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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 983 16.2 15.1-17.4 5,533 83.8 82.6-84.9
-Piedmont NC 2,949 441 15.7 14.2-17.3 2,508 84.3 82.7-85.8
GENDER
Male 1,340 175 13.7 11.7-16.0 1,165 86.3 84.0-88.3
Female 1,609 266 17.5 15.4-19.9 1,343 82.5 80.1-84.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,894 220 13.1 11.3-15.0 1,674 86.9 85.0-88.7
Non-Hispanic Black 596 100 17.1 13.9-20.9 496 82.9 79.1-86.1
Other 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 670 125 18.1 15.0-21.6 545 81.9 78.4-85.0
35-44 437 87 18.8 15.0-23.4 350 81.2 76.6-85.0
45-54 520 103 19.8 16.2-24.0 417 80.2 76.0-83.8
55-64 510 72 14.5 11.3-18.4 438 85.5 81.6-88.7
65-74 477 31 6.7 4.5- 9.9 446 93.3 90.1-95.5
75+ 292 17 5.8 3.3-10.2 275 94.2 89.8-96.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 291 86 29.5 23.8-36.1 205 70.5 63.9-76.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 724 135 17.7 14.8-21.1 589 82.3 78.9-85.2
Some Post-H.S. 827 142 16.2 13.7-19.2 685 83.8 80.8-86.3
College Graduate 1,100 76 7.1 5.5- 9.1 1,024 92.9 90.9-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 78 31.9 25.5-39.2 168 68.1 60.8-74.5
$15,000- 24,999 454 125 30.3 25.5-35.7 329 69.7 64.3-74.5
$25,000- 34,999 268 56 21.1 16.0-27.3 212 78.9 72.7-84.0
$35,000- 49,999 308 53 18.2 13.5-24.1 255 81.8 75.9-86.5
$50,000- 74,999 385 42 12.5 9.1-17.0 343 87.5 83.0-90.9
$75,000+ 788 33 4.6 3.2- 6.7 755 95.4 93.3-96.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 586 137 27.9 23.5-32.8 449 72.1 67.2-76.5
No 1,924 242 13.1 11.4-14.9 1,682 86.9 85.1-88.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 717 187 30.4 26.3-34.7 530 69.6 65.3-73.7
No 2,148 232 11.1 9.7-12.7 1,916 88.9 87.3-90.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 342 21 7.1 4.3-11.5 321 92.9 88.5-95.7
Non-Veteran 2,606 420 16.7 15.1-18.5 2,186 83.3 81.5-84.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,617 225 14.7 12.8-16.9 1,392 85.3 83.1-87.2
Regional City or Suburban County 755 116 15.6 12.8-18.9 639 84.4 81.1-87.2
Rural 577 100 18.8 15.2-23.0 477 81.2 77.0-84.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,623 251 15.4 13.5-17.5 1,372 84.6 82.5-86.5
Unemployed 129 37 26.1 18.8-35.1 92 73.9 64.9-81.2
Retired 715 48 7.5 5.4-10.4 667 92.5 89.6-94.6
Unable to Work 199 65 36.8 29.0-45.4 134 63.2 54.6-71.0
Other not in Labor Force 272 38 13.0 9.2-18.1 234 87.0 81.9-90.8
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 101 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 223 79 37.7 30.4-45.6 144 62.3 54.4-69.6
101% to 150% 393 116 30.4 25.5-35.9 277 69.6 64.1-74.5
151% to 200% 176 30 17.3 11.9-24.5 146 82.7 75.5-88.1
More than 200% 1,495 124 8.9 7.3-10.8 1,371 91.1 89.2-92.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 103 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 801 134 17.6 14.6-20.9 667 82.4 79.1-85.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,045 281 14.5 12.8-16.4 1,764 85.5 83.6-87.2

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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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