SCHS Home Search FAQs Guestbook

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics Navigation Bar

2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,641 1,511 7.1 6.6- 7.6 14,130 92.9 92.4-93.4
-Eastern NC 5,236 570 8.3 7.5- 9.2 4,666 91.7 90.8-92.5
GENDER
Male 1,855 191 7.9 6.6- 9.4 1,664 92.1 90.6-93.4
Female 3,381 379 8.7 7.7- 9.8 3,002 91.3 90.2-92.3
RACE
White 3,517 358 8.1 7.1- 9.2 3,159 91.9 90.8-92.9
African American 1,210 179 11.5 9.6-13.7 1,031 88.5 86.3-90.4
Other Minorities 494 32 3.9 2.5- 6.3 462 96.1 93.7-97.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 267 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4 259 98.1 95.6-99.2
Non-Hispanic 4,958 557 8.9 8.0- 9.9 4,401 91.1 90.1-92.0
AGE
18-24 236 4 1.3 0.3- 4.9 232 98.7 95.1-99.7
25-34 633 11 1.5 0.8- 2.8 622 98.5 97.2-99.2
35-44 850 41 5.0 3.4- 7.1 809 95.0 92.9-96.6
45-54 1,042 91 8.3 6.5-10.7 951 91.7 89.3-93.5
55-64 1,049 131 12.7 10.4-15.3 918 87.3 84.7-89.6
65-74 795 129 17.7 14.6-21.3 666 82.3 78.7-85.4
75+ 594 156 24.9 21.0-29.2 438 75.1 70.8-79.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 864 185 14.0 11.6-16.7 679 86.0 83.3-88.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,688 156 7.2 5.8- 8.8 1,532 92.8 91.2-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,333 138 8.7 7.1-10.7 1,195 91.3 89.3-92.9
College Graduate 1,345 91 5.4 4.2- 6.8 1,254 94.6 93.2-95.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 666 170 22.2 18.6-26.3 496 77.8 73.7-81.4
$15,000- 24,999 905 127 8.7 7.0-10.7 778 91.3 89.3-93.0
$25,000- 34,999 670 59 7.9 5.8-10.8 611 92.1 89.2-94.2
$35,000- 49,999 747 46 5.6 4.0- 7.9 701 94.4 92.1-96.0
$50,000-74,999 702 40 5.2 3.6- 7.4 662 94.8 92.6-96.4
$75,000+ 760 27 2.9 1.9- 4.6 733 97.1 95.4-98.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,985 570 26.1 23.7-28.6 1,415 73.9 71.4-76.3
No 3,083 0 0.0 . - . 3,083 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 889 106 10.8 8.7-13.3 783 89.2 86.7-91.3
Non-Veteran 4,336 464 7.8 6.9- 8.7 3,872 92.2 91.3-93.1

Back to Disability.

^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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 30MAY07.

SCHS Home | Search | FAQs | Guestbook