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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status-WHITE FEMALES

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 4,314 3,409 79.6 77.8-81.4 236 5.5 4.5- 6.6 247 6.0 5.0- 7.2 204 4.7 3.8- 5.7 218 4.2 3.5- 5.1
AGE
18-24 230 189 81.3 72.8-87.6 19 6.6 3.4-12.4 13 7.8 3.9-15.1 7 3.4 1.2- 9.7 2 0.8 0.2- 3.5
25-34 588 473 80.0 74.9-84.3 50 8.1 5.5-11.9 34 6.1 3.9- 9.4 20 3.8 2.0- 6.9 11 2.0 0.8- 5.0
35-44 762 586 80.4 76.3-83.9 61 7.1 5.0-10.0 55 5.9 4.0- 8.5 37 4.2 2.6- 6.7 23 2.4 1.4- 4.1
45-54 835 642 76.9 72.1-81.0 52 6.7 4.3-10.2 51 6.9 4.5-10.4 37 4.4 2.7- 7.0 53 5.2 3.5- 7.6
55-64 721 570 79.5 75.0-83.4 28 4.1 2.4- 6.8 36 4.8 3.0- 7.7 41 5.2 3.3- 8.0 46 6.3 4.3- 9.1
65-74 624 507 81.2 76.0-85.4 13 1.1 0.6- 2.0 38 6.7 3.9-11.2 28 5.7 3.6- 9.1 38 5.3 3.4- 8.2
75+ 523 416 78.9 73.1-83.7 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0 18 3.8 2.1- 7.1 32 6.5 4.0-10.3 44 8.8 5.5-13.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 565 418 74.6 68.8-79.5 10 1.5 0.6- 3.9 31 4.5 2.8- 7.2 40 8.7 5.6-13.2 66 10.7 7.5-15.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,278 1,017 78.2 74.4-81.7 48 5.2 3.3- 8.1 73 6.6 4.8- 9.2 67 5.4 3.8- 7.7 73 4.5 3.2- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,154 913 80.1 76.4-83.4 76 6.3 4.6- 8.6 68 7.1 4.9-10.1 55 3.7 2.5- 5.4 42 2.8 1.8- 4.4
College Graduate 1,308 1,054 82.7 79.7-85.4 101 6.5 4.9- 8.5 74 5.1 3.7- 7.1 42 3.2 2.1- 4.8 37 2.5 1.6- 3.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 448 305 68.4 61.6-74.5 10 1.5 0.7- 2.9 33 7.3 4.1-12.6 43 11.2 7.5-16.3 57 11.7 8.1-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 731 558 75.5 70.3-80.1 31 3.8 2.3- 6.0 50 8.6 5.6-13.0 49 7.1 4.7-10.6 43 5.0 3.2- 7.8
$25,000- 34,999 477 389 81.6 75.3-86.6 25 5.0 2.9- 8.6 26 4.0 2.1- 7.4 20 4.9 2.3-10.2 17 4.5 2.2- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 573 465 85.3 81.0-88.8 38 4.0 2.5- 6.3 38 6.2 4.0- 9.3 16 2.5 1.2- 5.2 16 2.0 0.9- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 487 385 77.1 71.0-82.2 47 10.7 7.4-15.3 27 6.8 3.9-11.8 16 3.7 1.9- 7.1 12 1.8 0.7- 4.3
$75,000+ 580 493 87.6 83.9-90.6 41 5.4 3.6- 7.9 25 4.9 3.0- 8.0 14 1.4 0.7- 2.8 7 0.7 0.3- 1.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 241 193 80.2 74.1-85.1 14 5.7 3.3- 9.7 15 6.2 3.6-10.4 11 4.6 2.4- 8.4 8 3.4 1.6- 7.2
