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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,352 1,841 80.8 78.5-82.8 91 4.0 3.1- 5.3 127 5.5 4.3- 7.0 159 5.2 4.3- 6.3 134 4.5 3.5- 5.7
GENDER
Males 718 579 83.3 79.6-86.5 20 3.1 1.8- 5.3 25 3.9 2.4- 6.4 52 5.0 3.6- 6.9 42 4.6 3.1- 6.8
Females 1,634 1,262 78.6 75.7-81.2 71 4.7 3.5- 6.4 102 6.8 5.2- 8.9 107 5.4 4.2- 6.9 92 4.4 3.3- 5.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 21 15 79.9 54.1-93.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 5.0 1.2-19.4 1 1.6 0.2-11.1 3 13.4 3.2-41.9
Non-Hispanic 2,322 1,819 80.8 78.5-82.8 90 4.0 3.1- 5.3 125 5.5 4.3- 7.0 157 5.2 4.3- 6.4 131 4.4 3.5- 5.7
AGE
18-24 82 65 85.2 74.5-91.9 6 4.6 1.8-11.5 8 7.2 2.9-17.0 2 1.3 0.3- 5.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.3
25-34 271 224 82.8 76.7-87.6 17 5.7 3.2-10.0 17 6.8 3.9-11.6 11 4.1 2.2- 7.7 2 0.6 0.1- 3.1
35-44 411 322 79.3 74.0-83.7 25 6.1 3.7- 9.8 25 5.3 3.3- 8.3 25 5.4 3.4- 8.4 14 4.0 2.1- 7.5
45-54 533 407 78.6 73.6-82.9 20 3.2 1.8- 5.8 27 5.9 3.6- 9.6 44 7.2 5.0-10.3 35 5.1 3.2- 8.0
55-64 461 344 78.9 73.8-83.3 13 2.3 1.1- 4.6 22 3.6 2.2- 5.7 42 6.5 4.5- 9.3 40 8.8 5.6-13.4
65-74 345 274 81.9 76.2-86.5 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5 17 3.0 1.6- 5.5 26 7.5 4.6-11.9 22 6.2 3.4-10.9
75+ 222 182 80.3 72.6-86.2 3 1.4 0.4- 5.0 10 5.9 2.7-12.4 8 3.8 1.7- 8.1 19 8.7 5.0-14.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 283 69.2 62.4-75.2 12 2.5 1.3- 4.8 26 7.4 4.1-12.9 46 8.9 6.3-12.4 55 12.0 8.3-17.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 827 650 81.8 78.1-85.1 31 4.1 2.6- 6.6 44 5.0 3.3- 7.4 58 5.5 3.9- 7.5 44 3.6 2.4- 5.2
Some Post-H.S. 584 473 81.2 76.4-85.2 16 3.2 1.7- 6.0 35 6.8 4.3-10.7 36 4.7 3.1- 7.1 24 4.0 2.3- 6.9
College Graduate 513 430 85.4 80.9-89.0 32 5.7 3.7- 8.8 22 3.7 2.2- 6.2 18 3.2 1.8- 5.6 11 2.0 0.7- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 411 252 63.1 56.3-69.5 14 3.0 1.5- 5.7 38 9.9 6.6-14.4 51 11.4 8.0-15.9 56 12.7 8.5-18.4
$15,000- 24,999 508 384 79.3 74.0-83.8 17 2.0 1.1- 3.6 28 6.4 3.8-10.4 48 8.0 5.6-11.3 31 4.3 2.6- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 302 244 80.0 72.5-85.8 17 5.6 3.1-10.0 12 5.9 2.6-12.9 19 5.3 2.9- 9.6 10 3.2 1.5- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 324 267 81.3 74.7-86.4 13 6.6 3.4-12.5 18 4.8 2.5- 8.9 15 3.8 2.1- 6.7 11 3.6 1.7- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 253 216 87.5 81.8-91.6 15 4.7 2.5- 8.9 11 4.0 1.9- 8.3 7 2.6 1.0- 6.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.3
$75,000+ 242 219 91.5 86.4-94.8 11 5.6 2.9-10.6 7 1.8 0.7- 4.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 3 0.6 0.2- 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 917 546 62.5 57.9-66.9 35 4.1 2.5- 6.6 78 8.9 6.5-12.0 130 12.4 10.0-15.3 128 12.1 9.5-15.3
No 1,326 1,201 90.3 87.9-92.3 52 4.0 2.9- 5.6 45 3.9 2.6- 5.8 23 1.4 0.9- 2.4 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 294 244 85.8 80.0-90.1 6 2.3 0.8- 6.0 11 2.8 1.4- 5.6 19 5.0 2.9- 8.5 14 4.1 1.8- 9.0
Non-Veteran 2,058 1,597 79.8 77.3-82.1 85 4.3 3.3- 5.7 116 6.0 4.6- 7.7 140 5.3 4.3- 6.5 120 4.6 3.6- 5.9

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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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