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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Literacy

How difficult is it for you to get advice or information about health or medical topics if you need it? Would you say it is Ö

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  Total
Respond.^
Very easy Somewhat easy Somewhat difficult Very difficult I don't look for health information
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,487 4,078 72.9 71.4-74.4 917 17.5 16.2-18.8 161 3.2 2.6- 3.9 76 1.4 1.0- 1.9 255 5.0 4.3- 5.8
-Western 1,092 805 70.9 67.0-74.5 192 19.4 16.4-22.9 28 3.0 1.8- 4.9 *** *** *** 48 5.0 3.4- 7.3
GENDER
Male 472 338 68.1 61.9-73.7 87 21.4 16.5-27.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 6.4 3.8-10.6
Female 620 467 73.6 68.6-78.1 105 17.6 14.0-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 3.6 2.0- 6.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 956 718 71.7 67.5-75.6 155 18.0 14.9-21.7 25 3.2 1.9- 5.4 *** *** *** 43 5.3 3.5- 8.0
Non-Hispanic Black 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 13 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 160 116 69.2 58.7-78.1 31 19.0 12.3-28.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 125 *** *** *** 27 24.7 16.1-36.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 151 108 69.2 59.3-77.7 31 22.4 15.1-31.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 229 175 75.4 67.5-82.0 30 13.9 8.9-20.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 256 200 76.6 69.4-82.5 40 15.5 10.8-21.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 157 111 68.9 59.5-77.1 28 19.0 12.7-27.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 147 *** *** *** 36 28.2 19.1-39.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 5.5 3.1- 9.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 307 209 65.8 58.1-72.8 69 22.4 17.0-28.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 326 247 74.0 67.5-79.6 56 16.9 12.4-22.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 313 271 87.7 82.9-91.4 31 10.0 6.7-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 213 146 66.7 56.5-75.5 42 21.3 14.1-30.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 128 101 77.3 67.3-85.0 23 19.5 12.4-29.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 153 124 74.8 63.1-83.8 20 15.0 8.7-24.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 184 164 87.2 79.2-92.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 336 222 58.5 50.4-66.2 71 25.1 18.6-33.0 18 6.4 3.7-11.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 753 582 75.9 71.5-79.7 121 17.3 14.0-21.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 35 4.9 3.2- 7.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 365 229 56.8 49.5-63.7 80 26.2 19.9-33.5 20 6.4 3.8-10.7 *** *** *** 21 5.7 3.5- 9.1
No 728 577 76.9 72.3-80.9 112 16.6 13.3-20.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 4.7 2.7- 7.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 139 112 81.7 72.5-88.3 17 10.5 5.9-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 953 694 69.9 65.6-73.8 174 20.2 16.9-24.0 25 3.1 1.8- 5.3 *** *** *** 42 4.9 3.2- 7.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 267 201 77.2 70.9-82.4 48 17.3 12.8-23.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 826 605 68.5 63.6-73.0 144 20.2 16.5-24.6 24 3.8 2.2- 6.4 *** *** *** 39 5.7 3.6- 8.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 505 387 73.7 68.1-78.7 87 17.6 13.7-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 5.6 3.2- 9.8
Unemployed 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 375 282 73.3 67.3-78.5 60 17.8 13.4-23.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 4.1 2.4- 7.0
Unable to Work 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 28 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 194 125 64.9 54.8-73.9 47 25.9 17.7-36.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 81 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 476 394 79.0 73.2-83.7 59 13.6 10.0-18.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 357 264 68.1 60.3-75.0 53 16.7 11.9-23.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 436 318 68.6 62.1-74.5 83 22.0 16.8-28.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 5.0 2.9- 8.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 300 224 76.0 69.5-81.5 56 18.8 13.8-25.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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