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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-WHITE FEMALES

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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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 4,257 3,012 70.1 67.9-72.1 302 7.5 6.4- 8.8 346 8.0 6.9- 9.4 289 6.7 5.7- 7.9 308 7.7 6.5- 9.0
AGE
18-24 228 148 67.0 57.5-75.3 23 6.2 3.4-10.9 29 14.9 9.3-23.1 17 6.0 3.2-11.1 11 5.9 2.3-14.3
25-34 582 355 62.9 57.1-68.3 57 10.3 7.3-14.4 66 9.2 6.5-12.8 60 9.9 6.9-14.1 44 7.7 5.1-11.5
35-44 757 480 64.7 59.7-69.3 63 8.2 5.9-11.4 89 11.4 8.6-14.8 74 8.7 6.4-11.9 51 7.0 4.8-10.1
45-54 822 546 67.3 62.5-71.8 79 10.8 8.1-14.3 68 5.8 4.1- 8.3 52 6.1 4.1- 9.0 77 10.0 7.4-13.3
55-64 706 509 71.4 66.1-76.2 43 5.8 3.8- 8.8 47 6.0 3.9- 9.1 44 6.6 4.4- 9.9 63 10.2 7.0-14.5
65-74 619 514 79.7 74.5-84.0 19 3.9 2.1- 7.3 28 5.7 3.5- 9.0 25 3.8 2.2- 6.4 33 7.0 4.4-10.9
75+ 512 438 86.5 81.9-90.1 17 3.6 1.8- 7.0 16 2.9 1.4- 5.8 14 2.3 1.2- 4.4 27 4.7 2.8- 7.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 556 395 71.9 66.0-77.1 24 5.0 2.9- 8.6 27 3.2 1.9- 5.5 42 6.8 4.4-10.5 68 13.0 9.2-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,253 896 68.9 64.8-72.7 65 6.1 4.3- 8.5 99 8.4 6.2-11.4 90 7.7 5.8-10.2 103 8.9 6.8-11.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,142 801 69.0 64.6-73.0 86 7.6 5.7-10.2 96 9.1 6.8-12.0 81 6.6 4.8- 9.1 78 7.7 5.3-10.9
College Graduate 1,297 912 71.1 67.5-74.5 127 10.0 7.9-12.4 123 8.9 7.0-11.2 76 5.8 4.2- 7.8 59 4.3 3.0- 6.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 271 62.7 55.7-69.1 13 1.7 0.8- 3.5 39 6.5 4.0-10.4 52 11.9 8.1-17.2 65 17.2 12.7-22.9
$15,000- 24,999 721 508 68.4 62.9-73.5 37 5.7 3.5- 9.1 70 9.1 6.4-12.8 44 7.3 4.9-10.8 62 9.5 6.4-13.7
$25,000- 34,999 469 315 68.1 61.2-74.3 48 10.4 7.0-15.3 38 8.8 5.2-14.6 31 5.1 2.9- 8.8 37 7.5 4.9-11.5
$35,000- 49,999 566 414 73.7 68.1-78.7 41 5.5 3.6- 8.4 47 9.0 6.1-13.0 34 5.9 3.7- 9.3 30 5.9 3.5- 9.8
$50,000-74,999 479 355 72.2 66.1-77.5 37 7.6 4.9-11.5 31 7.0 4.4-11.0 35 7.8 5.0-12.1 21 5.4 3.1- 9.4
$75,000+ 575 420 70.2 64.8-75.2 65 13.5 10.0-18.0 51 9.0 6.2-12.7 26 4.5 2.7- 7.5 13 2.8 1.4- 5.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 242 170 68.1 60.8-74.7 22 8.9 5.7-13.8 24 11.2 6.7-18.1 14 5.6 3.2- 9.5 12 6.1 3.3-11.1
