NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cardiovascular Health

Do you have a health problem or condition that makes taking aspirin unsafe for you?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes, not stomach related Yes, stomach problems No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,650 181 4.0 3.3- 4.8 196 4.5 3.8- 5.4 3,273 91.5 90.4-92.5
-Western 707 48 5.6 3.3- 9.5 48 5.1 3.6- 7.3 611 89.2 85.4-92.2
GENDER
Male 291 17 3.2 1.9- 5.5 *** *** *** 258 93.5 90.3-95.7
Female 416 *** *** *** 32 6.8 4.5-10.4 353 85.4 78.7-90.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 602 42 5.9 3.3-10.4 44 5.2 3.6- 7.5 516 88.9 84.5-92.2
Non-Hispanic Black 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 146 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 114 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 106 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 142 *** *** *** *** *** *** 118 82.9 73.8-89.4
65-74 120 15 11.6 6.5-19.8 *** *** *** 93 77.0 66.7-84.8
75+ 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 191 *** *** *** *** *** *** 163 90.4 85.4-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 223 15 4.4 2.5- 7.8 *** *** *** 197 92.1 87.7-95.0
College Graduate 203 *** *** *** *** *** *** 180 91.3 86.1-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 84 *** *** *** *** *** *** 65 84.6 73.3-91.6
$15,000- 24,999 130 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 74 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 108 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 176 29 12.9 8.2-19.7 22 8.7 5.0-14.6 125 78.4 70.2-84.8
No 530 *** *** *** 26 4.1 2.6- 6.5 485 92.4 87.5-95.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 192 26 10.2 6.3-16.1 22 7.6 4.4-12.8 144 82.2 75.2-87.6
No 516 *** *** *** 26 4.3 2.7- 6.8 468 91.5 86.5-94.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 642 *** *** *** 45 5.3 3.7- 7.5 559 89.6 85.4-92.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 183 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 525 34 3.9 2.5- 6.0 41 6.2 4.2- 9.1 450 89.9 86.5-92.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 391 *** *** *** 20 4.0 2.3- 6.6 361 94.6 91.8-96.5
Unemployed 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 177 19 11.5 6.7-19.0 *** *** *** 145 81.9 74.0-87.9
Unable to Work 65 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 91 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 110 *** *** *** *** *** *** 87 84.4 74.7-90.9
151% to 200% 53 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 306 *** *** *** *** *** *** 280 94.3 91.2-96.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 226 *** *** *** *** *** *** 200 92.3 88.0-95.2
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 273 *** *** *** 27 7.5 4.6-12.0 228 88.8 83.7-92.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 209 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

Back to Cardiovascular Health.

*Asked of respondents who reported they do NOT take aspirin daily or every other day.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 09AUG17.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts