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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Healthy Days

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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 4,937 4,015 80.8 78.6-82.8 227 4.8 4.1- 5.8 228 5.9 4.6- 7.6 227 4.5 3.5- 5.9 240 3.9 3.1- 5.0
Female 8,178 6,352 77.5 75.8-79.0 431 6.0 5.2- 7.0 475 6.3 5.4- 7.3 496 5.5 4.8- 6.3 424 4.8 3.9- 5.7
RACE
White 10,372 8,258 80.3 79.0-81.6 530 6.0 5.3- 6.8 542 5.8 4.9- 6.8 548 4.2 3.7- 4.8 494 3.7 3.1- 4.2
African American 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
Asian 104 81 82.6 71.4-90.0 12 7.0 3.6-13.2 4 2.2 0.8- 6.0 5 7.8 2.6-20.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.8
Native American 306 199 60.3 49.3-70.3 13 4.8 2.2-10.5 27 11.8 4.5-27.6 33 12.2 7.6-19.1 34 10.9 6.2-18.4
Other Minorities 406 333 78.8 70.0-85.6 22 4.0 2.3- 6.9 21 7.5 3.8-14.2 19 8.5 4.0-17.3 11 1.1 0.4- 2.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 437 357 78.4 70.0-85.0 26 5.1 3.1- 8.3 29 9.1 5.0-15.8 18 6.5 2.7-14.9 7 0.9 0.3- 2.4
-English Speaking 228 191 84.8 77.2-90.2 16 8.9 4.6-16.5 12 4.2 2.1- 8.3 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0
-Spanish Speaking 209 166 75.0 62.7-84.2 10 3.1 1.5- 6.2 17 11.6 5.8-22.0 11 9.2 3.5-21.9 5 1.1 0.3- 3.6
Non-Hispanic 12,646 9,983 79.1 77.8-80.3 630 5.5 4.9- 6.2 673 5.9 5.1- 6.8 703 4.9 4.3- 5.5 657 4.6 4.0- 5.4
AGE
18-24 408 317 79.4 73.1-84.6 30 5.6 3.5- 8.7 35 9.0 5.3-14.7 16 3.5 1.9- 6.6 10 2.5 1.0- 6.2
25-34 1,221 973 78.9 75.1-82.3 103 7.0 5.4- 9.0 77 7.5 5.3-10.3 50 4.8 3.1- 7.3 18 1.8 0.9- 3.7
35-44 1,992 1,556 77.7 74.6-80.5 151 7.3 5.9- 9.0 128 6.4 5.0- 8.3 100 5.3 3.6- 7.8 57 3.2 2.1- 4.9
45-54 2,544 1,940 78.8 76.2-81.1 168 5.9 4.8- 7.1 119 4.3 3.2- 5.6 167 5.0 4.0- 6.2 150 6.1 4.5- 8.2
55-64 2,741 2,118 77.8 75.5-80.0 109 3.8 3.0- 4.8 146 5.2 4.1- 6.6 192 7.3 5.9- 9.0 176 5.9 4.8- 7.2
65-74 2,321 1,888 81.8 79.4-84.0 57 2.4 1.7- 3.3 112 4.9 3.7- 6.3 118 4.5 3.4- 5.7 146 6.5 5.1- 8.2
75+ 1,771 1,473 81.6 77.8-84.9 35 2.8 1.6- 5.0 83 5.6 4.0- 7.8 78 3.7 2.7- 5.1 102 6.2 3.9- 9.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,677 1,210 72.2 67.5-76.4 42 2.6 1.6- 4.1 83 6.5 4.2- 9.9 147 9.2 6.7-12.5 195 9.5 7.2-12.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,883 3,074 79.0 76.5-81.3 152 4.5 3.5- 5.7 209 6.0 4.7- 7.7 232 5.3 4.3- 6.7 216 5.1 3.9- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,331 2,608 78.9 75.9-81.5 169 5.6 4.4- 7.0 197 6.5 4.7- 9.0 205 5.3 4.0- 7.0 152 3.8 2.7- 5.4
College Graduate 4,201 3,457 82.3 80.5-84.0 295 7.5 6.4- 8.8 211 5.6 4.6- 6.8 137 2.7 2.1- 3.5 101 1.9 1.5- 2.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,417 873 62.9 57.4-68.1 52 3.7 2.3- 5.9 99 11.0 7.4-16.1 191 10.0 8.0-12.5 202 12.3 9.3-16.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,073 1,551 71.9 67.8-75.7 83 4.9 3.4- 6.8 121 7.0 5.1- 9.5 171 10.3 7.5-13.9 147 6.0 4.6- 7.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,355 1,069 77.9 73.3-81.9 66 4.8 3.3- 6.8 81 6.0 4.3- 8.3 79 6.3 4.1- 9.4 60 5.1 2.8- 9.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,693 1,378 81.4 78.0-84.3 91 5.7 4.3- 7.7 99 5.6 4.1- 7.7 67 3.7 2.6- 5.3 58 3.5 2.1- 5.9
$50,000-74,999 1,805 1,504 81.5 78.1-84.5 100 7.0 5.2- 9.2 94 6.1 4.3- 8.6 66 2.9 1.9- 4.3 41 2.5 1.3- 4.6
$75,000+ 2,794 2,393 85.3 82.8-87.5 181 6.2 5.2- 7.5 128 5.2 3.5- 7.6 53 2.0 1.3- 2.9 39 1.3 0.8- 2.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,474 2,701 57.7 54.9-60.5 225 5.1 4.3- 6.2 354 10.5 8.4-13.0 573 12.2 10.7-13.8 621 14.4 12.5-16.7
No 7,852 6,998 87.7 86.3-89.0 393 5.6 4.8- 6.4 311 4.3 3.6- 5.2 123 2.1 1.4- 3.0 27 0.3 0.2- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,714 1,386 81.2 77.3-84.5 45 2.7 1.6- 4.3 92 5.1 3.7- 6.9 104 6.4 4.0-10.0 87 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Non-Veteran 10,304 8,118 78.8 77.3-80.3 554 5.8 5.1- 6.5 559 6.2 5.3- 7.3 566 4.9 4.3- 5.7 507 4.2 3.5- 5.0

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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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