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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,715 664 15.1 13.8-16.5 4,051 84.9 83.5-86.2
-Piedmont NC 2,126 282 14.5 12.8-16.5 1,844 85.5 83.5-87.2
GENDER
Male 989 106 11.0 8.9-13.6 883 89.0 86.4-91.1
Female 1,137 176 17.7 15.1-20.7 961 82.3 79.3-84.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,371 130 11.1 9.2-13.3 1,241 88.9 86.7-90.8
Non-Hispanic Black 439 79 19.5 15.2-24.7 360 80.5 75.3-84.8
Other 318 73 22.8 18.0-28.5 245 77.2 71.5-82.0
AGE
18-34 521 94 19.5 15.9-23.7 427 80.5 76.3-84.1
35-44 298 46 16.0 11.5-21.9 252 84.0 78.1-88.5
45-54 356 65 16.5 12.8-21.1 291 83.5 78.9-87.2
55-64 352 44 10.5 7.6-14.5 308 89.5 85.5-92.4
65-74 344 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 215 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 224 55 22.7 16.6-30.1 169 77.3 69.9-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 474 68 13.8 10.7-17.6 406 86.2 82.4-89.3
Some Post-H.S. 570 100 18.8 15.3-23.0 470 81.2 77.0-84.7
College Graduate 851 58 7.1 5.4- 9.4 793 92.9 90.6-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 171 48 26.6 19.5-35.3 123 73.4 64.7-80.5
$15,000- 24,999 279 75 29.6 23.6-36.4 204 70.4 63.6-76.4
$25,000- 34,999 159 30 22.7 15.7-31.6 129 77.3 68.4-84.3
$35,000- 49,999 235 27 12.7 8.4-18.8 208 87.3 81.2-91.6
$50,000- 74,999 291 23 7.4 4.8-11.3 268 92.6 88.7-95.2
$75,000+ 595 32 6.8 4.5-10.2 563 93.2 89.8-95.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 569 137 27.8 23.5-32.6 432 72.2 67.4-76.5
No 1,491 138 10.3 8.5-12.4 1,353 89.7 87.6-91.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 237 21 10.1 6.2-16.1 216 89.9 83.9-93.8
Non-Veteran 1,886 261 15.0 13.2-17.1 1,625 85.0 82.9-86.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 1,165 163 15.3 13.0-18.1 1,002 84.7 81.9-87.0
Regional City or Suburban County 507 62 14.4 10.9-18.7 445 85.6 81.3-89.1
Rural 456 57 12.4 9.3-16.4 399 87.6 83.6-90.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,184 159 14.0 11.8-16.5 1,025 86.0 83.5-88.2
Unemployed 75 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 523 29 6.7 4.1-10.6 494 93.3 89.4-95.9
Unable to Work 138 27 18.2 11.3-28.1 111 81.8 71.9-88.7
Other not in Labor Force 181 42 25.4 18.6-33.6 139 74.6 66.4-81.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 150 48 31.3 23.2-40.8 102 68.7 59.2-76.8
101% to 150% 252 62 25.7 20.0-32.3 190 74.3 67.7-80.0
151% to 200% 112 16 16.1 9.5-25.8 96 83.9 74.2-90.5
More than 200% 1,123 84 8.4 6.5-10.7 1,039 91.6 89.3-93.5
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 115 13 9.6 5.3-16.7 102 90.4 83.3-94.7
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 847 130 17.5 14.5-20.9 717 82.5 79.1-85.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,166 139 12.7 10.6-15.3 1,027 87.3 84.7-89.4

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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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