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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Wake County

Healthy Days

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%)
North Carolina 17,108 13,700 81.3 80.5-82.0 855 5.6 5.1- 6.1 938 5.5 5.0- 5.9 884 4.4 4.0- 4.8 731 3.3 3.0- 3.6
-Wake County 857 711 83.8 80.4-86.7 59 7.6 5.6-10.2 40 4.3 2.8- 6.6 30 3.0 1.9- 4.8 17 1.3 0.7- 2.2
GENDER
Male 331 277 85.4 80.3-89.3 26 7.4 4.7-11.6 14 3.5 1.9- 6.2 10 3.2 1.5- 6.7 4 0.6 0.2- 1.6
Female 526 434 82.1 77.4-86.0 33 7.8 5.3-11.3 26 5.3 2.9- 9.3 20 2.8 1.8- 4.5 13 2.0 1.1- 3.7
RACE
White 637 532 83.8 79.9-87.2 49 8.7 6.3-11.9 28 4.0 2.3- 6.9 20 2.8 1.5- 4.9 8 0.7 0.3- 1.6
Other 211 171 83.3 76.5-88.5 10 5.3 2.5-11.0 11 5.0 2.5- 9.7 10 3.7 1.7- 7.9 9 2.6 1.3- 5.2
AGE
18-44 418 355 84.6 79.6-88.5 31 8.3 5.5-12.2 21 4.9 2.8- 8.5 9 2.1 0.9- 5.0 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8
45+ 437 354 82.5 78.3-86.0 28 6.5 4.4- 9.6 19 3.5 2.1- 5.6 21 4.5 2.8- 7.1 15 3.0 1.7- 5.2
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 214 175 82.1 73.7-88.3 8 4.9 2.1-11.1 9 5.1 1.9-12.8 14 6.2 3.1-12.1 8 1.7 0.8- 3.6
Some College + 641 535 84.5 81.0-87.5 51 8.7 6.3-11.8 31 4.0 2.7- 6.1 16 1.7 1.0- 3.0 8 1.1 0.5- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 346 280 83.8 78.5-88.0 19 4.9 2.8- 8.3 18 4.4 2.5- 7.4 19 4.9 2.6- 9.1 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0
$50,000+ 397 340 85.5 80.9-89.1 33 9.3 6.3-13.5 16 3.5 2.0- 6.1 6 1.3 0.5- 3.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7

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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: 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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