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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,992 865 5.0 4.5- 5.5 1,072 5.6 5.2- 6.0 1,075 5.7 5.3- 6.2 11,980 83.7 82.9-84.5
-Western NC 1,599 94 4.9 3.5- 6.8 126 6.0 4.9- 7.4 125 6.7 5.3- 8.5 1,254 82.4 79.8-84.7
GENDER
Male 600 42 6.5 3.9-10.5 34 4.0 2.7- 5.8 51 7.3 5.0-10.5 473 82.3 77.7-86.0
Female 999 52 3.4 2.4- 4.8 92 7.9 6.1-10.1 74 6.2 4.7- 8.2 781 82.4 79.5-85.1
RACE
White 1,455 83 4.8 3.3- 6.9 117 6.1 4.9- 7.6 108 6.6 5.1- 8.5 1,147 82.5 79.8-85.0
African American 39 4 11.7 3.8-30.8 4 8.8 3.0-23.3 4 11.4 3.9-28.7 27 68.1 48.7-82.8
Other Minorities 97 5 3.5 1.0-12.2 4 4.3 1.2-14.4 13 7.1 3.4-14.3 75 85.0 74.5-91.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 3 3.9 0.9-15.2 2 3.7 0.7-18.0 2 2.3 0.4-11.7 52 90.2 77.0-96.2
Non-Hispanic 1,536 90 4.9 3.4- 6.9 123 6.1 5.0- 7.6 123 7.0 5.6- 8.9 1,200 81.9 79.2-84.4
AGE
18-24 50 2 6.0 0.9-31.1 2 3.1 0.7-11.8 2 0.8 0.2- 3.1 44 90.2 71.3-97.1
25-34 164 6 2.6 1.0- 6.8 6 2.5 1.0- 6.1 8 6.2 2.4-15.1 144 88.7 80.5-93.7
35-44 241 9 2.3 1.1- 4.8 11 3.9 1.9- 8.0 16 6.4 3.7-11.0 205 87.3 81.9-91.3
45-54 309 17 7.0 3.8-12.6 22 6.8 4.2-10.9 17 4.0 2.2- 7.3 253 82.1 76.0-87.0
55-64 337 19 3.6 2.1- 6.1 26 5.7 3.6- 8.9 47 14.0 10.2-19.0 245 76.6 71.1-81.4
65-74 281 22 8.2 5.1-12.9 32 11.2 7.7-16.1 22 6.9 4.1-11.3 205 73.7 67.3-79.3
75+ 211 19 6.6 4.1-10.6 27 13.0 8.5-19.4 13 8.5 4.5-15.4 152 71.8 64.0-78.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 27 11.9 5.8-22.9 25 5.5 3.4- 8.7 36 14.1 8.7-22.0 165 68.6 58.6-77.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 487 22 3.1 1.8- 5.2 47 7.0 4.9-10.0 42 7.4 5.1-10.6 376 82.5 78.1-86.1
Some Post-H.S. 405 24 3.8 2.3- 6.1 33 6.9 4.6-10.3 34 6.0 4.0- 8.9 314 83.3 78.9-86.9
College Graduate 448 20 3.8 2.3- 6.1 21 4.2 2.5- 7.1 13 2.1 1.1- 3.9 394 89.9 86.3-92.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 22 5.4 3.3- 8.9 27 11.4 6.8-18.3 50 27.0 18.8-37.1 115 56.2 46.4-65.5
$15,000- 24,999 296 20 6.4 3.4-12.0 40 9.4 6.4-13.5 22 5.6 3.2- 9.9 214 78.6 72.0-83.9
$25,000- 34,999 235 13 4.7 2.3- 9.2 18 7.3 4.1-12.6 17 6.1 3.5-10.4 187 82.0 75.2-87.2
$35,000- 49,999 253 8 3.5 1.7- 7.1 10 2.6 1.3- 5.2 14 4.5 2.5- 8.2 221 89.3 84.5-92.8
$50,000-74,999 190 9 4.3 2.0- 8.9 10 5.1 2.6-10.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4 170 90.1 84.2-93.9
$75,000+ 192 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.5 1 0.7 0.1- 5.0 185 97.7 94.6-99.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 643 94 14.4 10.5-19.6 126 17.8 14.5-21.7 125 20.0 16.0-24.6 298 47.8 42.5-53.2
No 952 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 952 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 237 21 7.4 4.5-11.9 22 7.1 4.3-11.7 25 11.8 7.6-17.8 169 73.7 66.6-79.8
Non-Veteran 1,362 73 4.5 3.0- 6.7 104 5.8 4.6- 7.4 100 6.0 4.5- 7.8 1,085 83.7 80.9-86.2

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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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