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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 9 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 9 449 272 60.9 54.9-66.6 125 25.9 21.1-31.5 24 5.2 3.2- 8.4 *** *** *** 20 5.7 3.3- 9.7
GENDER
Male 185 99 54.8 45.6-63.7 60 28.0 20.7-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 9.8 5.2-17.6
Female 264 173 66.7 59.1-73.5 65 24.0 17.9-31.3 16 5.9 3.3-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 279 173 64.5 57.2-71.1 75 24.0 18.4-30.7 15 6.0 3.2-10.8 *** *** *** 11 3.8 1.9- 7.4
Non-Hispanic Black 131 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 113 77 70.9 60.2-79.7 26 20.4 13.2-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-64 184 118 60.2 51.1-68.6 45 24.6 17.8-32.9 12 8.8 4.5-16.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65+ 150 77 49.1 39.9-58.3 52 32.4 24.6-41.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 184 84 46.7 37.5-56.1 65 30.9 23.1-40.0 17 8.9 5.0-15.4 *** *** *** 11 8.9 4.4-17.1
Some College + 265 188 72.9 65.6-79.1 60 21.7 16.0-28.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 214 117 54.5 45.8-63.0 69 29.8 22.8-37.9 13 6.0 3.3-10.5 *** *** *** 12 8.2 4.0-16.0
$50,000+ 154 115 77.8 68.7-84.8 29 14.5 9.0-22.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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