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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Functional Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,362 1,865 25.9 24.6-27.2 4,497 74.1 72.8-75.4
-Western 1,221 404 29.5 26.3-33.0 817 70.5 67.0-73.7
GENDER
Male 536 170 27.9 23.2-33.2 366 72.1 66.8-76.8
Female 685 234 31.1 26.7-35.7 451 68.9 64.3-73.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,058 357 30.6 27.1-34.4 701 69.4 65.6-72.9
Non-Hispanic Black 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 182 36 20.1 13.5-28.9 146 79.9 71.1-86.5
35-44 147 32 17.6 11.2-26.6 115 82.4 73.4-88.8
45-54 167 51 32.5 24.4-41.8 116 67.5 58.2-75.6
55-64 260 89 31.2 24.5-38.8 171 68.8 61.2-75.5
65-74 274 94 31.8 25.4-39.0 180 68.2 61.0-74.6
75+ 173 98 57.2 47.9-66.0 75 42.8 34.0-52.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 164 82 47.5 37.4-57.9 82 52.5 42.1-62.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 342 126 30.2 24.5-36.7 216 69.8 63.3-75.5
Some Post-H.S. 355 107 24.6 19.7-30.2 248 75.4 69.8-80.3
College Graduate 361 89 18.1 14.1-22.9 272 81.9 77.1-85.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 146 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 225 98 46.1 36.6-55.8 127 53.9 44.2-63.4
$25,000- 34,999 110 38 27.9 19.4-38.4 72 72.1 61.6-80.6
$35,000- 49,999 144 41 21.9 15.4-30.1 103 78.1 69.9-84.6
$50,000- 74,999 170 34 14.0 9.2-20.6 136 86.0 79.4-90.8
$75,000+ 207 33 11.6 7.5-17.4 174 88.4 82.6-92.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 357 269 73.6 66.0-79.9 88 26.4 20.1-34.0
No 802 116 12.8 10.3-15.8 686 87.2 84.2-89.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 158 67 37.5 28.8-47.1 91 62.5 52.9-71.2
Non-Veteran 1,063 337 28.7 25.2-32.4 726 71.3 67.6-74.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 305 82 22.8 17.9-28.5 223 77.2 71.5-82.1
Rural 917 322 32.2 28.2-36.5 595 67.8 63.5-71.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 567 98 14.4 11.2-18.2 469 85.6 81.8-88.8
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 410 169 42.0 36.2-48.1 241 58.0 51.9-63.8
Unable to Work 123 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 136 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 211 102 49.3 40.0-58.7 109 50.7 41.3-60.0
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 532 114 16.0 12.8-19.7 418 84.0 80.3-87.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 392 143 31.2 25.5-37.4 249 68.8 62.6-74.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 481 169 34.0 28.3-40.1 312 66.0 59.9-71.7
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 92 23.3 18.3-29.2 257 76.7 70.8-81.7

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*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the 2016 BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

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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