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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,825 1,784 7.8 7.3- 8.3 14,041 92.2 91.7-92.7
GENDER
Male 5,990 603 6.9 6.2- 7.7 5,387 93.1 92.3-93.8
Female 9,835 1,181 8.6 7.9- 9.3 8,654 91.4 90.7-92.1
RACE
White 12,285 1,326 7.6 7.1- 8.2 10,959 92.4 91.8-92.9
African American 2,392 373 11.5 10.0-13.3 2,019 88.5 86.7-90.0
Asian 107 3 1.8 0.5- 6.3 104 98.2 93.7-99.5
Native American 318 51 10.2 6.9-14.8 267 89.8 85.2-93.1
Other Minorities 659 25 1.3 0.8- 2.1 634 98.7 97.9-99.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 637 22 1.4 0.8- 2.3 615 98.6 97.7-99.2
-English Speaking 238 19 3.8 2.1- 6.9 219 96.2 93.1-97.9
-Spanish Speaking 399 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7 396 99.5 98.3-99.8
Non-Hispanic 15,138 1,751 8.3 7.8- 8.8 13,387 91.7 91.2-92.2
AGE
18-24 474 6 0.7 0.3- 1.5 468 99.3 98.5-99.7
25-34 1,512 25 1.6 1.1- 2.6 1,487 98.4 97.4-98.9
35-44 2,452 102 3.9 3.1- 4.9 2,350 96.1 95.1-96.9
45-54 3,082 263 8.1 6.9- 9.5 2,819 91.9 90.5-93.1
55-64 3,385 409 11.6 10.2-13.1 2,976 88.4 86.9-89.8
65-74 2,735 382 13.8 12.3-15.5 2,353 86.2 84.5-87.7
75+ 2,070 584 28.9 26.4-31.7 1,486 71.1 68.3-73.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,263 484 13.3 11.7-15.1 1,779 86.7 84.9-88.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,658 535 8.0 7.1- 9.1 4,123 92.0 90.9-92.9
Some Post-H.S. 4,109 429 7.7 6.7- 8.7 3,680 92.3 91.3-93.3
College Graduate 4,757 329 4.8 4.1- 5.5 4,428 95.2 94.5-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,783 477 19.6 17.1-22.3 1,306 80.4 77.7-82.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,531 386 10.4 9.0-12.1 2,145 89.6 87.9-91.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,679 183 8.0 6.7- 9.6 1,496 92.0 90.4-93.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,197 168 6.3 5.1- 7.6 2,029 93.7 92.4-94.9
$50,000-74,999 2,243 122 4.2 3.3- 5.3 2,121 95.8 94.7-96.7
$75,000+ 3,232 128 3.2 2.5- 4.0 3,104 96.8 96.0-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,386 321 11.6 10.0-13.4 2,065 88.4 86.6-90.0
Non-Veteran 13,432 1,463 7.1 6.6- 7.7 11,969 92.9 92.3-93.4

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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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