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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Because of any impairment or health problem, do you have any trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,558 2,077 13.3 12.6-14.0 12,481 86.7 86.0-87.4
GENDER
Male 5,336 665 12.1 11.0-13.2 4,671 87.9 86.8-89.0
Female 9,222 1,412 14.4 13.5-15.3 7,810 85.6 84.7-86.5
RACE
White 10,921 1,454 12.5 11.8-13.3 9,467 87.5 86.7-88.2
African American 2,583 440 15.0 13.5-16.7 2,143 85.0 83.3-86.5
Asian 86 8 6.0 2.8-12.6 78 94.0 87.4-97.2
Native American 285 79 21.9 16.8-28.0 206 78.1 72.0-83.2
Other Minorities 603 86 16.2 12.1-21.2 517 83.8 78.8-87.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 644 96 15.8 12.0-20.6 548 84.2 79.4-88.0
-English Speaking 264 38 12.1 8.2-17.3 226 87.9 82.7-91.8
-Spanish Speaking 380 58 17.5 12.4-24.1 322 82.5 75.9-87.6
Non-Hispanic 13,898 1,978 13.1 12.4-13.8 11,920 86.9 86.2-87.6
AGE
18-24 813 93 12.4 9.7-15.8 720 87.6 84.2-90.3
25-34 2,330 204 8.5 7.1-10.2 2,126 91.5 89.8-92.9
35-44 2,736 299 10.3 9.0-11.8 2,437 89.7 88.2-91.0
45-54 2,711 429 15.4 13.8-17.3 2,282 84.6 82.7-86.2
55-64 2,493 415 15.8 14.1-17.7 2,078 84.2 82.3-85.9
65-74 1,935 324 15.0 13.2-17.0 1,611 85.0 83.0-86.8
75+ 1,471 308 20.1 17.7-22.8 1,163 79.9 77.2-82.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,378 673 25.9 23.7-28.2 1,705 74.1 71.8-76.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,244 645 14.4 13.1-15.8 3,599 85.6 84.2-86.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,668 438 11.5 10.2-12.8 3,230 88.5 87.2-89.8
College Graduate 4,242 314 6.6 5.8- 7.5 3,928 93.4 92.5-94.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,675 546 31.8 28.8-34.9 1,129 68.2 65.1-71.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,457 458 18.9 16.9-21.1 1,999 81.1 78.9-83.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,685 183 11.1 9.4-13.2 1,502 88.9 86.8-90.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,926 196 10.4 8.9-12.2 1,730 89.6 87.8-91.1
$50,000-74,999 1,761 110 6.0 4.8- 7.4 1,651 94.0 92.6-95.2
$75,000+ 1,984 87 3.9 3.0- 5.0 1,897 96.1 95.0-97.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,709 2,077 44.8 43.0-46.6 2,632 55.2 53.4-57.0
No 9,793 0 0.0 . - . 9,793 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,869 247 12.5 10.7-14.5 1,622 87.5 85.5-89.3
Non-Veteran 12,524 1,821 13.5 12.8-14.3 10,703 86.5 85.7-87.2
Currently Serving 163 9 4.9 2.4-10.0 154 95.1 90.0-97.6

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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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