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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 Demographics

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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 9 453 304 67.0 61.1-72.3 119 25.8 20.9-31.3 23 5.6 3.5- 9.1 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 185 122 66.6 57.8-74.4 48 24.2 17.5-32.4 11 7.3 3.7-14.0 *** *** ***
Female 268 182 67.3 59.4-74.3 71 27.3 20.6-35.1 12 4.1 2.2- 7.3 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 280 180 63.8 56.2-70.8 82 28.7 22.2-36.1 14 6.0 3.2-10.9 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 133 93 70.9 60.9-79.3 29 20.8 13.9-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 34 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 186 126 68.4 59.9-75.8 43 22.7 16.2-30.9 14 7.6 4.3-13.1 *** *** ***
65+ 151 94 60.9 51.5-69.6 50 31.7 24.0-40.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 187 105 59.4 50.3-68.0 60 29.5 22.0-38.4 16 8.0 4.5-13.8 *** *** ***
Some College + 265 198 73.3 65.6-79.8 59 22.7 16.6-30.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 216 133 60.5 51.8-68.6 67 31.9 24.3-40.6 11 4.8 2.6- 9.0 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 154 122 78.9 69.4-86.1 26 15.1 9.3-23.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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