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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Has a doctor, nurse, or other health professional EVER told you that you had any of the following?

(Ever told) you have a depressive disorder, including depression, major depression,
dysthymia, or minor depression?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,505 1,252 18.3 17.1-19.5 5,253 81.7 80.5-82.9
-Western 1,235 272 22.5 19.4-26.0 963 77.5 74.0-80.6
GENDER
Male 544 84 14.0 10.7-18.1 460 86.0 81.9-89.3
Female 691 188 30.7 25.8-36.1 503 69.3 63.9-74.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,068 242 23.1 19.7-27.0 826 76.9 73.0-80.3
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 40 24.9 17.0-34.9 144 75.1 65.1-83.0
35-44 150 38 23.1 15.5-32.9 112 76.9 67.1-84.5
45-54 169 45 27.4 19.8-36.6 124 72.6 63.4-80.2
55-64 259 74 24.6 18.7-31.6 185 75.4 68.4-81.3
65-74 276 49 17.3 12.5-23.4 227 82.7 76.6-87.5
75+ 178 26 17.2 11.2-25.4 152 82.8 74.6-88.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 53 34.9 25.3-45.9 112 65.1 54.1-74.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 77 22.6 17.1-29.4 269 77.4 70.6-82.9
Some Post-H.S. 358 64 16.6 12.5-21.6 294 83.4 78.4-87.5
College Graduate 367 78 19.5 15.1-24.8 289 80.5 75.2-84.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 61 28.7 20.1-39.2 165 71.3 60.8-79.9
$25,000- 34,999 112 32 25.4 17.2-35.9 80 74.6 64.1-82.8
$35,000- 49,999 144 22 13.1 7.7-21.3 122 86.9 78.7-92.3
$50,000- 74,999 172 34 19.3 12.6-28.4 138 80.7 71.6-87.4
$75,000+ 206 27 12.1 7.6-18.6 179 87.9 81.4-92.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 153 43.8 36.6-51.3 203 56.2 48.7-63.4
No 807 108 15.0 11.6-19.2 699 85.0 80.8-88.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 170 42.8 36.4-49.5 232 57.2 50.5-63.6
No 816 101 14.2 10.9-18.5 715 85.8 81.5-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 30 18.3 12.1-26.7 132 81.7 73.3-87.9
Non-Veteran 1,073 242 23.1 19.6-26.9 831 76.9 73.1-80.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 68 22.7 16.7-30.2 243 77.3 69.8-83.3
Rural 925 204 22.4 18.9-26.5 721 77.6 73.5-81.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 572 98 16.8 13.1-21.3 474 83.2 78.7-86.9
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 417 74 17.3 13.3-22.2 343 82.7 77.8-86.7
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 213 56 24.1 17.4-32.3 157 75.9 67.7-82.6
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 88 15.2 11.7-19.6 445 84.8 80.4-88.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 80 20.5 15.2-27.0 319 79.5 73.0-84.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 482 110 23.5 18.6-29.3 372 76.5 70.7-81.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 82 23.1 17.7-29.7 273 76.9 70.3-82.3

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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.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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