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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Are you limited in any way in any activities because of physical, mental, or emotional problems?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,776 1,456 22.7 21.4-24.0 4,320 77.3 76.0-78.6
-Western 1,166 327 25.7 22.4-29.3 839 74.3 70.7-77.6
GENDER
Male 509 134 24.6 19.6-30.4 375 75.4 69.6-80.4
Female 657 193 26.7 22.5-31.5 464 73.3 68.5-77.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,010 288 26.5 22.9-30.5 722 73.5 69.5-77.1
Non-Hispanic Black 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 19 16.7 9.7-27.3 148 83.3 72.7-90.3
35-44 143 27 14.1 8.4-22.7 116 85.9 77.3-91.6
45-54 161 43 28.9 20.9-38.5 118 71.1 61.5-79.1
55-64 244 86 35.6 27.8-44.3 158 64.4 55.7-72.2
65-74 264 79 26.4 20.6-33.2 185 73.6 66.8-79.4
75+ 170 70 40.2 31.6-49.5 100 59.8 50.5-68.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 330 93 24.7 18.9-31.6 237 75.3 68.4-81.1
Some Post-H.S. 343 91 20.9 16.4-26.3 252 79.1 73.7-83.6
College Graduate 332 78 16.8 12.8-21.7 254 83.2 78.3-87.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 222 71 34.1 25.1-44.4 151 65.9 55.6-74.9
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** 70 70.2 59.0-79.4
$35,000- 49,999 136 41 27.0 18.8-37.0 95 73.0 63.0-81.2
$50,000- 74,999 162 32 15.4 8.8-25.6 130 84.6 74.4-91.2
$75,000+ 191 22 7.7 4.7-12.4 169 92.3 87.6-95.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 385 248 64.4 57.9-70.4 137 35.6 29.6-42.1
No 774 77 9.4 6.8-12.9 697 90.6 87.1-93.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 53 27.2 19.9-36.0 97 72.8 64.0-80.1
Non-Veteran 1,016 274 25.6 22.0-29.5 742 74.4 70.5-78.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 284 73 22.0 17.0-27.9 211 78.0 72.1-83.0
Rural 883 254 27.1 23.0-31.7 629 72.9 68.3-77.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 547 70 10.9 7.7-15.2 477 89.1 84.8-92.3
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 393 134 32.0 26.6-37.8 259 68.0 62.2-73.4
Unable to Work 117 96 84.2 74.3-90.8 21 15.8 9.2-25.7
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 131 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 207 77 39.7 30.4-49.8 130 60.3 50.2-69.6
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 500 102 16.3 12.5-21.0 398 83.7 79.0-87.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 382 110 25.5 19.7-32.4 272 74.5 67.6-80.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 468 136 28.4 22.9-34.7 332 71.6 65.3-77.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 317 81 22.7 17.4-28.9 236 77.3 71.1-82.6

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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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