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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Status

General Health Indicator for Healthy North Carolina 2020

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent/Vg/Good Fair/Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,514 5,207 81.7 80.5-82.8 1,307 18.3 17.2-19.5
-Western 1,236 953 79.1 75.9-82.0 283 20.9 18.0-24.1
GENDER
Male 545 418 78.5 73.3-82.9 127 21.5 17.1-26.7
Female 691 535 79.7 75.8-83.2 156 20.3 16.8-24.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,069 838 80.3 76.9-83.3 231 19.7 16.7-23.1
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 150 125 86.7 78.6-92.1 25 13.3 7.9-21.4
45-54 169 120 67.2 57.8-75.3 49 32.8 24.7-42.2
55-64 262 189 71.9 63.6-79.0 73 28.1 21.0-36.4
65-74 275 213 77.4 70.7-83.0 62 22.6 17.0-29.3
75+ 178 122 68.9 60.1-76.5 56 31.1 23.5-39.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 81 52.4 42.1-62.5 85 47.6 37.5-57.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 349 250 79.9 74.9-84.2 99 20.1 15.8-25.1
Some Post-H.S. 355 302 87.5 82.7-91.0 53 12.5 9.0-17.3
College Graduate 367 320 91.4 88.1-93.9 47 8.6 6.1-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 153 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 225 155 69.5 59.9-77.7 70 30.5 22.3-40.1
$25,000- 34,999 112 88 80.4 70.2-87.7 24 19.6 12.3-29.8
$35,000- 49,999 142 112 81.1 72.1-87.6 30 18.9 12.4-27.9
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 358 172 45.8 38.5-53.3 186 54.2 46.7-61.5
No 805 720 91.2 88.7-93.2 85 8.8 6.8-11.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 404 207 50.5 43.9-57.1 197 49.5 42.9-56.1
No 814 731 90.9 88.1-93.1 83 9.1 6.9-11.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 118 79.6 71.8-85.7 43 20.4 14.3-28.2
Non-Veteran 1,075 834 78.9 75.5-82.0 241 21.1 18.0-24.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 311 254 84.7 79.9-88.5 57 15.3 11.5-20.1
Rural 926 699 76.8 72.7-80.4 227 23.2 19.6-27.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 574 513 91.9 89.1-94.0 61 8.1 6.0-10.9
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 416 307 75.3 69.9-79.9 109 24.7 20.1-30.1
Unable to Work 124 34 20.1 13.1-29.7 90 79.9 70.3-86.9
Other not in Labor Force 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 86 69.2 58.2-78.4 52 30.8 21.6-41.8
101% to 150% 212 140 61.5 51.5-70.5 72 38.5 29.5-48.5
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 533 469 91.7 88.8-93.9 64 8.3 6.1-11.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 399 296 78.1 72.4-82.9 103 21.9 17.1-27.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 484 365 75.3 69.4-80.3 119 24.7 19.7-30.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 354 292 83.9 78.5-88.1 62 16.1 11.9-21.5

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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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