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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury-WHITES

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%)
North Carolina 6,673 301 4.7 3.8- 5.9 6,372 95.3 94.1-96.2
-WHITES 5,293 238 5.1 4.0- 6.6 5,055 94.9 93.4-96.0
GENDER
Male 1,940 96 6.6 4.4- 9.6 1,844 93.4 90.4-95.6
Female 3,353 142 3.8 3.0- 4.9 3,211 96.2 95.1-97.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 68 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 67 99.2 94.3-99.9
Non-Hispanic 5,217 236 5.2 4.0- 6.7 4,981 94.8 93.3-96.0
AGE
18-24 116 5 4.6 1.3-15.0 111 95.4 85.0-98.7
25-34 437 21 8.8 4.4-16.8 416 91.2 83.2-95.6
35-44 755 40 4.9 3.3- 7.2 715 95.1 92.8-96.7
45-54 1,065 52 4.2 2.8- 6.3 1,013 95.8 93.7-97.2
55-64 1,105 61 4.9 3.6- 6.8 1,044 95.1 93.2-96.4
65+ 1,782 59 3.3 2.3- 4.5 1,723 96.7 95.5-97.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 562 33 9.7 4.6-19.3 529 90.3 80.7-95.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,524 61 4.5 3.1- 6.6 1,463 95.5 93.4-96.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,384 59 5.6 3.0-10.0 1,325 94.4 90.0-97.0
College Graduate 1,821 85 4.1 3.0- 5.5 1,736 95.9 94.5-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 440 37 13.3 7.5-22.6 403 86.7 77.4-92.5
$15,000- 24,999 723 40 10.4 5.0-20.3 683 89.6 79.7-95.0
$25,000- 34,999 562 20 3.7 1.9- 7.0 542 96.3 93.0-98.1
$35,000-49,999 751 34 5.7 2.5-12.6 717 94.3 87.4-97.5
$50,000- 74,999 770 27 3.2 2.0- 5.1 743 96.8 94.9-98.0
$75,000+ 1,252 42 3.4 2.2- 5.3 1,210 96.6 94.7-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,822 154 9.9 7.4-13.2 1,668 90.1 86.8-92.6
No 3,431 81 3.0 1.9- 4.7 3,350 97.0 95.3-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 648 33 6.1 3.7- 9.8 615 93.9 90.2-96.3
Non-Veteran 3,831 170 5.5 4.0- 7.5 3,661 94.5 92.5-96.0

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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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