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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 5,928 4,831 83.5 82.1-84.8 231 4.0 3.4- 4.7 264 4.6 3.9- 5.5 303 4.1 3.5- 4.8 299 3.8 3.3- 4.5
Female 9,724 7,551 78.2 76.9-79.4 521 6.3 5.6- 7.1 593 6.4 5.6- 7.2 594 5.5 4.9- 6.2 465 3.7 3.2- 4.2
RACE
White 12,161 9,640 80.3 79.3-81.3 615 5.7 5.1- 6.4 670 5.5 4.9- 6.1 652 4.8 4.3- 5.3 584 3.7 3.3- 4.1
African American 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
Asian 107 88 82.6 69.3-90.9 6 4.0 1.6- 9.5 5 3.6 1.4- 9.0 5 4.3 1.5-11.5 3 5.5 1.0-26.4
Native American 313 221 71.3 63.8-77.9 10 5.1 2.1-11.6 21 8.3 4.6-14.5 35 9.3 6.0-14.1 26 6.0 3.7- 9.6
Other Minorities 655 539 85.6 81.6-88.8 27 3.2 2.0- 5.3 33 5.7 3.7- 8.7 43 3.7 2.4- 5.7 13 1.8 0.8- 4.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 628 523 86.8 83.0-89.9 26 2.9 1.8- 4.8 36 6.1 3.9- 9.3 29 3.0 1.7- 5.1 14 1.2 0.6- 2.2
-English Speaking 230 177 80.1 71.3-86.7 16 7.8 4.0-14.6 16 6.2 3.0-12.4 12 3.7 1.8- 7.5 9 2.3 1.0- 5.1
-Spanish Speaking 398 346 89.1 84.6-92.4 10 1.3 0.6- 2.7 20 6.1 3.6-10.2 17 2.7 1.3- 5.6 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1
Non-Hispanic 14,983 11,825 80.2 79.3-81.1 725 5.4 4.9- 5.9 820 5.5 4.9- 6.0 866 5.0 4.5- 5.5 747 4.0 3.6- 4.4
AGE
18-24 472 383 84.8 80.6-88.2 36 5.6 3.8- 8.2 29 5.3 3.3- 8.4 19 3.0 1.7- 5.1 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5
25-34 1,509 1,222 82.2 79.7-84.5 110 6.3 5.0- 7.9 102 7.0 5.5- 8.9 57 3.8 2.7- 5.3 18 0.7 0.4- 1.2
35-44 2,441 1,933 80.7 78.7-82.6 183 6.8 5.7- 8.1 145 5.7 4.6- 7.0 116 4.0 3.2- 4.9 64 2.8 2.0- 4.0
45-54 3,064 2,329 78.1 76.2-79.9 170 5.4 4.4- 6.5 172 5.2 4.3- 6.3 202 5.7 4.7- 6.8 191 5.7 4.8- 6.8
55-64 3,352 2,580 78.0 76.1-79.7 142 4.2 3.4- 5.2 173 4.8 4.0- 5.8 243 6.9 5.9- 8.0 214 6.1 5.1- 7.2
65-74 2,695 2,195 82.3 80.5-84.0 69 2.5 1.9- 3.2 144 4.7 3.9- 5.8 154 5.9 4.8- 7.1 133 4.7 3.8- 5.8
75+ 2,003 1,642 80.5 78.1-82.7 39 2.3 1.6- 3.4 86 4.9 3.8- 6.4 101 5.1 4.0- 6.4 135 7.2 5.8- 8.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,184 1,596 76.7 74.0-79.3 44 2.3 1.5- 3.4 111 6.1 4.5- 8.1 196 7.3 6.0- 8.8 237 7.6 6.4- 9.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,605 3,651 81.8 80.1-83.4 172 3.9 3.2- 4.9 234 5.3 4.4- 6.3 308 5.2 4.5- 6.1 240 3.7 3.1- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 4,089 3,227 78.7 76.7-80.6 203 5.9 4.9- 7.2 250 6.5 5.3- 7.9 232 5.4 4.4- 6.6 177 3.5 2.8- 4.2
College Graduate 4,736 3,878 83.5 82.0-84.8 333 7.2 6.2- 8.2 261 4.6 4.0- 5.4 156 2.7 2.2- 3.2 108 2.1 1.5- 2.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,730 1,095 67.2 63.6-70.6 49 3.1 2.1- 4.7 125 7.5 5.8- 9.8 230 11.0 9.2-13.1 231 11.1 9.2-13.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,499 1,879 78.3 75.7-80.6 82 2.9 2.0- 4.1 164 6.6 5.3- 8.1 205 7.8 6.4- 9.4 169 4.5 3.7- 5.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,672 1,306 78.7 75.6-81.5 83 4.5 3.4- 5.9 99 6.2 4.6- 8.5 100 6.3 4.8- 8.2 84 4.3 3.1- 5.9
$35,000- 49,999 2,186 1,790 81.3 79.0-83.5 113 6.2 4.8- 7.9 118 5.6 4.5- 7.0 91 3.8 2.9- 5.0 74 3.1 2.3- 4.1
$50,000-74,999 2,236 1,839 83.4 81.2-85.4 128 6.1 4.9- 7.6 129 4.8 3.9- 6.0 90 3.1 2.4- 4.0 50 2.5 1.6- 4.0
$75,000+ 3,229 2,757 86.1 84.3-87.7 236 7.1 6.0- 8.4 138 4.3 3.2- 5.6 61 1.7 1.2- 2.3 37 0.9 0.6- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,739 3,531 62.0 60.1-63.8 263 5.1 4.3- 6.0 493 9.1 8.0-10.3 738 12.7 11.5-14.0 714 11.2 10.1-12.3
No 9,470 8,456 89.0 88.0-89.9 474 5.2 4.6- 5.9 346 4.0 3.4- 4.7 148 1.4 1.1- 1.7 46 0.5 0.3- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,358 1,921 83.8 81.7-85.6 87 3.8 2.9- 4.9 103 3.6 2.8- 4.6 129 4.5 3.6- 5.5 118 4.4 3.4- 5.7
Non-Veteran 13,287 10,456 80.3 79.3-81.3 665 5.4 4.9- 6.0 753 5.8 5.2- 6.5 768 4.9 4.4- 5.4 645 3.6 3.2- 4.1

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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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