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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

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
-Western NC 2,871 2,229 78.5 76.4-80.4 136 5.8 4.7- 7.2 150 5.0 4.1- 6.2 189 6.1 5.1- 7.4 167 4.6 3.8- 5.5
GENDER
Male 1,135 906 80.6 77.4-83.4 46 4.9 3.4- 7.0 50 4.7 3.3- 6.8 58 4.7 3.4- 6.4 75 5.1 3.9- 6.7
Female 1,736 1,323 76.5 73.8-79.1 90 6.7 5.1- 8.6 100 5.3 4.2- 6.7 131 7.5 6.0- 9.3 92 4.0 3.2- 5.1
RACE
White 2,652 2,064 78.0 75.8-80.0 129 6.2 5.0- 7.7 138 5.1 4.1- 6.3 168 6.1 5.0- 7.4 153 4.6 3.8- 5.6
African American 80 61 82.9 72.3-90.0 2 1.7 0.3- 8.3 4 3.5 1.2-10.0 5 5.1 1.8-13.4 8 6.8 3.0-14.6
Other Minorities 128 94 82.7 73.3-89.3 5 2.4 0.9- 6.2 8 5.2 2.2-11.8 15 7.2 3.3-14.9 6 2.4 0.9- 6.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 48 87.8 75.5-94.3 2 2.0 0.5- 8.1 3 3.8 1.0-13.3 5 5.2 1.5-16.8 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3
Non-Hispanic 2,805 2,175 78.0 75.9-80.0 134 6.0 4.8- 7.4 147 5.1 4.1- 6.3 184 6.2 5.1- 7.4 165 4.7 3.9- 5.6
AGE
18-24 74 61 86.2 76.3-92.4 6 7.2 3.1-15.7 3 2.0 0.6- 6.4 2 2.4 0.5-10.1 2 2.2 0.5- 8.7
25-34 226 179 79.4 72.7-84.8 17 6.7 3.8-11.4 15 6.5 3.7-11.3 11 6.1 3.3-10.9 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
35-44 369 274 73.7 67.9-78.8 33 10.0 6.6-14.9 25 7.2 4.6-11.1 24 6.2 3.9- 9.5 13 2.9 1.6- 5.3
45-54 521 380 77.1 73.0-80.8 27 5.1 3.4- 7.7 32 4.9 3.4- 7.1 36 5.5 3.8- 7.9 46 7.3 5.3-10.0
55-64 686 521 75.1 71.0-78.8 33 5.3 3.5- 7.9 30 3.8 2.5- 5.6 54 7.9 5.8-10.7 48 8.0 5.7-11.0
65-74 552 448 82.1 78.1-85.5 13 2.0 1.1- 3.5 28 4.4 2.8- 6.7 38 7.5 5.3-10.6 25 4.1 2.5- 6.5
75+ 428 353 81.9 77.2-85.9 7 2.6 1.1- 6.1 16 3.7 2.2- 6.2 23 5.7 3.4- 9.3 29 6.0 4.1- 8.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 434 312 71.3 64.8-77.0 9 3.6 1.6- 7.7 11 4.0 1.7- 9.0 47 11.5 8.0-16.2 55 9.7 7.1-13.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 885 685 79.7 76.0-83.0 30 3.4 2.2- 5.2 46 5.3 3.6- 7.8 68 6.6 4.9- 9.0 56 4.9 3.5- 6.9
Some Post-H.S. 740 571 78.2 74.2-81.7 34 5.8 3.9- 8.4 54 7.0 5.1- 9.5 44 5.1 3.4- 7.6 37 4.0 2.7- 5.7
College Graduate 807 658 81.6 77.7-84.9 63 9.8 7.1-13.4 38 3.5 2.4- 5.0 29 3.3 2.1- 5.2 19 1.8 1.1- 3.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 381 233 63.6 56.4-70.3 11 4.0 1.9- 8.3 20 6.5 3.3-12.4 58 14.1 10.0-19.5 59 11.7 8.5-16.0
$15,000- 24,999 504 363 73.5 67.9-78.4 24 3.8 2.3- 6.2 40 8.6 5.7-12.6 39 7.9 5.3-11.7 38 6.3 4.3- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 337 267 79.3 73.5-84.1 17 5.4 3.1- 9.3 18 3.6 2.2- 6.0 21 7.7 4.6-12.5 14 4.0 2.2- 7.1
$35,000- 49,999 432 352 80.8 75.6-85.1 27 8.3 5.4-12.6 19 4.4 2.5- 7.6 20 3.5 2.1- 5.8 14 3.0 1.5- 5.6
$50,000-74,999 405 332 82.5 77.4-86.6 20 5.2 3.1- 8.5 28 6.3 4.0- 9.7 17 4.4 2.4- 8.1 8 1.6 0.8- 3.4
$75,000+ 421 363 84.7 79.0-89.1 29 9.5 5.8-15.0 14 2.7 1.5- 5.0 10 2.1 0.9- 5.0 5 0.9 0.3- 2.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,163 703 60.0 56.2-63.8 54 6.1 4.4- 8.5 87 7.8 5.9-10.3 159 13.7 11.3-16.5 160 12.3 10.2-14.7
No 1,638 1,469 88.9 86.7-90.8 78 5.4 4.0- 7.2 58 3.4 2.5- 4.7 28 2.0 1.2- 3.2 5 0.3 0.1- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 409 330 81.9 77.1-85.9 15 3.8 2.1- 6.8 20 3.8 2.3- 6.2 20 4.7 2.9- 7.5 24 5.8 3.5- 9.3
Non-Veteran 2,461 1,898 78.0 75.7-80.1 121 6.1 4.9- 7.6 130 5.2 4.1- 6.5 169 6.3 5.2- 7.7 143 4.4 3.6- 5.3

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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.

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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