Guilford 200 154 72.6 64.3-79.6 16 8.5 5.0-14.2 12 9.0 4.7-16.6 7 3.8 1.8- 7.9 11 6.1 2.9-12.2
Mecklenburg 183 149 82.2 75.3-87.6 12 6.9 3.7-12.6 8 4.2 2.0- 8.4 9 4.9 2.4- 9.8 5 1.8 0.6- 5.1
Orange 237 184 77.6 65.7-86.2 24 9.0 5.5-14.4 18 5.0 2.8- 8.8 5 6.8 1.5-26.5 6 1.6 0.7- 3.7
Wake 196 165 85.6 79.4-90.1 10 4.1 2.1- 7.9 9 5.2 2.4-10.8 7 3.0 1.4- 6.3 5 2.1 0.8- 5.1
Chatham/Lee 173 139 82.7 76.1-87.7 9 4.9 2.4- 9.5 9 4.9 2.4- 9.5 8 3.9 1.9- 7.8 8 3.7 1.8- 7.4
Nash/Wilson 149 112 71.9 62.7-79.6 3 2.3 0.7- 6.9 9 8.2 3.9-16.6 10 6.9 3.4-13.7 15 10.7 6.3-17.4
Craven/Pamlico 216 168 76.5 69.5-82.3 17 7.7 4.7-12.5 14 7.6 4.3-13.0 12 5.0 2.7- 9.3 5 3.2 1.2- 8.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 254 199 77.1 70.2-82.8 15 5.2 3.0- 8.8 11 6.9 3.4-13.6 14 4.4 2.5- 7.7 15 6.4 3.6-10.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 270 202 76.7 69.3-82.8 16 8.6 4.6-15.3 19 5.1 2.7- 9.3 13 4.0 2.2- 7.2 20 5.6 3.4- 9.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 183 145 79.4 70.1-86.4 6 3.9 1.6- 8.9 9 3.6 1.7- 7.4 9 6.5 2.2-17.9 14 6.6 3.8-11.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 227 177 80.3 74.0-85.4 12 5.2 2.9- 9.2 17 7.1 4.1-11.9 8 2.3 1.1- 4.7 13 5.1 2.8- 9.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 96 83.9 76.0-89.5 6 3.9 1.6- 9.1 8 5.2 2.5-10.7 5 4.3 1.7-10.5 4 2.8 1.0- 7.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 137 77.4 69.3-83.9 9 4.9 2.5- 9.5 7 5.8 2.4-13.4 12 6.0 3.2-10.9 11 5.9 2.9-11.6
Northeast NC I 137 113 84.6 77.1-89.9 4 2.7 1.0- 7.1 6 4.3 1.8- 9.7 5 3.6 1.3- 9.4 9 4.9 2.4-10.0
Northeast NC II 217 179 81.2 74.3-86.6 6 2.9 1.2- 6.6 9 4.4 2.1- 9.1 10 6.5 3.3-12.5 13 5.0 2.8- 8.8
Northeastern Partnership 354 292 82.1 76.9-86.4 10 2.8 1.5- 5.5 15 4.3 2.4- 7.7 15 5.7 3.2-10.1 22 5.0 3.1- 7.9
Mountain AHEC 730 565 74.4 69.6-78.6 45 7.1 4.8-10.4 46 6.2 4.1- 9.2 39 7.0 4.7-10.4 35 5.4 3.5- 8.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,310 1,043 78.9 75.1-82.3 58 4.2 2.8- 6.3 72 6.9 4.8- 9.7 67 5.3 3.6- 7.9 70 4.7 3.3- 6.6
Piedmont 1,821 1,456 81.3 78.7-83.7 109 5.8 4.4- 7.6 105 5.5 4.3- 7.2 71 3.9 2.9- 5.3 80 3.5 2.5- 4.8
Western NC 1,183 910 75.5 71.6-79.0 69 6.4 4.7- 8.7 70 6.2 4.1- 9.2 66 6.0 4.3- 8.2 68 5.9 4.3- 8.1

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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 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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