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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 15,371 10,824 69.9 68.8-70.9 1,109 7.9 7.3- 8.6 1,314 8.9 8.3- 9.6 1,128 7.3 6.7- 7.9 996 6.0 5.5- 6.6
-Eastern NC 5,146 3,694 71.5 69.8-73.2 330 6.5 5.7- 7.5 412 8.2 7.2- 9.3 388 7.7 6.8- 8.8 322 6.0 5.2- 7.0
GENDER
Male 1,830 1,426 76.7 73.9-79.2 86 5.4 4.1- 7.0 103 5.8 4.6- 7.4 117 7.0 5.5- 8.8 98 5.2 4.0- 6.7
Female 3,316 2,268 66.7 64.6-68.9 244 7.5 6.5- 8.7 309 10.4 9.0-12.0 271 8.5 7.3- 9.8 224 6.8 5.7- 8.1
RACE
White 3,470 2,497 70.8 68.6-72.9 221 6.5 5.5- 7.7 273 8.2 7.0- 9.6 247 7.7 6.5- 9.1 232 6.8 5.7- 8.0
African American 1,180 846 70.3 66.6-73.6 76 6.7 5.0- 9.0 99 9.2 7.2-11.7 102 8.9 7.0-11.3 57 4.9 3.3- 7.1
Other Minorities 483 340 76.6 71.4-81.0 33 6.3 4.0- 9.6 39 6.6 4.4- 9.8 38 6.1 4.1- 9.0 33 4.5 2.7- 7.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 260 208 83.8 77.8-88.4 16 5.9 3.3-10.4 15 4.9 2.7- 8.9 10 2.4 1.1- 5.1 11 2.9 1.3- 6.4
Non-Hispanic 4,877 3,478 70.1 68.3-71.9 314 6.6 5.7- 7.6 396 8.6 7.5- 9.7 378 8.3 7.3- 9.5 311 6.4 5.5- 7.4
AGE
18-24 230 140 67.2 59.5-74.1 21 7.9 4.8-12.8 25 8.2 5.0-13.3 25 8.8 5.3-14.3 19 7.8 4.6-12.9
25-34 627 443 73.6 69.3-77.4 55 7.3 5.3-10.0 50 6.8 4.9- 9.4 42 7.2 5.1-10.0 37 5.2 3.5- 7.6
35-44 841 547 68.4 64.5-72.1 62 6.6 4.9- 8.7 97 11.4 9.0-14.4 83 8.1 6.3-10.5 52 5.5 4.0- 7.5
45-54 1,039 661 64.9 61.3-68.4 93 8.4 6.6-10.6 104 9.7 7.7-12.0 104 10.3 8.1-12.8 77 6.8 5.1- 9.0
55-64 1,032 738 72.0 68.6-75.2 58 5.6 4.1- 7.5 74 6.8 5.2- 8.9 84 8.3 6.5-10.5 78 7.3 5.6- 9.4
65-74 774 655 83.1 79.6-86.1 26 3.7 2.4- 5.7 33 4.9 3.3- 7.3 27 4.1 2.7- 6.1 33 4.2 2.8- 6.2
75+ 568 482 83.6 79.5-87.1 14 2.5 1.4- 4.3 25 6.2 3.9- 9.9 22 3.6 2.3- 5.6 25 4.1 2.6- 6.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 819 609 74.2 69.6-78.2 32 3.6 2.4- 5.5 47 5.1 3.6- 7.3 60 7.0 5.1- 9.6 71 10.1 7.2-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,659 1,212 73.0 70.0-75.9 101 6.7 5.1- 8.6 113 7.5 5.8- 9.5 121 7.0 5.6- 8.8 112 5.8 4.6- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,323 891 65.8 62.2-69.3 98 7.9 6.1-10.2 122 9.8 7.8-12.2 126 10.8 8.4-13.7 86 5.7 4.4- 7.4
College Graduate 1,338 978 73.6 70.5-76.5 99 6.9 5.5- 8.6 128 9.6 7.8-11.9 81 6.0 4.7- 7.8 52 3.8 2.7- 5.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 638 401 61.0 55.9-65.9 31 6.3 4.0- 9.7 53 9.3 6.6-13.0 79 12.7 9.8-16.3 74 10.7 8.1-14.0
$15,000- 24,999 887 621 69.8 65.1-74.2 59 6.5 4.6- 9.1 63 7.5 5.5-10.1 78 9.5 6.6-13.5 66 6.7 4.9- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 667 493 72.3 67.3-76.8 38 4.6 3.0- 6.9 46 8.6 5.9-12.4 49 6.6 4.7- 9.1 41 7.9 5.2-11.9
$35,000- 49,999 742 532 71.3 66.8-75.4 54 7.4 5.3-10.1 67 9.9 7.4-13.1 49 7.7 5.5-10.9 40 3.8 2.5- 5.6
$50,000-74,999 697 492 71.3 66.6-75.5 57 7.2 5.2- 9.8 75 11.3 8.1-15.4 46 6.3 4.5- 8.8 27 3.9 2.5- 6.0
$75,000+ 756 574 77.0 73.2-80.5 52 6.7 4.9- 9.0 68 7.9 5.9-10.5 46 6.1 4.4- 8.5 16 2.3 1.2- 4.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,926 1,164 56.9 53.9-59.9 116 6.2 4.9- 7.8 179 9.8 8.2-11.7 241 14.4 12.3-16.7 226 12.7 10.7-14.9
No 3,057 2,398 78.0 75.8-80.0 206 6.6 5.5- 7.8 223 7.6 6.4- 9.1 142 4.9 3.9- 6.2 88 2.9 2.2- 3.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 876 662 73.5 69.6-77.1 45 5.3 3.7- 7.5 58 7.7 5.6-10.5 60 7.8 5.8-10.4 51 5.7 4.1- 7.8
Non-Veteran 4,259 3,025 71.1 69.1-72.9 284 6.8 5.8- 7.9 353 8.3 7.3- 9.5 327 7.7 6.7- 9.0 270 6.1 5.2- 7.2

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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