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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,913 357 8.9 7.8-10.2 2,556 91.1 89.8-92.2
GENDER
Male 1,157 122 7.5 5.9- 9.4 1,035 92.5 90.6-94.1
Female 1,756 235 10.2 8.7-12.0 1,521 89.8 88.0-91.3
RACE
White 2,691 325 9.0 7.8-10.4 2,366 91.0 89.6-92.2
African American 80 15 16.9 8.9-29.8 65 83.1 70.2-91.1
Other Minorities 131 14 2.4 1.2- 4.8 117 97.6 95.2-98.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 1 1.2 0.2- 8.2 59 98.8 91.8-99.8
Non-Hispanic 2,843 355 9.3 8.1-10.6 2,488 90.7 89.4-91.9
AGE
18-24 75 1 0.8 0.1- 5.3 74 99.2 94.7-99.9
25-34 226 3 2.0 0.6- 6.9 223 98.0 93.1-99.4
35-44 372 16 3.8 2.1- 6.7 356 96.2 93.3-97.9
45-54 525 55 9.7 7.2-13.0 470 90.3 87.0-92.8
55-64 695 81 12.7 9.9-16.1 614 87.3 83.9-90.1
65-74 561 63 11.9 8.8-15.8 498 88.1 84.2-91.2
75+ 444 134 27.7 23.0-33.0 310 72.3 67.0-77.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 451 99 15.4 11.6-20.1 352 84.6 79.9-88.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 900 117 8.9 7.1-11.2 783 91.1 88.8-92.9
Some Post-H.S. 744 75 8.4 6.2-11.2 669 91.6 88.8-93.8
College Graduate 813 64 5.5 4.1- 7.3 749 94.5 92.7-95.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 390 98 19.0 14.2-24.9 292 81.0 75.1-85.8
$15,000- 24,999 513 74 10.8 8.1-14.3 439 89.2 85.7-91.9
$25,000- 34,999 343 42 10.4 7.4-14.5 301 89.6 85.5-92.6
$35,000- 49,999 434 32 5.3 3.5- 8.1 402 94.7 91.9-96.5
$50,000-74,999 408 25 5.2 3.3- 8.2 383 94.8 91.8-96.7
$75,000+ 421 25 5.4 3.3- 8.7 396 94.6 91.3-96.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 62 13.2 9.9-17.5 361 86.8 82.5-90.1
Non-Veteran 2,489 295 8.3 7.1- 9.6 2,194 91.7 90.4-92.9

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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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