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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions, for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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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%)
North Carolina 16,999 12,167 71.3 70.3-72.2 1,214 8.0 7.4- 8.6 1,417 8.6 8.0- 9.2 1,197 6.9 6.4- 7.5 1,004 5.2 4.8- 5.7
-Piedmont NC 9,554 6,855 71.2 70.0-72.5 694 8.3 7.5- 9.1 822 9.2 8.4-10.1 663 6.6 6.0- 7.3 520 4.6 4.1- 5.2
GENDER
Male 3,497 2,725 76.7 74.7-78.6 230 8.1 6.9- 9.5 228 7.4 6.2- 8.8 165 4.4 3.7- 5.4 149 3.4 2.7- 4.2
Female 6,057 4,130 65.9 64.3-67.5 464 8.5 7.6- 9.5 594 11.0 9.9-12.3 498 8.7 7.8- 9.7 371 5.8 5.1- 6.6
RACE
White 7,412 5,298 70.1 68.6-71.5 537 8.4 7.6- 9.4 645 9.7 8.7-10.8 518 7.0 6.2- 7.8 414 4.8 4.2- 5.5
African American 1,557 1,081 69.3 66.0-72.4 124 9.2 7.2-11.8 140 9.3 7.5-11.6 120 7.0 5.7- 8.6 92 5.2 4.1- 6.7
Other Minorities 544 442 83.5 79.4-86.9 32 5.7 3.8- 8.5 35 5.8 3.7- 8.8 22 3.1 1.9- 5.0 13 1.9 1.0- 3.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 555 469 86.0 82.1-89.1 26 4.3 2.7- 6.7 30 5.9 3.8- 9.2 20 2.5 1.5- 4.2 10 1.3 0.6- 2.6
Non-Hispanic 8,993 6,381 69.6 68.2-70.9 668 8.8 7.9- 9.7 792 9.6 8.7-10.6 643 7.1 6.4- 7.8 509 5.0 4.4- 5.6
AGE
18-24 435 256 59.9 53.9-65.6 52 11.6 8.3-16.0 70 17.6 13.4-22.8 39 7.1 5.0-10.1 18 3.8 2.2- 6.3
25-34 1,351 890 67.9 64.7-70.9 131 10.1 8.2-12.4 147 10.2 8.4-12.3 122 7.8 6.3- 9.6 61 4.0 2.8- 5.6
35-44 1,877 1,229 68.8 66.2-71.2 197 10.5 8.9-12.3 190 8.8 7.5-10.3 152 7.0 5.8- 8.5 109 5.0 4.0- 6.2
45-54 1,825 1,226 70.1 67.4-72.5 149 7.8 6.4- 9.4 180 9.4 7.8-11.2 150 7.3 6.1- 8.8 120 5.5 4.4- 6.7
55-64 1,703 1,271 76.7 74.2-79.0 95 5.4 4.3- 6.8 117 6.2 5.1- 7.6 118 6.4 5.2- 8.0 102 5.3 4.1- 6.7
65-74 1,286 1,056 83.4 80.9-85.7 44 4.1 2.9- 5.9 73 4.9 3.8- 6.4 45 3.3 2.3- 4.6 68 4.2 3.2- 5.6
75+ 1,030 889 86.9 84.2-89.2 23 2.2 1.4- 3.6 43 3.2 2.3- 4.4 36 3.7 2.5- 5.5 39 4.0 2.7- 5.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,474 1,141 78.9 75.6-81.9 51 3.3 2.2- 4.8 73 5.6 3.8- 8.2 87 5.4 4.0- 7.1 122 6.8 5.2- 8.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,715 1,938 69.7 67.2-72.1 155 6.8 5.5- 8.3 237 10.0 8.3-12.0 205 7.7 6.4- 9.1 180 5.8 4.9- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,282 1,608 68.4 65.6-71.1 174 9.6 7.7-11.9 193 9.6 7.9-11.6 182 7.6 6.3- 9.0 125 4.8 3.8- 6.0
College Graduate 3,065 2,155 70.6 68.5-72.6 313 11.2 9.8-12.7 319 10.2 8.9-11.6 189 5.7 4.8- 6.8 89 2.3 1.8- 3.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,017 650 66.1 61.8-70.2 49 4.6 3.2- 6.5 85 9.9 7.2-13.6 109 10.1 7.9-12.8 124 9.3 7.3-11.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,616 1,148 71.0 67.5-74.2 96 6.5 5.0- 8.5 138 9.9 7.7-12.7 123 6.9 5.4- 8.7 111 5.6 4.4- 7.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,133 802 71.3 67.6-74.7 82 8.7 6.5-11.6 90 6.6 5.1- 8.4 92 8.1 6.2-10.4 67 5.3 3.9- 7.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,254 894 69.3 65.8-72.6 95 7.7 6.0- 9.8 130 11.1 9.0-13.6 83 8.0 6.1-10.5 52 3.9 2.9- 5.3
$50,000-74,999 1,304 890 67.9 64.4-71.3 127 11.1 8.8-14.0 154 11.1 9.0-13.7 99 7.0 5.6- 8.7 34 2.9 1.8- 4.6
$75,000+ 1,802 1,352 74.4 71.7-76.9 170 9.8 8.1-11.7 143 9.2 7.5-11.2 94 4.7 3.7- 5.9 43 2.0 1.4- 2.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,762 1,694 60.0 57.4-62.5 158 6.4 5.2- 7.8 262 10.2 8.7-11.9 311 12.2 10.6-14.0 337 11.3 9.8-12.9
No 6,529 4,966 74.8 73.3-76.2 512 8.9 7.9- 9.9 540 9.0 8.0-10.1 338 4.9 4.3- 5.6 173 2.5 2.0- 3.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,140 932 81.9 78.7-84.7 57 6.0 4.3- 8.5 43 4.0 2.7- 5.9 50 4.2 2.9- 6.0 58 3.8 2.8- 5.1
Non-Veteran 8,402 5,912 69.8 68.4-71.2 636 8.6 7.8- 9.5 779 9.9 9.0-10.9 613 6.9 6.3- 7.6 462 4.7 4.2- 5.3

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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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