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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,276 2,269 13.0 12.2-13.9 13,007 87.0 86.1-87.8
-Western NC 2,816 458 14.2 12.6-16.0 2,358 85.8 84.0-87.4
GENDER
Male 1,118 171 14.4 11.9-17.4 947 85.6 82.6-88.1
Female 1,698 287 14.0 12.1-16.1 1,411 86.0 83.9-87.9
RACE
White 2,604 418 14.4 12.7-16.3 2,186 85.6 83.7-87.3
African American 79 15 17.1 9.1-29.9 64 82.9 70.1-90.9
Other Minorities 123 24 10.2 5.8-17.4 99 89.8 82.6-94.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 12 11.4 5.2-23.2 48 88.6 76.8-94.8
Non-Hispanic 2,749 444 14.3 12.7-16.1 2,305 85.7 83.9-87.3
AGE
18-24 74 11 13.8 7.3-24.7 63 86.2 75.3-92.7
25-34 220 25 11.6 7.5-17.5 195 88.4 82.5-92.5
35-44 360 45 11.6 8.3-16.0 315 88.4 84.0-91.7
45-54 512 89 15.4 12.2-19.1 423 84.6 80.9-87.8
55-64 676 118 16.4 13.4-19.9 558 83.6 80.1-86.6
65-74 542 80 14.5 11.3-18.5 462 85.5 81.5-88.7
75+ 421 88 18.3 14.6-22.7 333 81.7 77.3-85.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 423 122 25.8 20.4-32.1 301 74.2 67.9-79.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 862 169 17.4 14.3-21.0 693 82.6 79.0-85.7
Some Post-H.S. 730 106 12.4 9.7-15.8 624 87.6 84.2-90.3
College Graduate 796 60 5.8 4.2- 7.9 736 94.2 92.1-95.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 376 126 31.3 25.0-38.3 250 68.7 61.7-75.0
$15,000- 24,999 497 104 18.2 14.2-23.0 393 81.8 77.0-85.8
$25,000- 34,999 338 56 16.4 12.1-21.8 282 83.6 78.2-87.9
$35,000- 49,999 425 43 8.3 5.8-11.8 382 91.7 88.2-94.2
$50,000-74,999 395 26 5.7 3.5- 9.2 369 94.3 90.8-96.5
$75,000+ 411 24 6.3 3.8-10.4 387 93.7 89.6-96.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 410 57 10.7 8.0-14.2 353 89.3 85.8-92.0
Non-Veteran 2,405 401 14.7 13.0-16.7 2,004 85.3 83.3-87.0

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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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