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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 4 Demographics

Health Literacy

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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
Region 4 825 532 63.0 59.1-66.7 237 29.1 25.7-32.7 45 6.0 4.3- 8.3 11 2.0 1.0- 3.7
GENDER
Male 382 244 62.2 56.5-67.6 110 30.4 25.4-36.0 25 6.5 4.2- 9.9 *** *** ***
Female 443 288 63.6 58.3-68.6 127 27.9 23.4-32.9 20 5.6 3.4- 9.1 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 543 353 64.2 59.5-68.7 158 28.7 24.5-33.1 27 5.8 3.8- 8.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 159 109 65.0 56.1-72.9 40 27.4 20.2-36.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 114 *** *** *** 38 34.5 25.2-45.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 283 187 65.2 58.6-71.2 77 27.6 22.1-33.8 15 5.8 3.2-10.1 *** *** ***
45-64 305 200 63.2 57.0-69.0 84 28.8 23.5-34.8 15 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** ***
65+ 230 142 59.1 51.5-66.3 73 32.2 25.7-39.4 14 7.2 3.8-13.0 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 305 159 50.8 44.4-57.1 110 35.6 29.7-41.9 28 9.9 6.5-14.7 *** *** ***
Some College + 516 370 71.7 67.1-75.8 127 24.8 20.8-29.2 17 3.3 2.0- 5.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 353 187 49.5 43.5-55.5 130 37.9 32.3-43.9 27 9.2 5.9-14.0 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 333 253 75.9 70.4-80.6 71 21.5 17.0-26.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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