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2010 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 11,996 9,523 80.7 79.6-81.8 572 5.3 4.7- 6.0 598 4.7 4.2- 5.4 714 5.4 4.8- 6.1 589 3.8 3.3- 4.3
GENDER
Male 4,451 3,641 83.3 81.6-84.8 192 4.8 4.0- 5.9 174 3.6 2.9- 4.4 232 4.9 4.0- 6.1 212 3.4 2.8- 4.2
Female 7,545 5,882 78.3 76.8-79.8 380 5.7 4.9- 6.7 424 5.9 5.1- 6.8 482 5.9 5.2- 6.8 377 4.1 3.4- 4.9
RACE
White 9,346 7,471 80.8 79.5-82.0 454 5.6 4.9- 6.5 439 4.6 4.0- 5.3 537 5.2 4.5- 5.9 445 3.7 3.2- 4.4
African American 1,859 1,437 80.1 77.2-82.7 81 4.0 2.9- 5.3 112 5.4 4.0- 7.2 126 5.9 4.4- 7.8 103 4.6 3.5- 6.0
Asian 106 93 92.5 86.5-95.9 4 1.8 0.6- 5.0 5 3.4 1.3- 8.5 2 1.1 0.3- 4.4 2 1.3 0.3- 5.2
Native American 264 178 69.4 59.5-77.8 12 5.5 2.7-11.0 27 9.4 5.4-16.0 22 9.5 4.5-19.0 25 6.1 3.7- 9.8
Other Minorities 349 285 81.1 73.9-86.6 18 6.5 3.6-11.5 11 3.0 1.3- 6.8 23 7.6 4.0-13.9 12 1.9 0.9- 4.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 416 340 84.3 78.7-88.6 18 6.5 3.7-11.1 16 3.4 1.7- 6.7 31 4.9 2.8- 8.4 11 0.9 0.4- 1.8
-English Speaking 237 190 82.9 74.6-88.9 10 5.5 2.7-10.9 9 3.9 1.4-10.2 20 6.4 3.0-13.2 8 1.3 0.5- 3.0
-Spanish Speaking 179 150 85.7 77.4-91.3 8 7.4 3.3-16.0 7 3.0 1.2- 6.9 11 3.4 1.6- 7.1 3 0.6 0.2- 1.8
Non-Hispanic 11,550 9,164 80.5 79.3-81.6 552 5.2 4.6- 5.9 579 4.8 4.3- 5.5 680 5.5 4.8- 6.2 575 4.0 3.5- 4.6
AGE
18-24 352 291 82.9 76.9-87.7 18 4.7 2.5- 8.8 23 5.7 3.4- 9.4 18 5.2 2.7- 9.6 2 1.4 0.3- 7.0
25-34 971 795 85.0 82.0-87.7 64 6.3 4.6- 8.7 57 4.1 2.9- 5.6 43 3.6 2.4- 5.4 12 1.0 0.4- 2.2
35-44 1,711 1,355 80.7 78.3-83.0 129 7.2 5.9- 8.8 90 4.8 3.7- 6.3 87 4.7 3.6- 6.2 50 2.5 1.8- 3.6
45-54 2,274 1,714 76.2 73.8-78.5 140 6.2 5.0- 7.7 136 5.8 4.6- 7.2 173 7.3 6.0- 8.8 111 4.5 3.5- 5.9
55-64 2,661 2,036 76.7 74.3-78.8 126 4.4 3.5- 5.4 135 4.8 3.8- 5.9 191 7.6 6.2- 9.3 173 6.6 5.4- 8.1
65-74 2,232 1,827 82.7 80.5-84.8 57 2.7 1.9- 3.9 98 4.1 3.2- 5.3 117 4.1 3.3- 5.0 133 6.4 5.0- 8.2
75+ 1,672 1,398 83.6 81.1-85.9 32 1.9 1.2- 3.0 58 3.1 2.2- 4.3 78 4.7 3.5- 6.2 106 6.7 5.2- 8.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,493 1,063 71.7 67.5-75.6 44 4.0 2.5- 6.3 67 4.7 3.3- 6.6 126 8.3 6.1-11.2 193 11.3 8.7-14.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,450 2,746 81.0 78.8-83.0 125 4.2 3.3- 5.4 172 4.8 3.8- 6.0 232 6.4 5.2- 8.0 175 3.6 2.9- 4.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,007 2,352 80.1 77.7-82.3 145 5.2 3.9- 7.0 169 5.3 4.2- 6.7 208 6.2 5.0- 7.6 133 3.2 2.6- 4.0
College Graduate 4,028 3,345 84.3 82.6-85.9 257 6.9 5.8- 8.1 190 4.3 3.5- 5.4 148 2.9 2.2- 3.8 88 1.6 1.1- 2.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,284 781 65.2 61.1-69.1 41 3.9 2.5- 6.0 85 6.1 4.5- 8.4 185 12.2 9.9-14.8 192 12.6 10.2-15.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,887 1,374 71.7 68.1-75.1 90 5.7 4.2- 7.8 115 5.6 4.3- 7.5 169 10.6 8.2-13.6 139 6.3 4.9- 8.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,285 1,022 80.9 77.5-84.0 60 5.6 3.7- 8.2 65 3.7 2.7- 5.1 78 6.6 4.8- 9.0 60 3.1 2.2- 4.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,498 1,222 82.4 79.1-85.3 74 5.2 3.8- 7.0 70 4.0 2.9- 5.5 79 5.8 3.7- 8.8 53 2.6 1.8- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 1,589 1,349 85.3 82.7-87.6 83 4.4 3.3- 5.8 67 4.5 3.3- 6.1 63 4.2 2.9- 6.1 27 1.6 1.0- 2.5
$75,000+ 2,533 2,160 85.4 83.4-87.2 162 6.7 5.5- 8.2 122 5.1 4.0- 6.5 59 1.8 1.2- 2.6 30 1.0 0.6- 1.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,440 2,760 61.0 58.6-63.4 215 5.9 4.9- 7.1 339 7.2 6.2- 8.4 576 14.4 12.6-16.3 550 11.5 10.0-13.2
No 7,059 6,319 89.6 88.5-90.7 340 5.1 4.3- 6.1 237 3.5 2.9- 4.2 129 1.4 1.1- 1.8 34 0.3 0.2- 0.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,669 1,336 80.0 77.0-82.7 70 5.0 3.6- 7.1 71 3.8 2.8- 5.1 113 6.6 5.1- 8.5 79 4.6 3.2- 6.4
Non-Veteran 10,322 8,182 80.8 79.5-82.0 502 5.3 4.7- 6.1 527 4.9 4.3- 5.6 601 5.3 4.6- 6.1 510 3.7 3.2- 4.3

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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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