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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 471 297 61.7 56.4-66.7 138 30.5 25.8-35.6 32 7.2 4.9-10.4 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 198 121 58.3 50.2-66.0 58 31.6 24.5-39.7 17 9.0 5.5-14.5 *** *** ***
Female 273 176 64.6 57.6-70.9 80 29.4 23.5-36.2 15 5.6 3.1- 9.9 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 255 165 64.9 57.7-71.5 76 30.1 23.9-37.2 12 4.1 2.2- 7.6 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 150 96 64.0 55.0-72.0 41 27.5 20.3-36.2 12 8.1 4.4-14.4 *** *** ***
Other 60 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 155 105 65.9 57.1-73.7 38 26.1 19.0-34.6 11 7.2 3.9-13.0 *** *** ***
45-64 159 99 60.9 51.9-69.2 46 31.2 23.4-40.3 12 7.2 4.0-12.7 *** *** ***
65+ 152 92 55.9 46.6-64.7 51 36.7 28.4-46.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 199 104 52.5 44.4-60.5 70 36.5 29.1-44.7 21 9.5 6.0-14.7 *** *** ***
Some College + 270 192 70.0 63.2-76.0 67 24.9 19.4-31.3 11 5.1 2.7- 9.7 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 254 156 60.3 53.0-67.1 78 31.3 24.9-38.4 19 8.3 5.1-13.0 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 129 91 68.7 59.0-77.1 34 26.2 18.6-35.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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