2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

Summary Index of Chronic Health Conditions*

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  Total
Respond.^
No chronic disease 1 chronic disease 2+ chronic diseases
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,727 1,954 46.0 44.2-47.7 1,217 26.3 24.7-27.9 1,556 27.8 26.3-29.3
-Eastern NC 1,703 661 44.4 41.4-47.4 448 25.5 22.9-28.2 594 30.1 27.4-32.9
GENDER
Male 790 361 52.0 47.6-56.3 178 20.2 17.1-23.7 251 27.8 24.0-32.1
Female 913 300 37.2 33.2-41.5 270 30.5 26.7-34.6 343 32.3 28.6-36.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,058 391 43.0 39.4-46.8 282 27.0 23.7-30.5 385 30.0 26.8-33.4
Non-Hispanic Black 408 152 43.2 36.9-49.6 108 23.7 18.9-29.3 148 33.1 27.2-39.6
Other 239 120 55.1 46.6-63.2 58 21.6 15.8-28.7 61 23.4 16.5-32.1
AGE
18-34 341 240 67.5 61.0-73.4 68 21.6 16.7-27.6 33 10.9 7.2-16.2
35-44 223 125 57.8 50.1-65.1 58 24.2 18.3-31.2 40 18.1 12.9-24.7
45-54 280 116 41.3 34.1-48.8 74 26.1 20.1-33.2 90 32.6 25.9-40.2
55-64 308 87 31.1 24.8-38.1 85 25.0 19.7-31.2 136 43.9 36.8-51.3
65-74 321 55 13.9 10.3-18.6 97 31.4 25.4-38.2 169 54.6 47.8-61.3
75+ 201 *** *** *** 60 32.5 24.0-42.3 119 54.4 44.7-63.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 193 66 36.7 28.6-45.7 43 24.1 17.2-32.7 84 39.2 30.9-48.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 487 187 48.4 42.8-54.0 127 24.3 19.9-29.2 173 27.3 22.7-32.5
Some Post-H.S. 504 181 39.1 33.9-44.6 129 26.9 22.2-32.3 194 33.9 28.9-39.3
College Graduate 519 227 51.8 46.5-57.0 149 25.7 21.6-30.3 143 22.5 18.6-27.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 178 43 31.6 23.1-41.6 41 20.7 14.5-28.7 94 47.7 38.3-57.2
$15,000- 24,999 280 92 37.6 30.8-44.9 74 26.8 20.9-33.6 114 35.7 29.1-42.8
$25,000- 34,999 174 59 40.7 32.0-50.1 51 28.5 20.9-37.5 64 30.8 23.3-39.5
$35,000- 49,999 212 96 51.3 43.0-59.5 53 23.9 17.7-31.6 63 24.8 18.3-32.6
$50,000- 74,999 225 92 44.8 36.7-53.1 62 26.5 20.1-34.1 71 28.7 21.5-37.1
$75,000+ 312 140 50.3 43.4-57.1 92 26.7 21.1-33.1 80 23.1 17.7-29.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 589 83 16.2 12.5-20.7 141 26.2 21.8-31.1 365 57.6 52.2-62.9
No 1,075 552 57.5 53.9-61.1 299 24.8 21.8-28.0 224 17.7 15.0-20.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 354 145 45.8 39.5-52.3 81 21.9 17.1-27.5 128 32.3 26.4-38.9
Non-Veteran 1,347 515 44.0 40.6-47.4 367 26.5 23.6-29.6 465 29.5 26.5-32.7
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 103 *** *** *** 23 22.9 14.8-33.8 35 28.3 20.1-38.4
Regional City or Suburban County 399 187 50.7 44.9-56.5 99 24.7 20.0-30.1 113 24.6 19.7-30.2
Rural 1,203 431 41.5 37.8-45.3 326 26.0 22.8-29.4 446 32.5 29.2-36.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 832 470 58.4 54.1-62.6 218 24.4 20.9-28.2 144 17.2 14.0-21.0
Unemployed 66 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 494 82 16.4 12.7-21.0 150 31.8 26.7-37.5 262 51.7 46.0-57.4
Unable to Work 198 *** *** *** 34 16.3 11.2-23.1 149 74.0 65.4-81.1
Other not in Labor Force 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** 16 12.8 7.4-21.3
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 138 48 39.0 29.8-49.1 29 23.4 15.8-33.3 61 37.5 28.7-47.4
101% to 150% 258 78 35.1 28.2-42.7 73 27.1 21.1-34.2 107 37.8 30.9-45.1
151% to 200% 141 53 46.5 36.6-56.6 32 22.4 15.3-31.5 56 31.1 23.1-40.5
More than 200% 761 313 46.9 42.4-51.4 217 26.6 22.9-30.7 231 26.6 22.7-30.8
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 543 184 39.4 33.8-45.3 154 25.7 21.2-30.9 205 34.9 29.5-40.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 839 349 47.0 42.8-51.2 221 25.5 22.1-29.3 269 27.5 23.9-31.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 323 130 44.8 38.2-51.6 73 24.9 19.1-31.7 120 30.3 24.8-36.5

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*The index consists of heart disease (heart attack/stoke/angina), current asthma, skin cancer,
other cancer, COPD, arthritis, depression, kidney disease and diabetes.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 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.

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