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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-AFRICAN AMERICANS

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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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 13,068 9,042 66.3 64.8-67.8 933 7.7 7.0- 8.6 1,216 10.8 9.8-12.0 1,096 9.6 8.7-10.5 781 5.5 4.9- 6.3
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,840 1,262 63.6 59.4-67.5 109 6.8 4.9- 9.3 173 11.6 8.8-15.1 181 10.9 8.7-13.5 115 7.2 5.1-10.1
GENDER
Male 610 452 68.4 61.8-74.3 31 8.2 4.7-13.7 42 8.9 5.7-13.5 50 8.0 5.3-12.0 35 6.5 3.5-11.7
Female 1,230 810 59.7 54.5-64.8 78 5.7 4.2- 7.6 131 13.7 9.8-19.0 131 13.1 10.1-16.9 80 7.7 5.1-11.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 10 40.8 14.6-73.5 1 11.2 1.5-51.1 1 3.5 0.4-22.6 3 35.6 8.6-76.4 1 9.0 1.2-45.1
Non-Hispanic 1,823 1,251 63.8 59.7-67.8 108 6.7 4.9- 9.3 172 11.7 8.9-15.2 178 10.6 8.5-13.2 114 7.2 5.0-10.1
AGE
18-24 88 47 46.2 32.4-60.7 11 13.6 6.1-27.7 16 20.5 10.5-36.3 10 12.7 6.2-24.0 4 7.0 2.0-21.7
25-34 207 132 64.0 54.1-72.8 17 6.9 3.6-12.7 20 13.5 7.0-24.2 29 12.8 8.0-19.8 9 2.9 1.2- 6.7
35-44 290 183 63.8 55.2-71.6 18 5.4 3.0- 9.7 34 11.5 6.7-19.0 33 12.4 7.4-20.0 22 6.9 3.9-11.9
45-54 405 275 68.4 60.1-75.6 21 4.1 2.4- 7.0 46 12.3 8.1-18.2 32 5.1 3.2- 8.1 31 10.1 4.8-19.9
55-64 403 287 66.6 59.1-73.4 20 5.5 3.0- 9.8 26 4.7 3.0- 7.5 46 16.2 10.7-23.8 24 7.0 4.0-12.0
65+ 430 329 75.3 67.0-82.1 20 4.5 2.6- 7.6 28 3.9 2.4- 6.2 29 6.8 4.3-10.6 24 9.5 4.3-19.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 309 192 54.6 44.4-64.4 7 0.8 0.3- 2.1 35 14.5 8.1-24.4 42 16.6 9.9-26.5 33 13.5 7.6-22.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 654 466 64.4 56.9-71.3 35 6.3 3.8-10.2 53 11.5 6.7-19.3 62 10.1 7.0-14.5 38 7.6 4.3-13.2
Some Post-H.S. 457 307 62.2 53.7-70.0 29 9.7 4.9-18.4 44 10.3 6.6-15.9 49 10.9 6.9-16.7 28 6.8 2.9-15.3
College Graduate 416 295 69.5 62.4-75.8 38 8.4 5.5-12.6 39 11.1 6.7-17.7 28 8.3 5.1-13.1 16 2.7 1.2- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 349 212 57.6 48.1-66.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.8 47 14.3 8.6-22.8 44 11.6 7.5-17.4 41 15.6 8.7-26.4
$15,000- 24,999 387 266 65.1 56.6-72.7 23 5.6 3.3- 9.4 24 7.7 3.7-15.4 52 14.3 9.2-21.7 22 7.3 3.8-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 205 148 65.6 51.7-77.2 12 7.1 2.5-18.8 20 7.3 3.9-13.1 14 8.9 4.0-18.5 11 11.1 3.4-30.6
$35,000-49,999 219 151 73.5 63.9-81.4 23 9.3 5.5-15.3 17 6.2 2.8-12.9 16 8.2 4.5-14.7 12 2.8 1.4- 5.5
$50,000- 74,999 208 141 63.8 53.0-73.4 17 7.3 3.8-13.5 19 12.4 6.3-23.2 24 13.9 7.9-23.3 7 2.6 0.7- 8.5
$75,000+ 196 153 71.9 61.2-80.6 18 10.5 5.9-18.0 14 10.6 4.8-21.8 8 5.7 2.3-13.5 3 1.3 0.3- 5.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 700 395 49.1 42.6-55.6 32 3.2 2.0- 5.1 77 10.4 6.9-15.5 113 19.2 14.5-24.9 83 18.1 12.3-25.7
No 978 749 70.2 64.6-75.3 68 9.4 6.4-13.6 79 12.0 8.2-17.4 54 6.3 4.2- 9.2 28 2.1 1.2- 3.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 225 153 65.1 54.4-74.4 14 4.8 2.5- 8.8 18 7.4 4.2-12.8 19 9.4 4.7-17.8 21 13.4 6.6-25.3
Non-Veteran 1,464 1,010 63.9 59.2-68.3 83 6.7 4.6- 9.7 143 12.2 9.1-16.3 146 10.9 8.4-13.9 82 6.3 4.1- 9.6

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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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