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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, mild Yes, moderate Yes, severe No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,238 826 4.6 4.1- 5.1 1,050 5.4 5.0- 6.0 1,093 5.3 4.9- 5.8 12,269 84.7 83.9-85.4
-Western NC 2,814 146 4.4 3.5- 5.4 226 7.2 6.0- 8.5 239 6.4 5.4- 7.5 2,203 82.1 80.2-83.8
GENDER
Male 1,117 65 4.9 3.6- 6.7 96 7.5 5.8- 9.8 110 6.6 5.2- 8.3 846 80.9 77.9-83.6
Female 1,697 81 3.9 3.0- 5.2 130 6.8 5.4- 8.5 129 6.2 4.9- 7.7 1,357 83.1 80.8-85.2
RACE
White 2,605 135 4.6 3.6- 5.7 212 7.4 6.2- 8.9 212 6.4 5.4- 7.6 2,046 81.6 79.6-83.4
African American 76 5 4.4 1.6-11.3 8 11.3 4.6-25.3 11 8.7 4.3-17.1 52 75.5 61.9-85.4
Other Minorities 123 6 2.2 0.7- 6.3 6 2.0 0.8- 4.9 13 4.2 2.1- 8.5 98 91.7 86.0-95.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 3 3.4 1.0-10.9 3 3.2 0.9-10.0 6 5.4 1.6-16.8 48 88.1 76.4-94.4
Non-Hispanic 2,747 143 4.5 3.6- 5.5 222 7.4 6.2- 8.8 232 6.4 5.5- 7.5 2,150 81.8 79.9-83.5
AGE
18-24 75 3 3.3 1.0-10.5 3 5.2 1.4-16.9 0 0.0 . - . 69 91.5 80.5-96.6
25-34 220 5 3.0 1.2- 7.5 11 5.2 2.7-10.1 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2 200 89.9 84.1-93.7
35-44 360 12 2.7 1.5- 5.0 20 4.3 2.6- 7.0 20 5.3 3.2- 8.8 308 87.6 83.4-90.9
45-54 510 26 5.6 3.6- 8.6 38 7.1 4.9-10.3 55 9.1 6.7-12.2 391 78.2 73.7-82.1
55-64 674 33 4.8 3.2- 7.1 67 11.1 8.5-14.4 80 11.3 8.8-14.5 494 72.7 68.5-76.6
65-74 546 34 4.9 3.3- 7.3 45 8.3 5.7-11.8 36 6.5 4.5- 9.2 431 80.3 76.0-84.0
75+ 418 33 7.8 5.4-11.2 41 9.9 7.0-13.9 44 9.5 6.5-13.8 300 72.7 67.3-77.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 422 32 5.4 3.5- 8.3 52 11.5 7.8-16.5 82 14.7 11.1-19.2 256 68.4 62.0-74.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 861 52 5.0 3.5- 7.1 78 8.0 5.9-10.8 87 7.8 6.0-10.1 644 79.2 75.5-82.5
Some Post-H.S. 729 35 4.7 2.9- 7.6 56 7.0 5.0- 9.8 44 3.8 2.7- 5.4 594 84.4 80.7-87.5
College Graduate 797 27 2.9 1.8- 4.6 39 4.0 2.8- 5.8 25 2.5 1.4- 4.2 706 90.6 88.0-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 369 32 8.6 5.1-14.1 60 14.9 10.6-20.5 91 17.3 13.3-22.3 186 59.2 51.9-66.1
$15,000- 24,999 497 36 5.6 3.7- 8.3 39 6.1 4.2- 8.7 55 10.0 7.1-13.8 367 78.4 73.5-82.6
$25,000- 34,999 336 22 8.0 4.8-13.0 36 9.3 6.4-13.4 24 6.0 3.8- 9.4 254 76.7 70.8-81.7
$35,000- 49,999 424 12 2.0 0.9- 4.2 25 6.2 3.5-10.6 16 2.9 1.6- 5.1 371 89.0 84.3-92.4
$50,000-74,999 398 10 1.6 0.7- 3.5 21 4.2 2.5- 6.7 6 1.4 0.6- 3.2 361 92.9 89.7-95.1
$75,000+ 411 19 4.2 2.4- 7.2 12 2.7 1.4- 5.3 7 1.5 0.5- 4.6 373 91.6 87.6-94.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 414 20 3.7 2.3- 5.9 50 12.2 8.8-16.7 44 8.2 5.6-11.7 300 75.9 70.6-80.5
Non-Veteran 2,399 126 4.5 3.6- 5.7 176 6.4 5.2- 7.9 195 6.1 5.1- 7.3 1,902 83.0 81.0-84.8

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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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