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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Health Insurance Coverage for Those Employed for Wages (Age under 65)*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 2,640 2,298 86.9 85.3-88.4 342 13.1 11.6-14.7
-Western 424 363 85.7 80.9-89.4 61 14.3 10.6-19.1
GENDER
Male 203 170 86.0 79.6-90.6 33 14.0 9.4-20.4
Female 221 193 85.4 77.6-90.7 28 14.6 9.3-22.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 351 317 88.5 83.1-92.3 34 11.5 7.7-16.9
Non-Hispanic Black 15 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 118 103 85.4 75.4-91.8 15 14.6 8.2-24.6
35-44 106 84 85.2 76.6-91.0 22 14.8 9.0-23.4
45-54 95 82 84.0 73.1-91.0 13 16.0 9.0-26.9
55-64 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 109 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 134 120 89.6 81.8-94.3 14 10.4 5.7-18.2
College Graduate 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 21 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 41 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 362 310 85.7 80.5-89.7 52 14.3 10.3-19.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 356 309 86.8 81.6-90.7 47 13.2 9.3-18.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 33 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 390 334 85.2 80.1-89.1 56 14.8 10.9-19.9
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 120 97 82.0 73.2-88.3 23 18.0 11.7-26.8
Rural 304 266 87.4 81.3-91.6 38 12.6 8.4-18.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 424 363 85.7 80.9-89.4 61 14.3 10.6-19.1
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 50 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 238 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 157 138 90.2 83.1-94.5 19 9.8 5.5-16.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 134 109 82.0 73.7-88.2 25 18.0 11.8-26.3

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

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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