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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury, for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical 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 14,735 9,890 68.4 67.5-69.4 1,281 9.0 8.5- 9.6 1,293 8.7 8.1- 9.3 953 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,318 7.9 7.4- 8.4
GENDER
Male 5,463 3,951 72.9 71.4-74.3 445 8.4 7.6- 9.3 388 7.1 6.3- 8.0 242 4.5 3.8- 5.3 437 7.1 6.3- 8.0
Female 9,272 5,939 64.2 63.0-65.4 836 9.6 8.9-10.4 905 10.1 9.4-11.0 711 7.4 6.8- 8.1 881 8.6 7.9- 9.3
RACE
White 11,040 7,412 68.1 67.0-69.2 998 9.5 8.8-10.2 940 8.4 7.8- 9.1 695 5.9 5.3- 6.4 995 8.2 7.6- 8.8
African American 2,617 1,712 67.4 65.2-69.6 218 8.8 7.5-10.3 236 8.8 7.6-10.3 196 6.7 5.7- 8.0 255 8.2 7.1- 9.4
Asian 87 67 75.2 61.5-85.2 5 8.0 2.8-20.8 11 9.5 4.8-18.0 2 2.2 0.5- 9.4 2 5.1 1.0-22.3
Native American 290 173 62.8 55.3-69.8 19 7.6 4.1-13.5 36 12.2 8.3-17.5 28 7.9 5.1-12.0 34 9.5 6.1-14.4
Other Minorities 613 464 75.0 69.8-79.6 33 4.5 2.9- 6.9 61 10.2 7.4-14.0 28 6.2 3.6-10.6 27 4.0 2.3- 7.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 660 502 76.1 71.1-80.5 38 4.9 3.2- 7.4 54 9.1 6.4-12.8 30 5.9 3.5- 9.7 36 4.0 2.4- 6.8
-English Speaking 275 203 76.6 69.8-82.3 23 7.9 4.8-12.7 18 6.8 3.5-12.5 12 4.5 2.4- 8.4 19 4.2 2.4- 7.3
-Spanish Speaking 385 299 75.9 69.2-81.5 15 3.5 1.8- 6.8 36 10.1 6.7-15.1 18 6.5 3.4-12.2 17 4.0 1.9- 8.2
Non-Hispanic 14,056 9,374 67.9 66.9-68.8 1,243 9.3 8.7-10.0 1,235 8.6 8.0- 9.2 923 6.0 5.6- 6.5 1,281 8.1 7.6- 8.7
AGE
18-24 839 592 72.2 68.1-75.9 103 10.5 8.3-13.2 84 9.1 6.9-11.8 41 6.3 4.1- 9.4 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3
25-34 2,377 1,686 71.0 68.6-73.3 276 12.3 10.7-14.1 242 9.6 8.2-11.2 106 4.5 3.5- 5.8 67 2.6 1.9- 3.5
35-44 2,810 1,927 69.4 67.2-71.5 326 11.1 9.8-12.5 281 10.6 9.2-12.1 147 4.5 3.7- 5.5 129 4.5 3.6- 5.6
45-54 2,760 1,796 66.2 63.9-68.4 269 10.0 8.6-11.5 242 8.6 7.4- 9.9 198 6.5 5.5- 7.7 255 8.7 7.5-10.2
55-64 2,508 1,653 67.3 64.9-69.6 163 6.6 5.5- 7.9 180 6.7 5.6- 8.1 217 8.2 7.0- 9.7 295 11.2 9.7-12.8
65-74 1,916 1,266 68.1 65.5-70.6 91 5.1 4.0- 6.4 140 6.8 5.5- 8.3 143 6.7 5.5- 8.2 276 13.2 11.5-15.2
75+ 1,450 914 63.2 60.0-66.2 45 2.8 1.9- 3.9 119 8.5 6.8-10.7 99 6.7 5.3- 8.5 273 18.8 16.4-21.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,377 1,416 62.0 59.4-64.6 94 4.2 3.3- 5.3 191 8.1 6.7- 9.7 211 9.4 7.7-11.3 465 16.4 14.7-18.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,326 2,912 68.8 67.0-70.5 318 7.9 6.9- 9.0 367 8.6 7.5- 9.7 319 6.6 5.8- 7.6 410 8.1 7.2- 9.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,716 2,499 67.6 65.7-69.5 376 10.8 9.6-12.2 338 9.2 8.1-10.5 228 5.5 4.7- 6.4 275 6.9 5.9- 8.0
College Graduate 4,291 3,048 72.3 70.6-73.9 492 11.3 10.2-12.5 392 8.5 7.6- 9.6 195 4.2 3.5- 4.9 164 3.7 3.1- 4.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,667 836 51.5 48.2-54.9 83 5.5 4.1- 7.3 130 7.4 5.9- 9.1 221 13.7 11.4-16.4 397 21.9 19.3-24.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,476 1,564 64.3 61.8-66.7 184 6.9 5.8- 8.2 230 9.3 7.8-11.1 206 8.2 6.8- 9.7 292 11.3 9.8-13.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,711 1,161 68.3 65.5-70.9 169 9.8 8.3-11.7 167 9.4 7.8-11.1 102 6.4 5.0- 8.2 112 6.1 4.9- 7.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,953 1,400 71.1 68.5-73.5 187 10.6 8.9-12.5 168 8.6 7.1-10.3 98 4.6 3.7- 5.8 100 5.2 4.1- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 1,786 1,284 71.7 69.1-74.2 215 12.1 10.3-14.1 162 9.6 8.0-11.5 74 3.6 2.8- 4.8 51 3.0 2.1- 4.3
$75,000+ 2,009 1,540 77.1 74.9-79.3 205 9.5 8.1-11.1 162 7.9 6.6- 9.4 62 3.3 2.5- 4.4 40 2.2 1.5- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,621 2,049 45.1 43.3-47.0 303 7.0 6.2- 8.1 501 11.5 10.3-12.8 648 13.5 12.3-14.8 1,120 22.8 21.3-24.4
No 9,684 7,526 77.8 76.8-78.9 945 9.9 9.2-10.7 754 7.5 6.9- 8.2 284 2.9 2.5- 3.4 175 1.8 1.5- 2.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,905 1,326 69.8 67.2-72.3 138 7.4 6.1- 8.9 139 7.3 5.9- 8.9 111 5.7 4.5- 7.2 191 9.8 8.2-11.7
Non-Veteran 12,637 8,424 68.1 67.1-69.1 1,121 9.3 8.7-10.0 1,135 8.9 8.3- 9.5 836 6.1 5.6- 6.7 1,121 7.6 7.0- 8.1
Currently Serving 169 120 72.2 63.6-79.4 21 10.7 6.6-17.0 18 10.6 6.2-17.6 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5 5 4.4 1.6-11.4

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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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