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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

A disability can be physical, mental, emotional, or communication related. Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,238 826 4.6 4.1- 5.1 1,050 5.4 5.0- 6.0 1,093 5.3 4.9- 5.8 12,269 84.7 83.9-85.4
GENDER
Male 5,766 343 5.3 4.5- 6.1 396 5.2 4.5- 5.9 477 5.9 5.2- 6.7 4,550 83.7 82.4-84.9
Female 9,472 483 3.9 3.4- 4.5 654 5.7 5.1- 6.4 616 4.8 4.3- 5.4 7,719 85.6 84.6-86.5
RACE
White 11,912 576 4.1 3.6- 4.6 800 5.2 4.7- 5.7 809 5.4 4.9- 6.0 9,727 85.3 84.5-86.2
African American 2,239 191 7.2 5.9- 8.7 196 7.9 6.5- 9.6 205 6.6 5.4- 8.0 1,647 78.3 75.9-80.6
Asian 98 2 0.9 0.2- 4.4 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.9 0.2- 3.6 94 98.2 94.8-99.4
Native American 304 30 10.0 5.6-17.4 29 6.3 4.1- 9.5 49 12.3 8.6-17.4 196 71.4 64.0-77.8
Other Minorities 631 25 2.9 1.8- 4.9 23 3.4 1.6- 7.1 22 1.2 0.7- 2.0 561 92.5 88.9-95.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 607 26 3.6 2.2- 5.9 21 2.6 1.4- 4.8 24 2.1 1.3- 3.5 536 91.6 88.6-93.9
-English Speaking 223 17 7.6 3.9-14.6 15 4.1 2.1- 8.1 22 8.0 4.6-13.5 169 80.3 71.7-86.7
-Spanish Speaking 384 9 2.2 1.0- 4.7 6 2.1 0.8- 5.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.6 367 95.5 92.1-97.5
Non-Hispanic 14,594 797 4.7 4.2- 5.2 1,025 5.7 5.2- 6.2 1,062 5.6 5.1- 6.1 11,710 84.1 83.2-84.9
AGE
18-24 466 20 4.2 2.6- 6.8 13 3.0 1.5- 5.9 8 1.6 0.7- 3.9 425 91.2 87.4-93.9
25-34 1,457 45 3.0 2.1- 4.2 46 3.1 2.1- 4.5 25 1.7 1.0- 2.9 1,341 92.2 90.3-93.8
35-44 2,354 68 3.1 2.3- 4.2 106 4.0 3.1- 5.1 89 3.5 2.7- 4.5 2,091 89.4 87.8-90.9
45-54 2,968 122 4.0 3.1- 5.0 197 6.2 5.2- 7.4 243 7.2 6.1- 8.5 2,406 82.6 80.7-84.3
55-64 3,273 184 5.8 4.8- 7.0 294 8.4 7.3- 9.7 367 10.5 9.2-12.0 2,428 75.3 73.3-77.2
65-74 2,663 183 6.5 5.4- 7.8 219 7.6 6.5- 8.9 174 6.4 5.4- 7.6 2,087 79.4 77.5-81.2
75+ 1,956 199 9.8 8.3-11.6 173 8.8 7.3-10.6 180 9.0 7.4-10.7 1,404 72.4 69.8-74.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,111 226 7.4 6.1- 9.0 222 9.1 7.4-11.1 333 10.7 9.1-12.5 1,330 72.8 69.9-75.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,447 251 4.8 4.0- 5.8 340 5.8 4.9- 6.9 368 6.1 5.3- 7.1 3,488 83.2 81.6-84.8
Some Post-H.S. 4,008 192 5.1 4.2- 6.3 291 5.6 4.8- 6.6 252 4.8 4.0- 5.8 3,273 84.4 82.8-85.9
College Graduate 4,639 155 2.5 2.0- 3.1 193 3.2 2.6- 3.8 137 2.4 1.9- 3.0 4,154 91.9 90.9-92.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,693 176 8.5 6.8-10.5 259 12.8 10.3-15.8 384 17.3 15.0-20.0 874 61.4 57.4-65.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,437 179 5.8 4.7- 7.1 226 7.8 6.4- 9.5 256 8.1 6.7- 9.7 1,776 78.3 75.7-80.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,618 106 8.0 6.1-10.6 135 6.6 5.2- 8.3 102 4.8 3.8- 6.0 1,275 80.6 77.6-83.2
$35,000- 49,999 2,138 85 3.6 2.6- 5.0 110 4.2 3.3- 5.3 86 4.1 3.1- 5.4 1,857 88.1 86.1-89.8
$50,000-74,999 2,201 66 3.0 2.1- 4.3 101 3.4 2.7- 4.4 55 2.2 1.6- 3.0 1,979 91.4 89.8-92.7
$75,000+ 3,162 91 2.5 1.8- 3.4 67 1.6 1.2- 2.2 41 1.0 0.6- 1.4 2,963 94.9 93.9-95.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,316 163 6.9 5.6- 8.4 220 7.5 6.3- 8.8 207 7.6 6.4- 9.2 1,726 78.0 75.7-80.2
Non-Veteran 12,915 663 4.2 3.7- 4.7 829 5.1 4.6- 5.7 886 4.9 4.5- 5.5 10,537 85.8 84.9-86.6

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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.

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