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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,996 464 8.0 7.2- 8.9 4,532 92.0 91.1-92.8
GENDER
Male 1,792 160 7.7 6.5- 9.2 1,632 92.3 90.8-93.5
Female 3,204 304 8.2 7.2- 9.3 2,900 91.8 90.7-92.8
RACE
White 3,296 281 7.9 6.9- 9.0 3,015 92.1 91.0-93.1
African American 1,259 154 9.7 8.1-11.6 1,105 90.3 88.4-91.9
Other Minorities 14 1 7.2 1.0-38.0 13 92.8 62.0-99.0
AGE
18-24 332 5 0.9 0.3- 2.4 327 99.1 97.6-99.7
25-34 811 17 2.0 1.2- 3.5 794 98.0 96.5-98.8
35-44 879 40 5.1 3.6- 7.1 839 94.9 92.9-96.4
45-54 922 83 7.8 6.0-10.0 839 92.2 90.0-94.0
55-64 867 112 12.3 10.0-15.1 755 87.7 84.9-90.0
65-74 679 97 13.0 10.4-16.2 582 87.0 83.8-89.6
75+ 487 110 21.0 17.2-25.4 377 79.0 74.6-82.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 856 162 13.2 11.0-15.8 694 86.8 84.2-89.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,604 147 8.1 6.7- 9.7 1,457 91.9 90.3-93.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,312 92 6.8 5.3- 8.6 1,220 93.2 91.4-94.7
College Graduate 1,216 63 5.1 3.8- 6.8 1,153 94.9 93.2-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 666 148 18.8 15.6-22.5 518 81.2 77.5-84.4
$15,000- 24,999 935 89 9.0 7.0-11.4 846 91.0 88.6-93.0
$25,000- 34,999 589 42 7.2 5.1-10.0 547 92.8 90.0-94.9
$35,000- 49,999 661 25 2.8 1.8- 4.2 636 97.2 95.8-98.2
$50,000-74,999 535 20 3.1 1.8- 5.2 515 96.9 94.8-98.2
$75,000+ 550 22 4.8 3.0- 7.6 528 95.2 92.4-97.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,752 464 24.3 22.0-26.7 1,288 75.7 73.3-78.0
No 3,126 0 0.0 . - . 3,126 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 713 77 9.4 7.2-12.1 636 90.6 87.9-92.8
Non-Veteran 4,150 382 7.8 6.9- 8.7 3,768 92.2 91.3-93.1
Currently Serving 133 5 5.8 2.3-13.9 128 94.2 86.1-97.7

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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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