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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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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%)
TOTAL 15,489 9,842 66.0 64.8-67.1 1,377 9.9 9.2-10.7 1,582 10.1 9.4-10.9 1,232 7.2 6.6- 7.9 1,456 6.8 6.3- 7.3
GENDER
Male 5,895 4,014 70.7 69.0-72.4 482 9.0 7.9-10.1 494 8.3 7.3- 9.4 390 6.0 5.2- 7.0 515 6.0 5.3- 6.8
Female 9,594 5,828 61.5 60.0-62.9 895 10.9 9.9-11.9 1,088 11.8 10.8-12.9 842 8.3 7.5- 9.2 941 7.5 6.9- 8.3
RACE
White 12,048 7,686 65.2 63.9-66.5 1,098 10.4 9.5-11.3 1,197 10.2 9.4-11.1 926 7.1 6.4- 7.8 1,141 7.1 6.6- 7.7
African American 2,310 1,417 66.2 63.4-68.9 193 9.8 8.2-11.7 268 9.3 7.9-10.9 212 7.6 6.3- 9.2 220 7.1 5.9- 8.5
Asian 107 79 71.7 56.8-83.0 8 7.7 3.5-16.2 10 11.7 4.6-26.8 8 8.4 2.5-24.5 2 0.5 0.1- 2.3
Native American 307 166 58.6 50.6-66.1 26 8.4 5.0-13.8 31 12.7 7.4-21.1 37 8.9 5.8-13.3 47 11.4 7.9-16.2
Other Minorities 654 451 71.9 66.4-76.8 45 7.1 4.7-10.6 73 10.3 7.4-14.1 44 6.9 4.2-11.2 41 3.8 2.4- 6.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 631 446 74.5 69.2-79.1 35 6.1 3.7- 9.7 69 9.2 6.6-12.5 35 5.7 3.4- 9.5 46 4.6 3.1- 6.7
-English Speaking 236 155 71.3 61.0-79.8 9 2.7 1.2- 6.1 28 13.4 7.5-23.0 15 3.8 2.0- 7.1 29 8.8 5.3-14.3
-Spanish Speaking 395 291 75.6 69.3-80.9 26 7.3 4.3-12.2 41 7.7 5.2-11.1 20 6.4 3.4-11.5 17 3.1 1.7- 5.6
Non-Hispanic 14,816 9,371 65.2 64.1-66.4 1,334 10.2 9.5-11.0 1,513 10.2 9.5-11.0 1,194 7.3 6.7- 8.0 1,404 7.0 6.5- 7.5
AGE
18-24 465 310 66.3 60.4-71.7 55 12.3 9.0-16.6 58 12.5 9.1-17.1 31 6.6 4.1-10.5 11 2.3 1.1- 4.5
25-34 1,506 1,051 72.7 69.8-75.4 179 10.5 8.8-12.5 171 9.9 8.1-12.0 71 5.0 3.8- 6.6 34 1.9 1.3- 2.9
35-44 2,427 1,574 65.8 63.3-68.1 293 12.6 11.0-14.5 288 10.8 9.4-12.3 176 7.1 5.9- 8.5 96 3.8 2.9- 4.9
45-54 3,042 1,904 65.0 62.8-67.2 319 10.2 8.9-11.7 299 9.0 7.8-10.4 246 7.2 6.0- 8.6 274 8.5 7.3- 9.9
55-64 3,336 2,040 62.2 60.1-64.3 260 7.8 6.7- 9.1 336 9.6 8.4-10.9 311 9.3 8.2-10.6 389 11.0 9.7-12.5
65-74 2,657 1,710 64.6 62.3-66.8 182 7.3 6.1- 8.6 248 9.7 8.4-11.3 208 7.6 6.5- 9.0 309 10.8 9.5-12.3
75+ 1,948 1,173 59.8 56.9-62.5 79 4.0 3.1- 5.2 177 9.3 7.8-11.0 183 9.6 8.1-11.4 336 17.3 15.2-19.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,130 1,146 59.8 56.3-63.2 95 5.9 4.4- 8.0 224 11.2 9.1-13.7 245 10.3 8.4-12.5 420 12.8 11.1-14.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,555 2,879 66.2 63.9-68.4 347 8.4 7.1-10.0 454 10.1 8.7-11.8 399 7.6 6.5- 8.9 476 7.6 6.7- 8.7
Some Post-H.S. 4,052 2,553 65.4 63.2-67.6 377 9.6 8.3-11.1 442 10.9 9.5-12.4 326 7.5 6.4- 8.7 354 6.6 5.7- 7.6
College Graduate 4,715 3,238 69.1 67.2-70.9 555 13.5 12.2-15.0 461 8.9 7.9-10.0 261 5.1 4.2- 6.3 200 3.3 2.7- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,694 766 48.4 44.2-52.7 81 6.9 4.9- 9.6 194 11.4 8.7-14.9 252 14.9 11.9-18.5 401 18.4 15.8-21.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,471 1,399 62.3 59.0-65.5 187 7.7 6.1- 9.7 286 10.5 8.9-12.4 248 9.5 7.8-11.4 351 10.0 8.6-11.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,658 1,016 64.4 60.8-67.8 169 9.5 7.7-11.7 174 10.9 8.8-13.5 140 8.0 6.2-10.2 159 7.2 5.8- 8.9
$35,000- 49,999 2,173 1,448 67.3 64.4-70.0 224 11.7 9.7-14.1 223 9.9 8.4-11.7 155 6.4 5.2- 7.9 123 4.7 3.8- 5.9
$50,000-74,999 2,228 1,523 68.3 65.3-71.1 218 11.5 9.4-13.9 234 9.8 8.2-11.6 148 6.3 5.1- 7.9 105 4.2 3.1- 5.5
$75,000+ 3,219 2,328 72.4 70.1-74.6 386 12.3 10.9-13.9 301 9.5 8.1-11.2 125 3.8 2.8- 5.0 79 1.9 1.5- 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,654 2,366 44.0 41.9-46.0 417 8.0 7.0- 9.1 731 13.2 11.9-14.6 871 15.6 14.2-17.2 1,269 19.3 17.9-20.7
No 9,402 7,159 75.4 74.0-76.8 927 11.0 10.0-12.0 805 8.6 7.7- 9.5 342 3.6 3.0- 4.3 169 1.4 1.1- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,350 1,558 67.8 65.1-70.5 187 9.2 7.5-11.2 197 8.3 6.9-10.1 160 5.8 4.7- 7.0 248 8.9 7.5-10.6
Non-Veteran 13,132 8,279 65.7 64.4-66.9 1,189 10.0 9.3-10.9 1,384 10.4 9.6-11.2 1,072 7.4 6.8- 8.2 1,208 6.4 5.9- 7.0

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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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