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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,532 2,778 48.8 47.3-50.3 1,738 25.5 24.2-26.8 2,016 25.7 24.5-26.9
-Western 1,239 463 43.6 39.9-47.4 338 27.3 23.9-30.9 438 29.1 26.1-32.4
GENDER
Male 546 227 50.6 45.0-56.1 145 24.8 20.3-29.8 174 24.7 20.6-29.3
Female 693 236 36.9 32.2-41.9 193 29.7 25.0-34.9 264 33.4 29.0-38.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,072 375 41.8 37.7-45.9 297 27.6 24.0-31.5 400 30.7 27.3-34.2
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 184 125 67.1 57.3-75.6 51 26.7 18.9-36.3 *** *** ***
35-44 150 88 63.2 53.1-72.3 33 21.7 14.5-31.3 29 15.1 9.3-23.4
45-54 169 71 42.5 33.8-51.7 42 23.0 16.3-31.5 56 34.5 26.2-43.8
55-64 261 88 31.2 24.6-38.6 73 34.8 26.9-43.5 100 34.1 27.2-41.7
65-74 278 55 19.4 14.3-25.7 90 31.3 25.0-38.4 133 49.3 42.1-56.6
75+ 178 21 14.1 8.5-22.4 46 26.0 18.7-34.8 111 60.0 50.7-68.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 47 27.1 19.0-37.2 *** *** *** 82 41.7 32.3-51.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 348 111 39.1 32.3-46.4 102 29.5 23.6-36.1 135 31.5 25.7-37.8
Some Post-H.S. 359 159 54.7 48.2-61.1 94 22.1 17.3-27.8 106 23.2 18.5-28.6
College Graduate 367 146 48.7 42.4-55.1 106 28.7 23.4-34.6 115 22.6 18.2-27.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 38 28.5 19.5-39.5 31 23.6 15.7-33.9 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 226 64 30.8 22.5-40.5 64 30.7 21.8-41.3 98 38.5 30.1-47.7
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** 45 34.8 25.4-45.6
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** 47 30.8 22.6-40.5 53 28.3 20.6-37.6
$50,000- 74,999 172 82 53.1 43.0-63.0 45 28.2 19.6-38.6 45 18.7 13.0-26.1
$75,000+ 207 110 64.2 55.8-71.7 55 23.2 16.9-31.0 42 12.6 8.6-18.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 358 26 11.2 6.1-19.5 82 23.2 17.5-30.1 250 65.6 57.6-72.8
No 808 401 55.0 50.4-59.5 239 29.1 25.0-33.7 168 15.9 13.2-19.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 403 41 14.5 9.7-21.1 93 23.7 18.6-29.7 269 61.8 55.0-68.2
No 818 412 55.5 50.9-60.0 240 28.8 24.6-33.3 166 15.7 13.0-18.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 44 32.5 23.7-42.7 44 24.6 17.5-33.4 74 42.9 33.8-52.5
Non-Veteran 1,077 418 44.7 40.7-48.8 295 27.7 24.1-31.6 364 27.6 24.3-31.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 122 43.3 36.5-50.2 95 33.8 27.1-41.3 95 22.9 18.4-28.2
Rural 928 341 43.7 39.3-48.3 244 24.7 21.1-28.7 343 31.6 27.8-35.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 574 308 59.3 54.1-64.4 168 27.8 23.3-32.7 98 12.9 10.1-16.4
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 419 83 21.4 16.9-26.8 124 29.2 24.1-34.9 212 49.4 43.5-55.3
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 213 54 30.3 21.7-40.5 56 27.1 19.7-36.2 103 42.6 33.9-51.7
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 534 231 52.3 46.8-57.8 149 27.4 22.7-32.6 154 20.3 16.8-24.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 400 157 46.5 39.7-53.3 109 25.6 20.1-32.0 134 27.9 22.5-34.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 166 40.4 34.4-46.8 124 24.2 19.3-30.0 194 35.4 29.8-41.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 140 44.5 38.1-51.1 106 32.0 25.9-38.8 110 23.4 19.1-28.5

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

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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