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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cognitive Decline

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,828 422 10.7 9.5-11.9 3,406 89.3 88.1-90.5
-Western 811 97 12.1 9.4-15.5 714 87.9 84.5-90.6
GENDER
Male 345 38 12.2 8.2-17.9 307 87.8 82.1-91.8
Female 466 59 12.0 8.7-16.5 407 88.0 83.5-91.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 730 87 12.0 9.2-15.5 643 88.0 84.5-90.8
Non-Hispanic Black 28 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
45-54 152 22 16.2 10.1-25.0 130 83.8 75.0-89.9
55-64 232 27 8.7 5.4-13.6 205 91.3 86.4-94.6
65-74 252 28 11.1 6.8-17.6 224 88.9 82.4-93.2
75+ 160 18 11.0 6.0-19.2 142 89.0 80.8-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 113 21 15.3 8.8-25.2 92 84.7 74.8-91.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 236 34 12.8 8.5-18.9 202 87.2 81.1-91.5
Some Post-H.S. 224 23 14.4 9.1-22.2 201 85.6 77.8-90.9
College Graduate 238 19 4.0 2.4- 6.8 219 96.0 93.2-97.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 154 26 18.2 11.1-28.2 128 81.8 71.8-88.9
$25,000- 34,999 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 97 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 299 67 23.3 17.3-30.6 232 76.7 69.4-82.7
No 508 30 6.0 3.8- 9.3 478 94.0 90.7-96.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 310 76 26.6 20.4-33.9 234 73.4 66.1-79.6
No 501 21 3.9 2.2- 6.8 480 96.1 93.2-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 686 81 12.1 9.2-15.9 605 87.9 84.1-90.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 186 18 10.5 6.4-16.8 168 89.5 83.2-93.6
Rural 625 79 12.8 9.5-17.0 546 87.2 83.0-90.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 289 20 7.0 4.1-11.6 269 93.0 88.4-95.9
Unemployed 23 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 371 41 10.0 6.6-14.8 330 90.0 85.2-93.4
Unable to Work 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 26 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 159 23 16.1 9.7-25.4 136 83.9 74.6-90.3
151% to 200% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 356 27 6.7 4.1-10.7 329 93.3 89.3-95.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 272 34 12.0 7.6-18.3 238 88.0 81.7-92.4
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 335 43 13.4 8.8-19.9 292 86.6 80.1-91.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 204 20 10.7 6.7-16.6 184 89.3 83.4-93.3

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*Asked only of Respondents aged 45 or older.

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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