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

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,514 3,578 63.7 62.1-65.3 1,552 28.8 27.3-30.3 319 6.3 5.5- 7.2 65 1.2 0.8- 1.6
Regions 1 & 2 951 613 62.8 58.4-66.9 268 30.3 26.4-34.6 53 5.7 4.1- 7.8 17 1.2 0.7- 2.2
GENDER
Male 406 259 61.9 55.4-68.0 116 31.4 25.6-37.8 26 6.3 4.0- 9.8 *** *** ***
Female 545 354 63.5 57.7-69.0 152 29.5 24.3-35.2 27 5.1 3.2- 8.2 12 1.9 0.9- 3.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 826 544 64.1 59.5-68.4 222 28.9 24.8-33.4 46 5.9 4.1- 8.3 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2
Non-Hispanic Black 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 236 155 64.7 56.1-72.5 69 30.9 23.5-39.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 339 205 59.6 52.7-66.2 97 30.2 24.1-37.0 28 8.6 5.6-13.1 *** *** ***
65+ 364 247 64.7 58.1-70.8 97 29.0 23.3-35.3 17 5.8 3.1-10.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 392 205 53.3 46.3-60.1 134 36.2 29.8-43.2 38 8.2 5.5-11.9 15 2.3 1.2- 4.4
Some College + 560 408 71.2 66.0-75.9 134 25.0 20.6-30.0 16 3.6 2.0- 6.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 497 296 58.4 52.2-64.2 147 31.5 26.1-37.4 40 8.1 5.5-11.7 14 2.1 1.1- 4.0
$50,000+ 292 217 69.3 61.6-76.1 69 27.9 21.3-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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