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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 486 301 60.2 55.0-65.2 136 29.0 24.5-34.0 42 9.4 6.8-13.0 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 215 133 59.5 51.7-66.9 61 29.8 23.2-37.4 16 9.3 5.5-15.5 *** *** ***
Female 271 168 60.7 53.7-67.4 75 28.4 22.5-35.1 26 9.5 6.3-14.2 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 294 191 63.6 57.0-69.7 80 28.1 22.6-34.4 20 6.7 4.1-10.7 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 109 *** *** *** 28 26.4 17.4-37.9 15 17.3 9.9-28.3 *** *** ***
Other 79 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 131 77 58.8 49.1-67.8 40 29.8 21.9-39.1 12 9.2 5.1-16.2 *** *** ***
45-64 190 122 61.1 53.0-68.6 49 28.1 21.4-35.9 17 10.3 6.1-16.7 *** *** ***
65+ 163 101 61.9 53.2-69.8 46 28.3 21.2-36.7 13 8.6 4.8-15.1 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 225 109 47.2 39.5-55.0 78 35.8 28.7-43.5 31 14.3 9.8-20.5 *** *** ***
Some College + 260 192 73.6 67.1-79.2 57 21.9 16.8-28.1 11 4.5 2.3- 8.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 250 134 50.8 43.5-58.1 86 36.0 29.3-43.3 26 11.4 7.5-17.1 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 134 106 78.3 69.4-85.2 23 17.4 11.3-25.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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