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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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 15,652 12,382 80.8 79.8-81.6 752 5.2 4.7- 5.7 857 5.5 5.0- 6.1 897 4.8 4.4- 5.3 764 3.7 3.4- 4.2
-Mecklenburg County 675 561 82.8 78.7-86.2 30 4.6 3.0- 7.0 26 5.6 3.5- 8.9 29 3.5 2.2- 5.4 29 3.5 2.2- 5.6
GENDER
Male 272 234 83.9 77.6-88.7 12 5.5 3.0- 9.9 12 6.8 3.6-12.5 8 1.8 0.9- 3.9 6 2.0 0.7- 5.1
Female 403 327 81.7 76.2-86.1 18 3.8 2.3- 6.3 14 4.4 2.1- 9.0 21 5.2 3.0- 8.7 23 5.0 2.9- 8.5
RACE
White 461 382 81.8 76.8-85.9 24 5.8 3.7- 9.0 15 5.1 2.7- 9.4 20 4.1 2.4- 7.1 20 3.2 2.0- 5.1
Other 212 177 84.1 76.8-89.4 6 3.0 1.1- 7.7 11 6.3 3.0-12.8 9 2.6 1.2- 5.4 9 3.9 1.6- 9.0
AGE
18-44 200 167 82.3 75.0-87.8 11 4.8 2.5- 9.0 15 9.2 5.2-15.8 6 2.7 1.1- 6.6 1 1.1 0.2- 7.2
45+ 465 385 83.0 78.6-86.7 18 4.5 2.6- 7.5 11 2.2 1.1- 4.5 23 4.4 2.8- 6.8 28 5.9 3.8- 9.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 181 149 79.3 69.5-86.5 4 2.9 0.9- 8.9 10 10.0 4.7-19.8 9 3.3 1.6- 7.0 9 4.5 1.8-10.6
Some College + 490 408 84.3 80.2-87.7 26 5.4 3.5- 8.3 16 3.6 2.1- 6.2 20 3.6 2.1- 6.2 20 3.0 1.8- 5.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 266 212 80.1 73.1-85.7 6 3.3 1.2- 8.6 14 6.4 3.3-12.2 17 5.0 2.9- 8.6 17 5.1 2.8- 9.2
$50,000+ 315 268 86.3 81.5-90.0 23 6.5 4.1-10.1 9 3.5 1.7- 6.8 8 2.3 0.9- 5.6 7 1.5 0.7- 3.3

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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 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.

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