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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,459 5,031 74.6 73.2-76.0 600 10.6 9.7-11.7 402 7.3 6.5- 8.1 377 6.5 5.8- 7.3 49 1.0 0.7- 1.4
-Western 1,219 945 73.8 70.1-77.1 112 10.7 8.3-13.6 77 7.8 5.9-10.2 80 7.3 5.4- 9.7 *** *** ***
GENDER
Male 536 394 68.7 62.9-74.0 54 10.7 7.3-15.4 44 10.2 7.2-14.2 41 9.7 6.5-14.2 *** *** ***
Female 683 551 78.6 74.0-82.6 58 10.6 7.6-14.7 33 5.5 3.5- 8.6 39 5.0 3.4- 7.3 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,057 824 73.5 69.5-77.2 95 10.9 8.3-14.2 66 8.1 6.0-10.7 70 7.3 5.3-10.0 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 180 107 52.9 43.3-62.2 30 18.9 11.9-28.6 22 14.6 9.3-22.2 20 13.0 7.6-21.4 *** *** ***
35-44 147 91 65.9 56.3-74.4 21 12.1 7.3-19.4 *** *** *** 19 11.3 6.6-18.4 *** *** ***
45-54 168 125 77.4 69.2-83.8 17 8.3 4.9-13.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 260 204 79.3 72.4-84.8 20 8.4 4.9-13.9 21 7.1 4.1-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 275 248 91.3 86.5-94.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 172 153 89.8 83.1-94.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 157 113 70.7 60.2-79.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 343 257 66.7 58.9-73.6 38 15.9 10.5-23.4 20 7.2 4.2-12.3 25 9.7 5.7-16.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 357 277 77.4 71.5-82.3 28 7.8 5.0-11.8 25 8.5 5.4-13.2 26 5.9 3.6- 9.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 363 298 80.9 75.2-85.5 30 8.1 5.2-12.3 18 5.6 3.2- 9.6 17 5.4 3.0- 9.6 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 149 103 68.3 57.2-77.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 224 165 65.9 55.9-74.7 24 14.7 8.3-24.6 20 13.5 8.0-21.7 15 6.0 3.3-10.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 110 87 74.9 63.4-83.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 112 79.4 70.1-86.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 142 79.4 67.8-87.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 168 79.6 71.7-85.7 18 7.6 4.4-12.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 347 291 77.4 68.8-84.1 28 12.9 7.4-21.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 801 604 73.0 68.7-77.0 76 9.7 7.3-12.7 55 8.3 6.1-11.3 61 8.2 5.8-11.5 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 393 324 77.2 70.0-83.1 31 10.5 6.1-17.4 19 6.7 3.7-11.8 17 4.9 2.8- 8.6 *** *** ***
No 808 610 72.8 68.3-76.8 79 10.7 8.1-14.1 54 7.7 5.6-10.6 61 8.3 5.9-11.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 133 84.6 76.7-90.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,058 811 72.3 68.3-76.0 101 11.2 8.6-14.5 69 8.2 6.2-10.8 71 7.7 5.6-10.4 *** *** ***
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 309 245 76.3 69.9-81.8 28 9.8 6.5-14.5 19 8.2 4.9-13.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 911 700 72.7 68.1-76.8 84 11.0 8.1-14.8 58 7.7 5.5-10.5 66 8.2 5.9-11.3 *** *** ***
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 569 389 64.8 59.3-69.9 67 12.2 8.9-16.5 55 11.7 8.6-15.8 56 10.9 7.7-15.2 *** *** ***
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 412 371 90.5 86.7-93.3 22 5.4 3.4- 8.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 134 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 19.0 11.2-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 210 166 71.8 61.4-80.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 86 68 81.0 69.5-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 531 433 80.5 75.5-84.7 38 7.3 4.6-11.5 23 4.9 3.0- 7.8 37 7.3 4.9-10.7 *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 392 309 77.4 70.6-83.1 35 10.2 6.0-16.8 *** *** *** 29 6.2 3.9- 9.8 *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 475 358 69.8 63.4-75.6 44 10.6 7.2-15.3 37 9.2 6.1-13.7 34 9.9 6.2-15.4 *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 353 278 74.7 68.3-80.2 33 11.1 7.2-16.6 22 8.3 5.2-12.9 17 5.4 3.1- 9.3 *** *** ***

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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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