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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Demographics

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,608 560 12.3 11.2-13.6 4,048 87.7 86.4-88.8
-Piedmont NC 2,078 230 11.8 10.2-13.6 1,848 88.2 86.4-89.8
GENDER
Male 958 98 10.0 8.0-12.5 860 90.0 87.5-92.0
Female 1,120 132 13.3 11.0-16.0 988 86.7 84.0-89.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,349 141 11.4 9.4-13.7 1,208 88.6 86.3-90.6
Non-Hispanic Black 424 48 11.8 8.5-16.0 376 88.2 84.0-91.5
Other 307 41 13.7 9.9-18.6 266 86.3 81.4-90.1
AGE
18-34 508 61 13.1 10.1-17.0 447 86.9 83.0-89.9
35-44 288 25 10.1 6.6-15.1 263 89.9 84.9-93.4
45-54 347 40 11.0 7.7-15.4 307 89.0 84.6-92.3
55-64 346 34 10.9 7.3-15.9 312 89.1 84.1-92.7
65-74 338 36 9.7 6.3-14.7 302 90.3 85.3-93.7
75+ 212 29 16.7 11.1-24.3 183 83.3 75.7-88.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 214 43 21.4 15.6-28.6 171 78.6 71.4-84.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 461 65 14.1 10.8-18.3 396 85.9 81.7-89.2
Some Post-H.S. 560 76 13.1 10.2-16.7 484 86.9 83.3-89.8
College Graduate 837 45 4.5 3.2- 6.3 792 95.5 93.7-96.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 145 42 27.8 20.2-37.0 103 72.2 63.0-79.8
$15,000- 24,999 275 50 20.0 15.0-26.3 225 80.0 73.7-85.0
$25,000- 34,999 158 17 10.5 6.3-17.1 141 89.5 82.9-93.7
$35,000- 49,999 230 17 8.3 4.7-14.4 213 91.7 85.6-95.3
$50,000- 74,999 288 21 8.0 4.6-13.7 267 92.0 86.3-95.4
$75,000+ 589 23 4.5 2.8- 7.2 566 95.5 92.8-97.2
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 565 230 46.6 41.6-51.7 335 53.4 48.3-58.4
No 1,495 *** *** *** 1,495 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 229 33 16.0 10.6-23.5 196 84.0 76.5-89.4
Non-Veteran 1,849 197 11.3 9.7-13.2 1,652 88.7 86.8-90.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,139 109 10.8 8.8-13.3 1,030 89.2 86.7-91.2
Regional City or Suburban County 497 60 11.8 8.9-15.6 437 88.2 84.4-91.1
Rural 444 61 14.0 10.5-18.5 383 86.0 81.5-89.5
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,155 82 7.7 6.1- 9.6 1,073 92.3 90.4-93.9
Unemployed 73 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 514 59 12.5 9.2-16.8 455 87.5 83.2-90.8
Unable to Work 137 *** *** *** 85 61.5 51.0-71.1
Other not in Labor Force 182 18 11.0 6.6-18.0 164 89.0 82.0-93.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 147 28 19.6 13.2-28.1 119 80.4 71.9-86.8
101% to 150% 250 49 20.3 15.2-26.6 201 79.7 73.4-84.8
151% to 200% 111 18 17.1 9.8-28.1 93 82.9 71.9-90.2
More than 200% 1,110 57 5.6 4.0- 7.6 1,053 94.4 92.4-96.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 838 112 14.6 11.9-17.9 726 85.4 82.1-88.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,134 107 10.0 8.0-12.4 1,027 90.0 87.6-92.0

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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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