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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury

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%)
TOTAL 6,673 301 4.7 3.8- 5.9 6,372 95.3 94.1-96.2
GENDER
Male 2,438 123 5.9 4.2- 8.2 2,315 94.1 91.8-95.8
Female 4,235 178 3.7 2.9- 4.6 4,057 96.3 95.4-97.1
RACE
White 5,293 238 5.1 4.0- 6.6 5,055 94.9 93.4-96.0
African American 938 38 4.3 2.8- 6.6 900 95.7 93.4-97.2
Asian 47 2 1.6 0.3- 7.0 45 98.4 93.0-99.7
Native American 151 17 11.9 5.4-24.3 134 88.1 75.7-94.6
Other Minorities 191 3 0.5 0.1- 2.1 188 99.5 97.9-99.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 208 6 1.2 0.4- 3.6 202 98.8 96.4-99.6
-English Speaking 114 3 2.3 0.5- 9.4 111 97.7 90.6-99.5
-Spanish Speaking 94 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 91 99.4 97.9-99.8
Non-Hispanic 6,445 294 5.0 4.0- 6.2 6,151 95.0 93.8-96.0
AGE
18-24 176 9 4.9 2.0-11.2 167 95.1 88.8-98.0
25-34 607 26 6.9 3.6-12.7 581 93.1 87.3-96.4
35-44 1,014 48 4.0 2.8- 5.7 966 96.0 94.3-97.2
45-54 1,360 69 4.7 3.3- 6.7 1,291 95.3 93.3-96.7
55-64 1,372 78 4.9 3.7- 6.5 1,294 95.1 93.5-96.3
65-74 1,215 48 3.8 2.6- 5.4 1,167 96.2 94.6-97.4
75+ 884 23 2.5 1.4- 4.4 861 97.5 95.6-98.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 829 49 7.1 3.8-12.8 780 92.9 87.2-96.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,974 77 4.4 3.2- 6.2 1,897 95.6 93.8-96.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,716 76 5.0 2.9- 8.4 1,640 95.0 91.6-97.1
College Graduate 2,145 99 4.0 3.0- 5.4 2,046 96.0 94.6-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 689 55 9.5 6.0-14.9 634 90.5 85.1-94.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,008 54 7.1 3.7-13.4 954 92.9 86.6-96.3
$25,000- 34,999 721 23 3.1 1.7- 5.5 698 96.9 94.5-98.3
$35,000- 49,999 899 37 5.1 2.3-10.8 862 94.9 89.2-97.7
$50,000-74,999 913 32 3.4 2.2- 5.3 881 96.6 94.7-97.8
$75,000+ 1,423 48 3.1 2.1- 4.7 1,375 96.9 95.3-97.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,370 203 9.4 7.4-12.0 2,167 90.6 88.0-92.6
No 4,252 95 2.6 1.7- 4.0 4,157 97.4 96.0-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 804 41 5.6 3.6- 8.7 763 94.4 91.3-96.4
Non-Veteran 4,857 220 5.0 3.9- 6.6 4,637 95.0 93.4-96.1

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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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