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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-WHITES

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 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
GENDER
Male 4,155 3,554 85.7 84.3-87.0 138 3.5 2.9- 4.3 162 3.9 3.2- 4.7 113 2.7 2.2- 3.4 188 4.2 3.5- 4.9
Female 6,984 5,509 78.7 77.5-79.9 364 5.5 4.8- 6.2 366 5.8 5.1- 6.5 335 4.7 4.1- 5.3 410 5.3 4.7- 6.0
AGE
18-24 520 427 83.0 78.7-86.5 37 6.8 4.6-10.1 32 5.5 3.7- 8.3 19 4.0 2.3- 6.7 5 0.7 0.3- 1.8
25-34 1,574 1,311 83.0 80.5-85.2 104 6.7 5.3- 8.5 97 6.5 5.2- 8.3 38 2.6 1.7- 3.9 24 1.2 0.7- 1.9
35-44 2,039 1,677 83.1 81.0-85.0 133 6.0 4.8- 7.4 107 5.4 4.3- 6.8 52 2.2 1.6- 3.1 70 3.3 2.5- 4.4
45-54 2,120 1,662 79.1 76.9-81.1 105 4.9 3.9- 6.2 109 5.3 4.2- 6.6 103 4.4 3.5- 5.5 141 6.3 5.1- 7.7
55-64 2,007 1,603 81.6 79.3-83.6 64 2.9 2.1- 3.9 90 4.2 3.2- 5.4 117 5.3 4.2- 6.6 133 6.1 4.9- 7.7
65-74 1,588 1,306 83.1 80.6-85.3 38 2.2 1.5- 3.1 60 3.7 2.7- 5.1 67 4.7 3.5- 6.3 117 6.4 5.1- 7.9
75+ 1,248 1,039 83.6 81.0-85.9 18 1.8 1.1- 2.9 33 2.4 1.6- 3.5 52 3.5 2.5- 4.8 106 8.7 7.0-10.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,409 1,031 73.1 70.1-76.0 38 3.2 2.2- 4.7 60 4.4 3.3- 6.0 93 6.0 4.6- 7.8 187 13.2 11.1-15.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,202 2,611 82.3 80.5-83.9 102 3.0 2.4- 3.8 141 5.0 4.0- 6.1 148 4.7 3.8- 5.7 200 5.1 4.3- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,894 2,353 81.3 79.4-83.0 153 5.8 4.8- 7.1 142 4.8 4.0- 5.9 117 3.8 3.0- 4.8 129 4.2 3.3- 5.2
College Graduate 3,620 3,057 85.6 84.2-86.9 208 5.3 4.5- 6.3 184 4.9 4.1- 5.8 89 2.2 1.7- 2.8 82 2.0 1.5- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,028 663 63.9 59.8-67.7 23 1.4 0.9- 2.3 55 5.4 3.9- 7.4 100 10.6 8.2-13.6 187 18.6 15.6-22.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,562 1,183 74.9 72.0-77.6 72 4.5 3.3- 6.0 94 5.9 4.6- 7.5 88 6.3 4.8- 8.2 125 8.4 6.8-10.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,276 1,028 80.3 77.4-82.8 68 5.1 3.8- 6.8 69 5.9 4.4- 7.8 54 4.6 3.4- 6.4 57 4.1 3.0- 5.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,566 1,327 85.4 83.1-87.3 89 5.5 4.3- 7.1 61 3.9 2.9- 5.2 49 2.8 2.0- 3.9 40 2.5 1.7- 3.6
$50,000-74,999 1,536 1,323 86.6 84.4-88.5 76 5.2 4.0- 6.9 72 4.4 3.4- 5.8 42 2.3 1.6- 3.3 23 1.5 0.9- 2.5
$75,000+ 1,808 1,591 88.1 86.2-89.8 94 4.8 3.8- 6.1 75 4.5 3.5- 5.9 21 1.1 0.7- 1.8 27 1.4 0.9- 2.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,473 2,169 62.9 60.8-64.9 146 4.2 3.4- 5.1 256 8.0 6.9- 9.2 353 10.0 8.8-11.4 549 14.9 13.5-16.5
No 7,381 6,646 90.0 89.1-90.8 343 4.7 4.1- 5.4 261 3.6 3.1- 4.2 87 1.1 0.9- 1.5 44 0.6 0.4- 0.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,545 1,322 86.4 84.3-88.3 41 2.6 1.9- 3.7 57 3.6 2.6- 4.9 48 2.8 1.9- 3.9 77 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Non-Veteran 9,472 7,638 81.2 80.2-82.2 455 4.9 4.4- 5.5 466 5.1 4.6- 5.7 393 3.9 3.5- 4.4 520 4.8 4.3- 5.4
Currently Serving 106 91 85.1 75.0-91.6 5 5.4 1.9-14.6 3 3.1 0.9-10.2 6 5.7 2.2-13.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4

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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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