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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Cardiovascular Health

Do you take aspirin to relieve pain?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,544 303 20.4 17.9-23.1 1,241 79.6 76.9-82.1
-Western 328 67 20.1 15.1-26.1 261 79.9 73.9-84.9
GENDER
Male 160 28 15.2 9.8-22.7 132 84.8 77.3-90.2
Female 168 39 25.9 18.0-35.7 129 74.1 64.3-82.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 298 57 19.7 14.5-26.1 241 80.3 73.9-85.5
Non-Hispanic Black 9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 115 24 21.4 13.6-32.0 91 78.6 68.0-86.4
75+ 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 51 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 102 21 19.0 11.3-30.1 81 81.0 69.9-88.7
Some Post-H.S. 85 20 20.8 12.8-31.9 65 79.2 68.1-87.2
College Graduate 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 49 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 152 30 16.8 10.6-25.4 122 83.2 74.6-89.4
No 175 37 22.9 16.0-31.7 138 77.1 68.3-84.0
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 156 29 16.1 10.1-24.6 127 83.9 75.4-89.9
No 172 38 23.3 16.3-32.3 134 76.7 67.7-83.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 62 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 266 57 21.4 15.8-28.4 209 78.6 71.6-84.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 258 45 16.4 11.4-23.1 213 83.6 76.9-88.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 93 22 21.1 13.0-32.5 71 78.9 67.5-87.0
Unemployed 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 174 30 20.2 13.5-29.2 144 79.8 70.8-86.5
Unable to Work 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 10 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 19 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 141 15 7.9 4.4-13.7 126 92.1 86.3-95.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 116 19 15.8 9.0-26.4 97 84.2 73.6-91.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 137 24 15.3 9.1-24.5 113 84.7 75.5-90.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*Asked of respondents who reported they 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.

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