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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
-Piedmont NC 2,513 586 21.5 19.7-23.4 1,927 78.5 76.6-80.3
GENDER
Male 1,116 242 20.2 17.6-23.0 874 79.8 77.0-82.4
Female 1,397 344 22.7 20.2-25.3 1,053 77.3 74.7-79.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,624 414 23.9 21.6-26.4 1,210 76.1 73.6-78.4
Non-Hispanic Black 526 117 20.6 16.8-24.9 409 79.4 75.1-83.2
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 487 41 9.4 6.7-13.0 446 90.6 87.0-93.3
35-44 356 51 14.0 10.3-18.8 305 86.0 81.2-89.7
45-54 467 108 23.3 19.2-27.9 359 76.7 72.1-80.8
55-64 452 142 31.8 27.1-36.9 310 68.2 63.1-72.9
65-74 435 127 28.8 24.2-33.8 308 71.2 66.2-75.8
75+ 281 112 39.4 32.9-46.4 169 60.6 53.6-67.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 84 32.2 26.1-39.0 183 67.8 61.0-73.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 643 180 24.8 21.3-28.7 463 75.2 71.3-78.7
Some Post-H.S. 712 182 21.7 18.6-25.2 530 78.3 74.8-81.4
College Graduate 884 140 12.6 10.6-15.1 744 87.4 84.9-89.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 192 89 44.6 36.4-53.1 103 55.4 46.9-63.6
$15,000- 24,999 405 119 29.2 24.2-34.7 286 70.8 65.3-75.8
$25,000- 34,999 239 54 21.5 16.2-27.9 185 78.5 72.1-83.8
$35,000- 49,999 267 66 22.3 17.0-28.5 201 77.7 71.5-83.0
$50,000- 74,999 331 60 15.1 11.5-19.6 271 84.9 80.4-88.5
$75,000+ 641 86 12.2 9.7-15.4 555 87.8 84.6-90.3
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 586 586 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 1,927 *** *** *** 1,927 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 669 423 63.2 58.7-67.4 246 36.8 32.6-41.3
No 1,815 157 8.0 6.7- 9.6 1,658 92.0 90.4-93.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 294 100 32.6 26.9-39.0 194 67.4 61.0-73.1
Non-Veteran 2,217 486 20.3 18.4-22.3 1,731 79.7 77.7-81.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,306 260 17.7 15.5-20.2 1,046 82.3 79.8-84.5
Regional City or Suburban County 670 175 24.6 21.0-28.5 495 75.4 71.5-79.0
Rural 537 151 26.6 22.4-31.2 386 73.4 68.8-77.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,332 162 11.2 9.4-13.2 1,170 88.8 86.8-90.6
Unemployed 106 28 26.4 18.2-36.7 78 73.6 63.3-81.8
Retired 658 211 31.5 27.5-35.7 447 68.5 64.3-72.5
Unable to Work 185 156 84.2 77.2-89.4 29 15.8 10.6-22.8
Other not in Labor Force 223 28 10.8 7.1-16.0 195 89.2 84.0-92.9
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 87 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 200 52 30.5 23.3-38.9 148 69.5 61.1-76.7
101% to 150% 345 112 28.9 23.9-34.5 233 71.1 65.5-76.1
151% to 200% 159 46 25.0 18.4-33.0 113 75.0 67.0-81.6
More than 200% 1,260 229 16.0 13.9-18.4 1,031 84.0 81.6-86.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 747 216 27.2 23.6-31.0 531 72.8 69.0-76.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,669 343 18.6 16.6-20.8 1,326 81.4 79.2-83.4

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

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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