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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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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 14,885 12,107 82.5 81.7-83.2 635 4.3 3.9- 4.7 705 4.8 4.4- 5.2 637 3.9 3.5- 4.3 801 4.6 4.2- 5.0
GENDER
Male 5,501 4,679 85.6 84.5-86.7 179 3.5 2.9- 4.2 214 4.0 3.3- 4.7 172 2.9 2.4- 3.4 257 4.1 3.5- 4.7
Female 9,384 7,428 79.5 78.5-80.5 456 5.0 4.5- 5.6 491 5.6 5.0- 6.2 465 4.9 4.4- 5.4 544 5.1 4.6- 5.6
RACE
White 11,139 9,063 82.1 81.2-83.0 502 4.5 4.1- 5.1 528 4.9 4.4- 5.4 448 3.8 3.3- 4.2 598 4.8 4.3- 5.3
African American 2,656 2,129 81.8 79.9-83.5 98 3.6 2.8- 4.5 124 4.5 3.6- 5.5 149 5.3 4.4- 6.4 156 4.9 4.1- 5.9
Asian 86 74 86.8 76.1-93.1 4 4.0 1.3-11.8 4 4.6 1.4-14.7 2 2.0 0.4- 8.6 2 2.6 0.6-10.5
Native American 291 215 76.3 69.7-81.8 12 3.0 1.6- 5.7 16 5.9 3.2-10.5 21 6.4 3.9-10.4 27 8.4 5.2-13.3
Other Minorities 624 551 89.0 85.2-92.0 16 3.4 1.8- 6.3 30 4.8 2.8- 8.1 12 1.2 0.6- 2.4 15 1.5 0.8- 2.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 671 588 89.0 85.3-91.9 16 2.9 1.4- 5.7 31 4.9 2.9- 8.1 14 1.2 0.6- 2.2 22 2.0 1.2- 3.3
-English Speaking 280 238 87.1 81.3-91.3 10 3.8 1.5- 9.0 13 4.5 2.3- 8.6 7 1.6 0.7- 3.4 12 3.1 1.5- 6.3
-Spanish Speaking 391 350 89.9 84.8-93.4 6 2.5 0.9- 6.5 18 5.1 2.6- 9.7 7 1.0 0.4- 2.5 10 1.5 0.7- 3.1
Non-Hispanic 14,194 11,502 82.0 81.2-82.8 619 4.4 4.0- 4.8 673 4.8 4.3- 5.2 622 4.1 3.7- 4.5 778 4.8 4.4- 5.2
AGE
18-24 842 695 84.9 81.8-87.6 56 5.7 4.1- 7.9 51 4.8 3.5- 6.7 29 3.6 2.3- 5.6 11 0.9 0.5- 1.8
25-34 2,385 2,024 84.8 82.8-86.5 131 5.6 4.5- 7.0 128 5.8 4.7- 7.2 65 2.6 1.9- 3.5 37 1.2 0.8- 1.8
35-44 2,814 2,312 83.3 81.5-84.9 171 5.8 4.8- 7.0 149 5.0 4.1- 6.1 89 2.7 2.1- 3.4 93 3.3 2.6- 4.2
45-54 2,786 2,169 78.9 77.0-80.8 135 4.6 3.7- 5.6 144 5.6 4.5- 7.0 143 4.6 3.8- 5.6 195 6.2 5.2- 7.4
55-64 2,529 2,012 81.1 79.1-82.9 72 2.6 1.9- 3.5 113 4.2 3.3- 5.3 155 5.6 4.6- 6.8 177 6.5 5.3- 7.8
65-74 1,962 1,604 83.2 81.1-85.1 46 2.1 1.5- 2.9 75 3.7 2.8- 4.9 90 4.7 3.6- 6.1 147 6.3 5.2- 7.7
75+ 1,493 1,227 82.5 80.1-84.7 21 1.6 1.0- 2.6 43 2.6 1.8- 3.7 65 4.1 3.0- 5.5 137 9.2 7.6-11.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,431 1,815 77.0 74.8-79.1 64 2.9 2.1- 4.1 108 4.4 3.5- 5.6 156 5.5 4.5- 6.7 288 10.2 8.8-11.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,374 3,572 82.8 81.3-84.2 147 3.2 2.6- 3.8 194 4.9 4.1- 6.0 207 4.5 3.8- 5.3 254 4.6 4.0- 5.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,747 3,053 81.9 80.3-83.3 182 5.3 4.4- 6.3 188 5.0 4.2- 5.9 161 3.9 3.2- 4.8 163 4.0 3.2- 4.8
College Graduate 4,308 3,648 85.7 84.4-86.9 241 5.2 4.5- 6.1 213 4.7 4.0- 5.5 111 2.4 1.9- 2.9 95 2.0 1.6- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,698 1,137 68.1 65.0-71.1 35 1.9 1.1- 3.5 100 6.1 4.6- 8.0 162 9.6 7.9-11.6 264 14.3 12.2-16.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,509 1,944 78.8 76.7-80.8 107 3.7 2.9- 4.7 141 5.5 4.4- 6.8 135 5.1 4.1- 6.3 182 6.9 5.8- 8.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,724 1,405 81.9 79.6-84.0 92 5.0 3.9- 6.4 85 5.1 3.9- 6.6 72 4.4 3.3- 5.8 70 3.5 2.7- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,964 1,672 85.7 83.8-87.5 104 5.2 4.2- 6.5 79 4.0 3.1- 5.2 62 2.9 2.2- 3.9 47 2.1 1.5- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 1,795 1,554 86.8 84.8-88.6 86 5.1 4.0- 6.6 82 4.4 3.4- 5.7 47 2.2 1.6- 3.2 26 1.4 0.9- 2.3
$75,000+ 2,017 1,776 88.1 86.3-89.7 102 4.9 3.9- 6.2 82 4.4 3.4- 5.6 27 1.2 0.8- 1.9 30 1.4 0.9- 2.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,685 2,917 63.1 61.3-64.9 187 4.0 3.3- 4.8 357 8.2 7.2- 9.3 494 10.4 9.3-11.5 730 14.3 13.2-15.6
No 9,764 8,808 90.4 89.6-91.1 429 4.4 3.9- 5.0 334 3.4 3.0- 3.9 130 1.2 1.0- 1.5 63 0.6 0.4- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,919 1,627 85.4 83.4-87.2 49 2.6 1.9- 3.6 76 4.2 3.1- 5.7 71 3.3 2.5- 4.3 96 4.5 3.5- 5.7
Non-Veteran 12,773 10,315 81.9 81.1-82.7 578 4.6 4.1- 5.0 622 4.9 4.4- 5.4 557 4.0 3.6- 4.4 701 4.6 4.2- 5.1
Currently Serving 168 145 85.9 78.3-91.2 6 4.0 1.6-10.0 5 3.8 1.4- 9.9 8 4.0 1.7- 9.1 4 2.2 0.7- 7.1

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* Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

^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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