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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

A disability can be physical, mental, emotional, or communication related. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,511 840 5.5 5.1- 6.0 989 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,114 6.9 6.5- 7.5 11,568 81.5 80.7-82.3
GENDER
Male 5,327 332 5.9 5.2- 6.7 343 6.0 5.3- 6.8 415 6.9 6.1- 7.7 4,237 81.2 80.0-82.4
Female 9,184 508 5.2 4.7- 5.8 646 6.0 5.5- 6.7 699 7.0 6.4- 7.6 7,331 81.8 80.8-82.7
RACE
White 10,887 589 5.2 4.7- 5.7 733 6.1 5.6- 6.7 797 6.9 6.4- 7.5 8,768 81.8 80.8-82.6
African American 2,575 208 7.8 6.6- 9.3 203 7.2 6.1- 8.4 260 8.8 7.7-10.1 1,904 76.2 74.2-78.1
Asian 86 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9 3 2.6 0.7- 8.4 80 95.8 90.1-98.3
Native American 283 20 6.3 3.7-10.6 29 9.9 6.3-15.1 39 10.7 7.3-15.5 195 73.1 66.3-79.0
Other Minorities 598 17 3.6 1.9- 6.6 18 1.6 1.0- 2.7 11 2.0 0.9- 4.5 552 92.8 89.4-95.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 643 19 3.7 2.0- 6.6 22 2.5 1.4- 4.3 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9 586 92.3 89.1-94.6
-English Speaking 265 12 4.5 2.2- 8.9 17 6.3 3.2-12.0 13 3.6 1.8- 6.8 223 85.6 79.3-90.2
-Spanish Speaking 378 7 3.3 1.4- 7.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 363 95.2 91.1-97.5
Non-Hispanic 13,851 820 5.7 5.2- 6.2 966 6.3 5.8- 6.8 1,097 7.3 6.8- 7.9 10,968 80.7 79.9-81.5
AGE
18-24 809 29 4.5 2.8- 7.3 23 3.3 2.0- 5.5 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6 752 91.9 88.7-94.3
25-34 2,330 75 3.1 2.4- 4.1 57 2.3 1.7- 3.2 45 1.8 1.2- 2.7 2,153 92.8 91.3-94.0
35-44 2,729 113 4.3 3.4- 5.4 132 4.5 3.6- 5.5 111 3.9 3.1- 4.8 2,373 87.4 85.8-88.8
45-54 2,710 161 5.9 4.9- 7.1 193 6.9 5.8- 8.2 263 9.0 7.8-10.4 2,093 78.2 76.2-80.0
55-64 2,484 146 6.0 4.9- 7.3 242 8.5 7.3- 9.9 334 13.6 11.9-15.4 1,762 71.9 69.7-74.1
65-74 1,924 172 8.2 6.8- 9.7 177 7.7 6.4- 9.2 187 9.5 8.0-11.3 1,388 74.6 72.2-76.9
75+ 1,455 141 10.0 8.1-12.1 163 12.1 10.0-14.6 166 10.7 8.9-12.8 985 67.2 64.1-70.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,357 228 8.6 7.2-10.1 247 8.6 7.4-10.1 405 15.6 13.8-17.5 1,477 67.3 64.8-69.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,236 278 6.6 5.7- 7.6 304 6.4 5.6- 7.3 342 7.3 6.4- 8.3 3,312 79.7 78.2-81.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,653 176 4.8 4.0- 5.8 260 6.6 5.6- 7.8 226 5.7 4.9- 6.7 2,991 82.8 81.2-84.3
College Graduate 4,238 154 3.4 2.8- 4.1 176 3.7 3.1- 4.4 139 2.8 2.3- 3.5 3,769 90.0 88.9-91.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,661 179 10.6 8.8-12.6 234 13.2 11.2-15.5 422 24.6 22.0-27.4 826 51.6 48.3-55.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,441 172 6.8 5.6- 8.2 232 8.5 7.2-10.0 225 9.3 7.9-11.0 1,812 75.4 73.1-77.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,685 75 4.8 3.7- 6.3 111 6.6 5.3- 8.3 88 5.4 4.2- 7.0 1,411 83.1 80.7-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,926 82 4.7 3.6- 6.1 100 5.3 4.2- 6.8 78 3.9 3.0- 5.0 1,666 86.1 84.1-87.9
$50,000-74,999 1,761 61 3.3 2.4- 4.4 64 3.2 2.4- 4.2 36 2.0 1.4- 2.8 1,600 91.6 90.0-93.0
$75,000+ 1,985 58 3.2 2.4- 4.2 51 2.6 1.9- 3.6 30 1.4 1.0- 2.2 1,846 92.7 91.3-94.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,661 840 18.8 17.4-20.3 989 20.5 19.0-22.0 1,114 23.6 22.1-25.1 1,718 37.2 35.4-39.0
No 9,795 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 9,795 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,869 151 7.5 6.2- 9.0 171 8.4 7.0-10.0 168 8.2 6.8- 9.8 1,379 75.9 73.5-78.2
Non-Veteran 12,479 683 5.2 4.8- 5.7 812 5.6 5.2- 6.2 944 6.8 6.3- 7.3 10,040 82.3 81.5-83.2
Currently Serving 162 6 3.3 1.3- 8.1 6 2.6 1.1- 6.1 2 1.6 0.4- 6.2 148 92.5 87.0-95.8

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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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