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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-Piedmont NC 2,523 245 8.4 7.2- 9.7 2,278 91.6 90.3-92.8
GENDER
Male 1,120 95 7.4 5.9- 9.4 1,025 92.6 90.6-94.1
Female 1,403 150 9.2 7.6-11.0 1,253 90.8 89.0-92.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,633 166 9.1 7.7-10.9 1,467 90.9 89.1-92.3
Non-Hispanic Black 527 55 8.7 6.4-11.7 472 91.3 88.3-93.6
Other 25 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 487 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 358 16 3.8 2.1- 6.8 342 96.2 93.2-97.9
45-54 470 41 7.9 5.5-11.2 429 92.1 88.8-94.5
55-64 453 56 12.4 9.3-16.3 397 87.6 83.7-90.7
65-74 438 51 11.7 8.7-15.5 387 88.3 84.5-91.3
75+ 282 76 27.2 21.5-33.9 206 72.8 66.1-78.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 47 16.4 12.0-22.0 222 83.6 78.0-88.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 646 69 8.1 6.1-10.7 577 91.9 89.3-93.9
Some Post-H.S. 715 81 9.2 7.2-11.6 634 90.8 88.4-92.8
College Graduate 886 48 3.4 2.5- 4.7 838 96.6 95.3-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 193 48 24.2 17.7-32.3 145 75.8 67.7-82.3
$15,000- 24,999 409 48 11.2 8.0-15.5 361 88.8 84.5-92.0
$25,000- 34,999 239 19 5.9 3.6- 9.6 220 94.1 90.4-96.4
$35,000- 49,999 268 25 6.5 4.2-10.1 243 93.5 89.9-95.8
$50,000- 74,999 334 21 4.6 2.9- 7.2 313 95.4 92.8-97.1
$75,000+ 641 24 3.8 2.4- 6.2 617 96.2 93.8-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 671 213 29.5 25.6-33.7 458 70.5 66.3-74.4
No 1,823 30 1.6 1.0- 2.4 1,793 98.4 97.6-99.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 295 49 14.8 11.0-19.7 246 85.2 80.3-89.0
Non-Veteran 2,226 196 7.6 6.5- 9.0 2,030 92.4 91.0-93.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,309 117 7.5 6.0- 9.2 1,192 92.5 90.8-94.0
Regional City or Suburban County 672 77 9.9 7.6-12.8 595 90.1 87.2-92.4
Rural 542 51 8.4 6.2-11.2 491 91.6 88.8-93.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,335 36 2.3 1.6- 3.5 1,299 97.7 96.5-98.4
Unemployed 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 662 111 15.8 12.9-19.2 551 84.2 80.8-87.1
Unable to Work 188 86 43.6 35.3-52.2 102 56.4 47.8-64.7
Other not in Labor Force 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 88 17 19.6 11.4-31.5 71 80.4 68.5-88.6
50% to 100% 201 20 11.7 7.0-19.1 181 88.3 80.9-93.0
101% to 150% 347 51 12.1 8.9-16.3 296 87.9 83.7-91.1
151% to 200% 160 19 9.4 5.8-14.9 141 90.6 85.1-94.2
More than 200% 1,264 78 5.0 3.8- 6.4 1,186 95.0 93.6-96.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 752 95 11.2 8.9-14.1 657 88.8 85.9-91.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,673 140 7.1 5.8- 8.6 1,533 92.9 91.4-94.2

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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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