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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,862 105 5.9 4.6- 7.7 1,757 94.1 92.3-95.4
GENDER
Male 720 46 8.0 5.5-11.5 674 92.0 88.5-94.5
Female 1,142 59 4.1 3.0- 5.5 1,083 95.9 94.5-97.0
RACE
White 1,714 95 5.8 4.4- 7.6 1,619 94.2 92.4-95.6
African American 45 2 1.5 0.4- 6.5 43 98.5 93.5-99.6
Other Minorities 90 6 5.7 1.6-18.3 84 94.3 81.7-98.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 2 10.3 1.6-45.1 35 89.7 54.9-98.4
Non-Hispanic 1,822 103 5.8 4.5- 7.5 1,719 94.2 92.5-95.5
AGE
18-24 42 2 3.3 0.5-17.9 40 96.7 82.1-99.5
25-34 117 8 5.6 2.5-11.8 109 94.4 88.2-97.5
35-44 225 17 7.9 4.5-13.5 208 92.1 86.5-95.5
45-54 294 21 7.2 3.9-13.0 273 92.8 87.0-96.1
55-64 442 25 6.0 3.8- 9.3 417 94.0 90.7-96.2
65+ 723 32 4.1 2.8- 6.0 691 95.9 94.0-97.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 272 23 8.5 4.9-14.1 249 91.5 85.9-95.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 565 26 4.9 2.7- 8.8 539 95.1 91.2-97.3
Some Post-H.S. 489 26 4.8 3.0- 7.6 463 95.2 92.4-97.0
College Graduate 532 29 7.0 4.3-11.1 503 93.0 88.9-95.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 250 28 9.3 5.7-14.8 222 90.7 85.2-94.3
$15,000- 24,999 355 24 9.9 5.7-16.5 331 90.1 83.5-94.3
$25,000- 34,999 232 10 3.7 1.8- 7.6 222 96.3 92.4-98.2
$35,000- 49,999 246 9 3.2 1.5- 6.7 237 96.8 93.3-98.5
$50,000-74,999 240 13 10.0 5.3-18.2 227 90.0 81.8-94.7
$75,000+ 240 6 1.4 0.6- 3.5 234 98.6 96.5-99.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 802 84 11.7 8.8-15.4 718 88.3 84.6-91.2
No 1,051 21 2.5 1.4- 4.5 1,030 97.5 95.5-98.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 266 13 4.3 2.3- 7.8 253 95.7 92.2-97.7
Non-Veteran 1,596 92 6.2 4.7- 8.2 1,504 93.8 91.8-95.3

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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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