Guilford 201 144 66.3 57.8-73.9 15 9.7 5.3-16.9 15 8.9 5.0-15.6 12 7.4 3.7-14.1 15 7.7 4.4-13.2
Mecklenburg 180 125 67.6 59.4-74.8 15 8.2 4.8-13.8 17 10.7 6.5-17.3 13 8.1 4.4-14.4 10 5.3 2.7-10.4
Orange 235 174 73.7 62.1-82.7 23 9.6 6.0-15.1 21 6.5 3.9-10.8 9 3.0 1.4- 6.5 8 7.1 1.6-26.1
Wake 196 143 69.0 61.0-76.0 17 9.4 5.7-14.9 18 12.2 7.5-19.2 12 6.9 3.7-12.5 6 2.6 1.1- 5.8
Chatham/Lee 170 128 73.0 64.3-80.2 8 5.6 2.7-11.2 14 8.8 4.5-16.5 13 8.1 4.6-13.7 7 4.6 1.9-10.9
Nash/Wilson 146 109 73.2 64.2-80.6 9 6.6 3.4-12.5 8 5.2 2.5-10.5 11 9.4 4.8-17.6 9 5.7 2.8-11.4
Craven/Pamlico 214 147 65.5 57.9-72.4 16 8.0 4.7-13.4 21 11.6 7.2-18.2 18 8.9 5.5-14.1 12 5.9 3.2-10.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 250 163 65.7 58.6-72.1 17 7.3 4.3-12.2 23 9.3 5.9-14.3 27 9.7 6.4-14.3 20 8.1 5.1-12.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 265 171 67.0 59.2-74.0 17 5.7 3.4- 9.6 32 11.5 7.8-16.8 16 6.9 3.8-12.2 29 8.8 5.8-13.0
Franklin/Gran./Vance 177 125 67.9 57.5-76.8 15 12.2 6.1-22.9 13 8.6 3.9-17.8 11 4.7 2.5- 8.8 13 6.7 3.7-11.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 226 165 75.0 68.2-80.7 12 4.6 2.5- 8.1 20 8.8 5.4-14.0 17 7.8 4.7-12.7 12 3.9 2.1- 7.0
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 115 87 76.6 67.2-84.0 4 4.1 1.5-10.9 11 8.0 4.0-15.3 5 5.1 2.1-11.9 8 6.2 3.0-12.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 173 123 69.7 61.0-77.2 11 9.5 4.7-18.2 11 5.3 2.8- 9.7 16 8.2 4.9-13.3 12 7.3 3.8-13.5
Northeast NC I 136 98 73.4 64.5-80.7 8 7.4 3.5-14.9 10 7.4 3.9-13.7 8 3.7 1.7- 7.7 12 8.1 4.3-14.6
Northeast NC II 213 155 69.7 62.0-76.4 10 5.0 2.5- 9.7 11 6.3 3.3-11.9 15 8.2 4.8-13.8 22 10.7 6.7-16.6
Northeastern Partnership 349 253 70.8 64.8-76.1 18 5.7 3.4- 9.3 21 6.6 4.0-10.7 23 7.0 4.3-11.0 34 10.0 6.8-14.4
Mountain AHEC 725 519 70.1 65.2-74.5 47 5.7 4.0- 8.0 61 8.0 5.6-11.4 48 7.4 4.9-10.8 50 8.9 6.3-12.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,288 931 71.7 67.6-75.4 81 7.6 5.5-10.4 91 6.4 4.6- 8.9 90 6.9 5.1- 9.3 95 7.4 5.5- 9.9
Piedmont 1,802 1,276 69.2 66.1-72.2 146 8.2 6.7-10.0 150 8.9 7.2-10.9 112 6.2 4.8- 7.9 118 7.6 5.9- 9.6
Western NC 1,167 805 70.1 66.3-73.7 75 5.4 4.1- 7.2 105 8.0 6.1-10.3 87 7.9 6.0-10.5 95 8.6 6.6-11.1

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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

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