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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,643 1,295 80.0 77.2-82.5 70 4.9 3.5- 6.7 96 6.1 4.7- 7.8 78 4.1 3.0- 5.6 104 5.0 3.9- 6.4
GENDER
Male 613 495 81.7 77.3-85.3 28 5.0 3.2- 7.7 26 4.6 2.9- 7.2 18 2.9 1.4- 5.8 46 5.8 4.0- 8.5
Female 1,030 800 78.5 74.9-81.8 42 4.7 2.9- 7.6 70 7.4 5.5- 9.9 60 5.1 3.7- 7.0 58 4.3 3.1- 5.8
RACE
White 1,483 1,164 79.2 76.2-81.9 62 5.0 3.5- 7.0 91 6.4 5.0- 8.3 71 4.3 3.1- 6.0 95 5.1 3.9- 6.6
African American 46 36 83.0 68.0-91.8 0 0.0 . - . 3 4.9 1.3-17.3 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5 6 10.7 4.2-24.6
Other Minorities 104 85 87.6 78.5-93.1 8 5.1 1.9-12.8 2 2.4 0.6- 9.2 6 2.0 0.7- 5.3 3 3.0 0.8-10.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 56 89.1 78.9-94.7 4 6.0 2.1-15.7 3 1.5 0.4- 5.0 2 1.5 0.3- 6.5 1 1.9 0.3-12.6
Non-Hispanic 1,570 1,234 79.4 76.5-82.0 66 4.8 3.4- 6.7 92 6.3 4.9- 8.1 76 4.2 3.1- 5.8 102 5.2 4.1- 6.7
AGE
18-24 53 43 84.9 70.2-93.1 4 7.9 2.2-24.4 5 6.0 2.1-15.6 1 1.2 0.2- 8.4 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 172 139 82.1 73.7-88.3 11 4.2 2.1- 8.3 9 5.4 2.5-11.2 11 7.1 3.1-15.2 2 1.2 0.2- 6.1
35-44 246 187 76.9 70.0-82.6 17 7.3 4.1-12.7 21 9.4 5.7-15.2 10 2.9 1.4- 5.8 11 3.5 1.8- 6.7
45-54 319 250 78.4 71.9-83.7 16 4.8 2.6- 8.5 18 5.8 3.3-10.1 14 3.9 2.0- 7.4 21 7.1 3.9-12.6
55-64 348 254 74.3 68.6-79.3 13 4.5 2.5- 8.0 25 6.3 4.0- 9.8 22 5.4 3.4- 8.4 34 9.6 6.4-14.0
65-74 284 237 83.4 77.8-87.9 4 1.5 0.5- 4.4 11 4.0 2.0- 7.7 9 2.8 1.3- 6.0 23 8.2 5.2-12.8
75+ 215 181 85.5 79.1-90.2 4 2.0 0.6- 6.4 7 4.0 1.7- 8.7 10 3.2 1.5- 6.7 13 5.3 2.7-10.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 192 75.9 67.2-82.9 6 2.9 1.0- 8.1 10 3.6 1.4- 8.6 14 5.3 1.9-13.6 38 12.2 7.8-18.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 504 404 77.8 72.2-82.7 19 5.7 2.9-10.9 24 6.9 4.3-11.0 32 5.0 3.2- 7.7 25 4.5 2.8- 7.1
Some Post-H.S. 413 315 80.6 75.9-84.6 21 4.0 2.4- 6.7 33 7.6 5.1-11.2 20 4.2 2.5- 7.0 24 3.5 2.2- 5.6
College Graduate 459 379 84.7 80.4-88.2 23 5.6 3.5- 9.0 29 5.2 3.3- 8.1 12 2.0 1.0- 3.7 16 2.5 1.4- 4.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 217 135 63.3 53.3-72.2 9 4.1 1.8- 9.2 18 8.8 4.6-16.1 28 13.5 7.2-24.0 27 10.3 6.4-16.1
$15,000- 24,999 303 237 80.0 73.2-85.4 6 1.5 0.5- 4.0 17 6.2 3.5-10.6 16 4.6 2.4- 8.8 27 7.7 4.4-13.3
$25,000- 34,999 237 185 74.3 64.7-82.0 9 6.6 2.1-18.9 19 10.1 5.8-17.1 10 4.4 2.3- 8.5 14 4.6 2.5- 8.1
$35,000- 49,999 261 212 80.2 73.1-85.7 17 7.5 4.2-12.9 13 6.4 3.3-12.2 9 2.5 1.1- 5.8 10 3.4 1.7- 6.7
$50,000-74,999 193 171 89.3 83.5-93.3 9 4.7 2.4- 9.2 5 1.7 0.6- 5.1 5 2.5 0.9- 6.4 3 1.7 0.5- 5.7
$75,000+ 196 165 85.4 78.8-90.2 15 7.6 4.2-13.5 10 4.4 2.2- 8.6 3 1.1 0.3- 3.6 3 1.5 0.5- 4.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 643 394 60.3 55.0-65.4 25 4.3 2.7- 6.8 59 10.8 7.9-14.5 67 10.3 7.3-14.3 98 14.4 11.2-18.3
No 951 859 89.5 86.3-92.0 42 5.3 3.4- 8.0 35 3.8 2.5- 5.9 11 1.1 0.5- 2.1 4 0.4 0.1- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 241 187 79.3 72.7-84.7 7 2.6 1.1- 6.0 12 4.9 2.5- 9.4 8 2.4 1.1- 5.0 27 10.8 6.9-16.5
Non-Veteran 1,400 1,106 80.1 77.0-82.8 63 5.2 3.7- 7.3 84 6.3 4.8- 8.2 70 4.3 3.1- 6.0 77 4.2 3.1- 5.6

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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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