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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,383 742 11.3 10.4-12.3 5,641 88.7 87.7-89.6
-Western 1,223 158 12.8 10.4-15.7 1,065 87.2 84.3-89.6
GENDER
Male 538 67 12.5 8.8-17.3 471 87.5 82.7-91.2
Female 685 91 13.1 10.2-16.7 594 86.9 83.3-89.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,059 139 13.0 10.4-16.2 920 87.0 83.8-89.6
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 182 19 11.0 6.1-19.1 163 89.0 80.9-93.9
35-44 148 22 13.7 8.0-22.6 126 86.3 77.4-92.0
45-54 168 31 20.8 13.9-30.0 137 79.2 70.0-86.1
55-64 259 37 11.0 7.4-16.0 222 89.0 84.0-92.6
65-74 274 26 7.9 4.9-12.6 248 92.1 87.4-95.1
75+ 173 20 12.0 7.1-19.5 153 88.0 80.5-92.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 41 26.6 18.2-37.1 122 73.4 62.9-81.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 342 46 10.8 7.5-15.3 296 89.2 84.7-92.5
Some Post-H.S. 357 36 9.5 6.4-13.9 321 90.5 86.1-93.6
College Graduate 362 35 7.2 4.8-10.8 327 92.8 89.2-95.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 40 20.3 13.2-30.0 186 79.7 70.0-86.8
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 357 113 36.4 29.3-44.2 244 63.6 55.8-70.7
No 804 36 3.7 2.5- 5.4 768 96.3 94.6-97.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 158 43.7 37.1-50.6 244 56.3 49.4-62.9
No 818 *** *** *** 818 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 28 15.2 9.8-22.8 131 84.8 77.2-90.2
Non-Veteran 1,064 130 12.5 10.0-15.7 934 87.5 84.3-90.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 306 27 8.5 5.5-12.9 279 91.5 87.1-94.5
Rural 918 131 14.5 11.4-18.2 787 85.5 81.8-88.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 39 6.1 4.0- 9.2 530 93.9 90.8-96.0
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 411 42 9.0 6.2-12.9 369 91.0 87.1-93.8
Unable to Work 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 38 21.2 13.7-31.4 173 78.8 68.6-86.3
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 31 3.8 2.5- 5.8 501 96.2 94.2-97.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 394 58 12.4 8.9-17.1 336 87.6 82.9-91.1
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 480 69 15.7 11.4-21.2 411 84.3 78.8-88.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 350 31 10.0 6.3-15.5 319 90.0 84.5-93.7

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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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