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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 15,641 1,511 7.1 6.6- 7.6 14,130 92.9 92.4-93.4
GENDER
Male 5,715 499 6.4 5.7- 7.2 5,216 93.6 92.8-94.3
Female 9,926 1,012 7.6 7.0- 8.3 8,914 92.4 91.7-93.0
RACE
White 11,793 1,106 7.0 6.5- 7.6 10,687 93.0 92.4-93.5
African American 2,593 334 9.4 8.3-10.8 2,259 90.6 89.2-91.7
Asian 107 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 106 99.2 94.4-99.9
Native American 300 41 13.5 8.9-19.9 259 86.5 80.1-91.1
Other Minorities 781 26 2.9 1.7- 4.7 755 97.1 95.3-98.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 821 20 2.0 1.1- 3.5 801 98.0 96.5-98.9
-English Speaking 313 12 2.8 1.5- 5.2 301 97.2 94.8-98.5
-Spanish Speaking 507 8 1.7 0.7- 3.9 499 98.3 96.1-99.3
Non-Hispanic 14,784 1,483 7.6 7.0- 8.1 13,301 92.4 91.9-93.0
AGE
18-24 629 10 1.7 0.8- 3.5 619 98.3 96.5-99.2
25-34 1,865 37 2.1 1.3- 3.3 1,828 97.9 96.7-98.7
35-44 2,670 109 4.0 3.1- 5.1 2,561 96.0 94.9-96.9
45-54 3,088 214 6.5 5.5- 7.7 2,874 93.5 92.3-94.5
55-64 3,100 351 11.1 9.8-12.6 2,749 88.9 87.4-90.2
65-74 2,368 331 13.4 11.9-15.1 2,037 86.6 84.9-88.1
75+ 1,806 448 23.3 21.1-25.7 1,358 76.7 74.3-78.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,405 459 13.1 11.4-15.1 1,946 86.9 84.9-88.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,735 414 6.0 5.3- 6.8 4,321 94.0 93.2-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,862 353 7.1 6.2- 8.1 3,509 92.9 91.9-93.8
College Graduate 4,599 283 4.9 4.2- 5.6 4,316 95.1 94.4-95.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,782 454 20.6 18.1-23.4 1,328 79.4 76.6-81.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,585 317 8.4 7.1- 9.8 2,268 91.6 90.2-92.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,877 152 6.5 5.4- 7.9 1,725 93.5 92.1-94.6
$35,000- 49,999 2,203 121 4.7 3.8- 5.8 2,082 95.3 94.2-96.2
$50,000-74,999 2,018 85 3.4 2.6- 4.5 1,933 96.6 95.5-97.4
$75,000+ 2,839 97 3.2 2.5- 4.1 2,742 96.8 95.9-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,633 1,511 23.1 21.7-24.6 4,122 76.9 75.4-78.3
No 9,519 0 0.0 . - . 9,519 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,277 254 9.8 8.4-11.3 2,023 90.2 88.7-91.6
Non-Veteran 13,333 1,257 6.6 6.1- 7.2 12,076 93.4 92.8-93.9

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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.

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