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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 15,825 1,784 7.8 7.3- 8.3 14,041 92.2 91.7-92.7
-Piedmont NC 7,613 784 7.1 6.4- 7.8 6,829 92.9 92.2-93.6
GENDER
Male 2,913 265 6.2 5.3- 7.3 2,648 93.8 92.7-94.7
Female 4,700 519 7.8 7.0- 8.8 4,181 92.2 91.2-93.0
RACE
White 6,038 617 7.2 6.5- 8.0 5,421 92.8 92.0-93.5
African American 1,088 151 10.2 8.1-12.7 937 89.8 87.3-91.9
Other Minorities 464 15 1.3 0.7- 2.3 449 98.7 97.7-99.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 350 8 0.6 0.2- 1.4 342 99.4 98.6-99.8
Non-Hispanic 7,245 773 7.7 7.0- 8.5 6,472 92.3 91.5-93.0
AGE
18-24 214 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4 212 99.7 98.6-99.9
25-34 757 11 1.4 0.7- 2.8 746 98.6 97.2-99.3
35-44 1,257 41 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,216 97.0 95.7-97.9
45-54 1,532 115 7.2 5.6- 9.1 1,417 92.8 90.9-94.4
55-64 1,600 192 11.4 9.4-13.7 1,408 88.6 86.3-90.6
65-74 1,236 169 14.1 11.8-16.7 1,067 85.9 83.3-88.2
75+ 954 250 28.4 24.6-32.6 704 71.6 67.4-75.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 968 188 11.3 9.2-13.9 780 88.7 86.1-90.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,111 237 8.1 6.7- 9.7 1,874 91.9 90.3-93.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,939 196 7.1 5.8- 8.6 1,743 92.9 91.4-94.2
College Graduate 2,576 159 4.4 3.5- 5.4 2,417 95.6 94.6-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 707 195 19.7 16.0-24.2 512 80.3 75.8-84.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,165 169 9.6 7.6-12.1 996 90.4 87.9-92.4
$25,000- 34,999 745 78 7.2 5.5- 9.5 667 92.8 90.5-94.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,010 80 6.0 4.5- 8.1 930 94.0 91.9-95.5
$50,000-74,999 1,064 56 4.0 2.9- 5.6 1,008 96.0 94.4-97.1
$75,000+ 1,871 66 2.9 2.2- 4.0 1,805 97.1 96.0-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,013 139 11.9 9.5-14.8 874 88.1 85.2-90.5
Non-Veteran 6,597 645 6.4 5.7- 7.1 5,952 93.6 92.9-94.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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