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2010 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 12,132 1,576 8.6 8.0- 9.3 10,556 91.4 90.7-92.0
GENDER
Male 4,489 513 7.6 6.7- 8.7 3,976 92.4 91.3-93.3
Female 7,643 1,063 9.5 8.7-10.4 6,580 90.5 89.6-91.3
RACE
White 9,454 1,173 8.4 7.7- 9.1 8,281 91.6 90.9-92.3
African American 1,881 328 12.2 10.3-14.4 1,553 87.8 85.6-89.7
Asian 105 4 3.3 1.1- 9.4 101 96.7 90.6-98.9
Native American 268 44 8.7 5.5-13.4 224 91.3 86.6-94.5
Other Minorities 351 18 2.2 1.2- 4.0 333 97.8 96.0-98.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 418 24 2.2 1.2- 4.1 394 97.8 95.9-98.8
-English Speaking 239 22 4.0 2.1- 7.6 217 96.0 92.4-97.9
-Spanish Speaking 179 2 0.6 0.1- 2.2 177 99.4 97.8-99.9
Non-Hispanic 11,682 1,546 9.1 8.4- 9.8 10,136 90.9 90.2-91.6
AGE
18-24 353 3 0.4 0.1- 1.1 350 99.6 98.9-99.9
25-34 976 23 2.0 1.2- 3.2 953 98.0 96.8-98.8
35-44 1,714 87 4.6 3.5- 6.1 1,627 95.4 93.9-96.5
45-54 2,290 230 9.8 8.2-11.7 2,060 90.2 88.3-91.8
55-64 2,691 351 12.0 10.4-13.9 2,340 88.0 86.1-89.6
65-74 2,262 345 14.4 12.6-16.4 1,917 85.6 83.6-87.4
75+ 1,721 522 29.8 26.7-33.2 1,199 70.2 66.8-73.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,543 387 16.6 14.2-19.4 1,156 83.4 80.6-85.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,501 481 8.4 7.3- 9.6 3,020 91.6 90.4-92.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,028 384 8.6 7.3-10.0 2,644 91.4 90.0-92.7
College Graduate 4,041 322 5.8 5.0- 6.8 3,719 94.2 93.2-95.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,331 397 22.8 19.7-26.3 934 77.2 73.7-80.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,912 366 13.6 11.6-15.8 1,546 86.4 84.2-88.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,294 155 8.7 6.7-11.1 1,139 91.3 88.9-93.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,507 130 6.5 5.1- 8.1 1,377 93.5 91.9-94.9
$50,000-74,999 1,596 98 5.0 3.8- 6.5 1,498 95.0 93.5-96.2
$75,000+ 2,535 126 3.7 2.9- 4.6 2,409 96.3 95.4-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,679 242 11.6 9.7-13.8 1,437 88.4 86.2-90.3
Non-Veteran 10,448 1,334 8.2 7.6- 8.9 9,114 91.8 91.1-92.4

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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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