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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
-Piedmont NC 2,925 2,242 74.4 72.4-76.2 284 10.5 9.3-11.9 201 7.7 6.6- 9.0 172 6.4 5.4- 7.5 26 1.0 0.7- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,333 946 69.2 66.2-72.0 138 10.7 8.9-12.8 111 8.9 7.3-10.8 119 9.7 8.0-11.8 19 1.6 0.9- 2.6
Female 1,592 1,296 79.0 76.5-81.3 146 10.4 8.7-12.4 90 6.7 5.3- 8.4 53 3.4 2.5- 4.6 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,879 1,476 75.9 73.5-78.1 165 9.6 8.2-11.3 118 7.2 5.9- 8.8 114 6.9 5.6- 8.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 591 480 79.1 75.0-82.8 51 9.3 6.9-12.5 34 6.2 4.3- 8.9 24 4.6 3.0- 7.2 *** *** ***
Other 29 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 660 399 60.8 56.5-64.9 94 15.3 12.3-18.8 90 12.8 10.3-15.9 66 9.4 7.2-12.2 *** *** ***
35-44 434 302 70.6 65.6-75.1 58 13.0 9.9-16.9 34 7.6 5.3-10.8 34 7.9 5.5-11.3 *** *** ***
45-54 520 394 74.9 70.4-78.9 45 8.1 5.9-11.0 39 8.5 6.1-11.9 36 7.0 4.9-10.1 *** *** ***
55-64 506 420 82.1 78.0-85.7 37 7.8 5.5-11.0 23 4.9 3.1- 7.7 24 4.6 2.9- 7.2 *** *** ***
65-74 475 422 89.3 85.7-92.0 32 5.9 4.0- 8.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 287 269 93.0 88.2-95.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 283 195 67.0 60.2-73.1 30 10.9 7.1-16.3 26 8.8 5.8-13.2 19 8.9 5.5-14.1 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 720 538 73.2 69.3-76.8 61 9.4 7.1-12.4 58 8.8 6.7-11.6 57 7.8 5.9-10.2 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 820 628 74.4 70.8-77.8 86 10.8 8.6-13.5 54 7.8 5.9-10.4 46 6.2 4.5- 8.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,094 875 78.5 75.6-81.1 105 10.8 8.8-13.1 63 6.2 4.7- 8.1 50 4.4 3.3- 5.9 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 245 179 70.1 62.8-76.6 19 8.3 4.9-13.8 21 8.9 5.6-13.9 23 11.6 7.4-17.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 448 318 69.8 64.5-74.6 50 12.6 9.0-17.2 38 8.8 6.3-12.2 33 6.6 4.5- 9.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 264 191 70.4 63.5-76.5 27 11.8 7.8-17.5 19 7.2 4.3-11.9 21 7.9 4.8-12.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 306 241 74.1 67.4-79.8 28 9.1 6.1-13.4 *** *** *** 21 9.9 6.1-15.8 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 386 303 75.9 70.6-80.4 35 9.6 6.7-13.5 27 8.8 6.0-12.7 21 5.7 3.6- 9.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 788 631 78.2 74.7-81.3 74 9.7 7.6-12.2 50 7.2 5.3- 9.7 32 4.8 3.3- 6.8 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 580 498 82.9 78.5-86.7 38 7.8 5.2-11.5 23 4.5 2.8- 7.1 17 3.3 1.9- 5.8 *** *** ***
No 1,909 1,435 72.7 70.3-75.0 192 11.0 9.4-12.8 143 8.4 7.0-10.0 120 6.9 5.7- 8.5 19 0.9 0.6- 1.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 709 580 78.3 74.2-82.0 60 9.9 7.4-13.3 33 5.8 3.9- 8.3 32 5.2 3.4- 7.7 *** *** ***
No 2,132 1,605 73.5 71.2-75.6 214 10.6 9.2-12.3 161 8.2 6.9- 9.7 132 6.6 5.5- 7.9 20 1.1 0.7- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 341 294 84.0 78.5-88.3 27 8.5 5.5-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,582 1,947 73.3 71.2-75.2 257 10.8 9.4-12.3 189 8.0 6.9- 9.4 163 6.8 5.7- 8.1 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,603 1,205 74.0 71.4-76.4 170 11.4 9.6-13.4 120 7.8 6.4- 9.5 94 5.8 4.7- 7.3 14 1.0 0.5- 1.7
Regional City or Suburban County 750 578 74.4 70.6-77.9 64 8.7 6.7-11.3 49 8.4 6.2-11.2 51 7.2 5.3- 9.8 *** *** ***
Rural 572 459 75.3 70.6-79.5 50 10.7 7.9-14.5 32 6.3 4.2- 9.4 27 6.7 4.4-10.1 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,615 1,152 69.8 67.2-72.3 173 11.4 9.7-13.3 143 9.5 8.0-11.3 128 8.1 6.7- 9.8 19 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Unemployed 128 86 67.8 57.8-76.4 16 12.3 6.8-21.0 *** *** *** 15 13.1 7.4-22.0 *** *** ***
Retired 710 642 90.3 87.5-92.5 44 6.3 4.5- 8.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 196 169 83.0 74.8-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 264 184 69.5 62.8-75.4 37 13.4 9.4-18.7 27 10.4 7.0-15.2 14 5.6 3.1- 9.8 *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 100 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 13 16.6 9.3-27.7 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 219 141 65.6 57.9-72.7 30 13.9 9.0-20.9 19 8.0 4.9-12.8 21 7.9 4.8-12.6 *** *** ***
101% to 150% 390 288 71.3 65.8-76.3 33 9.0 6.2-12.9 33 9.6 6.6-13.7 29 8.4 5.7-12.4 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 174 131 72.1 63.3-79.4 21 15.2 9.5-23.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,493 1,190 77.5 74.9-79.9 133 9.2 7.7-11.1 90 7.2 5.7- 8.9 76 5.8 4.5- 7.5 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 794 627 76.9 73.2-80.2 67 8.7 6.7-11.3 41 5.8 4.1- 8.1 50 7.3 5.4- 9.9 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,028 1,532 73.6 71.2-75.8 208 11.1 9.5-12.8 154 8.4 7.1-10.0 118 6.0 4.9- 7.3 *** *** ***

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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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