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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 had any other types of cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,521 530 6.2 5.6- 6.9 5,991 93.8 93.1-94.4
-Western 1,237 128 7.3 5.9- 9.0 1,109 92.7 91.0-94.1
GENDER
Male 544 46 6.2 4.4- 8.6 498 93.8 91.4-95.6
Female 693 82 8.5 6.5-10.9 611 91.5 89.1-93.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,070 115 7.7 6.1- 9.5 955 92.3 90.5-93.9
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 *** *** *** 184 100 . - .
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 261 16 5.9 3.3-10.1 245 94.1 89.9-96.7
65-74 277 48 18.0 13.0-24.4 229 82.0 75.6-87.0
75+ 177 45 21.9 15.7-29.5 132 78.1 70.5-84.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 17 7.4 4.3-12.4 149 92.6 87.6-95.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 38 8.9 6.1-12.7 309 91.1 87.3-93.9
Some Post-H.S. 358 31 6.1 4.1- 9.2 327 93.9 90.8-95.9
College Graduate 367 42 7.0 4.9-10.0 325 93.0 90.0-95.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 20 9.5 5.5-15.8 133 90.5 84.2-94.5
$15,000- 24,999 225 26 7.1 4.3-11.4 199 92.9 88.6-95.7
$25,000- 34,999 112 17 14.9 8.7-24.3 95 85.1 75.7-91.3
$35,000- 49,999 144 18 10.1 5.9-16.6 126 89.9 83.4-94.1
$50,000- 74,999 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 356 68 14.8 11.1-19.5 288 85.2 80.5-88.9
No 808 51 4.4 3.1- 6.1 757 95.6 93.9-96.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 75 15.7 12.1-20.3 327 84.3 79.7-87.9
No 817 52 3.9 2.8- 5.5 765 96.1 94.5-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 27 16.3 10.5-24.3 133 83.7 75.7-89.5
Non-Veteran 1,077 101 6.3 5.0- 8.0 976 93.7 92.0-95.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 26 5.8 3.8- 8.9 285 94.2 91.1-96.2
Rural 927 102 7.9 6.2-10.0 825 92.1 90.0-93.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 22 2.5 1.5- 4.1 551 97.5 95.9-98.5
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 80 17.5 13.7-22.2 338 82.5 77.8-86.3
Unable to Work 124 22 12.7 7.5-20.7 102 87.3 79.3-92.5
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 212 26 9.3 5.9-14.4 186 90.7 85.6-94.1
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 51 5.9 4.3- 8.1 482 94.1 91.9-95.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 37 7.6 5.2-11.1 362 92.4 88.9-94.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 61 8.3 6.1-11.3 423 91.7 88.7-93.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 30 6.0 4.0- 8.9 325 94.0 91.1-96.0

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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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