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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 15,825 1,784 7.8 7.3- 8.3 14,041 92.2 91.7-92.7
-Eastern NC 5,299 643 8.7 7.8- 9.6 4,656 91.3 90.4-92.2
GENDER
Male 1,920 216 8.0 6.7- 9.4 1,704 92.0 90.6-93.3
Female 3,379 427 9.4 8.3-10.5 2,952 90.6 89.5-91.7
RACE
White 3,556 384 7.7 6.7- 8.8 3,172 92.3 91.2-93.3
African American 1,224 207 13.3 11.2-15.7 1,017 86.7 84.3-88.8
Other Minorities 489 50 5.2 3.6- 7.6 439 94.8 92.4-96.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 227 13 3.3 1.7- 6.6 214 96.7 93.4-98.3
Non-Hispanic 5,050 623 9.1 8.2-10.0 4,427 90.9 90.0-91.8
AGE
18-24 185 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 182 98.8 96.1-99.6
25-34 529 11 1.9 1.0- 3.6 518 98.1 96.4-99.0
35-44 823 45 6.1 4.3- 8.7 778 93.9 91.3-95.7
45-54 1,025 93 9.4 7.3-12.0 932 90.6 88.0-92.7
55-64 1,090 136 11.4 9.4-13.8 954 88.6 86.2-90.6
65-74 938 150 14.7 12.2-17.5 788 85.3 82.5-87.8
75+ 672 200 30.5 26.5-34.9 472 69.5 65.1-73.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 844 197 15.6 12.9-18.7 647 84.4 81.3-87.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,647 181 7.6 6.2- 9.2 1,466 92.4 90.8-93.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,426 158 8.4 6.9-10.3 1,268 91.6 89.7-93.1
College Graduate 1,368 106 5.7 4.4- 7.2 1,262 94.3 92.8-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 686 184 19.7 16.1-23.9 502 80.3 76.1-83.9
$15,000- 24,999 853 143 11.9 9.5-14.7 710 88.1 85.3-90.5
$25,000- 34,999 591 63 8.3 5.9-11.4 528 91.7 88.6-94.1
$35,000- 49,999 753 56 7.2 5.3- 9.8 697 92.8 90.2-94.7
$50,000-74,999 771 41 4.1 2.7- 6.1 730 95.9 93.9-97.3
$75,000+ 940 37 3.1 2.1- 4.4 903 96.9 95.6-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 950 120 10.6 8.4-13.3 830 89.4 86.7-91.6
Non-Veteran 4,346 523 8.3 7.4- 9.2 3,823 91.7 90.8-92.6

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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