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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,165 1,519 7.8 7.1- 8.5 11,646 92.2 91.5-92.9
GENDER
Male 4,941 523 7.5 6.6- 8.7 4,418 92.5 91.3-93.4
Female 8,224 996 8.0 7.2- 8.8 7,228 92.0 91.2-92.8
RACE
White 10,420 1,135 7.2 6.6- 8.0 9,285 92.8 92.0-93.4
African American 1,838 290 11.5 9.6-13.9 1,548 88.5 86.1-90.4
Asian 101 4 2.2 0.7- 6.6 97 97.8 93.4-99.3
Native American 311 62 15.0 10.0-21.9 249 85.0 78.1-90.0
Other Minorities 407 14 2.0 1.0- 3.7 393 98.0 96.3-99.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 440 20 1.8 1.0- 3.3 420 98.2 96.7-99.0
-English Speaking 232 15 3.1 1.6- 6.0 217 96.9 94.0-98.4
-Spanish Speaking 208 5 1.1 0.4- 3.3 203 98.9 96.7-99.6
Non-Hispanic 12,689 1,491 8.2 7.5- 8.9 11,198 91.8 91.1-92.5
AGE
18-24 407 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 403 99.4 98.1-99.8
25-34 1,216 31 2.6 1.5- 4.4 1,185 97.4 95.6-98.5
35-44 1,972 78 3.7 2.7- 4.9 1,894 96.3 95.1-97.3
45-54 2,547 213 8.4 6.8-10.4 2,334 91.6 89.6-93.2
55-64 2,761 342 10.7 9.2-12.3 2,419 89.3 87.7-90.8
65-74 2,339 357 15.2 13.2-17.6 1,982 84.8 82.4-86.8
75+ 1,807 484 25.6 22.2-29.2 1,323 74.4 70.8-77.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,722 381 14.5 11.9-17.7 1,341 85.5 82.3-88.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,914 475 8.2 7.0- 9.5 3,439 91.8 90.5-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 3,326 385 7.5 6.4- 8.7 2,941 92.5 91.3-93.6
College Graduate 4,183 273 4.5 3.8- 5.4 3,910 95.5 94.6-96.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,440 393 17.0 14.3-20.2 1,047 83.0 79.8-85.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,081 329 11.2 9.4-13.4 1,752 88.8 86.6-90.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,354 137 6.9 5.5- 8.7 1,217 93.1 91.3-94.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,697 138 7.1 5.2- 9.7 1,559 92.9 90.3-94.8
$50,000-74,999 1,803 102 4.2 3.1- 5.6 1,701 95.8 94.4-96.9
$75,000+ 2,781 120 3.2 2.5- 4.1 2,661 96.8 95.9-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,718 239 12.8 10.4-15.6 1,479 87.2 84.4-89.6
Non-Veteran 10,349 1,141 6.9 6.3- 7.6 9,208 93.1 92.4-93.7

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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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