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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Care Access

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only one Yes, more than one No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,516 4,261 63.7 62.2-65.2 1,052 15.0 14.0-16.1 1,203 21.2 20.0-22.5
-Western 1,235 823 64.6 60.8-68.1 202 15.1 12.7-17.8 210 20.4 17.3-23.8
GENDER
Male 543 340 60.4 54.6-65.9 88 13.7 10.4-17.9 115 25.9 20.9-31.6
Female 692 483 68.6 63.8-73.0 114 16.4 13.2-20.1 95 15.1 11.7-19.1
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,069 730 65.9 61.9-69.8 189 16.0 13.4-19.0 150 18.1 14.8-21.9
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 181 97 52.1 42.6-61.4 *** *** *** 71 42.0 33.0-51.7
35-44 150 85 60.1 50.1-69.3 23 14.9 9.0-23.8 42 25.0 17.8-34.0
45-54 169 110 66.9 57.7-74.9 29 17.8 11.5-26.4 30 15.3 10.0-22.8
55-64 262 190 71.7 63.5-78.6 37 16.1 10.4-24.0 35 12.3 8.2-18.0
65-74 278 209 74.0 66.9-80.0 51 21.2 15.6-28.2 18 4.8 2.8- 8.2
75+ 177 118 69.0 60.4-76.4 47 23.6 17.2-31.5 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 166 *** *** *** 29 18.5 11.9-27.5 46 24.3 16.7-34.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 219 57.7 50.4-64.6 59 14.1 10.5-18.8 68 28.2 21.5-36.0
Some Post-H.S. 359 247 70.1 63.9-75.6 57 14.2 10.4-19.1 55 15.7 11.6-20.9
College Graduate 365 267 73.0 67.0-78.2 57 14.4 10.7-19.1 41 12.6 8.8-17.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 152 *** *** *** 23 12.6 7.0-21.8 44 32.8 23.4-43.9
$15,000- 24,999 226 146 62.9 53.1-71.7 35 16.8 10.9-25.0 45 20.3 13.4-29.5
$25,000- 34,999 112 *** *** *** 21 18.9 11.9-28.8 19 22.6 14.1-34.2
$35,000- 49,999 144 97 68.3 58.2-77.0 29 18.0 11.7-26.7 18 13.7 7.8-22.8
$50,000- 74,999 172 123 68.8 57.9-77.9 27 12.7 8.0-19.7 22 18.5 10.6-30.3
$75,000+ 207 155 70.4 61.6-77.9 27 14.4 9.1-21.9 25 15.2 9.7-23.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 359 227 60.7 53.0-67.9 98 26.4 20.6-33.2 34 12.9 7.7-20.8
No 805 549 66.0 61.5-70.3 102 11.9 9.4-14.9 154 22.1 18.4-26.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 404 265 64.5 57.9-70.6 95 21.8 17.2-27.3 44 13.7 9.1-19.9
No 814 550 64.9 60.3-69.3 102 12.0 9.4-15.2 162 23.1 19.2-27.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 104 64.9 55.1-73.5 35 21.3 14.6-29.9 22 13.9 8.1-22.6
Non-Veteran 1,074 719 64.5 60.4-68.3 167 14.4 11.9-17.3 188 21.2 17.8-25.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 312 202 64.7 58.0-70.9 52 15.2 11.3-20.1 58 20.1 15.1-26.3
Rural 924 622 64.5 60.0-68.8 150 15.0 12.2-18.4 152 20.4 16.7-24.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 574 372 62.4 57.0-67.6 62 10.2 7.6-13.6 140 27.4 22.6-32.8
Unemployed 38 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 304 74.5 69.2-79.1 90 20.0 15.9-24.8 24 5.6 3.5- 8.7
Unable to Work 124 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 76 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 *** *** *** *** *** *** 40 26.1 17.5-37.2
101% to 150% 213 138 57.3 47.4-66.7 37 19.7 12.9-28.8 38 23.0 14.9-33.7
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** 17 19.5 11.4-31.2 *** *** ***
More than 200% 534 382 69.9 64.5-74.8 88 15.7 12.2-19.9 64 14.4 10.6-19.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 398 275 66.6 59.7-73.0 56 12.3 8.9-16.8 67 21.0 15.4-28.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 482 319 64.9 58.6-70.7 88 17.2 13.0-22.5 75 17.9 13.4-23.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 356 230 62.5 56.0-68.6 58 15.1 11.4-19.8 68 22.4 17.1-28.7

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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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