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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,384 1,152 15.3 14.3-16.3 5,232 84.7 83.7-85.7
-Western 1,222 239 17.5 14.8-20.5 983 82.5 79.5-85.2
GENDER
Male 539 90 15.5 11.7-20.3 449 84.5 79.7-88.3
Female 683 149 19.3 15.8-23.4 534 80.7 76.6-84.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,061 211 18.0 15.1-21.3 850 82.0 78.7-84.9
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 167 30 23.0 15.7-32.4 137 77.0 67.6-84.3
55-64 260 62 21.6 16.0-28.5 198 78.4 71.5-84.0
65-74 273 61 19.2 14.3-25.2 212 80.8 74.8-85.7
75+ 174 59 35.9 27.6-45.1 115 64.1 54.9-72.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 163 56 33.2 24.3-43.5 107 66.8 56.5-75.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 343 72 16.1 11.9-21.4 271 83.9 78.6-88.1
Some Post-H.S. 355 64 13.9 10.2-18.7 291 86.1 81.3-89.8
College Graduate 362 47 9.3 6.6-12.8 315 90.7 87.2-93.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 53 25.0 17.3-34.8 171 75.0 65.2-82.7
$25,000- 34,999 111 21 17.6 10.8-27.3 90 82.4 72.7-89.2
$35,000- 49,999 144 27 13.7 8.9-20.6 117 86.3 79.4-91.1
$50,000- 74,999 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 355 201 56.8 49.2-64.1 154 43.2 35.9-50.8
No 805 28 2.8 1.7- 4.4 777 97.2 95.6-98.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 401 239 59.7 53.1-65.9 162 40.3 34.1-46.9
No 818 *** *** *** 818 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 34 17.0 11.5-24.3 126 83.0 75.7-88.5
Non-Veteran 1,062 205 17.5 14.7-20.9 857 82.5 79.1-85.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 306 46 11.5 8.3-15.6 260 88.5 84.4-91.7
Rural 917 193 19.8 16.4-23.8 724 80.2 76.2-83.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 40 4.8 3.3- 7.1 529 95.2 92.9-96.7
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 412 100 24.3 19.6-29.8 312 75.7 70.2-80.4
Unable to Work 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 63 30.9 22.5-40.8 148 69.1 59.2-77.5
151% to 200% 85 19 19.6 11.4-31.7 66 80.4 68.3-88.6
More than 200% 533 59 7.4 5.5-10.0 474 92.6 90.0-94.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 391 87 18.7 14.3-24.1 304 81.3 75.9-85.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 482 99 20.8 16.1-26.6 383 79.2 73.4-83.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 350 53 12.8 8.9-17.9 297 87.2 82.1-91.1

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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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