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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 6,473 5,146 80.6 79.3-81.7 301 4.6 4.0- 5.3 323 5.3 4.6- 6.0 389 5.3 4.7- 6.0 314 4.3 3.7- 4.9
-Western 1,226 983 81.4 78.3-84.2 45 2.8 1.9- 4.1 54 4.8 3.5- 6.7 81 5.4 4.0- 7.3 63 5.5 3.9- 7.9
GENDER
Male 544 448 82.1 77.1-86.1 *** *** *** 25 5.1 3.2- 8.0 30 3.4 2.1- 5.4 26 6.8 4.0-11.2
Female 682 535 80.7 76.6-84.3 30 2.9 1.9- 4.5 29 4.6 2.9- 7.2 51 7.4 5.1-10.8 37 4.3 2.8- 6.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,061 847 80.8 77.4-83.8 41 2.9 2.0- 4.2 49 5.4 3.8- 7.5 67 5.1 3.7- 7.0 57 5.8 4.0- 8.5
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 149 82.6 74.2-88.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 148 123 86.0 77.7-91.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 168 125 72.8 63.4-80.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 258 196 79.6 72.8-85.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 7.5 4.6-12.0 *** *** ***
65-74 277 231 83.4 77.1-88.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 7.2 4.1-12.4 *** *** ***
75+ 173 141 83.3 75.8-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 118 72.1 61.7-80.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 344 274 83.5 78.1-87.7 *** *** *** 18 4.7 2.7- 7.9 27 6.2 3.7-10.4 18 4.1 2.4- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 358 289 82.7 77.4-87.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 3.9 2.4- 6.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 363 303 85.6 80.7-89.4 22 6.9 4.2-11.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 90 62.9 52.2-72.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 10.8 6.4-17.7 22 16.6 9.7-26.9
$15,000- 24,999 223 174 79.2 69.9-86.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 111 87 81.1 71.3-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 116 81.2 71.7-88.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 152 89.9 83.2-94.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 181 91.8 86.9-95.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 348 202 57.1 49.4-64.5 *** *** *** 22 5.7 3.4- 9.3 65 17.8 12.8-24.1 47 16.4 10.9-24.0
No 806 721 89.9 86.9-92.2 29 2.7 1.7- 4.3 30 4.8 3.1- 7.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 393 235 61.0 54.1-67.4 *** *** *** 28 6.9 4.4-10.7 66 13.6 9.9-18.4 51 15.3 10.3-22.1
No 815 733 89.7 86.6-92.2 30 2.5 1.6- 4.0 25 3.9 2.4- 6.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 128 83.0 75.0-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,066 855 81.2 77.7-84.2 42 2.8 1.9- 4.2 46 4.8 3.4- 6.8 67 5.4 3.9- 7.5 56 5.7 3.9- 8.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 309 260 83.6 78.1-88.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 4.7 2.7- 8.0
Rural 918 724 80.5 76.6-83.9 34 2.5 1.6- 3.9 43 5.0 3.5- 7.3 70 6.1 4.4- 8.5 47 5.9 3.8- 9.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 575 499 87.3 83.3-90.4 26 3.5 2.1- 5.6 27 5.2 3.3- 8.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 415 342 84.5 79.9-88.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 4.2 2.5- 7.1 27 6.2 3.9- 9.6
Unable to Work 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 20.4 12.9-30.8 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 100 81.8 73.4-88.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 153 69.5 59.4-77.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 8.2 4.7-13.8 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 530 458 88.6 85.0-91.4 23 3.9 2.3- 6.4 22 3.9 2.4- 6.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 394 312 80.7 74.7-85.7 *** *** *** 18 6.0 3.3-10.5 30 6.8 3.9-11.7 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 480 378 81.3 76.3-85.5 *** *** *** 23 4.6 2.8- 7.6 37 5.7 3.7- 8.6 24 5.6 3.1- 9.8
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 353 294 82.0 76.1-86.7 14 3.9 2.2- 6.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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