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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 7 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 7 675 438 66.2 62.0-70.2 202 28.4 24.7-32.5 31 4.9 3.2- 7.4 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 279 174 64.1 57.3-70.3 90 31.1 25.2-37.6 11 3.9 1.8- 8.2 *** *** ***
Female 396 264 68.1 62.8-73.1 112 26.1 21.7-31.2 20 5.7 3.5- 9.3 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 409 272 67.7 62.4-72.5 121 27.9 23.4-33.0 15 4.2 2.4- 7.4 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 173 115 66.3 57.1-74.4 51 29.3 21.7-38.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 87 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 224 138 64.8 57.3-71.5 72 28.7 22.5-35.8 12 6.0 3.1-11.2 *** *** ***
45-64 263 172 65.1 58.4-71.2 78 30.0 24.2-36.5 13 4.9 2.6- 9.2 *** *** ***
65+ 179 120 70.0 62.2-76.8 51 26.0 19.6-33.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 231 129 60.2 52.6-67.4 86 33.2 26.5-40.5 13 5.7 2.9-11.0 *** *** ***
Some College + 441 307 69.7 64.7-74.4 115 25.6 21.3-30.5 18 4.4 2.6- 7.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 279 159 60.2 53.2-66.8 98 31.5 25.5-38.2 19 7.2 4.1-12.3 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 278 194 68.9 62.5-74.6 77 29.4 23.7-35.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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