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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,755 10,857 74.7 73.8-75.5 918 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,043 7.1 6.6- 7.7 920 6.1 5.6- 6.6 1,017 6.1 5.7- 6.6
GENDER
Male 5,461 4,362 79.9 78.5-81.2 280 5.1 4.4- 5.8 287 5.8 5.0- 6.6 257 4.7 4.0- 5.5 275 4.6 4.0- 5.2
Female 9,294 6,495 69.8 68.6-70.9 638 6.9 6.3- 7.5 756 8.4 7.7- 9.1 663 7.4 6.7- 8.1 742 7.6 6.9- 8.3
RACE
White 11,032 8,099 74.2 73.2-75.2 703 6.3 5.8- 6.9 787 7.2 6.7- 7.9 669 5.8 5.3- 6.4 774 6.3 5.8- 6.9
African American 2,641 1,932 74.0 71.9-76.0 152 5.6 4.6- 6.8 192 7.0 5.9- 8.3 189 6.9 5.8- 8.1 176 6.5 5.5- 7.8
Asian 85 65 76.9 63.0-86.7 7 5.4 2.2-12.7 6 8.3 2.9-21.5 3 3.5 1.1-10.6 4 5.9 1.4-21.8
Native American 291 180 61.7 54.0-68.9 23 8.3 5.0-13.5 19 6.2 3.7-10.2 27 12.2 7.5-19.4 42 11.6 8.0-16.3
Other Minorities 618 512 83.4 78.6-87.3 27 3.1 1.9- 5.0 33 6.1 3.7- 9.7 28 5.9 3.4-10.0 18 1.6 0.9- 2.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 664 536 83.9 79.5-87.5 36 4.1 2.7- 6.2 36 4.8 2.9- 7.8 32 5.3 3.0- 9.2 24 1.8 1.1- 3.0
-English Speaking 277 191 75.1 68.7-80.6 27 8.5 5.5-12.8 21 6.0 3.3-10.7 21 6.3 3.8-10.2 17 4.1 2.3- 7.3
-Spanish Speaking 387 345 87.9 81.8-92.2 9 2.1 0.9- 4.8 15 4.3 2.1- 8.6 11 4.9 2.1-11.0 7 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Non-Hispanic 14,071 10,306 74.0 73.1-74.9 881 6.1 5.7- 6.7 1,004 7.3 6.7- 7.8 887 6.2 5.7- 6.7 993 6.4 6.0- 6.9
AGE
18-24 824 536 66.6 62.3-70.6 72 8.0 6.0-10.4 98 11.0 8.6-13.9 77 10.1 7.5-13.5 41 4.4 3.0- 6.4
25-34 2,373 1,629 70.0 67.7-72.3 201 8.2 6.9- 9.6 239 10.5 8.9-12.2 179 6.9 5.8- 8.2 125 4.4 3.6- 5.5
35-44 2,791 1,946 71.7 69.6-73.7 225 7.6 6.5- 8.9 245 8.5 7.2- 9.9 197 6.4 5.4- 7.5 178 5.9 4.9- 7.1
45-54 2,762 1,922 71.9 69.7-73.9 195 6.5 5.4- 7.8 204 6.9 5.9- 8.1 192 7.1 5.9- 8.5 249 7.6 6.5- 8.8
55-64 2,509 1,874 77.7 75.7-79.6 127 4.6 3.8- 5.7 150 5.1 4.2- 6.2 152 5.1 4.2- 6.2 206 7.5 6.3- 8.9
65-74 1,946 1,631 85.1 83.1-86.9 51 2.2 1.6- 3.0 60 3.4 2.5- 4.6 76 3.5 2.6- 4.6 128 5.9 4.7- 7.3
75+ 1,476 1,259 85.9 83.5-87.9 40 2.1 1.5- 3.0 46 2.6 1.8- 3.7 44 3.2 2.2- 4.6 87 6.2 4.8- 8.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,382 1,746 74.8 72.4-77.0 93 3.8 2.9- 4.9 131 5.9 4.7- 7.4 168 6.8 5.5- 8.3 244 8.8 7.6-10.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,339 3,241 75.3 73.7-76.9 224 4.9 4.2- 5.7 301 6.9 6.0- 7.9 251 5.9 5.0- 6.9 322 6.9 6.0- 8.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,711 2,666 72.7 70.8-74.5 251 6.8 5.8- 7.9 253 6.8 5.9- 7.9 262 7.2 6.1- 8.3 279 6.6 5.7- 7.6
College Graduate 4,299 3,188 75.6 74.0-77.2 346 7.7 6.7- 8.7 357 8.2 7.3- 9.3 238 5.0 4.3- 5.9 170 3.4 2.8- 4.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,676 1,059 64.7 61.4-67.8 73 3.7 2.7- 5.1 108 6.2 4.9- 7.8 178 11.6 9.2-14.4 258 13.9 12.0-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 2,485 1,785 72.9 70.5-75.1 135 5.6 4.5- 6.9 195 7.7 6.3- 9.3 175 6.9 5.8- 8.3 195 7.0 5.8- 8.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,704 1,214 71.8 69.0-74.3 120 6.5 5.3- 8.1 135 7.8 6.4- 9.5 113 6.7 5.4- 8.4 122 7.2 5.8- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,962 1,439 74.3 71.9-76.6 136 6.0 4.9- 7.2 161 8.1 6.8- 9.7 129 6.8 5.6- 8.3 97 4.8 3.8- 6.2
$50,000-74,999 1,786 1,327 75.2 72.7-77.5 140 7.3 5.9- 8.9 141 8.0 6.6- 9.7 110 5.7 4.5- 7.1 68 3.9 2.9- 5.2
$75,000+ 2,009 1,557 77.7 75.4-79.9 171 8.1 6.8- 9.6 140 7.7 6.3- 9.4 80 3.7 2.8- 4.8 61 2.8 2.0- 3.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,623 2,877 63.0 61.2-64.8 224 4.6 3.9- 5.4 339 7.7 6.8- 8.8 491 10.6 9.5-11.8 692 14.1 12.9-15.3
No 9,699 7,637 79.2 78.1-80.2 670 6.6 6.0- 7.3 680 7.0 6.4- 7.7 412 4.3 3.8- 4.9 300 2.9 2.5- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,915 1,556 81.8 79.5-83.8 73 3.8 2.9- 4.9 85 4.1 3.2- 5.4 83 4.5 3.3- 5.9 118 5.9 4.7- 7.3
Non-Veteran 12,648 9,150 73.3 72.3-74.3 835 6.4 5.9- 7.0 946 7.7 7.1- 8.3 827 6.4 5.9- 7.0 890 6.2 5.7- 6.7
Currently Serving 167 131 79.5 71.5-85.8 8 4.5 2.1- 9.4 11 6.6 3.3-12.9 9 5.1 2.3-11.0 8 4.3 1.9- 9.5

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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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