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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,768 1,605 24.7 23.3-26.1 4,163 75.3 73.9-76.7
-Western 1,166 359 27.8 24.4-31.5 807 72.2 68.5-75.6
GENDER
Male 509 143 25.8 20.8-31.6 366 74.2 68.4-79.2
Female 657 216 29.7 25.3-34.5 441 70.3 65.5-74.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,010 319 28.8 25.1-32.8 691 71.2 67.2-74.9
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 19 16.7 9.7-27.3 148 83.3 72.7-90.3
35-44 143 27 14.1 8.4-22.7 116 85.9 77.3-91.6
45-54 161 44 30.4 22.2-40.0 117 69.6 60.0-77.8
55-64 244 93 37.4 29.5-46.1 151 62.6 53.9-70.5
65-74 264 91 31.3 25.0-38.4 173 68.7 61.6-75.0
75+ 170 82 47.5 38.4-56.7 88 52.5 43.3-61.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 72 45.3 35.1-55.8 90 54.7 44.2-64.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 104 27.4 21.4-34.4 226 72.6 65.6-78.6
Some Post-H.S. 343 98 22.2 17.6-27.7 245 77.8 72.3-82.4
College Graduate 332 85 18.6 14.4-23.7 247 81.4 76.3-85.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 77 36.3 27.2-46.5 145 63.7 53.5-72.8
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 136 47 30.3 21.7-40.4 89 69.7 59.6-78.3
$50,000- 74,999 162 33 15.6 9.0-25.8 129 84.4 74.2-91.0
$75,000+ 191 24 8.5 5.3-13.3 167 91.5 86.7-94.7
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 359 359 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 808 *** *** *** 808 100 . - .
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 385 269 69.0 62.6-74.7 116 31.0 25.3-37.4
No 774 88 10.5 7.8-14.0 686 89.5 86.0-92.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 62 32.9 24.8-42.1 88 67.1 57.9-75.2
Non-Veteran 1,016 297 27.3 23.6-31.2 719 72.7 68.8-76.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 284 81 23.4 18.3-29.4 203 76.6 70.6-81.7
Rural 883 278 29.5 25.4-34.1 605 70.5 65.9-74.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 547 74 11.2 8.0-15.5 473 88.8 84.5-92.0
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 393 154 37.3 31.7-43.3 239 62.7 56.7-68.3
Unable to Work 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 207 87 43.1 33.7-53.0 120 56.9 47.0-66.3
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 500 111 17.5 13.7-22.2 389 82.5 77.8-86.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 382 121 28.1 22.1-34.9 261 71.9 65.1-77.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 468 147 30.6 24.9-36.9 321 69.4 63.1-75.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 317 91 24.3 19.0-30.6 226 75.7 69.4-81.0

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*Disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to the need for special equipment and/or having an activity limitation due to physical, mental, or emotional problems.

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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