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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability-WHITES

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 11,165 910 7.2 6.6- 7.8 10,255 92.8 92.2-93.4
GENDER
Male 4,147 289 6.5 5.7- 7.5 3,858 93.5 92.5-94.3
Female 7,018 621 7.8 7.1- 8.6 6,397 92.2 91.4-92.9
AGE
18-24 515 5 0.7 0.3- 1.7 510 99.3 98.3-99.7
25-34 1,572 21 1.4 0.8- 2.3 1,551 98.6 97.7-99.2
35-44 2,033 70 3.9 2.9- 5.2 1,963 96.1 94.8-97.1
45-54 2,117 148 6.5 5.3- 7.9 1,969 93.5 92.1-94.7
55-64 2,019 186 8.9 7.5-10.6 1,833 91.1 89.4-92.5
65-74 1,603 192 11.5 9.7-13.6 1,411 88.5 86.4-90.3
75+ 1,265 285 21.7 19.1-24.7 980 78.3 75.3-80.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,434 265 15.0 13.0-17.3 1,169 85.0 82.7-87.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,211 259 6.9 5.9- 8.0 2,952 93.1 92.0-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,887 199 7.1 5.9- 8.4 2,688 92.9 91.6-94.1
College Graduate 3,619 187 4.8 4.0- 5.7 3,432 95.2 94.3-96.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,041 248 23.0 19.9-26.5 793 77.0 73.5-80.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,580 164 10.7 8.9-12.9 1,416 89.3 87.1-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,279 90 6.4 5.0- 8.1 1,189 93.6 91.9-95.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,566 72 5.2 4.0- 6.9 1,494 94.8 93.1-96.0
$50,000-74,999 1,532 40 2.3 1.6- 3.4 1,492 97.7 96.6-98.4
$75,000+ 1,799 54 3.3 2.4- 4.5 1,745 96.7 95.5-97.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,555 910 24.3 22.6-26.1 2,645 75.7 73.9-77.4
No 7,401 0 0.0 . - . 7,401 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,551 158 9.6 8.0-11.5 1,393 90.4 88.5-92.0
Non-Veteran 9,507 748 6.7 6.2- 7.4 8,759 93.3 92.6-93.8
Currently Serving 105 3 4.1 1.2-13.3 102 95.9 86.7-98.8

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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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