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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,708 427 8.1 7.2- 9.1 4,281 91.9 90.9-92.8
-Piedmont NC 2,125 155 7.1 5.8- 8.5 1,970 92.9 91.5-94.2
GENDER
Male 987 64 6.0 4.4- 8.2 923 94.0 91.8-95.6
Female 1,138 91 8.0 6.3-10.1 1,047 92.0 89.9-93.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,372 116 8.7 7.0-10.7 1,256 91.3 89.3-93.0
Non-Hispanic Black 437 26 4.9 3.1- 7.5 411 95.1 92.5-96.9
Other 318 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 524 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 298 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 355 25 9.3 5.9-14.4 330 90.7 85.6-94.1
55-64 351 41 12.2 8.8-16.6 310 87.8 83.4-91.2
65-74 342 52 15.7 11.0-21.9 290 84.3 78.1-89.0
75+ 215 23 10.2 6.5-15.6 192 89.8 84.4-93.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 222 35 15.5 10.5-22.1 187 84.5 77.9-89.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 474 48 7.8 5.6-10.9 426 92.2 89.1-94.4
Some Post-H.S. 570 47 7.9 5.7-10.9 523 92.1 89.1-94.3
College Graduate 852 25 2.0 1.3- 3.2 827 98.0 96.8-98.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 24 14.3 9.3-21.3 144 85.7 78.7-90.7
$15,000- 24,999 278 40 12.6 8.9-17.6 238 87.4 82.4-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 159 18 9.0 5.4-14.5 141 91.0 85.5-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 236 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 290 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 594 *** *** *** *** *** ***
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 564 97 17.1 13.7-21.3 467 82.9 78.7-86.3
No 1,494 55 3.8 2.8- 5.3 1,439 96.2 94.7-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 236 19 5.9 3.5- 9.9 217 94.1 90.1-96.5
Non-Veteran 1,886 136 7.2 5.9- 8.8 1,750 92.8 91.2-94.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,165 65 5.0 3.7- 6.6 1,100 95.0 93.4-96.3
Regional City or Suburban County 507 43 8.1 5.6-11.5 464 91.9 88.5-94.4
Rural 455 47 11.1 7.9-15.4 408 88.9 84.6-92.1
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,184 33 3.1 2.1- 4.7 1,151 96.9 95.3-97.9
Unemployed 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 521 64 12.5 9.3-16.5 457 87.5 83.5-90.7
Unable to Work 137 48 36.9 27.4-47.6 89 63.1 52.4-72.6
Other not in Labor Force 184 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 150 17 10.1 6.0-16.3 133 89.9 83.7-94.0
101% to 150% 251 39 13.8 9.8-19.2 212 86.2 80.8-90.2
151% to 200% 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,122 46 3.8 2.7- 5.4 1,076 96.2 94.6-97.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 846 84 10.1 7.8-13.0 762 89.9 87.0-92.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,166 60 4.9 3.7- 6.6 1,106 95.1 93.4-96.3

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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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