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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,380 499 7.0 6.2- 7.8 5,881 93.0 92.2-93.8
-Western 1,220 105 8.1 6.2-10.6 1,115 91.9 89.4-93.8
GENDER
Male 536 31 5.6 3.2- 9.9 505 94.4 90.1-96.8
Female 684 74 10.5 7.9-13.8 610 89.5 86.2-92.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,057 97 8.9 6.7-11.7 960 91.1 88.3-93.3
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 167 19 10.9 6.4-18.0 148 89.1 82.0-93.6
55-64 260 25 10.0 6.1-16.0 235 90.0 84.0-93.9
65-74 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 172 27 13.2 8.3-20.5 145 86.8 79.5-91.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 36 20.7 13.4-30.5 127 79.3 69.5-86.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 341 23 5.1 2.9- 8.9 318 94.9 91.1-97.1
Some Post-H.S. 355 25 5.0 3.0- 8.3 330 95.0 91.7-97.0
College Graduate 362 21 4.7 2.7- 7.9 341 95.3 92.1-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 33 20.1 13.1-29.6 113 79.9 70.4-86.9
$15,000- 24,999 224 25 14.1 7.9-24.0 199 85.9 76.0-92.1
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 357 94 27.7 21.3-35.3 263 72.3 64.7-78.7
No 802 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 402 105 27.6 21.7-34.5 297 72.4 65.5-78.3
No 818 *** *** *** 818 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 159 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,061 91 8.5 6.3-11.2 970 91.5 88.8-93.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 306 18 4.7 2.6- 8.3 288 95.3 91.7-97.4
Rural 915 87 9.5 7.0-12.7 828 90.5 87.3-93.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 567 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 409 38 7.4 4.9-11.0 371 92.6 89.0-95.1
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 135 22 16.4 9.5-26.7 113 83.6 73.3-90.5
101% to 150% 211 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 19 2.5 1.4- 4.4 514 97.5 95.6-98.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 392 34 6.2 3.8-10.0 358 93.8 90.0-96.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 479 49 10.7 7.5-15.2 430 89.3 84.8-92.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 350 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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