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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane, a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,919 1,268 7.1 6.7- 7.6 13,651 92.9 92.4-93.3
GENDER
Male 5,478 395 6.2 5.6- 7.0 5,083 93.8 93.0-94.4
Female 9,441 873 7.9 7.3- 8.6 8,568 92.1 91.4-92.7
RACE
White 11,165 910 7.2 6.6- 7.8 10,255 92.8 92.2-93.4
African American 2,668 308 9.3 8.2-10.6 2,360 90.7 89.4-91.8
Asian 89 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 88 99.4 96.1-99.9
Native American 291 35 9.1 5.8-14.0 256 90.9 86.0-94.2
Other Minorities 618 10 0.9 0.4- 1.8 608 99.1 98.2-99.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 666 21 1.7 1.0- 2.7 645 98.3 97.3-99.0
-English Speaking 278 20 4.9 3.0- 8.0 258 95.1 92.0-97.0
-Spanish Speaking 388 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3 387 99.8 98.7- 100
Non-Hispanic 14,233 1,244 7.5 7.0- 8.0 12,989 92.5 92.0-93.0
AGE
18-24 836 10 0.7 0.3- 1.4 826 99.3 98.6-99.7
25-34 2,376 36 1.5 1.0- 2.2 2,340 98.5 97.8-99.0
35-44 2,800 104 4.0 3.2- 5.0 2,696 96.0 95.0-96.8
45-54 2,786 219 7.1 6.0- 8.3 2,567 92.9 91.7-94.0
55-64 2,544 262 9.4 8.1-10.8 2,282 90.6 89.2-91.9
65-74 1,988 259 12.3 10.7-14.2 1,729 87.7 85.8-89.3
75+ 1,517 374 23.2 20.7-26.0 1,143 76.8 74.0-79.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,469 426 12.5 11.1-13.9 2,043 87.5 86.1-88.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,380 365 7.0 6.2- 7.9 4,015 93.0 92.1-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 3,740 262 6.8 5.9- 7.9 3,478 93.2 92.1-94.1
College Graduate 4,304 213 4.5 3.8- 5.3 4,091 95.5 94.7-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,729 381 18.9 16.8-21.2 1,348 81.1 78.8-83.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,519 250 9.4 8.1-10.9 2,269 90.6 89.1-91.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,726 105 5.3 4.2- 6.6 1,621 94.7 93.4-95.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,965 90 4.8 3.7- 6.1 1,875 95.2 93.9-96.3
$50,000-74,999 1,790 47 2.4 1.7- 3.4 1,743 97.6 96.6-98.3
$75,000+ 2,007 57 3.1 2.3- 4.1 1,950 96.9 95.9-97.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,805 1,268 24.2 22.7-25.7 3,537 75.8 74.3-77.3
No 9,795 0 0.0 . - . 9,795 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,924 194 9.0 7.6-10.6 1,730 91.0 89.4-92.4
Non-Veteran 12,828 1,068 6.8 6.3- 7.3 11,760 93.2 92.7-93.7
Currently Serving 165 5 4.5 1.8-11.1 160 95.5 88.9-98.2

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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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