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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 17,220 1,462 6.0 5.6- 6.4 15,758 94.0 93.6-94.4
-Piedmont NC 9,673 772 5.5 5.0- 6.0 8,901 94.5 94.0-95.0
GENDER
Male 3,528 235 4.1 3.5- 4.8 3,293 95.9 95.2-96.5
Female 6,145 537 6.9 6.2- 7.6 5,608 93.1 92.4-93.8
RACE
White 7,518 590 5.2 4.7- 5.8 6,928 94.8 94.2-95.3
African American 1,570 172 9.1 7.6-11.0 1,398 90.9 89.0-92.4
Other Minorities 544 8 0.9 0.4- 2.0 536 99.1 98.0-99.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 556 5 0.8 0.3- 2.3 551 99.2 97.7-99.7
Non-Hispanic 9,111 767 6.0 5.5- 6.6 8,344 94.0 93.4-94.5
AGE
18-24 439 6 1.0 0.4- 2.5 433 99.0 97.5-99.6
25-34 1,357 13 0.8 0.4- 1.6 1,344 99.2 98.4-99.6
35-44 1,891 53 2.3 1.7- 3.2 1,838 97.7 96.8-98.3
45-54 1,840 116 5.4 4.3- 6.8 1,724 94.6 93.2-95.7
55-64 1,730 170 9.3 7.8-11.0 1,560 90.7 89.0-92.2
65-74 1,301 147 11.3 9.3-13.6 1,154 88.7 86.4-90.7
75+ 1,067 263 22.8 20.0-25.9 804 77.2 74.1-80.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,513 230 9.7 8.2-11.5 1,283 90.3 88.5-91.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 234 6.4 5.4- 7.5 2,518 93.6 92.5-94.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,300 157 4.6 3.8- 5.5 2,143 95.4 94.5-96.2
College Graduate 3,090 146 3.2 2.6- 3.9 2,944 96.8 96.1-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,044 204 13.7 11.5-16.2 840 86.3 83.8-88.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,639 175 7.3 6.1- 8.8 1,464 92.7 91.2-93.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,139 72 5.5 4.0- 7.4 1,067 94.5 92.6-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,264 69 4.7 3.5- 6.2 1,195 95.3 93.8-96.5
$50,000-74,999 1,314 37 1.9 1.3- 2.8 1,277 98.1 97.2-98.7
$75,000+ 1,811 42 1.9 1.3- 2.6 1,769 98.1 97.4-98.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,845 772 22.1 20.3-24.0 2,073 77.9 76.0-79.7
No 6,572 0 0.0 . - . 6,572 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,152 125 8.4 6.8-10.3 1,027 91.6 89.7-93.2
Non-Veteran 8,516 647 5.1 4.7- 5.7 7,869 94.9 94.3-95.3

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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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