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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-WHITE FEMALES

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,345 367 7.3 6.3- 8.5 3,978 92.7 91.5-93.7
AGE
18-24 230 3 0.9 0.2- 3.3 227 99.1 96.7-99.8
25-34 590 8 2.0 0.8- 4.7 582 98.0 95.3-99.2
35-44 765 29 3.5 2.2- 5.6 736 96.5 94.4-97.8
45-54 840 63 7.7 5.4-11.0 777 92.3 89.0-94.6
55-64 726 49 6.9 4.7-10.2 677 93.1 89.8-95.3
65-74 633 61 7.7 5.3-11.1 572 92.3 88.9-94.7
75+ 531 152 27.4 22.1-33.5 379 72.6 66.5-77.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 577 112 19.6 15.1-25.0 465 80.4 75.0-84.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,287 113 7.5 5.7- 9.8 1,174 92.5 90.2-94.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,160 74 5.6 4.1- 7.6 1,086 94.4 92.4-95.9
College Graduate 1,312 68 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1,244 96.7 95.3-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 458 83 16.9 12.6-22.4 375 83.1 77.6-87.4
$15,000- 24,999 737 68 7.5 5.3-10.6 669 92.5 89.4-94.7
$25,000- 34,999 478 23 4.0 2.1- 7.4 455 96.0 92.6-97.9
$35,000- 49,999 575 24 3.8 2.2- 6.7 551 96.2 93.3-97.8
$50,000-74,999 488 15 3.4 1.6- 7.0 473 96.6 93.0-98.4
$75,000+ 581 9 0.7 0.3- 1.8 572 99.3 98.2-99.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 243 22 8.2 5.2-12.6 221 91.8 87.4-94.8
Guilford 201 13 5.7 3.2- 9.9 188 94.3 90.1-96.8
Mecklenburg 183 7 3.8 1.6- 8.8 176 96.2 91.2-98.4
Orange 237 14 2.9 1.7- 5.1 223 97.1 94.9-98.3
Wake 197 9 3.6 1.7- 7.6 188 96.4 92.4-98.3
Chatham/Lee 173 20 10.1 6.2-16.1 153 89.9 83.9-93.8
Nash/Wilson 151 14 7.5 4.3-12.8 137 92.5 87.2-95.7
Craven/Pamlico 220 20 7.9 4.9-12.4 200 92.1 87.6-95.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 27 10.8 7.0-16.2 231 89.2 83.8-93.0
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 24 7.1 4.6-10.9 250 92.9 89.1-95.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 19 7.0 4.3-11.2 166 93.0 88.8-95.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 22 8.2 5.1-12.9 207 91.8 87.1-94.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 8 8.3 4.1-16.2 110 91.7 83.8-95.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 14 6.0 3.4-10.3 162 94.0 89.7-96.6
Northeast NC I 137 12 7.5 4.0-13.5 125 92.5 86.5-96.0
Northeast NC II 221 15 6.2 3.7-10.4 206 93.8 89.6-96.3
Northeastern Partnership 358 27 6.6 4.4- 9.8 331 93.4 90.2-95.6
Mountain AHEC 733 75 9.8 7.2-13.1 658 90.2 86.9-92.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,321 99 6.4 4.7- 8.6 1,222 93.6 91.4-95.3
Piedmont 1,833 145 7.0 5.6- 8.7 1,688 93.0 91.3-94.4
Western NC 1,191 123 9.7 7.6-12.3 1,068 90.3 87.7-92.4

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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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