41.4 34.6-48.5 96 38.5 31.9-45.6 37 15.3 10.8-21.2 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 335 58.6 54.1-63.0 219 33.2 29.1-37.5 37 6.7 4.5- 9.8 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 686 462 67.6 63.4-71.5 192 28.0 24.2-32.1 30 4.2 2.9- 6.2 *** *** ***
College Graduate 868 656 75.8 72.5-78.8 199 22.5 19.5-25.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 86 47.1 38.5-55.8 72 39.9 31.6-48.7 14 10.2 5.6-17.8 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 385 206 53.5 47.7-59.2 139 33.5 28.4-38.9 32 9.9 6.6-14.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 227 132 56.9 49.3-64.1 82 34.9 28.2-42.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 263 173 64.4 57.3-70.8 77 30.6 24.5-37.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 325 237 73.8 68.1-78.8 82 24.7 19.8-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 625 473 74.7 70.7-78.4 139 23.2 19.7-27.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 561 317 54.8 49.8-59.7 186 32.5 28.1-37.3 48 10.3 7.4-14.1 *** *** ***
No 1,834 1,239 66.7 64.1-69.1 517 28.2 25.9-30.6 65 4.2 3.2- 5.5 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 643 353 53.1 48.5-57.6 225 33.7 29.6-38.0 55 11.3 8.4-15.0 *** *** ***
No 1,750 1,199 67.7 65.0-70.2 481 27.8 25.4-30.3 58 3.6 2.7- 4.8 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 283 186 66.6 60.0-72.5 81 26.8 21.5-32.9 16 6.6 3.7-11.6 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,122 1,373 63.6 61.2-66.0 626 29.5 27.3-31.8 100 5.5 4.4- 6.9 23 1.4 0.9- 2.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,251 831 65.3 62.1-68.3 353 28.6 25.8-31.7 57 5.2 3.9- 7.0 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 640 418 64.2 59.7-68.4 182 27.9 24.1-32.0 32 5.9 3.9- 8.6 *** *** ***
Rural 516 311 60.2 55.1-65.0 173 32.5 28.0-37.4 27 6.3 4.2- 9.5 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,269 857 67.1 64.2-70.0 349 27.7 25.0-30.6 55 4.3 3.3- 5.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 97 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 644 408 63.1 58.7-67.4 207 31.1 27.1-35.3 23 4.3 2.7- 6.8 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 177 93 48.7 40.0-57.5 59 32.0 24.5-40.7 19 15.3 9.3-24.3 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 212 138 62.5 54.4-70.0 62 31.5 24.4-39.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 183 95 50.3 42.0-58.6 65 36.6 28.9-45.0 19 10.2 5.8-17.2 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 329 177 57.3 51.2-63.3 126 33.1 27.8-38.9 18 6.5 3.9-10.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 156 93 57.7 48.5-66.4 53 32.8 24.9-41.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,232 892 71.8 68.8-74.6 307 25.5 22.8-28.4 32 2.6 1.8- 3.8 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 93 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 715 444 61.5 57.3-65.6 227 31.2 27.4-35.3 36 5.8 4.0- 8.3 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,599 1,064 65.5 62.7-68.1 448 28.2 25.7-30.8 72 5.2 4.0- 6.7 15 1.2 0.7- 2.0

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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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