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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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 tum or 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 8,844 399 4.5 3.8- 5.3 8,445 95.5 94.7-96.2
-Eastern NC 2,314 95 3.2 2.4- 4.3 2,219 96.8 95.7-97.6
GENDER
Male 571 30 3.3 1.9- 5.6 541 96.7 94.4-98.1
Female 1,743 65 3.1 2.2- 4.3 1,678 96.9 95.7-97.8
RACE
White 1,542 71 3.2 2.3- 4.4 1,471 96.8 95.6-97.7
African American 514 16 2.3 1.2- 4.3 498 97.7 95.7-98.8
Other minorities 243 *** *** *** 236 94.6 84.8-98.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 127 *** *** *** 126 99.6 97.2-99.9
Non-Hispanic 2,181 94 3.4 2.5- 4.5 2,087 96.6 95.5-97.5
AGE
18-34 330 *** *** *** 321 98.9 97.5-99.5
35-54 725 34 3.6 2.1- 6.1 691 96.4 93.9-97.9
55-64 515 31 5.5 3.5- 8.8 484 94.5 91.2-96.5
65-74 397 11 4.4 2.0- 9.4 386 95.6 90.6-98.0
75+ 316 *** *** *** 306 96.3 91.7-98.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 350 24 5.6 3.0-10.0 326 94.4 90.0-97.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 702 27 2.9 1.7- 4.8 675 97.1 95.2-98.3
Some Post-H.S. 602 22 2.2 1.3- 3.8 580 97.8 96.2-98.7
College Graduate 655 22 2.5 1.4- 4.5 633 97.5 95.5-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 340 29 9.0 5.2-15.3 311 91.0 84.7-94.8
$15,000- 24,999 393 16 2.5 1.3- 4.7 377 97.5 95.3-98.7
$25,000- 34,999 226 *** *** *** 222 99.0 95.8-99.8
$35,000- 49,999 293 *** *** *** 284 97.5 94.2-99.0
$50,000+ 635 22 2.6 1.5- 4.4 613 97.4 95.6-98.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 730 61 8.1 5.7-11.2 669 91.9 88.8-94.3
No 1,574 32 1.6 0.9- 2.8 1,542 98.4 97.2-99.1
VETERAN STATUS
Non-Veteran 2,313 95 3.2 2.4- 4.3 2,218 96.8 95.7-97.6

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This question was asked only of non-veterans.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

**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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