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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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 13,115 10,367 79.1 77.7-80.3 658 5.5 4.9- 6.1 703 6.1 5.3- 7.0 723 5.0 4.4- 5.8 664 4.4 3.7- 5.1
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,840 1,425 76.1 72.4-79.4 76 3.8 2.7- 5.2 104 6.1 4.4- 8.4 115 6.1 4.6- 8.2 120 7.9 5.6-10.9
GENDER
Male 611 472 76.7 70.6-81.9 22 3.0 1.7- 5.3 34 6.5 3.9-10.5 41 6.7 4.1-10.7 42 7.1 4.0-12.4
Female 1,229 953 75.6 70.9-79.8 54 4.4 3.0- 6.5 70 5.8 3.8- 8.7 74 5.7 4.0- 8.0 78 8.5 5.6-12.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 14 89.3 56.5-98.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.0 1.2-45.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.7 0.2-12.6
Non-Hispanic 1,823 1,410 75.9 72.2-79.3 76 3.8 2.8- 5.3 103 6.1 4.4- 8.4 115 6.2 4.6- 8.3 119 8.0 5.7-11.0
AGE
18-24 89 72 79.0 65.4-88.2 5 4.4 1.5-11.9 4 3.0 0.9- 8.9 3 6.2 2.0-17.6 5 7.5 2.3-21.5
25-34 207 160 76.2 65.8-84.1 17 5.6 2.8-10.8 18 13.1 6.6-24.5 8 3.5 1.5- 8.0 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7
35-44 289 223 75.7 67.5-82.4 14 4.3 2.4- 7.8 15 3.3 1.8- 5.9 23 8.5 4.9-14.5 14 8.1 3.8-16.6
45-54 404 306 76.6 68.2-83.3 24 4.2 2.6- 6.9 15 3.3 1.5- 7.1 26 5.7 3.3- 9.7 33 10.2 5.0-19.9
55-64 403 300 72.5 65.5-78.6 10 2.3 1.0- 5.3 26 7.8 4.3-13.6 35 10.0 6.1-15.7 32 7.5 4.9-11.3
65+ 432 349 74.9 66.0-82.1 6 1.3 0.5- 3.3 26 8.0 4.5-13.9 20 3.0 1.7- 5.1 31 12.8 6.9-22.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 308 218 65.2 54.6-74.5 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6 20 7.3 3.1-16.3 27 13.3 7.3-23.0 38 13.5 7.8-22.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 655 500 73.7 66.9-79.5 25 3.8 2.2- 6.7 40 7.0 4.2-11.6 47 6.4 4.0-10.1 43 9.0 5.3-15.1
Some Post-H.S. 457 356 79.6 72.1-85.4 24 3.5 2.1- 5.7 24 3.9 2.2- 6.8 26 4.7 2.8- 8.0 27 8.3 3.9-17.0
College Graduate 416 348 83.4 77.3-88.1 22 6.2 3.5-10.8 20 6.2 3.2-11.6 14 2.4 1.1- 4.8 12 1.8 1.0- 3.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 352 232 59.8 50.2-68.7 16 3.6 1.9- 6.9 24 9.4 4.7-18.1 39 10.4 6.5-16.1 41 16.8 9.7-27.4
$15,000- 24,999 387 294 73.8 65.6-80.6 8 1.1 0.5- 2.4 23 7.7 3.7-15.4 33 9.6 5.8-15.5 29 7.8 4.3-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 204 165 72.9 57.4-84.3 9 4.3 1.9- 9.4 10 3.4 1.6- 7.1 10 9.8 3.5-24.6 10 9.6 2.5-30.6
$35,000-49,999 216 172 84.1 76.3-89.7 13 3.6 1.8- 7.2 13 6.1 2.8-12.7 11 4.0 1.8- 8.9 7 2.2 0.9- 5.1
$50,000- 74,999 208 179 81.3 70.3-88.8 7 5.7 2.2-13.8 11 3.8 1.9- 7.8 6 2.3 0.9- 5.7 5 6.9 2.1-20.3
$75,000+ 197 171 87.9 79.2-93.2 12 5.2 2.6-10.4 8 5.0 1.5-15.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 5 1.7 0.6- 5.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 698 411 50.5 43.9-57.1 27 5.2 3.0- 8.7 58 8.5 5.3-13.4 91 12.0 8.9-16.0 111 23.8 17.5-31.5
No 980 874 88.8 85.1-91.7 45 3.4 2.3- 5.2 35 4.1 2.5- 6.8 21 3.3 1.7- 6.6 5 0.3 0.1- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 223 160 72.4 61.8-80.9 7 2.7 1.1- 6.3 18 7.9 3.9-15.2 20 8.1 4.3-14.5 18 9.0 3.6-20.9
Non-Veteran 1,464 1,147 76.7 72.5-80.3 61 3.9 2.7- 5.5 79 5.5 3.8- 8.0 87 6.1 4.3- 8.5 90 7.9 5.4-11.4

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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.

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