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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Regions 1 & 2 Demographics

Health Literacy

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
Regions 1 & 2 942 703 72.2 68.0-76.1 161 18.8 15.6-22.5 21 2.6 1.4- 4.8 16 1.8 0.8- 3.8 41 4.6 3.1- 6.8
GENDER
Male 401 292 70.8 64.3-76.5 71 19.9 15.0-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 5.3 3.2- 8.7
Female 541 411 73.5 67.9-78.5 90 17.8 13.9-22.6 12 3.2 1.4- 7.4 *** *** *** 19 3.9 2.1- 7.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 822 625 72.9 68.4-77.0 130 17.7 14.3-21.6 19 2.9 1.5- 5.4 12 1.8 0.7- 4.1 36 4.8 3.1- 7.3
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 236 171 71.2 62.7-78.4 46 19.2 13.5-26.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 333 252 74.3 67.8-79.9 52 17.9 13.0-24.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 4.4 2.3- 8.3
65+ 361 275 74.1 67.8-79.5 58 16.7 12.4-22.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 4.6 2.5- 8.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 387 251 65.2 58.3-71.5 85 22.8 17.6-29.1 13 3.8 1.6- 8.4 12 3.4 1.5- 7.7 26 4.8 3.0- 7.6
Some College + 556 453 78.6 73.5-82.9 76 15.2 11.6-19.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 4.4 2.3- 8.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 492 335 64.8 58.6-70.6 107 25.0 19.9-30.9 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 14 3.2 1.4- 7.2 23 4.4 2.6- 7.4
$50,000+ 292 253 84.2 77.6-89.2 27 9.5 5.8-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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.

^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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