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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury-AFRICAN AMERICANS

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stoke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,673 301 4.7 3.8- 5.9 6,372 95.3 94.1-96.2
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 938 38 4.3 2.8- 6.6 900 95.7 93.4-97.2
GENDER
Male 306 19 5.8 3.1-10.4 287 94.2 89.6-96.9
Female 632 19 3.1 1.7- 5.6 613 96.9 94.4-98.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 12 3 17.5 3.4-56.5 9 82.5 43.5-96.6
Non-Hispanic 926 35 4.0 2.5- 6.4 891 96.0 93.6-97.5
AGE
18-24 34 4 8.4 2.6-23.7 30 91.6 76.3-97.4
25-34 97 3 1.8 0.5- 6.4 94 98.2 93.6-99.5
35-44 155 5 2.0 0.7- 6.0 150 98.0 94.0-99.3
45-54 201 10 7.4 3.5-15.0 191 92.6 85.0-96.5
55-64 205 9 3.4 1.6- 7.3 196 96.6 92.7-98.4
65+ 238 7 2.8 1.1- 7.2 231 97.2 92.8-98.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 156 10 5.6 2.2-13.5 146 94.4 86.5-97.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 339 12 5.4 2.6-10.8 327 94.6 89.2-97.4
Some Post-H.S. 234 11 3.5 1.7- 7.1 223 96.5 92.9-98.3
College Graduate 205 5 2.3 0.8- 6.6 200 97.7 93.4-99.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 171 12 9.1 4.5-17.7 159 90.9 82.3-95.5
$15,000- 24,999 193 8 3.0 1.0- 8.8 185 97.0 91.2-99.0
$25,000- 34,999 111 3 2.0 0.6- 6.5 108 98.0 93.5-99.4
$35,000-49,999 111 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2 110 99.2 94.8-99.9
$50,000- 74,999 98 3 2.6 0.8- 8.4 95 97.4 91.6-99.2
$75,000+ 103 3 1.8 0.5- 6.1 100 98.2 93.9-99.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 388 27 9.1 5.4-15.0 361 90.9 85.0-94.6
No 541 11 1.5 0.7- 3.1 530 98.5 96.9-99.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 113 3 4.3 1.1-15.5 110 95.7 84.5-98.9
Non-Veteran 693 30 4.2 2.5- 7.0 663 95.8 93.0-97.5

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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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