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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
-Piedmont NC 2,955 1,403 51.4 49.4-53.5 782 25.6 23.9-27.5 770 22.9 21.3-24.7
GENDER
Male 1,346 722 57.5 54.5-60.4 313 22.3 19.9-24.9 311 20.2 17.9-22.7
Female 1,609 681 46.0 43.2-48.8 469 28.6 26.1-31.2 459 25.4 23.1-27.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,895 775 45.1 42.5-47.7 536 27.7 25.4-30.0 584 27.2 25.1-29.5
Non-Hispanic Black 597 314 55.7 51.2-60.2 160 25.5 21.8-29.5 123 18.8 15.5-22.6
Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 672 493 73.5 69.6-77.1 135 20.6 17.3-24.2 44 5.9 4.2- 8.3
35-44 438 269 62.3 57.1-67.2 106 22.5 18.5-27.0 63 15.2 11.7-19.7
45-54 523 278 53.7 48.8-58.4 141 25.8 21.9-30.1 104 20.6 16.9-24.9
55-64 510 177 32.9 28.6-37.5 144 30.5 26.2-35.2 189 36.6 32.0-41.5
65-74 477 111 23.5 19.5-28.1 150 31.8 27.2-36.8 216 44.7 39.7-49.8
75+ 292 53 18.2 13.7-23.7 94 31.3 25.4-37.8 145 50.5 43.8-57.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 292 123 41.5 35.2-48.2 71 24.1 19.0-30.2 98 34.3 28.4-40.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 726 321 47.5 43.4-51.6 200 28.1 24.6-32.0 205 24.3 21.1-27.9
Some Post-H.S. 827 373 52.2 48.3-56.0 214 24.2 21.1-27.5 240 23.7 20.7-26.9
College Graduate 1,101 579 58.0 54.8-61.2 295 25.9 23.2-28.9 227 16.1 14.0-18.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 247 92 39.1 32.2-46.5 61 26.7 20.8-33.6 94 34.2 27.6-41.4
$15,000- 24,999 455 194 43.3 38.0-48.6 120 27.0 22.5-32.0 141 29.7 25.1-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 268 124 48.9 42.1-55.7 66 24.2 18.8-30.6 78 27.0 21.5-33.3
$35,000- 49,999 308 141 51.7 45.2-58.1 82 22.7 18.0-28.3 85 25.6 20.4-31.7
$50,000- 74,999 386 185 53.5 47.9-58.9 105 26.2 21.6-31.3 96 20.4 16.5-24.9
$75,000+ 789 447 61.0 57.2-64.7 204 25.3 22.1-28.8 138 13.7 11.5-16.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 586 79 14.2 11.1-17.9 147 26.0 21.9-30.4 360 59.8 55.0-64.5
No 1,926 1,062 59.3 56.8-61.8 521 25.4 23.2-27.6 343 15.3 13.7-17.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 718 133 19.9 16.5-23.7 193 27.8 24.2-31.8 392 52.3 48.0-56.6
No 2,152 1,228 60.7 58.4-63.0 562 24.7 22.7-26.8 362 14.5 13.0-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 342 110 35.6 29.9-41.7 93 28.1 23.0-33.9 139 36.3 30.8-42.1
Non-Veteran 2,610 1,290 53.2 51.0-55.4 689 25.4 23.5-27.3 631 21.4 19.7-23.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,622 871 58.3 55.5-60.9 402 23.9 21.7-26.3 349 17.8 15.9-19.9
Regional City or Suburban County 755 335 46.9 42.8-50.9 208 27.4 24.0-31.2 212 25.7 22.3-29.4
Rural 578 197 38.0 33.4-42.8 172 28.1 24.0-32.5 209 33.9 29.6-38.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,627 988 63.3 60.7-65.9 405 23.7 21.5-26.1 234 13.0 11.3-14.9
Unemployed 130 62 44.6 35.1-54.5 38 31.9 23.4-41.9 30 23.5 16.4-32.5
Retired 714 162 23.2 19.9-26.9 217 30.9 27.1-35.0 335 45.9 41.7-50.2
Unable to Work 200 17 8.8 5.2-14.7 42 21.9 15.6-29.7 141 69.3 61.1-76.5
Other not in Labor Force 272 167 65.4 58.8-71.4 77 26.3 20.9-32.4 28 8.4 5.5-12.5
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 101 *** *** *** 29 28.8 19.9-39.8 *** *** ***
50% to 100% 224 106 45.0 37.6-52.7 58 27.1 20.9-34.3 60 27.9 21.4-35.4
101% to 150% 393 165 46.2 40.6-51.9 97 23.7 19.3-28.7 131 30.1 25.3-35.4
151% to 200% 177 76 44.3 36.0-53.0 38 23.7 16.9-32.2 63 32.0 24.8-40.1
More than 200% 1,498 755 55.6 52.8-58.4 401 25.6 23.2-28.1 342 18.8 16.8-20.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 104 *** *** *** 31 22.1 14.6-31.9 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 801 299 39.8 36.0-43.8 239 29.9 26.3-33.7 263 30.3 26.9-34.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,050 1,073 56.5 54.1-59.0 512 24.1 22.1-26.3 465 19.3 17.5-21.3

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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