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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 8 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 8 485 281 55.8 50.6-60.9 129 27.3 22.9-32.1 33 7.6 5.2-11.0 13 2.6 1.3- 5.2 29 6.7 4.5-10.0
GENDER
Male 215 116 52.0 44.3-59.6 63 29.8 23.2-37.4 15 9.3 5.3-15.7 *** *** *** 16 7.4 4.3-12.6
Female 270 165 59.0 51.9-65.8 66 25.2 19.7-31.5 18 6.2 3.7-10.1 *** *** *** 13 6.1 3.4-10.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 293 175 56.5 49.9-63.0 73 25.3 20.0-31.3 21 8.3 5.1-13.1 *** *** *** 19 7.4 4.6-11.9
Non-Hispanic Black 108 *** *** *** 29 29.4 20.2-40.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 131 77 57.3 47.7-66.4 32 23.4 16.5-32.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 189 118 58.5 50.5-66.2 50 30.7 23.7-38.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 163 85 50.2 41.6-58.7 46 28.2 21.2-36.4 15 10.3 5.9-17.4 *** *** *** 12 8.0 4.2-14.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 224 89 39.3 31.8-47.4 81 36.0 29.0-43.6 23 10.3 6.6-15.7 11 4.8 2.3- 9.9 20 9.6 5.9-15.2
Some College + 260 191 72.3 65.5-78.1 48 18.6 13.8-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 248 120 45.4 38.2-52.9 82 34.3 27.7-41.5 19 9.2 5.5-14.8 *** *** *** 20 7.9 4.8-12.8
$50,000+ 134 101 74.5 65.1-82.0 23 17.1 11.1-25.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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