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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 stroke.

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 11,451 577 5.0 4.4- 5.7 10,874 95.0 94.3-95.6
-Eastern NC 2,953 158 5.0 3.7- 6.7 2,795 95.0 93.3-96.3
GENDER
Male 1,023 63 6.3 4.1- 9.5 960 93.7 90.5-95.9
Female 1,930 95 3.7 2.7- 5.2 1,835 96.3 94.8-97.3
RACE
White 1,986 111 5.1 3.6- 7.3 1,875 94.9 92.7-96.4
African American 694 31 4.4 2.3- 8.2 663 95.6 91.8-97.7
Other Minorities 256 14 5.6 2.2-13.5 242 94.4 86.5-97.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 116 4 3.9 0.9-15.9 112 96.1 84.1-99.1
Non-Hispanic 2,831 154 5.1 3.8- 6.8 2,677 94.9 93.2-96.2
AGE
18-24 121 5 5.8 1.8-17.3 116 94.2 82.7-98.2
25-34 297 11 2.6 1.2- 5.5 286 97.4 94.5-98.8
35-44 392 19 5.5 2.6-11.3 373 94.5 88.7-97.4
45-54 539 29 4.3 2.5- 7.4 510 95.7 92.6-97.5
55-64 655 41 7.0 4.3-11.1 614 93.0 88.9-95.7
65+ 921 52 5.1 3.4- 7.6 869 94.9 92.4-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 392 33 7.0 4.4-11.0 359 93.0 89.0-95.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 938 47 5.3 3.0- 9.3 891 94.7 90.7-97.0
Some Post-H.S. 792 41 5.8 3.4- 9.8 751 94.2 90.2-96.6
College Graduate 828 37 3.0 1.8- 5.0 791 97.0 95.0-98.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 351 33 10.6 5.6-19.2 318 89.4 80.8-94.4
$15,000- 24,999 516 27 6.4 3.6-11.2 489 93.6 88.8-96.4
$25,000- 34,999 327 24 8.1 3.1-19.6 303 91.9 80.4-96.9
$35,000- 49,999 362 15 2.3 1.2- 4.4 347 97.7 95.6-98.8
$50,000-74,999 356 15 3.0 1.3- 6.8 341 97.0 93.2-98.7
$75,000+ 550 24 3.2 1.7- 5.8 526 96.8 94.2-98.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,193 106 9.6 7.0-13.1 1,087 90.4 86.9-93.0
No 1,743 50 2.7 1.5- 4.8 1,693 97.3 95.2-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 481 29 6.4 3.8-10.7 452 93.6 89.3-96.2
Non-Veteran 2,471 129 4.7 3.3- 6.6 2,342 95.3 93.4-96.7

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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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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