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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,654 927 5.2 4.7- 5.6 980 4.7 4.3- 5.1 1,114 5.2 4.8- 5.6 13,633 85.0 84.3-85.6
-Piedmont NC 9,372 469 4.4 3.9- 4.9 486 4.0 3.6- 4.5 555 4.6 4.2- 5.1 7,862 87.0 86.2-87.8
GENDER
Male 3,416 169 4.2 3.4- 5.1 162 3.7 3.0- 4.5 218 4.6 3.9- 5.4 2,867 87.6 86.2-88.9
Female 5,956 300 4.5 3.9- 5.3 324 4.3 3.8- 4.9 337 4.7 4.1- 5.3 4,995 86.4 85.4-87.4
RACE
White 7,313 346 4.2 3.6- 4.8 384 4.0 3.5- 4.6 408 4.0 3.6- 4.5 6,175 87.8 86.9-88.6
African American 1,488 104 6.4 5.0- 8.1 92 5.4 4.0- 7.1 127 7.8 6.3- 9.6 1,165 80.4 77.7-82.9
Other Minorities 532 17 2.1 1.1- 3.8 8 1.2 0.6- 2.6 16 3.2 1.8- 5.7 491 93.5 90.6-95.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 543 15 2.0 1.0- 3.6 10 1.1 0.5- 2.2 7 1.6 0.6- 3.9 511 95.4 92.9-97.1
Non-Hispanic 8,823 454 4.6 4.1- 5.2 476 4.3 3.9- 4.9 548 5.0 4.5- 5.5 7,345 86.1 85.1-86.9
AGE
18-24 419 12 3.2 1.6- 6.2 11 2.4 1.2- 4.9 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2 395 94.1 90.6-96.3
25-34 1,307 42 3.3 2.3- 4.7 26 1.9 1.2- 3.0 18 1.0 0.6- 1.7 1,221 93.8 92.1-95.2
35-44 1,829 51 2.3 1.6- 3.3 56 2.6 1.9- 3.5 52 2.8 2.0- 3.9 1,670 92.3 90.7-93.6
45-54 1,802 87 5.3 4.1- 6.8 90 4.4 3.3- 5.7 131 6.7 5.4- 8.2 1,494 83.6 81.4-85.6
55-64 1,693 85 4.8 3.7- 6.3 146 7.8 6.4- 9.4 184 10.8 9.1-12.7 1,278 76.6 74.1-79.0
65-74 1,257 82 6.1 4.8- 7.8 82 6.0 4.6- 7.6 91 8.0 6.2-10.2 1,002 79.9 77.1-82.5
75+ 1,019 107 10.2 8.2-12.6 73 6.6 5.1- 8.7 75 7.1 5.5- 9.2 764 76.1 72.8-79.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,445 145 7.7 6.2- 9.6 102 5.0 4.0- 6.3 189 9.1 7.5-11.0 1,009 78.2 75.4-80.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,649 136 4.8 3.8- 6.1 162 5.2 4.2- 6.4 173 5.5 4.5- 6.5 2,178 84.6 82.7-86.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,241 92 3.6 2.8- 4.7 123 4.4 3.5- 5.6 121 4.1 3.3- 5.1 1,905 87.8 86.1-89.4
College Graduate 3,022 96 2.9 2.2- 3.7 98 2.3 1.7- 2.9 67 1.9 1.4- 2.5 2,761 93.0 91.8-94.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,004 105 8.6 6.5-11.1 128 10.2 8.2-12.7 190 13.8 11.4-16.5 581 67.5 63.5-71.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,575 102 5.6 4.3- 7.1 101 4.8 3.7- 6.2 134 6.9 5.6- 8.5 1,238 82.7 80.2-84.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,108 48 4.8 3.2- 6.9 44 3.5 2.4- 5.1 53 5.0 3.5- 6.9 963 86.8 83.9-89.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,238 42 3.3 2.2- 4.9 42 2.8 2.0- 4.0 44 3.5 2.5- 4.8 1,110 90.5 88.3-92.3
$50,000-74,999 1,291 49 3.6 2.6- 5.0 44 2.8 2.0- 4.0 22 2.1 1.3- 3.4 1,176 91.5 89.5-93.2
$75,000+ 1,775 35 2.1 1.3- 3.3 32 1.7 1.0- 2.8 21 0.9 0.5- 1.4 1,687 95.4 93.9-96.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,767 469 17.4 15.5-19.4 486 16.0 14.3-17.8 555 18.4 16.6-20.3 1,257 48.2 45.6-50.8
No 6,572 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6,572 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,117 70 6.2 4.6- 8.3 71 4.9 3.8- 6.5 97 7.3 5.8- 9.1 879 81.6 78.7-84.1
Non-Veteran 8,251 399 4.1 3.6- 4.7 415 3.9 3.4- 4.4 457 4.3 3.8- 4.8 6,980 87.7 86.8-88.6

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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