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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,511 5,735 86.2 85.1-87.3 776 13.8 12.7-14.9
-Western 1,239 1,104 87.3 84.3-89.8 135 12.7 10.2-15.7
GENDER
Male 546 474 84.9 79.9-88.8 72 15.1 11.2-20.1
Female 693 630 89.6 85.9-92.4 63 10.4 7.6-14.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,072 993 90.6 87.4-93.0 79 9.4 7.0-12.6
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 151 80.4 71.3-87.1 32 19.6 12.9-28.7
35-44 150 115 83.0 75.6-88.5 35 17.0 11.5-24.4
45-54 169 140 82.2 73.9-88.3 29 17.8 11.7-26.1
55-64 262 230 89.0 83.1-93.1 32 11.0 6.9-16.9
65-74 278 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 178 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 113 72.3 62.7-80.2 53 27.7 19.8-37.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 314 88.1 81.3-92.6 35 11.9 7.4-18.7
Some Post-H.S. 359 327 90.8 86.1-94.0 32 9.2 6.0-13.9
College Graduate 366 350 95.5 92.3-97.5 16 4.5 2.5- 7.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 114 73.5 63.1-81.8 39 26.5 18.2-36.9
$15,000- 24,999 226 183 80.5 71.5-87.1 43 19.5 12.9-28.5
$25,000- 34,999 112 99 83.9 72.7-91.0 13 16.1 9.0-27.3
$35,000- 49,999 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 359 329 89.0 81.8-93.6 30 11.0 6.4-18.2
No 807 712 86.9 83.3-89.8 95 13.1 10.2-16.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 404 361 86.0 79.5-90.7 43 14.0 9.3-20.5
No 817 727 87.8 84.3-90.6 90 12.2 9.4-15.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,077 952 86.5 83.2-89.2 125 13.5 10.8-16.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 275 87.5 82.7-91.2 37 12.5 8.8-17.3
Rural 928 829 87.1 83.3-90.2 99 12.9 9.8-16.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 575 495 85.2 80.8-88.7 80 14.8 11.3-19.2
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 419 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 93 70.1 59.2-79.1 45 29.9 20.9-40.8
101% to 150% 213 186 84.4 73.3-91.4 27 15.6 8.6-26.7
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 534 513 95.8 92.9-97.5 21 4.2 2.5- 7.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 400 350 85.5 79.7-89.8 50 14.5 10.2-20.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 439 89.3 84.1-92.9 45 10.7 7.1-15.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 315 86.5 80.9-90.7 41 13.5 9.3-19.1

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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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