NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

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

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
Regions 1 & 2 950 569 58.6 54.3-62.8 258 27.4 23.8-31.4 56 6.1 4.3- 8.7 20 2.2 1.2- 3.9 47 5.7 3.9- 8.2
GENDER
Male 404 228 55.5 49.0-61.8 117 30.1 24.5-36.4 28 7.4 4.5-12.0 *** *** *** 24 5.8 3.5- 9.6
Female 546 341 61.3 55.5-66.9 141 25.0 20.5-30.2 28 5.0 3.0- 8.1 13 3.1 1.6- 6.1 23 5.5 3.2- 9.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 825 502 59.5 54.9-64.0 227 27.7 23.8-32.0 44 5.7 3.8- 8.4 16 2.1 1.1- 4.0 36 5.0 3.3- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Black 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 83 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 236 149 60.7 52.1-68.8 57 25.1 18.5-33.1 16 8.0 4.4-14.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 338 209 61.4 54.5-67.9 80 22.9 17.7-29.0 25 5.5 3.3- 9.0 *** *** *** 17 8.2 4.8-13.7
65+ 364 205 53.0 46.5-59.4 118 35.4 29.3-42.0 15 4.8 2.6- 8.7 *** *** *** 19 4.2 2.5- 7.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 391 174 44.9 38.1-52.0 133 33.9 27.8-40.7 37 8.4 5.5-12.8 19 4.6 2.6- 8.1 28 8.1 5.0-13.1
Some College + 560 395 70.7 65.6-75.4 126 21.7 17.8-26.3 19 4.0 2.1- 7.5 *** *** *** 19 3.4 1.9- 6.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 498 271 53.2 47.0-59.3 145 30.0 24.9-35.7 41 8.5 5.5-12.9 16 3.7 1.9- 6.9 25 4.6 2.7- 7.7
$50,000+ 292 205 66.5 58.8-73.3 70 26.5 20.1-34.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Health Literacy.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts