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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 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 3 509 322 61.5 56.4-66.4 130 25.2 21.0-29.9 24 5.3 3.4- 8.3 *** *** *** 24 6.0 3.9- 9.1
GENDER
Male 220 129 54.9 47.1-62.5 58 26.7 20.3-34.3 12 6.1 3.2-11.3 *** *** *** 16 9.4 5.6-15.4
Female 289 193 67.7 61.2-73.5 72 23.7 18.6-29.7 12 4.5 2.4- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 384 250 62.5 56.5-68.1 95 24.4 19.7-29.8 15 4.9 2.7- 8.5 *** *** *** 20 6.5 4.0-10.3
Non-Hispanic Black 70 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 151 101 65.7 56.6-73.9 38 25.7 18.4-34.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 193 115 57.5 49.2-65.4 53 25.4 19.1-32.8 13 9.4 5.1-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 158 100 58.7 49.8-67.2 38 24.4 17.8-32.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 204 102 52.6 44.5-60.5 63 27.1 20.7-34.6 19 9.7 5.9-15.8 *** *** *** 17 9.1 5.4-15.0
Some College + 305 220 69.1 62.5-74.9 67 23.5 18.2-29.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 259 143 54.0 46.7-61.1 75 27.7 21.7-34.6 20 8.7 5.3-14.0 *** *** *** 14 6.2 3.5-10.8
$50,000+ 164 124 72.3 63.4-79.7 34 22.1 15.4-30.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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