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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Immunization

Now I will ask you questions about seasonal flu. A flu shot is an influenza vaccine injected in your arm
and the other is a spray, mist, or drop in the nose called FluMist.

During the past 12 months, have you had either a flu shot or flu vaccine
that was sprayed in your nose?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,293 3,027 44.3 42.8-45.8 3,266 55.7 54.2-57.2
-Western 1,193 592 45.0 41.3-48.8 601 55.0 51.2-58.7
GENDER
Male 519 241 39.2 34.0-44.8 278 60.8 55.2-66.0
Female 674 351 50.6 45.4-55.7 323 49.4 44.3-54.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,037 531 45.9 41.9-50.0 506 54.1 50.0-58.1
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 176 53 26.0 18.9-34.7 123 74.0 65.3-81.1
35-44 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 164 60 41.2 32.2-50.7 104 58.8 49.3-67.8
55-64 255 128 50.1 42.0-58.3 127 49.9 41.7-58.0
65-74 271 163 61.3 53.9-68.2 108 38.7 31.8-46.1
75+ 173 120 66.8 57.6-74.8 53 33.2 25.2-42.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 63 38.7 29.1-49.3 94 61.3 50.7-70.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 332 174 46.5 39.6-53.6 158 53.5 46.4-60.4
Some Post-H.S. 348 155 41.5 35.1-48.1 193 58.5 51.9-64.9
College Graduate 357 200 54.7 48.2-61.0 157 45.3 39.0-51.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 142 57 34.7 25.1-45.8 85 65.3 54.2-74.9
$15,000- 24,999 223 106 44.9 35.6-54.6 117 55.1 45.4-64.4
$25,000- 34,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 70 44.2 34.4-54.5 70 55.8 45.5-65.6
$50,000- 74,999 168 82 43.0 33.5-53.0 86 57.0 47.0-66.5
$75,000+ 203 111 48.8 40.2-57.5 92 51.2 42.5-59.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 348 199 53.3 45.6-60.9 149 46.7 39.1-54.4
No 785 371 42.8 38.4-47.3 414 57.2 52.7-61.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 394 223 49.6 42.9-56.3 171 50.4 43.7-57.1
No 799 368 43.0 38.5-47.6 431 57.0 52.4-61.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 96 57.9 47.8-67.3 61 42.1 32.7-52.2
Non-Veteran 1,036 495 43.3 39.3-47.4 541 56.7 52.6-60.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 302 152 45.1 38.4-52.1 150 54.9 47.9-61.6
Rural 892 440 45.0 40.5-49.5 452 55.0 50.5-59.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 549 220 36.0 31.2-41.2 329 64.0 58.8-68.8
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 408 263 63.9 58.0-69.4 145 36.1 30.6-42.0
Unable to Work 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 133 43 25.4 16.8-36.3 90 74.6 63.7-83.2
101% to 150% 208 106 50.1 40.7-59.5 102 49.9 40.5-59.3
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 520 273 47.6 42.1-53.2 247 52.4 46.8-57.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 383 197 47.9 41.0-54.9 186 52.1 45.1-59.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 465 231 46.5 40.2-52.8 234 53.5 47.2-59.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 346 164 41.1 35.0-47.4 182 58.9 52.6-65.0

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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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