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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,898 1,921 36.8 35.1-38.4 289 5.9 5.2- 6.8 58 1.7 1.2- 2.3 2,630 55.6 53.9-57.4
-Western 977 394 36.7 32.7-41.0 53 5.5 3.7- 8.2 *** *** *** 518 56.2 51.8-60.4
GENDER
Male 435 153 29.6 24.2-35.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 255 63.6 57.2-69.5
Female 542 241 43.9 38.1-49.9 33 6.0 3.8- 9.4 *** *** *** 263 48.7 42.9-54.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 847 350 36.9 32.5-41.5 43 5.2 3.3- 8.3 *** *** *** 448 56.5 51.8-61.1
Non-Hispanic Black 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 139 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 114 36 26.7 18.2-37.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 135 42 27.9 20.0-37.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 82 64.7 54.7-73.6
55-64 213 87 42.1 33.3-51.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** 117 54.1 44.8-63.0
65-74 224 112 47.2 39.2-55.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 99 47.8 39.7-56.0
75+ 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 275 105 34.6 27.4-42.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 151 58.2 50.1-65.9
Some Post-H.S. 282 109 36.0 29.4-43.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 156 59.5 52.2-66.3
College Graduate 285 130 39.9 33.3-46.9 20 7.0 3.9-12.1 *** *** *** 132 52.0 44.9-59.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 123 40 25.7 17.5-36.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 73 69.8 59.1-78.7
$15,000- 24,999 185 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 141 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 160 62 34.2 25.8-43.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 86 56.2 46.4-65.6
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 308 141 43.9 36.0-52.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 148 47.2 39.3-55.3
No 666 251 33.8 29.1-38.8 38 5.4 3.5- 8.2 *** *** *** 369 59.8 54.7-64.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 328 134 34.8 28.4-41.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 171 54.9 47.4-62.2
No 650 260 37.5 32.5-42.9 35 5.0 3.1- 7.8 *** *** *** 348 56.8 51.4-62.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 126 57 37.7 28.0-48.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 851 337 36.7 32.3-41.3 45 5.2 3.3- 8.1 *** *** *** 457 56.3 51.6-60.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 243 100 40.7 32.8-49.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 123 51.5 43.4-59.4
Rural 735 294 35.2 30.5-40.1 40 5.8 3.5- 9.5 *** *** *** 396 58.0 52.9-63.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 457 160 31.8 26.4-37.8 28 5.7 3.4- 9.3 *** *** *** 261 60.1 54.0-65.9
Unemployed 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 335 165 47.3 40.8-53.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 155 49.2 42.6-55.8
Unable to Work 99 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 26 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 113 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 168 61 38.0 28.3-48.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 425 182 37.1 31.3-43.2 27 7.2 4.3-11.9 *** *** *** 213 55.1 48.8-61.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 316 124 37.3 30.0-45.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 170 57.5 49.6-65.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 390 162 35.0 28.9-41.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** 207 58.8 51.9-65.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 272 108 38.1 30.8-46.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 142 52.1 44.4-59.7

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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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