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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Health Status

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.#
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,156 5,003 82.0 80.4-83.4 349 5.8 5.0- 6.9 306 4.6 3.9- 5.4 234 3.5 2.9- 4.2 264 4.1 3.4- 4.9
GENDER
Male 2,368 2,021 85.9 83.7-87.8 109 4.4 3.3- 5.8 81 3.2 2.3- 4.3 65 2.7 1.9- 3.7 92 3.9 2.9- 5.3
Female 3,788 2,982 78.4 76.2-80.4 240 7.2 5.8- 8.8 225 5.9 4.8- 7.1 169 4.3 3.4- 5.3 172 4.3 3.4- 5.3
RACE
White 4,666 3,786 82.6 80.8-84.2 281 6.2 5.2- 7.4 238 4.2 3.5- 5.1 160 2.9 2.3- 3.6 201 4.1 3.3- 5.1
African American 1,132 929 79.8 75.9-83.2 52 5.1 3.3- 7.9 45 4.9 3.2- 7.4 59 6.3 4.4- 8.8 47 3.9 2.6- 5.9
Other Minorities 262 218 83.5 75.2-89.4 11 4.4 1.8-10.4 14 7.1 3.4-14.5 7 1.3 0.6- 3.0 12 3.7 1.5- 9.1
HISPANIC
Yes 173 143 82.9 72.2-90.0 6 1.8 0.6- 5.5 16 9.6 4.6-19.0 4 1.2 0.4- 3.7 4 4.5 1.3-14.9
No 5,969 4,848 81.9 80.4-83.4 343 6.0 5.1- 7.1 288 4.4 3.7- 5.2 230 3.6 3.0- 4.3 260 4.1 3.4- 4.9
AGE
18-24 548 467 86.8 82.3-90.3 38 7.1 4.5-11.1 32 5.3 3.3- 8.4 9 0.6 0.3- 1.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6
25-34 1,156 959 81.4 77.1-85.0 100 10.1 7.2-13.9 60 4.8 3.2- 7.2 27 2.5 1.4- 4.5 10 1.2 0.5- 2.7
35-44 1,285 1,041 81.6 78.3-84.5 99 8.4 6.4-11.0 61 4.0 2.9- 5.6 50 3.3 2.2- 5.0 34 2.7 1.6- 4.5
45-54 1,128 916 83.6 80.1-86.5 48 3.7 2.5- 5.4 53 4.2 2.8- 6.3 48 3.4 2.3- 5.0 63 5.2 3.5- 7.6
55-64 812 657 83.9 79.9-87.2 28 2.3 1.3- 4.1 38 3.8 2.3- 6.3 39 4.5 2.9- 7.0 50 5.5 3.5- 8.4
65+ 1,167 910 75.7 71.8-79.2 35 2.3 1.4- 3.8 59 5.6 3.8- 8.0 61 6.7 4.8- 9.3 102 9.7 7.4-12.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 816 591 74.4 69.7-78.6 18 1.7 0.9- 3.3 45 5.8 3.7- 9.0 68 7.8 5.7-10.7 94 10.2 7.6-13.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,843 1,495 82.6 79.8-85.0 94 5.1 3.7- 7.0 88 4.8 3.6- 6.5 86 3.7 2.7- 5.0 80 3.8 2.7- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,581 1,303 84.2 81.4-86.6 98 6.5 4.8- 8.6 85 4.0 2.9- 5.4 44 2.1 1.4- 3.2 51 3.3 2.2- 4.8
College Graduate 1,885 1,589 83.5 80.5-86.1 138 8.6 6.6-11.2 88 4.2 3.1- 5.6 35 2.1 1.3- 3.4 35 1.5 1.0- 2.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 579 377 66.8 60.5-72.6 25 4.1 2.3- 7.4 45 6.9 4.1-11.4 58 9.2 6.4-13.1 74 12.9 9.0-18.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,004 779 80.4 76.6-83.7 48 4.4 2.9- 6.5 59 4.2 2.8- 6.2 60 5.6 3.9- 8.0 58 5.4 3.7- 7.9
$25,000- 34,999 882 737 84.9 81.1-88.0 50 4.8 3.1- 7.2 41 4.5 2.9- 6.8 27 2.9 1.6- 5.3 27 3.0 1.8- 5.1
$35,000- 49,999 967 815 84.2 80.6-87.3 71 7.2 5.2- 9.9 41 5.0 3.3- 7.6 30 2.3 1.4- 3.9 10 1.2 0.5- 2.9
$50,000+ 1,586 1,364 86.0 82.8-88.7 110 8.5 6.2-11.6 68 3.0 2.2- 4.1 29 1.7 1.0- 2.8 15 0.8 0.4- 1.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 421 327 78.1 73.2-82.4 20 4.7 2.9- 7.5 36 8.7 5.8-12.9 20 4.4 2.7- 7.1 18 4.1 2.5- 6.7
Cumberland 427 351 84.1 78.7-88.3 24 6.2 3.4-11.1 14 3.5 2.0- 6.2 16 2.9 1.7- 4.9 22 3.2 2.0- 5.3
Durham 393 321 85.2 81.1-88.6 30 7.2 4.9-10.6 19 3.0 1.8- 5.0 11 2.6 1.4- 5.0 12 1.9 1.0- 3.5
Forsyth 455 374 83.7 79.5-87.1 25 5.1 3.3- 7.6 22 4.4 2.8- 7.0 22 5.1 3.1- 8.2 12 1.7 0.9- 3.1
Gaston 461 363 80.1 75.7-83.9 28 6.1 4.0- 9.3 24 5.3 3.3- 8.4 19 3.5 2.0- 5.8 27 5.0 3.3- 7.5
Guilford 415 346 84.9 80.8-88.3 22 4.2 2.6- 6.6 20 5.0 3.1- 8.1 8 1.5 0.7- 3.2 19 4.4 2.7- 7.0
Mecklenburg 427 356 83.9 79.5-87.4 32 6.9 4.7-10.0 21 5.4 3.3- 8.7 8 1.8 0.8- 3.6 10 2.1 1.0- 4.2
New Hanover 402 323 81.4 76.7-85.4 25 5.5 3.6- 8.4 22 4.1 2.6- 6.4 16 4.6 2.7- 7.5 16 4.4 2.6- 7.4
Onslow 434 356 80.8 73.3-86.6 23 8.3 3.8-17.3 18 3.2 1.9- 5.5 20 3.9 2.3- 6.8 17 3.7 2.0- 6.6
Wake 427 356 83.4 78.8-87.2 26 5.5 3.6- 8.3 22 6.4 3.9-10.3 12 2.6 1.4- 4.8 11 2.0 1.0- 4.1
Western NC 614 499 83.3 80.0-86.2 24 3.7 2.4- 5.6 30 4.5 3.1- 6.6 25 3.2 2.1- 4.9 36 5.3 3.7- 7.4
Piedmont NC 664 533 80.5 76.6-83.9 41 6.5 4.5- 9.2 27 4.0 2.6- 6.0 30 4.4 3.0- 6.5 33 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Eastern NC 616 498 81.0 76.8-84.6 29 6.1 3.9- 9.4 31 4.4 2.8- 6.8 27 3.6 2.4- 5.5 31 4.9 3.2- 7.5

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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