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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 4 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 4 826 506 59.0 55.1-62.8 219 26.7 23.4-30.2 51 6.8 5.0- 9.4 11 2.0 1.0- 3.7 39 5.5 3.9- 7.7
GENDER
Male 383 228 56.5 50.7-62.1 100 27.3 22.5-32.6 30 7.7 5.1-11.5 *** *** *** 19 5.9 3.6- 9.7
Female 443 278 61.2 55.9-66.3 119 26.1 21.8-31.0 21 6.1 3.7- 9.8 *** *** *** 20 5.1 3.2- 8.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 544 331 59.2 54.3-63.8 148 27.2 23.2-31.7 34 7.0 4.7-10.3 *** *** *** 23 4.4 2.7- 7.0
Non-Hispanic Black 159 104 62.7 53.9-70.8 36 23.4 16.9-31.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 114 *** *** *** 34 30.5 21.6-41.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 281 177 60.6 53.9-66.9 72 25.6 20.4-31.7 18 7.8 4.6-12.9 *** *** *** 12 5.4 3.0- 9.7
45-64 307 200 61.8 55.6-67.6 70 23.9 19.1-29.5 16 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** *** 15 5.9 3.4- 9.9
65+ 230 123 50.3 42.9-57.6 75 33.7 27.0-41.0 17 8.2 4.7-13.9 *** *** *** 12 5.3 2.7-10.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 306 133 41.3 35.2-47.7 107 34.2 28.5-40.3 32 11.0 7.4-16.3 *** *** *** 26 9.6 6.4-14.3
Some College + 515 369 71.7 67.0-75.9 112 21.6 17.9-25.9 19 3.9 2.4- 6.4 *** *** *** 13 2.6 1.4- 4.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 352 169 44.1 38.3-50.1 122 35.0 29.5-40.9 31 9.7 6.5-14.4 *** *** *** 23 7.9 5.1-12.2
$50,000+ 333 246 72.3 66.5-77.3 64 20.7 16.3-26.0 12 3.4 1.7- 6.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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