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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,638 1,111 69.4 66.3-72.3 127 8.3 6.7-10.2 154 8.6 7.0-10.5 129 7.5 6.1- 9.3 117 6.3 4.8- 8.0
GENDER
Male 609 461 76.0 71.2-80.2 37 7.1 4.8-10.4 39 6.3 4.1- 9.5 36 5.7 3.8- 8.4 36 5.0 3.0- 8.1
Female 1,029 650 63.5 59.6-67.4 90 9.3 7.3-11.8 115 10.6 8.5-13.2 93 9.2 7.1-11.7 81 7.4 5.6- 9.7
RACE
White 1,478 1,001 68.9 65.7-71.9 111 8.0 6.4- 9.9 141 8.6 7.0-10.7 115 7.8 6.2- 9.7 110 6.7 5.2- 8.7
African American 47 29 72.2 56.1-84.1 4 6.9 2.0-20.6 7 11.6 5.0-24.7 4 5.6 1.8-16.4 3 3.7 1.1-11.8
Other Minorities 103 72 73.1 60.5-82.9 12 12.9 6.2-25.0 6 7.5 2.9-17.7 9 4.9 2.0-11.5 4 1.6 0.6- 4.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 49 78.5 65.5-87.6 6 11.0 4.7-23.4 4 5.1 1.6-14.6 6 5.0 1.9-12.9 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Non-Hispanic 1,565 1,057 68.7 65.6-71.7 121 8.1 6.5-10.1 150 8.8 7.2-10.9 122 7.7 6.2- 9.5 115 6.7 5.1- 8.6
AGE
18-24 52 31 70.4 55.7-81.8 8 12.7 6.1-24.7 5 5.3 1.8-14.5 5 6.1 1.9-17.8 3 5.5 1.7-16.6
25-34 171 114 69.9 60.7-77.6 18 7.9 4.5-13.5 17 9.8 5.4-17.1 12 6.4 3.5-11.6 10 6.0 2.4-14.4
35-44 242 144 63.2 56.0-69.9 25 9.7 6.3-14.7 33 12.0 8.2-17.3 21 8.2 5.0-13.2 19 6.8 4.0-11.2
45-54 318 179 60.4 53.6-66.7 37 11.5 7.9-16.3 37 11.3 7.6-16.4 38 10.5 7.2-15.1 27 6.4 4.0-10.1
55-64 349 234 70.8 65.0-76.1 18 5.1 2.9- 8.7 40 9.0 6.3-12.9 24 6.5 4.1-10.1 33 8.5 5.6-12.7
65-74 285 225 80.1 74.2-84.9 15 5.8 3.3-10.1 13 2.5 1.4- 4.5 16 5.9 3.4-10.2 16 5.7 3.2- 9.7
75+ 215 179 82.2 75.1-87.6 5 2.0 0.7- 6.0 9 5.0 2.4-10.2 13 7.7 4.2-13.9 9 3.1 1.5- 6.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 175 67.5 58.3-75.5 10 3.6 1.6- 7.8 18 9.4 4.9-17.2 27 8.7 5.1-14.4 30 10.9 6.3-18.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 502 352 68.9 63.2-74.2 31 8.4 5.4-12.8 47 7.5 5.3-10.7 32 7.3 4.9-10.8 40 7.8 5.2-11.6
Some Post-H.S. 411 267 69.2 63.5-74.3 38 9.1 6.3-13.0 40 8.2 5.6-12.0 37 8.0 5.5-11.5 29 5.4 3.4- 8.6
College Graduate 458 314 71.6 66.3-76.4 46 10.1 7.2-13.9 48 9.6 6.8-13.3 33 6.6 4.3-10.2 17 2.1 1.2- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 216 126 55.0 45.1-64.5 12 11.9 5.9-22.5 23 8.6 5.1-14.0 23 8.4 5.3-13.1 32 16.2 9.4-26.4
$15,000- 24,999 302 193 65.0 57.2-72.0 23 9.2 5.5-14.8 22 7.3 3.9-13.3 35 11.2 7.3-17.0 29 7.3 4.4-11.8
$25,000- 34,999 234 160 63.3 54.3-71.5 18 9.0 5.2-15.3 26 9.9 5.9-16.2 17 10.4 5.8-18.0 13 7.3 3.8-13.5
$35,000- 49,999 258 179 71.6 64.2-77.9 27 9.3 6.0-14.0 27 9.0 5.6-14.0 10 4.8 2.4- 9.5 15 5.4 2.7-10.6
$50,000-74,999 193 145 77.6 70.1-83.6 14 6.5 3.6-11.5 21 9.6 5.7-15.8 11 5.2 2.7-10.1 2 1.1 0.3- 4.2
$75,000+ 195 132 71.6 63.8-78.2 19 9.4 5.7-15.1 17 9.1 5.2-15.5 21 8.5 5.4-13.3 6 1.4 0.5- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 644 354 53.8 48.4-59.0 47 8.0 5.7-11.2 69 8.9 6.6-11.8 80 14.2 10.9-18.4 94 15.1 11.6-19.6
No 945 716 76.4 72.7-79.7 79 8.8 6.7-11.4 82 8.6 6.5-11.2 48 4.4 3.2- 6.2 20 1.8 0.9- 3.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 239 181 76.7 69.3-82.7 12 6.0 3.1-11.2 15 5.7 2.7-11.8 15 5.9 3.3-10.2 16 5.7 3.1-10.4
Non-Veteran 1,397 928 68.3 64.9-71.4 115 8.6 6.9-10.7 139 9.0 7.3-11.1 114 7.8 6.2- 9.7 101 6.3 4.8- 8.3

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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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