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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,413 4,295 67.8 66.4-69.2 542 9.3 8.5-10.3 570 9.1 8.2-10.0 481 6.8 6.1- 7.6 525 7.1 6.4- 7.9
-Western 1,211 810 66.5 62.8-70.0 88 8.6 6.7-11.0 87 7.5 5.8- 9.7 104 7.9 5.9-10.5 122 9.6 7.7-11.9
GENDER
Male 535 386 73.3 68.0-78.1 33 6.3 4.2- 9.3 39 6.7 4.6- 9.8 42 7.4 4.4-12.0 35 6.2 4.2- 9.2
Female 676 424 59.9 54.8-64.9 55 10.8 7.7-14.8 48 8.2 5.7-11.6 62 8.3 6.0-11.6 87 12.7 9.8-16.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,047 696 66.1 62.1-69.9 80 9.0 6.9-11.7 74 7.5 5.6- 9.9 89 7.6 5.6-10.3 108 9.8 7.7-12.4
Non-Hispanic Black 44 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 134 72.2 62.8-80.0 21 11.4 6.9-18.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 149 102 68.1 57.8-76.8 *** *** *** 15 12.1 6.6-21.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 165 102 59.6 50.5-68.2 19 11.0 6.6-17.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 16.0 10.1-24.6
55-64 255 163 64.4 56.1-72.0 16 5.9 3.3-10.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 36 12.8 8.7-18.6
65-74 268 188 69.6 62.2-76.1 *** *** *** 21 6.7 3.8-11.5 26 8.7 5.5-13.7 24 10.3 6.4-16.1
75+ 172 106 59.5 50.2-68.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 11.5 6.7-18.9 28 17.2 11.2-25.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 159 92 57.7 47.1-67.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 33 16.8 11.3-24.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 337 217 65.3 58.3-71.8 21 8.6 5.0-14.3 23 7.9 4.8-12.8 38 8.2 5.5-11.9 38 10.0 6.4-15.2
Some Post-H.S. 353 239 67.6 61.1-73.4 26 8.8 5.7-13.3 31 9.8 6.4-14.7 26 5.5 3.4- 8.7 31 8.4 5.4-12.7
College Graduate 363 262 74.5 68.7-79.6 34 11.5 7.7-16.6 24 5.7 3.5- 9.3 23 4.3 2.7- 6.9 20 3.9 2.4- 6.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 24.7 16.7-35.0
$15,000- 24,999 220 138 60.9 50.8-70.1 16 7.9 4.6-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 27 12.4 7.3-20.2
$25,000- 34,999 111 72 69.1 58.4-78.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 140 93 62.7 52.1-72.2 *** *** *** 12 11.1 6.1-19.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 171 127 77.2 68.1-84.3 16 12.6 7.0-21.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 165 80.4 72.6-86.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 341 127 33.9 27.1-41.3 20 6.6 4.0-10.9 34 9.6 6.2-14.6 72 21.6 15.2-29.8 88 28.3 22.0-35.4
No 800 633 77.5 73.4-81.1 61 9.1 6.7-12.3 49 7.1 5.1- 9.9 30 3.2 2.1- 5.0 27 3.1 2.0- 4.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 387 164 40.2 33.9-46.9 26 9.4 6.3-13.9 36 10.1 6.7-15.0 67 15.2 10.5-21.5 94 25.1 19.7-31.4
No 809 634 76.6 72.4-80.4 60 8.2 5.9-11.3 51 6.6 4.7- 9.2 36 5.1 3.2- 7.9 28 3.6 2.3- 5.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 102 72.7 63.9-80.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 6.0 3.3-10.6 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,054 708 65.9 61.9-69.7 76 8.6 6.5-11.3 72 7.4 5.6- 9.8 89 8.2 6.0-11.1 109 9.9 7.9-12.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 307 217 72.5 66.2-78.0 28 9.0 6.0-13.3 17 6.7 3.8-11.5 22 5.1 3.2- 8.0 23 6.8 4.3-10.5
Rural 905 593 63.9 59.4-68.2 60 8.4 6.1-11.5 70 7.8 5.8-10.5 83 9.1 6.5-12.6 99 10.7 8.3-13.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 572 442 76.5 71.6-80.8 48 9.4 6.7-13.2 39 7.9 5.4-11.4 *** *** *** 24 3.3 2.1- 5.3
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 405 269 67.5 61.7-72.8 20 4.6 2.8- 7.5 28 6.4 4.2- 9.8 39 8.7 6.0-12.6 49 12.7 9.2-17.4
Unable to Work 114 24 17.8 10.4-28.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 18.3 11.0-28.9
101% to 150% 205 124 56.8 47.0-66.1 16 9.2 5.4-15.3 *** *** *** 27 15.7 8.6-26.8 25 12.0 7.4-18.9
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 529 394 74.7 69.6-79.1 40 10.1 7.0-14.4 40 6.9 4.7-10.1 26 3.9 2.4- 6.1 29 4.4 2.8- 6.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 389 266 67.4 60.4-73.7 *** *** *** 31 10.2 6.6-15.5 36 8.2 5.0-13.1 39 8.4 5.5-12.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 473 299 61.6 55.3-67.5 36 9.1 6.0-13.6 38 6.6 4.4- 9.8 44 9.2 5.9-14.1 56 13.5 9.7-18.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 350 245 70.7 64.4-76.3 35 10.3 7.2-14.6 18 6.2 3.6-10.4 *** *** *** 27 6.4 4.2- 9.7

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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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