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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 15,641 1,511 7.1 6.6- 7.6 14,130 92.9 92.4-93.4
-Western NC 1,667 183 7.7 6.2- 9.4 1,484 92.3 90.6-93.8
GENDER
Male 619 59 7.3 5.0-10.5 560 92.7 89.5-95.0
Female 1,048 124 8.0 6.4- 9.9 924 92.0 90.1-93.6
RACE
White 1,506 165 7.8 6.2- 9.6 1,341 92.2 90.4-93.8
African American 47 11 20.3 10.2-36.2 36 79.7 63.8-89.8
Other Minorities 104 7 3.0 1.1- 7.9 97 97.0 92.1-98.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 66 2 1.3 0.3- 6.4 64 98.7 93.6-99.7
Non-Hispanic 1,594 180 8.0 6.5- 9.9 1,414 92.0 90.1-93.5
AGE
18-24 53 0 0.0 . - . 53 100 . - .
25-34 172 5 3.3 0.7-13.4 167 96.7 86.6-99.3
35-44 246 11 3.1 1.5- 6.6 235 96.9 93.4-98.5
45-54 319 17 6.1 3.1-11.6 302 93.9 88.4-96.9
55-64 355 45 11.8 8.4-16.4 310 88.2 83.6-91.6
65-74 293 46 12.8 9.1-17.7 247 87.2 82.3-90.9
75+ 222 59 23.9 18.0-30.9 163 76.1 69.1-82.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 270 53 15.2 9.6-23.2 217 84.8 76.8-90.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 515 52 5.6 4.1- 7.7 463 94.4 92.3-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 415 42 7.4 5.2-10.5 373 92.6 89.5-94.8
College Graduate 459 35 5.7 3.8- 8.5 424 94.3 91.5-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 60 22.1 14.9-31.5 163 77.9 68.5-85.1
$15,000- 24,999 307 34 7.7 4.5-12.8 273 92.3 87.2-95.5
$25,000- 34,999 241 23 7.1 4.3-11.3 218 92.9 88.7-95.7
$35,000- 49,999 261 14 4.2 2.3- 7.6 247 95.8 92.4-97.7
$50,000-74,999 193 4 1.3 0.4- 4.0 189 98.7 96.0-99.6
$75,000+ 196 11 5.0 2.5- 9.7 185 95.0 90.3-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 665 183 23.0 19.0-27.6 482 77.0 72.4-81.0
No 952 0 0.0 . - . 952 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 244 31 10.0 6.6-14.8 213 90.0 85.2-93.4
Non-Veteran 1,421 152 7.3 5.8- 9.2 1,269 92.7 90.8-94.2

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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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