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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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 15,462 12,398 81.1 80.2-81.9 750 5.4 4.9- 5.9 797 5.2 4.8- 5.8 800 4.6 4.2- 5.0 717 3.7 3.4- 4.1
-Eastern NC 5,171 4,142 80.8 79.4-82.3 219 4.9 4.1- 5.8 271 5.2 4.4- 6.1 287 4.7 4.0- 5.4 252 4.4 3.7- 5.2
GENDER
Male 1,838 1,503 82.6 80.2-84.7 68 4.9 3.7- 6.5 80 4.2 3.1- 5.5 78 3.3 2.5- 4.4 109 5.0 3.9- 6.4
Female 3,333 2,639 79.2 77.3-81.0 151 4.9 4.0- 6.0 191 6.1 5.0- 7.3 209 5.9 5.0- 7.1 143 3.9 3.1- 4.8
RACE
White 3,476 2,794 81.2 79.4-82.9 154 5.1 4.1- 6.3 181 5.2 4.2- 6.3 169 4.1 3.4- 5.0 178 4.4 3.7- 5.3
African American 1,192 941 79.1 76.0-81.9 46 4.2 3.0- 5.9 62 5.6 4.0- 7.7 88 6.6 5.1- 8.4 55 4.5 3.2- 6.3
Other Minorities 489 397 82.3 76.9-86.6 18 4.7 2.6- 8.1 26 4.4 2.5- 7.7 29 4.3 2.6- 7.1 19 4.3 2.1- 8.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 265 228 85.3 78.2-90.3 17 6.7 3.8-11.6 10 3.4 1.3- 8.3 4 1.4 0.3- 5.2 6 3.2 1.0- 9.9
Non-Hispanic 4,900 3,910 80.4 78.9-81.8 202 4.7 3.9- 5.6 261 5.4 4.6- 6.3 282 5.0 4.3- 5.8 245 4.5 3.9- 5.3
AGE
18-24 234 187 84.0 77.9-88.6 20 7.6 4.6-12.3 17 5.3 2.8- 9.8 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1 4 0.7 0.3- 2.2
25-34 632 530 86.1 82.7-88.9 37 5.4 3.7- 7.9 38 4.8 3.3- 7.0 18 2.4 1.3- 4.3 9 1.3 0.6- 2.7
35-44 847 669 78.4 74.5-81.8 45 5.3 3.7- 7.6 63 7.7 5.6-10.4 43 4.2 2.9- 5.9 27 4.4 2.6- 7.4
45-54 1,032 811 77.9 74.6-80.9 53 5.2 3.8- 7.0 49 4.9 3.5- 6.8 64 6.1 4.5- 8.1 55 6.0 4.2- 8.4
55-64 1,040 811 78.0 74.9-80.9 36 4.0 2.7- 5.9 52 4.3 3.2- 5.8 72 6.5 5.0- 8.5 69 7.2 5.5- 9.3
65-74 778 633 79.1 75.3-82.5 18 2.3 1.3- 3.8 32 4.1 2.7- 6.2 44 7.0 4.9- 9.8 51 7.5 5.4-10.3
75+ 573 472 83.4 79.5-86.6 6 0.7 0.3- 1.5 18 3.1 1.9- 5.1 40 6.5 4.5- 9.1 37 6.4 4.3- 9.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 831 620 76.2 71.7-80.2 22 4.1 2.3- 7.2 41 4.0 2.7- 5.9 61 5.7 4.0- 8.2 87 10.0 7.4-13.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,671 1,359 83.6 81.3-85.7 55 3.7 2.7- 5.1 71 4.1 3.0- 5.5 104 4.9 3.9- 6.1 82 3.7 2.9- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,326 1,039 78.0 74.8-80.9 61 5.7 4.1- 7.8 94 7.2 5.4- 9.4 77 5.0 3.8- 6.6 55 4.1 2.9- 5.8
College Graduate 1,337 1,120 83.3 80.4-85.9 81 6.3 4.8- 8.2 64 5.4 3.8- 7.6 45 3.3 2.2- 4.9 27 1.7 1.1- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 649 415 65.5 60.7-70.1 22 3.7 2.2- 6.1 33 4.1 2.8- 6.1 90 12.9 10.0-16.5 89 13.8 10.8-17.5
$15,000- 24,999 896 709 81.4 77.7-84.5 23 2.8 1.6- 4.9 52 5.2 3.7- 7.3 59 5.0 3.6- 6.9 53 5.6 4.0- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 664 546 81.5 77.0-85.2 26 5.8 3.4- 9.5 42 6.1 4.0- 9.3 30 3.8 2.5- 5.8 20 2.8 1.7- 4.7
$35,000- 49,999 745 622 82.8 78.9-86.1 35 6.1 4.0- 9.2 38 4.6 3.1- 6.9 35 4.6 3.1- 6.8 15 1.8 1.0- 3.5
$50,000-74,999 701 584 83.5 79.6-86.7 39 5.0 3.4- 7.1 35 5.7 3.6- 9.1 21 2.8 1.7- 4.6 22 3.0 1.8- 4.9
$75,000+ 757 651 86.1 82.7-88.9 49 6.4 4.5- 8.8 38 5.4 3.7- 7.8 13 1.7 0.9- 3.3 6 0.5 0.2- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,931 1,219 62.2 59.3-65.0 86 4.8 3.6- 6.2 155 8.1 6.7- 9.8 235 12.0 10.3-14.1 236 12.9 11.1-15.0
No 3,072 2,767 89.2 87.5-90.8 130 5.0 4.0- 6.3 110 3.8 2.9- 5.0 50 1.4 1.0- 1.9 15 0.5 0.2- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 881 713 80.0 76.2-83.2 29 4.1 2.5- 6.4 50 6.6 4.5- 9.4 40 3.8 2.6- 5.4 49 5.6 4.1- 7.7
Non-Veteran 4,279 3,419 81.0 79.4-82.6 190 5.1 4.2- 6.1 221 4.9 4.1- 5.8 246 4.9 4.1- 5.8 203 4.2 3.4- 5.0

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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.

** 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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