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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Disability

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%)
North Carolina 14,919 1,268 7.1 6.7- 7.6 13,651 92.9 92.4-93.3
-Buncombe County 366 32 7.8 5.3-11.3 334 92.2 88.7-94.7
GENDER
Male 141 7 4.6 2.1- 9.9 134 95.4 90.1-97.9
Female 225 25 10.8 7.0-16.4 200 89.2 83.6-93.0
RACE
White 324 29 7.5 5.0-11.1 295 92.5 88.9-95.0
Other 40 3 9.9 3.0-28.2 37 90.1 71.8-97.0
AGE
18-44 134 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 132 99.4 97.6-99.9
45+ 232 30 12.7 8.6-18.4 202 87.3 81.6-91.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 132 18 12.0 7.2-19.4 114 88.0 80.6-92.8
Some College + 234 14 5.3 2.9- 9.3 220 94.7 90.7-97.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 209 19 8.3 5.0-13.4 190 91.7 86.6-95.0
$50,000+ 89 4 5.6 1.9-15.0 85 94.4 85.0-98.1

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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 (MAHEC): 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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