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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 Demographics

Health Literacy

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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
Region 3 507 334 62.0 56.8-67.0 138 29.5 24.9-34.6 32 8.0 5.4-11.7 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 219 135 56.3 48.4-63.9 68 34.8 27.6-42.8 15 8.5 4.8-14.7 *** *** ***
Female 288 199 67.3 60.6-73.3 70 24.7 19.4-30.9 17 7.5 4.4-12.5 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 384 259 62.3 56.2-68.0 100 29.1 23.8-35.0 23 8.2 5.2-12.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 149 94 60.6 51.3-69.1 46 32.2 24.3-41.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 191 125 59.9 51.3-67.9 50 28.5 21.4-37.0 14 10.8 6.1-18.4 *** *** ***
65+ 160 109 65.9 57.1-73.8 41 27.6 20.3-36.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 203 110 52.0 44.1-59.9 67 33.5 26.2-41.6 23 13.5 8.6-20.6 *** *** ***
Some College + 304 224 70.3 63.8-76.1 71 26.3 20.7-32.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 258 152 54.7 47.3-61.8 85 35.5 28.8-42.9 20 9.6 5.9-15.5 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 162 124 73.3 64.4-80.6 35 24.8 17.7-33.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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