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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Health Literacy

You can find written information about health on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and in brochures in the doctor’s office and clinic. In general, how difficult is it for you to understand written health information? Would you say it is…

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
-Piedmont NC 2,409 1,515 62.4 60.2-64.7 639 25.6 23.6-27.6 126 6.0 4.9- 7.3 39 1.8 1.3- 2.7 90 4.2 3.3- 5.3
GENDER
Male 1,060 648 60.4 56.9-63.7 278 25.8 23.0-28.9 64 6.3 4.7- 8.4 19 2.2 1.3- 3.7 51 5.3 3.9- 7.2
Female 1,349 867 64.2 61.2-67.2 361 25.3 22.8-28.1 62 5.7 4.3- 7.6 20 1.5 0.9- 2.5 39 3.2 2.2- 4.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,580 1,025 64.3 61.5-67.0 413 25.4 23.0-27.9 66 5.0 3.8- 6.6 18 1.5 0.9- 2.5 58 3.9 2.9- 5.2
Non-Hispanic Black 496 313 63.1 58.0-67.9 132 25.6 21.5-30.2 27 5.9 3.8- 9.0 *** *** *** 15 3.4 2.0- 5.9
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 453 289 62.6 57.4-67.5 124 26.5 22.2-31.3 19 5.8 3.6- 9.5 *** *** *** 18 4.5 2.8- 7.2
35-44 345 228 68.1 62.5-73.3 79 19.9 15.9-24.7 19 5.4 3.2- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 449 290 63.7 58.6-68.6 108 24.3 20.1-29.0 22 5.4 3.4- 8.7 *** *** *** 21 4.6 2.9- 7.4
55-64 437 282 62.9 57.6-67.9 114 25.1 20.8-29.9 26 7.1 4.7-10.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 425 265 60.5 55.0-65.7 117 27.8 23.2-32.9 25 6.4 4.0-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 269 139 48.8 41.8-55.9 90 34.2 27.8-41.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 6.0 3.4-10.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 80 32.7 26.3-39.7 81 31.7 25.5-38.5 37 16.6 11.7-23.1 19 7.3 4.4-11.9 29 11.7 7.9-16.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 600 310 54.4 49.8-58.9 202 31.4 27.4-35.7 47 7.5 5.4-10.5 *** *** *** 30 4.7 3.1- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 689 467 69.4 65.3-73.1 174 23.2 19.9-26.9 26 4.0 2.6- 6.0 *** *** *** 17 3.0 1.8- 4.9
College Graduate 867 654 76.6 73.3-79.5 181 20.2 17.4-23.3 16 1.7 1.0- 2.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 84 45.3 36.9-54.1 54 30.9 23.3-39.8 16 8.3 4.7-14.1 *** *** *** 14 8.7 4.8-15.2
$15,000- 24,999 385 193 48.8 43.1-54.6 122 30.5 25.5-36.0 35 10.5 7.3-14.8 *** *** *** 21 5.7 3.6- 9.0
$25,000- 34,999 227 120 54.8 47.3-62.0 82 34.4 27.7-41.7 15 6.2 3.4-10.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 262 168 63.1 56.0-69.7 75 27.4 21.7-34.0 17 7.9 4.5-13.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 327 229 70.8 65.0-76.0 84 25.6 20.7-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 623 476 74.7 70.5-78.4 117 19.5 16.3-23.3 15 2.7 1.5- 4.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 564 303 51.2 46.3-56.1 164 28.6 24.5-33.2 52 11.3 8.3-15.3 18 4.1 2.3- 7.2 27 4.7 3.1- 7.2
No 1,834 1,208 65.8 63.3-68.3 469 24.5 22.3-26.8 74 4.5 3.5- 5.9 21 1.2 0.7- 2.0 62 3.9 3.0- 5.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 648 323 49.4 44.9-54.0 208 30.2 26.3-34.4 59 10.7 8.0-14.1 26 4.7 2.9- 7.5 32 5.0 3.3- 7.5
No 1,746 1,183 66.8 64.2-69.3 428 24.0 21.8-26.4 66 4.4 3.3- 5.8 *** *** *** 56 3.9 2.9- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 282 174 62.0 55.2-68.2 74 25.2 20.0-31.3 21 7.6 4.6-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,125 1,340 62.5 60.1-64.9 564 25.6 23.5-27.8 105 5.8 4.6- 7.2 36 1.8 1.2- 2.7 80 4.3 3.3- 5.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,250 809 65.1 62.0-68.1 325 24.7 22.1-27.5 59 5.4 4.0- 7.2 20 1.4 0.8- 2.3 37 3.4 2.4- 4.9
Regional City or Suburban County 644 409 62.2 57.8-66.4 160 24.1 20.6-28.1 37 6.5 4.4- 9.3 *** *** *** 30 5.2 3.5- 7.7
Rural 515 297 56.2 51.1-61.2 154 29.8 25.3-34.6 30 6.7 4.4-10.1 *** *** *** 23 4.6 2.9- 7.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,272 857 66.7 63.7-69.5 309 24.2 21.6-26.9 53 4.3 3.1- 5.8 *** *** *** 38 3.6 2.5- 5.1
Unemployed 96 *** *** *** 24 26.0 17.1-37.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 641 366 55.4 50.8-59.8 203 31.7 27.7-36.0 34 6.3 4.2- 9.3 *** *** *** 28 4.4 2.8- 6.9
Unable to Work 180 92 49.5 40.9-58.2 46 21.6 15.6-29.3 22 16.1 10.2-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 211 136 66.5 58.8-73.3 56 24.5 18.5-31.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 182 94 49.7 41.5-58.1 57 30.9 23.8-39.0 18 10.9 6.4-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 329 163 53.8 47.7-59.9 106 28.4 23.4-34.1 26 7.5 5.0-11.1 *** *** *** 24 6.5 4.1-10.2
151% to 200% 155 87 51.2 42.1-60.3 53 36.5 28.1-45.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,231 877 71.0 68.1-73.9 287 23.1 20.5-25.8 44 3.6 2.5- 5.1 *** *** *** 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 92 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 717 421 57.6 53.3-61.7 206 28.1 24.5-32.1 43 6.9 4.8- 9.6 *** *** *** 36 5.6 3.9- 7.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,600 1,046 65.5 62.7-68.1 399 23.7 21.4-26.1 79 5.7 4.4- 7.3 26 1.7 1.1- 2.6 50 3.5 2.6- 4.8

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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 Center’s 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 respondent’s 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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