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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 Demographics

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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 5 597 391 65.6 61.0-70.0 175 28.3 24.2-32.8 23 4.7 2.9- 7.4 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 291 187 63.2 56.5-69.5 88 30.1 24.3-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Female 306 204 67.8 61.3-73.7 87 26.7 21.2-33.0 13 5.0 2.8- 8.8 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 376 254 67.4 61.5-72.8 109 28.4 23.2-34.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 144 102 74.3 65.9-81.3 35 20.2 14.1-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 75 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 211 136 62.9 55.0-70.2 65 32.1 25.2-39.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 199 130 67.2 59.5-74.1 53 23.8 17.8-31.0 11 6.7 3.6-12.2 *** *** ***
65+ 176 116 66.9 58.6-74.3 55 29.0 22.1-37.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 192 94 51.2 43.2-59.1 73 34.4 27.4-42.1 18 11.1 6.7-17.8 *** *** ***
Some College + 405 297 74.1 68.5-79.0 102 24.8 19.9-30.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 254 145 58.9 51.8-65.6 89 32.3 26.1-39.1 15 6.3 3.7-10.6 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 237 187 79.7 73.5-84.8 49 19.9 14.8-26.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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