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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 6,500 526 8.0 7.2- 8.9 5,974 92.0 91.1-92.8
-Western 1,230 101 7.3 5.6- 9.4 1,129 92.7 90.6-94.4
GENDER
Male 545 31 4.2 2.6- 6.9 514 95.8 93.1-97.4
Female 685 70 10.2 7.5-13.7 615 89.8 86.3-92.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,065 83 6.6 4.9- 8.7 982 93.4 91.3-95.1
Non-Hispanic Black 44 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 182 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 20 11.6 6.7-19.5 149 88.4 80.5-93.3
55-64 261 24 6.5 3.9-10.4 237 93.5 89.6-96.1
65-74 275 22 7.2 4.3-11.8 253 92.8 88.2-95.7
75+ 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 25 13.2 7.8-21.5 137 86.8 78.5-92.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 345 27 6.0 3.9- 9.3 318 94.0 90.7-96.1
Some Post-H.S. 357 24 6.1 3.7-10.0 333 93.9 90.0-96.3
College Graduate 367 25 5.1 3.1- 8.1 342 94.9 91.9-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 22 14.0 7.9-23.6 129 86.0 76.4-92.1
$15,000- 24,999 225 23 7.0 4.2-11.4 202 93.0 88.6-95.8
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 351 62 17.4 12.4-23.7 289 82.6 76.3-87.6
No 806 35 3.7 2.4- 5.6 771 96.3 94.4-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 397 59 12.9 9.2-17.8 338 87.1 82.2-90.8
No 815 42 5.1 3.4- 7.5 773 94.9 92.5-96.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,068 90 7.6 5.7- 9.9 978 92.4 90.1-94.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 23 6.7 4.2-10.5 289 93.3 89.5-95.8
Rural 919 78 7.5 5.5-10.2 841 92.5 89.8-94.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 571 33 4.9 3.1- 7.8 538 95.1 92.2-96.9
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 414 30 7.6 5.0-11.5 384 92.4 88.5-95.0
Unable to Work 124 25 16.1 9.3-26.5 99 83.9 73.5-90.7
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 136 18 9.3 5.1-16.2 118 90.7 83.8-94.9
101% to 150% 212 23 9.4 5.3-16.1 189 90.6 83.9-94.7
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 531 30 4.2 2.7- 6.6 501 95.8 93.4-97.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 397 30 6.4 3.7-10.9 367 93.6 89.1-96.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 478 45 8.6 5.7-12.7 433 91.4 87.3-94.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 26 6.6 4.3-10.0 330 93.4 90.0-95.7

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*Adults without asthma are included in the denominator to estimate current asthma prevalence.

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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