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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 5 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 5 597 404 68.9 64.5-73.0 129 20.1 16.7-23.9 39 7.1 4.9-10.1 *** *** *** 18 3.1 1.8- 5.2
GENDER
Male 290 192 68.2 61.7-74.0 62 19.5 14.9-25.2 18 6.4 3.6-11.1 *** *** *** 14 4.8 2.6- 8.6
Female 307 212 69.5 63.3-75.1 67 20.5 15.9-26.1 21 7.7 4.7-12.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 377 270 73.6 68.4-78.2 75 18.2 14.3-22.8 17 4.5 2.6- 7.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 143 95 66.6 57.2-74.8 37 25.5 18.2-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 75 *** *** *** 16 17.6 9.9-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 210 149 73.3 66.2-79.4 38 15.3 10.9-21.1 14 7.0 3.8-12.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 199 140 70.0 62.4-76.7 40 21.0 15.3-28.2 13 7.2 4.0-12.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 177 108 59.0 50.2-67.3 48 27.1 20.0-35.6 12 7.5 3.6-15.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 191 95 52.2 44.2-60.0 51 25.4 19.2-32.7 26 14.3 9.2-21.4 *** *** *** 13 5.8 3.1-10.6
Some College + 406 309 78.5 73.6-82.7 78 17.0 13.3-21.5 13 2.9 1.6- 5.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 254 152 62.9 56.0-69.4 63 23.8 18.3-30.3 26 9.2 6.0-13.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 237 191 80.3 74.0-85.4 38 16.3 11.8-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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