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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving

What has a doctor said is the major health problem, long-term illness,
or disability that the person you care for has?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Health Condition/Disease Learning/Cognition Disabilities/Mental Health Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,377 699 47.0 42.8-51.2 131 8.8 6.9-11.3 148 11.9 9.6-14.7 399 32.3 28.2-36.7
GENDER
Male 400 190 44.5 36.9-52.2 36 7.9 4.8-12.5 40 9.6 6.2-14.5 134 38.1 30.5-46.4
Female 977 509 48.5 43.6-53.4 95 9.4 7.1-12.4 108 13.4 10.4-17.0 265 28.7 24.3-33.7
RACE
White 1,090 557 47.2 42.5-51.9 109 9.9 7.6-12.8 114 11.9 9.3-15.2 310 31.0 26.7-35.7
African American 210 97 42.6 32.1-53.8 20 6.2 2.8-12.9 25 11.4 6.8-18.5 68 39.8 28.1-52.8
Asian 5 3 72.4 29.3-94.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 27.6 5.7-70.7
Native American 30 17 53.3 26.3-78.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 24.1 6.8-57.9 7 22.6 8.0-49.5
Other Minorities 33 21 55.7 32.7-76.4 2 6.1 1.1-28.5 2 9.8 1.8-38.8 8 28.4 11.3-55.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 31 17 51.2 30.4-71.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 22.4 8.6-46.9 9 26.4 12.5-47.5
-English Speaking 26 13 42.6 22.3-65.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 27.3 10.7-54.0 8 30.1 13.9-53.6
-Spanish Speaking 5 4 90.3 47.7-99.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 9.7 1.0-52.3
Non-Hispanic 1,341 680 46.7 42.4-51.0 130 9.1 7.1-11.6 142 11.6 9.3-14.4 389 32.6 28.4-37.2
AGE
18-24 25 12 39.2 19.6-63.0 2 6.1 1.4-22.5 3 15.1 4.3-41.3 8 39.7 18.6-65.3
25-34 100 54 52.1 38.5-65.4 2 1.3 0.3- 5.6 9 7.0 3.4-14.1 35 39.6 26.7-54.2
35-44 198 91 46.9 36.7-57.2 13 6.2 3.1-12.2 36 18.5 12.3-26.9 58 28.4 20.1-38.5
45-54 351 169 39.7 32.5-47.5 35 11.5 7.1-18.0 38 12.4 8.2-18.2 109 36.4 28.4-45.3
55-64 331 172 55.7 48.2-63.0 45 12.1 8.4-17.3 29 9.0 5.8-13.9 85 23.1 17.5-29.7
65-74 253 143 52.7 44.4-60.9 24 10.4 6.2-16.7 19 7.5 4.4-12.4 67 29.5 22.2-38.0
75+ 110 52 40.8 29.6-53.0 9 14.2 5.5-32.4 14 12.4 6.8-21.7 35 32.5 22.0-45.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 106 59 50.6 35.4-65.7 12 10.3 4.2-23.2 10 6.9 3.1-14.8 25 32.1 18.2-50.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 391 209 48.0 39.5-56.6 34 7.6 4.9-11.7 41 10.5 6.5-16.4 107 33.9 25.4-43.5
Some Post-H.S. 410 210 46.8 39.2-54.6 40 9.5 6.0-14.9 41 13.7 9.3-19.7 119 29.9 23.0-37.9
College Graduate 470 221 45.4 38.9-52.0 45 8.9 5.7-13.7 56 12.6 9.0-17.4 148 33.1 27.0-39.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 105 53 54.4 39.6-68.4 15 6.7 3.7-11.8 8 11.7 4.6-26.5 29 27.2 16.9-40.8
$15,000- 24,999 223 124 53.4 43.1-63.4 25 11.0 6.5-18.0 24 13.9 7.5-24.3 50 21.7 13.9-32.3
$25,000- 34,999 167 92 45.2 32.4-58.7 10 5.0 2.4-10.1 20 10.6 5.5-19.4 45 39.2 24.9-55.7
$35,000- 49,999 229 114 50.0 40.1-59.9 22 12.3 7.1-20.4 30 15.0 9.4-23.1 63 22.7 16.5-30.4
$50,000-74,999 212 111 43.5 33.4-54.1 23 13.2 7.1-23.2 21 10.4 6.2-17.1 57 32.9 22.0-45.9
$75,000+ 285 132 44.6 36.4-53.0 23 5.8 3.4- 9.6 25 10.2 6.2-16.4 105 39.4 31.6-47.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 497 248 44.6 37.5-51.8 52 10.4 6.8-15.5 58 12.0 8.5-16.8 139 33.0 25.9-41.1
No 875 448 48.5 43.3-53.7 78 8.1 5.9-10.9 89 11.1 8.5-14.4 260 32.3 27.3-37.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 73 42.8 32.3-54.0 12 8.9 3.6-20.5 11 8.2 3.7-16.9 55 40.1 29.6-51.6
Non-Veteran 1,034 516 45.1 40.2-50.1 105 9.1 6.9-12.0 115 12.6 9.8-16.0 298 33.2 28.2-38.5

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*These questions are asked only of caregivers.
(See 2009 questionnaire for list of conditions pertaining to the problem headings.)

^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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