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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 skin cancer?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,521 630 7.8 7.1- 8.6 5,891 92.2 91.4-92.9
-Western 1,236 156 10.8 8.9-13.1 1,080 89.2 86.9-91.1
GENDER
Male 543 79 11.9 9.0-15.6 464 88.1 84.4-91.0
Female 693 77 9.8 7.5-12.8 616 90.2 87.2-92.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,069 150 11.7 9.6-14.2 919 88.3 85.8-90.4
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 261 28 12.9 8.4-19.2 233 87.1 80.8-91.6
65-74 275 48 19.3 13.9-26.2 227 80.7 73.8-86.1
75+ 178 61 33.2 25.4-42.0 117 66.8 58.0-74.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 21 11.6 7.0-18.6 144 88.4 81.4-93.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 39 10.9 7.7-15.4 308 89.1 84.6-92.3
Some Post-H.S. 359 40 10.3 7.1-14.8 319 89.7 85.2-92.9
College Graduate 366 56 10.8 7.8-14.6 310 89.2 85.4-92.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 225 23 12.0 7.4-18.9 202 88.0 81.1-92.6
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 23 10.7 6.7-16.8 121 89.3 83.2-93.3
$50,000- 74,999 172 23 9.6 5.7-15.5 149 90.4 84.5-94.3
$75,000+ 207 30 11.0 7.0-17.0 177 89.0 83.0-93.0
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 357 63 18.8 13.9-24.9 294 81.2 75.1-86.1
No 807 87 8.1 6.3-10.5 720 91.9 89.5-93.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 70 18.0 13.5-23.6 332 82.0 76.4-86.5
No 817 84 7.8 6.0-10.1 733 92.2 89.9-94.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 37 20.5 14.0-28.9 123 79.5 71.1-86.0
Non-Veteran 1,076 119 9.7 7.8-12.1 957 90.3 87.9-92.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 31 8.0 5.4-11.6 280 92.0 88.4-94.6
Rural 926 125 12.0 9.6-14.9 801 88.0 85.1-90.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 573 49 6.5 4.7- 9.0 524 93.5 91.0-95.3
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 417 87 20.9 16.5-26.2 330 79.1 73.8-83.5
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 212 26 13.5 8.5-20.7 186 86.5 79.3-91.5
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 78 10.7 8.2-14.0 455 89.3 86.0-91.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 398 49 11.4 8.0-16.1 349 88.6 83.9-92.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 70 12.6 9.3-16.9 414 87.4 83.1-90.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 355 37 8.5 5.9-12.0 318 91.5 88.0-94.1

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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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