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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 6 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 6 471 277 57.3 52.0-62.5 140 30.1 25.4-35.2 21 5.3 3.2- 8.8 *** *** *** 24 5.8 3.8- 8.9
GENDER
Male 200 112 52.5 44.5-60.4 59 33.2 25.9-41.5 11 5.5 2.7-11.0 *** *** *** 14 7.0 4.0-12.1
Female 271 165 61.6 54.6-68.1 81 27.3 21.7-33.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 254 160 62.4 55.0-69.3 71 27.4 21.2-34.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 5.3 2.9- 9.6
Non-Hispanic Black 149 85 57.7 48.7-66.3 47 32.9 25.0-41.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 155 102 63.4 54.4-71.6 41 27.3 20.0-36.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 160 99 59.1 50.1-67.5 40 26.0 19.0-34.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 151 75 43.8 35.1-52.9 57 40.6 31.9-50.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 198 89 45.1 37.2-53.2 66 35.3 27.8-43.7 14 6.8 3.6-12.6 *** *** *** 20 9.7 6.1-15.2
Some College + 271 187 68.3 61.5-74.3 74 25.5 20.2-31.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 255 145 54.1 46.7-61.2 79 32.4 25.8-39.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 7.0 4.1-11.6
$50,000+ 129 90 69.1 59.5-77.3 34 25.5 18.2-34.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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