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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-FEMALES

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
-FEMALES 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 7,443 5,793 77.6 76.1-79.0 419 6.9 6.0- 7.8 457 6.5 5.6- 7.5 426 5.5 4.8- 6.3 348 3.6 3.1- 4.1
African American 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
Other Minorities 608 464 81.7 77.1-85.5 29 4.9 3.0- 7.9 33 4.7 3.0- 7.2 60 6.0 4.3- 8.2 22 2.7 1.1- 6.7
AGE
18-24 270 212 80.5 73.8-85.9 24 6.6 4.1-10.5 18 6.7 3.5-12.4 14 4.6 2.3- 8.8 2 1.6 0.4- 6.4
25-34 944 746 79.6 76.2-82.7 75 7.8 5.9-10.4 69 7.8 5.9-10.3 41 3.8 2.6- 5.6 13 0.9 0.5- 1.7
35-44 1,490 1,133 77.2 74.4-79.7 131 8.9 7.2-11.0 109 6.9 5.5- 8.6 84 5.2 4.0- 6.7 33 1.8 1.2- 2.8
45-54 1,873 1,399 75.4 72.8-77.8 115 6.8 5.4- 8.5 122 6.3 5.1- 7.8 131 6.3 5.0- 7.8 106 5.2 4.0- 6.6
55-64 2,000 1,509 75.9 73.4-78.2 103 5.6 4.3- 7.1 112 5.6 4.4- 7.1 153 7.5 6.2- 9.1 123 5.4 4.4- 6.6
65-74 1,717 1,371 80.7 78.4-82.9 48 2.6 1.9- 3.7 103 5.1 4.0- 6.3 99 6.1 4.8- 7.6 96 5.5 4.3- 7.0
75+ 1,346 1,109 80.5 77.5-83.2 23 1.7 1.0- 2.8 55 4.9 3.5- 6.8 71 5.3 4.0- 7.1 88 7.6 5.8- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,312 945 74.6 71.2-77.7 26 2.1 1.3- 3.7 71 5.4 4.0- 7.2 125 9.2 7.3-11.5 145 8.6 6.9-10.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,852 2,226 80.2 78.0-82.2 122 4.7 3.7- 6.0 157 5.9 4.6- 7.4 211 6.0 5.0- 7.2 136 3.2 2.6- 4.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,725 2,121 75.4 72.7-77.9 148 7.2 5.8- 9.0 178 7.9 6.2- 9.9 161 6.0 4.7- 7.7 117 3.5 2.8- 4.5
College Graduate 2,811 2,239 80.5 78.4-82.4 225 8.7 7.4-10.3 186 5.9 4.9- 7.0 95 2.9 2.3- 3.7 66 2.0 1.3- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,218 777 67.9 63.9-71.5 35 3.3 2.1- 5.2 93 7.5 5.8- 9.7 167 12.5 10.3-15.2 146 8.8 7.1-10.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,612 1,213 76.1 72.8-79.1 57 3.8 2.4- 5.8 114 7.4 5.7- 9.4 126 8.2 6.3-10.4 102 4.6 3.5- 6.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,028 801 78.3 74.5-81.6 61 6.0 4.3- 8.3 67 6.5 4.5- 9.5 54 5.7 4.1- 7.9 45 3.5 2.4- 5.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,299 1,049 79.9 76.7-82.7 78 6.7 5.0- 8.9 72 6.4 4.7- 8.6 54 3.8 2.7- 5.2 46 3.3 2.3- 4.7
$50,000-74,999 1,279 1,019 79.2 75.9-82.1 97 8.6 6.7-11.0 82 5.9 4.5- 7.8 54 3.9 2.8- 5.3 27 2.5 1.3- 4.7
$75,000+ 1,727 1,424 81.3 78.3-83.9 146 9.2 7.5-11.4 100 6.2 4.4- 8.6 41 2.4 1.5- 3.6 16 0.9 0.5- 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,621 2,207 60.7 58.3-63.0 179 6.1 5.0- 7.3 328 9.4 8.2-10.9 477 13.5 11.9-15.2 430 10.3 9.1-11.7
No 5,846 5,120 86.0 84.6-87.4 332 6.4 5.6- 7.4 251 5.0 4.1- 6.1 110 1.9 1.5- 2.5 33 0.6 0.3- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 210 157 77.6 70.0-83.7 13 7.1 3.8-13.2 18 6.4 3.7-10.7 17 6.9 3.8-12.3 5 2.0 0.8- 5.2
Non-Veteran 9,514 7,394 78.2 76.9-79.4 508 6.3 5.6- 7.1 575 6.4 5.6- 7.2 577 5.5 4.9- 6.1 460 3.7 3.2- 4.2

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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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