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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

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 13,165 1,519 7.8 7.1- 8.5 11,646 92.2 91.5-92.9
-Buncombe County 398 40 7.7 5.4-10.9 358 92.3 89.1-94.6
GENDER
Male 144 15 7.2 4.2-12.1 129 92.8 87.9-95.8
Female 254 25 8.2 5.1-12.8 229 91.8 87.2-94.9
RACE
White 363 36 8.0 5.5-11.4 327 92.0 88.6-94.5
Other 32 3 4.4 1.2-15.0 29 95.6 85.0-98.8
AGE
18-44 107 4 3.2 1.1- 8.5 103 96.8 91.5-98.9
45+ 290 36 12.0 8.5-16.7 254 88.0 83.3-91.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 120 12 8.0 4.1-15.0 108 92.0 85.0-95.9
Some College + 275 27 7.6 5.0-11.5 248 92.4 88.5-95.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 189 21 8.8 5.4-14.1 168 91.2 85.9-94.6
$50,000+ 160 10 6.5 3.4-12.0 150 93.5 88.0-96.6

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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.

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