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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,792 690 9.9 9.0-10.8 5,102 90.1 89.2-91.0
-Western 1,170 145 10.4 8.3-13.0 1,025 89.6 87.0-91.7
GENDER
Male 511 48 8.5 5.5-12.9 463 91.5 87.1-94.5
Female 659 97 12.3 9.6-15.6 562 87.7 84.4-90.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,012 127 11.0 8.7-13.9 885 89.0 86.1-91.3
Non-Hispanic Black 42 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 167 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 162 17 13.0 7.3-22.1 145 87.0 77.9-92.7
55-64 245 38 13.3 8.7-19.8 207 86.7 80.2-91.3
65-74 264 37 13.4 9.3-19.0 227 86.6 81.0-90.7
75+ 171 46 27.2 19.8-36.0 125 72.8 64.0-80.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 164 35 19.2 12.2-28.9 129 80.8 71.1-87.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 331 44 10.4 7.4-14.6 287 89.6 85.4-92.6
Some Post-H.S. 343 37 7.4 4.9-11.0 306 92.6 89.0-95.1
College Graduate 333 29 5.8 3.8- 8.9 304 94.2 91.1-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 140 34 21.3 13.4-32.2 106 78.7 67.8-86.6
$15,000- 24,999 222 41 18.0 11.5-27.1 181 82.0 72.9-88.5
$25,000- 34,999 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 136 19 9.5 5.6-15.7 117 90.5 84.3-94.4
$50,000- 74,999 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 387 123 30.4 24.3-37.2 264 69.6 62.8-75.7
No 776 22 2.1 1.3- 3.5 754 97.9 96.5-98.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 150 27 14.5 9.4-21.7 123 85.5 78.3-90.6
Non-Veteran 1,020 118 10.0 7.7-12.8 902 90.0 87.2-92.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 285 33 8.4 5.6-12.2 252 91.6 87.8-94.4
Rural 886 112 11.2 8.6-14.6 774 88.8 85.4-91.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 548 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 394 72 19.2 14.9-24.5 322 80.8 75.5-85.1
Unable to Work 119 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 67 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 30 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 133 19 11.8 6.6-20.2 114 88.2 79.8-93.4
101% to 150% 207 45 21.7 14.1-31.8 162 78.3 68.2-85.9
151% to 200% 83 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 500 37 4.7 3.2- 6.8 463 95.3 93.2-96.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 384 50 11.0 7.7-15.5 334 89.0 84.5-92.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 469 57 10.2 7.0-14.5 412 89.8 85.5-93.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 318 38 10.1 6.4-15.7 280 89.9 84.3-93.6

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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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