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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 10 Demographics

Health Literacy

You can find written information about health on the Internet, in newspapers and magazines, and in brochures in the doctor’s office and clinic. In general, how difficult is it for you to understand written health information? Would you say it is…

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't pay attention to health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,505 3,384 61.1 59.5-62.7 1,471 26.1 24.7-27.6 310 6.1 5.3- 7.0 99 1.9 1.4- 2.4 241 4.8 4.1- 5.6
Region 10 544 339 60.1 55.1-64.9 141 26.1 22.0-30.6 33 6.5 4.4- 9.6 *** *** *** 22 5.7 3.5- 9.2
GENDER
Male 261 157 54.7 47.4-61.8 68 28.5 22.4-35.5 17 6.5 3.7-11.4 *** *** *** 13 8.2 4.4-14.9
Female 283 182 65.1 58.4-71.2 73 23.8 18.7-29.8 16 6.5 3.7-11.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 348 230 63.9 57.6-69.7 87 24.9 20.0-30.5 14 3.4 2.0- 5.9 *** *** *** 13 6.5 3.4-11.9
Non-Hispanic Black 141 77 55.4 45.8-64.6 39 26.5 18.9-35.9 13 9.9 5.2-18.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 167 112 64.7 56.1-72.5 39 24.5 17.9-32.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 212 134 61.5 53.7-68.7 53 24.0 18.3-31.0 13 7.6 3.9-14.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 161 90 49.1 40.2-58.1 48 32.1 24.2-41.1 13 10.3 5.4-18.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 211 98 47.3 39.4-55.3 68 29.9 23.4-37.3 19 10.6 6.4-17.1 *** *** *** 17 8.6 4.8-14.8
Some College + 331 239 70.1 63.8-75.7 73 23.2 18.2-29.0 14 3.3 1.9- 5.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 280 153 54.1 47.0-60.9 88 30.7 24.8-37.4 17 6.6 3.8-11.2 *** *** *** 15 6.2 3.4-11.1
$50,000+ 176 136 75.0 66.5-81.9 27 14.7 9.7-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

^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.

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