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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,522 803 12.4 11.5-13.5 5,719 87.6 86.5-88.5
-Western 1,235 149 11.5 9.3-14.0 1,086 88.5 86.0-90.7
GENDER
Male 546 57 9.1 6.5-12.6 489 90.9 87.4-93.5
Female 689 92 13.7 10.6-17.6 597 86.3 82.4-89.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,068 125 10.5 8.4-13.1 943 89.5 86.9-91.6
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 29 13.8 8.8-21.0 155 86.2 79.0-91.2
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 28 18.1 11.8-26.9 141 81.9 73.1-88.2
55-64 261 31 9.9 6.5-14.8 230 90.1 85.2-93.5
65-74 276 27 8.6 5.5-13.4 249 91.4 86.6-94.5
75+ 176 18 10.2 6.0-16.9 158 89.8 83.1-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 32 16.3 10.3-24.8 131 83.7 75.2-89.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 348 40 9.2 6.2-13.4 308 90.8 86.6-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 358 43 12.6 8.8-17.6 315 87.4 82.4-91.2
College Graduate 367 34 8.0 5.3-11.8 333 92.0 88.2-94.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 30 19.4 12.1-29.7 122 80.6 70.3-87.9
$15,000- 24,999 226 32 12.1 7.7-18.5 194 87.9 81.5-92.3
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 16 13.8 8.0-22.9 127 86.2 77.1-92.0
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 17 5.9 3.4-10.0 190 94.1 90.0-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 354 76 21.1 15.6-27.8 278 78.9 72.2-84.4
No 808 67 8.2 6.1-10.9 741 91.8 89.1-93.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 401 81 18.4 13.9-23.9 320 81.6 76.1-86.1
No 816 67 8.8 6.5-11.7 749 91.2 88.3-93.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 17 8.2 4.6-14.2 145 91.8 85.8-95.4
Non-Veteran 1,073 132 11.9 9.5-14.7 941 88.1 85.3-90.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 34 10.7 7.3-15.5 278 89.3 84.5-92.7
Rural 924 115 11.7 9.2-14.9 809 88.3 85.1-90.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 57 9.6 6.9-13.2 516 90.4 86.8-93.1
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 416 45 11.0 7.8-15.2 371 89.0 84.8-92.2
Unable to Work 124 29 20.2 12.2-31.5 95 79.8 68.5-87.8
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 137 20 9.9 5.6-16.8 117 90.1 83.2-94.4
101% to 150% 213 37 19.3 12.9-28.0 176 80.7 72.0-87.1
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 45 7.4 5.2-10.4 487 92.6 89.6-94.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 43 9.3 6.0-14.0 356 90.7 86.0-94.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 481 66 13.7 9.9-18.5 415 86.3 81.5-90.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 40 10.9 7.7-15.3 316 89.1 84.7-92.3

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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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