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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,461 4,167 63.6 62.2-65.1 699 11.2 10.2-12.2 699 11.3 10.4-12.4 845 12.9 11.9-13.9 51 1.0 0.7- 1.3
-Western 1,221 760 61.4 57.6-65.0 126 9.3 7.5-11.5 123 11.8 9.3-14.8 207 17.2 14.5-20.2 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 537 316 55.6 49.9-61.2 50 8.4 6.0-11.7 59 14.6 10.5-20.0 108 20.9 16.6-26.0 *** *** ***
Female 684 444 66.9 62.1-71.3 76 10.2 7.7-13.3 64 9.1 6.7-12.2 99 13.6 10.7-17.2 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,057 676 62.6 58.6-66.5 104 9.0 7.1-11.3 107 11.6 9.0-14.8 170 16.8 13.9-20.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 115 59.7 50.0-68.7 24 10.3 6.4-16.3 20 16.1 9.7-25.6 23 13.5 8.1-21.8 *** *** ***
35-44 149 87 62.1 52.2-71.1 17 12.0 6.9-20.3 16 10.0 5.5-17.4 26 14.2 8.9-21.8 *** *** ***
45-54 168 99 59.8 50.6-68.4 17 6.8 3.8-11.9 22 14.0 8.8-21.3 30 19.4 12.8-28.4 *** *** ***
55-64 258 166 61.5 53.2-69.1 27 8.5 5.4-13.0 33 15.7 10.1-23.6 32 14.3 9.5-21.1 *** *** ***
65-74 272 167 63.8 56.5-70.5 26 9.7 6.2-14.9 21 5.9 3.3-10.1 58 20.6 15.4-27.1 *** *** ***
75+ 174 114 62.3 53.1-70.7 15 9.1 5.3-15.3 *** *** *** 34 23.5 16.3-32.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 161 *** *** *** 19 10.1 5.9-16.8 28 17.9 11.0-27.8 57 31.6 23.1-41.7 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 342 186 56.2 49.1-63.1 42 10.0 7.0-14.2 45 15.8 10.7-22.6 68 17.9 13.1-23.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 357 237 68.5 62.3-74.2 36 9.5 6.4-13.9 26 7.4 4.5-11.8 57 14.5 10.7-19.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 362 283 79.6 74.1-84.2 29 7.2 4.7-10.7 25 7.3 4.5-11.6 25 5.9 3.6- 9.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 56 35.9 26.5-46.5 *** *** *** 27 16.9 10.3-26.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 112 55.4 45.7-64.7 27 9.0 5.6-14.0 29 13.9 8.1-22.8 53 21.4 15.0-29.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 *** *** *** 13 10.3 5.6-18.0 *** *** *** 21 20.4 12.7-31.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** 19 14.6 8.7-23.5 18 17.2 9.5-29.2 17 11.7 6.8-19.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** 16 8.9 5.0-15.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 206 173 83.2 75.7-88.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 353 188 48.4 41.0-55.9 38 10.0 6.7-14.7 41 15.1 9.4-23.3 85 26.2 20.1-33.4 *** *** ***
No 795 527 66.8 62.4-71.0 77 8.8 6.7-11.5 75 10.3 7.8-13.5 112 13.7 10.8-17.2 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 396 208 48.4 41.8-55.1 42 9.8 6.7-14.2 46 12.6 8.2-18.9 99 28.8 22.9-35.5 *** *** ***
No 807 541 66.7 62.2-71.0 82 9.2 7.1-11.9 75 11.4 8.6-15.1 105 12.2 9.5-15.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 94 60.0 50.4-69.0 17 9.2 5.2-15.7 *** *** *** 37 24.9 17.5-34.2 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,061 665 61.4 57.3-65.3 109 9.3 7.4-11.7 112 12.6 9.8-15.9 170 16.3 13.4-19.6 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 305 196 62.6 55.7-69.0 37 11.2 7.8-15.8 32 13.2 8.9-19.2 36 12.2 8.6-17.2 *** *** ***
Rural 917 564 60.8 56.3-65.2 89 8.5 6.5-11.1 92 11.3 8.4-15.0 171 19.1 15.8-23.0 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 572 369 63.2 57.8-68.3 58 8.0 5.8-10.9 62 14.1 10.4-18.8 79 14.3 10.8-18.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 412 269 66.2 60.4-71.6 37 8.6 6.0-12.2 29 5.5 3.4- 8.7 77 19.6 15.2-24.9 *** *** ***
Unable to Work 121 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 14.1 8.4-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 206 97 46.3 37.0-55.9 24 7.7 4.8-12.0 28 15.9 9.2-26.0 56 29.9 21.6-39.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** 16 15.6 8.7-26.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 401 72.1 66.6-77.1 44 8.4 6.0-11.7 39 11.0 7.3-16.3 49 8.5 6.1-11.8 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 396 229 60.2 53.5-66.6 39 7.8 5.3-11.3 47 11.3 7.3-17.0 80 20.2 15.6-25.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 477 302 60.7 54.3-66.8 48 9.5 6.6-13.6 41 10.3 6.9-15.1 86 19.5 14.5-25.6 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 229 62.9 56.3-69.1 39 10.3 7.2-14.6 36 13.9 9.4-20.2 41 12.2 8.7-16.7 *** *** ***

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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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