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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,120 1,677 31.5 30.0-33.1 3,443 68.5 66.9-70.0
-Western 1,021 358 34.5 30.6-38.7 663 65.5 61.3-69.4
GENDER
Male 448 125 26.3 21.2-32.1 323 73.7 67.9-78.8
Female 573 233 42.4 36.8-48.2 340 57.6 51.8-63.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 887 325 36.4 32.0-40.9 562 63.6 59.1-68.0
Non-Hispanic Black 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 138 55 38.6 29.2-49.0 83 61.4 51.0-70.8
55-64 227 93 35.0 27.6-43.1 134 65.0 56.9-72.4
65-74 230 82 32.4 25.7-40.0 148 67.6 60.0-74.3
75+ 148 32 22.5 15.4-31.7 116 77.5 68.3-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 140 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 290 83 27.5 21.5-34.6 207 72.5 65.4-78.5
Some Post-H.S. 301 105 37.4 30.6-44.7 196 62.6 55.3-69.4
College Graduate 291 141 51.2 44.2-58.2 150 48.8 41.8-55.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 127 25 22.5 14.4-33.4 102 77.5 66.6-85.6
$15,000- 24,999 197 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 146 61 34.6 25.3-45.2 85 65.4 54.8-74.7
$75,000+ 169 83 46.6 37.2-56.2 86 53.4 43.8-62.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 323 103 28.9 22.3-36.4 220 71.1 63.6-77.7
No 695 256 36.9 32.2-41.9 439 63.1 58.1-67.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 348 104 29.7 23.4-36.9 244 70.3 63.1-76.6
No 674 255 36.6 31.8-41.7 419 63.4 58.3-68.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 128 39 30.3 21.2-41.3 89 69.7 58.7-78.8
Non-Veteran 893 319 34.8 30.6-39.3 574 65.2 60.7-69.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 249 98 41.5 33.6-49.7 151 58.5 50.3-66.4
Rural 773 261 31.9 27.5-36.6 512 68.1 63.4-72.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 478 193 36.9 31.5-42.6 285 63.1 57.4-68.5
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 344 108 31.3 25.7-37.5 236 68.7 62.5-74.3
Unable to Work 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 179 53 27.8 19.3-38.2 126 72.2 61.8-80.7
151% to 200% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 439 193 40.0 34.2-46.0 246 60.0 54.0-65.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 338 97 30.0 23.4-37.4 241 70.0 62.6-76.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 405 150 30.7 25.2-36.8 255 69.3 63.2-74.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 279 112 43.1 35.6-50.9 167 56.9 49.1-64.4

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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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