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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: 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 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%)
TOTAL 8,844 399 4.5 3.8- 5.3 8,445 95.5 94.7-96.2
GENDER
Male 2,494 141 5.1 3.9- 6.6 2,353 94.9 93.4-96.1
Female 6,350 258 4.1 3.3- 5.0 6,092 95.9 95.0-96.7
RACE
White 6,779 319 4.3 3.7- 5.1 6,460 95.7 94.9-96.3
African American 1,368 53 5.5 3.6- 8.3 1,315 94.5 91.7-96.4
Native American 203 13 9.9 3.9-23.1 190 90.1 76.9-96.1
Other Minorities 433 12 2.2 0.7- 6.8 421 97.8 93.2-99.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 424 *** *** *** 415 97.2 92.8-98.9
-English Speaking 177 *** *** *** 173 96.8 89.0-99.1
-Spanish Speaking 247 *** *** *** 242 97.3 90.6-99.3
Non-Hispanic 8,400 389 4.6 3.9- 5.4 8,011 95.4 94.6-96.1
AGE
18-34 1,075 36 3.7 2.5- 5.5 1,039 96.3 94.5-97.5
35-44 1,261 44 3.6 2.3- 5.6 1,217 96.4 94.4-97.7
45-54 1,719 111 6.8 4.9- 9.3 1,608 93.2 90.7-95.1
55-64 1,953 118 5.7 4.5- 7.2 1,835 94.3 92.8-95.5
65-74 1,554 52 3.5 2.4- 5.2 1,502 96.5 94.8-97.6
75+ 1,178 36 2.6 1.7- 4.0 1,142 97.4 96.0-98.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,133 78 6.8 4.8- 9.5 1,055 93.2 90.5-95.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,513 99 4.6 3.2- 6.4 2,414 95.4 93.6-96.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,176 116 4.1 3.1- 5.3 2,060 95.9 94.7-96.9
College Graduate 3,002 105 3.3 2.5- 4.5 2,897 96.7 95.5-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,091 93 10.2 7.4-14.0 998 89.8 86.0-92.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,499 83 5.6 3.8- 8.2 1,416 94.4 91.8-96.2
$25,000- 34,999 850 25 2.3 1.3- 4.2 825 97.7 95.8-98.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,021 31 3.2 1.9- 5.2 990 96.8 94.8-98.1
$50,000-74,999 1,015 43 3.9 2.6- 5.8 972 96.1 94.2-97.4
$75,000+ 1,793 58 2.6 1.8- 3.8 1,735 97.4 96.2-98.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,679 246 10.1 8.3-12.2 2,433 89.9 87.8-91.7
No 6,132 151 2.7 2.1- 3.5 5,981 97.3 96.5-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Non-Veteran 8,841 398 4.5 3.8- 5.3 8,443 95.5 94.7-96.2

Back to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

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).

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