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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,514 1,107 18.2 17.1-19.4 2,042 32.0 30.7-33.5 2,058 31.5 30.1-32.9 921 13.2 12.2-14.3 386 5.1 4.5- 5.7
-Western 1,236 189 16.1 13.5-19.1 396 33.5 30.0-37.2 368 29.5 26.1-33.1 187 13.0 10.7-15.8 96 7.8 6.2-10.0
GENDER
Male 545 88 18.2 14.2-22.9 176 34.9 29.7-40.5 154 25.4 21.1-30.2 89 15.6 11.6-20.5 38 6.0 4.0- 8.9
Female 691 101 14.1 11.0-18.1 220 32.2 27.7-37.0 214 33.4 28.6-38.6 98 10.6 8.3-13.5 58 9.6 7.1-12.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,069 157 15.4 12.7-18.7 362 35.2 31.4-39.1 319 29.7 26.1-33.6 144 11.5 9.1-14.4 87 8.2 6.3-10.5
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 41 23.2 16.3-31.8 78 41.3 32.5-50.6 48 28.1 19.9-38.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 30 19.0 12.4-27.9 55 40.9 31.4-51.2 40 26.8 18.9-36.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 169 28 18.8 12.6-27.2 54 30.2 22.6-39.2 38 18.1 12.7-25.1 29 18.2 11.9-26.7 20 14.6 9.0-22.9
55-64 262 35 10.3 6.9-15.1 71 29.8 22.9-37.8 83 31.8 25.0-39.4 48 17.0 11.3-24.8 25 11.1 6.7-17.7
65-74 275 37 11.8 8.2-16.7 84 28.3 22.2-35.3 92 37.3 30.4-44.8 40 13.7 9.5-19.4 22 8.9 5.3-14.3
75+ 178 *** *** *** 47 22.6 16.1-30.8 60 37.9 29.5-47.1 35 15.6 10.7-22.3 21 15.5 9.7-23.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 *** *** *** 23 17.6 10.8-27.4 50 31.2 22.1-42.0 52 30.2 21.5-40.5 33 17.5 11.7-25.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 33 12.8 8.2-19.3 86 26.1 20.4-32.7 131 41.1 34.4-48.1 65 12.4 9.3-16.4 34 7.7 5.1-11.5
Some Post-H.S. 355 66 21.0 15.9-27.2 134 44.1 37.6-50.8 102 22.4 17.8-27.7 33 6.6 4.2-10.0 20 6.0 3.5-10.0
College Graduate 367 82 25.8 20.3-32.2 153 43.3 37.1-49.7 85 22.3 17.7-27.7 38 7.3 5.0-10.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** 25 17.4 10.1-28.3 38 23.7 16.3-33.3 42 22.3 14.4-33.0 34 26.9 18.7-37.1
$15,000- 24,999 225 *** *** *** 56 24.3 17.4-33.0 81 39.1 29.9-49.2 50 21.5 14.3-31.0 20 9.0 5.1-15.3
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 18 16.5 9.7-26.8 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 20 11.7 6.8-19.2 54 45.3 35.1-55.9 38 24.1 16.9-33.1 20 11.4 6.8-18.5 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 28 17.4 10.5-27.5 73 45.7 35.9-55.9 57 31.2 22.5-41.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 60 31.7 24.0-40.5 89 46.3 37.6-55.2 43 18.8 13.2-26.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 358 *** *** *** 60 14.0 10.0-19.2 102 29.1 22.6-36.6 107 29.3 22.6-37.0 79 24.9 19.3-31.6
No 805 158 19.7 16.2-23.6 313 41.3 36.8-45.9 249 30.3 26.2-34.7 72 7.2 5.5- 9.5 *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 404 *** *** *** 75 17.5 13.1-22.9 120 30.8 25.1-37.1 112 26.8 21.0-33.5 85 22.7 17.7-28.6
No 814 172 21.7 18.1-25.7 317 40.4 36.0-45.1 242 28.8 24.8-33.3 72 7.3 5.4- 9.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 20 14.3 8.4-23.3 50 32.7 24.1-42.7 48 32.6 24.2-42.2 31 14.8 9.7-21.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,075 169 16.4 13.6-19.6 346 33.7 30.0-37.6 319 28.9 25.3-32.8 157 12.9 10.4-16.0 84 8.1 6.3-10.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 68 21.5 16.5-27.4 101 35.0 28.7-41.9 85 28.2 21.9-35.6 43 10.9 7.8-14.8 14 4.5 2.5- 7.9
Rural 926 121 13.9 11.0-17.5 295 32.9 28.8-37.2 283 30.0 26.1-34.1 145 14.0 11.0-17.6 82 9.2 7.1-12.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 574 117 21.6 17.5-26.3 226 42.3 37.0-47.7 170 28.1 23.6-33.0 52 7.1 5.1- 9.8 *** *** ***
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 416 53 11.0 7.9-15.0 110 25.3 20.4-30.8 144 39.0 33.3-45.0 74 15.1 11.6-19.5 35 9.6 6.5-13.9
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 15.1 9.0-24.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 16.5 9.9-26.2 22 14.3 8.6-22.8
101% to 150% 212 *** *** *** 49 22.5 15.9-30.8 73 31.5 24.1-40.0 48 24.2 16.1-34.5 24 14.4 9.1-22.0
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 111 21.7 17.4-26.6 217 45.1 39.6-50.7 141 24.9 20.5-30.0 44 5.6 3.9- 7.9 20 2.7 1.5- 4.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 55 14.8 10.4-20.6 124 31.7 25.7-38.4 117 31.6 25.5-38.4 69 12.7 9.4-17.1 34 9.2 5.9-13.9
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 58 13.0 9.1-18.3 153 32.3 26.7-38.5 154 29.9 24.8-35.6 73 14.8 10.6-20.2 46 10.0 7.0-14.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 354 76 20.6 16.1-25.9 119 36.2 30.3-42.6 97 27.1 21.4-33.7 46 11.6 7.9-16.8 16 4.5 2.6- 7.6

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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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