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2011 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 11,031 1,351 8.1 7.5- 8.8 9,680 91.9 91.2-92.5
GENDER
Male 4,114 455 7.4 6.4- 8.5 3,659 92.6 91.5-93.6
Female 6,917 896 8.8 8.0- 9.7 6,021 91.2 90.3-92.0
RACE
White 8,459 1,013 8.3 7.5- 9.1 7,446 91.7 90.9-92.5
African American 1,712 260 9.2 7.6-11.1 1,452 90.8 88.9-92.4
Native American 257 41 10.1 6.4-15.4 216 89.9 84.6-93.6
Other Minorities 528 30 2.5 1.5- 4.2 498 97.5 95.8-98.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 505 29 2.4 1.5- 3.9 476 97.6 96.1-98.5
-English Speaking 220 22 4.0 2.3- 7.0 198 96.0 93.0-97.7
-Spanish Speaking 285 *** *** *** 278 98.4 96.3-99.3
Non-Hispanic 10,496 1,315 8.5 7.8- 9.3 9,181 91.5 90.7-92.2
AGE
18-34 1,348 27 1.6 1.0- 2.6 1,321 98.4 97.4-99.0
35-44 1,476 66 4.4 3.1- 6.2 1,410 95.6 93.8-96.9
45-54 2,018 192 7.6 6.2- 9.3 1,826 92.4 90.7-93.8
55-64 2,389 288 12.1 10.2-14.2 2,101 87.9 85.8-89.8
65-74 2,049 314 15.7 13.5-18.3 1,735 84.3 81.7-86.5
75+ 1,627 454 25.7 22.6-29.0 1,173 74.3 71.0-77.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,370 345 17.2 14.6-20.2 1,025 82.8 79.8-85.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,128 389 6.4 5.5- 7.5 2,739 93.6 92.5-94.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,794 331 7.1 6.0- 8.3 2,463 92.9 91.7-94.0
College Graduate 3,712 279 5.2 4.4- 6.2 3,433 94.8 93.8-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,304 351 17.8 15.1-20.9 953 82.2 79.1-84.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,865 299 9.5 7.9-11.4 1,566 90.5 88.6-92.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,081 124 6.7 5.2- 8.6 957 93.3 91.4-94.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,366 128 7.2 5.6- 9.4 1,238 92.8 90.6-94.4
$50,000-74,999 1,296 86 5.7 4.1- 7.9 1,210 94.3 92.1-95.9
$75,000+ 2,211 83 2.5 1.8- 3.3 2,128 97.5 96.7-98.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,536 251 11.3 9.5-13.4 1,285 88.7 86.6-90.5
Non-Veteran 9,491 1,100 7.7 7.0- 8.4 8,391 92.3 91.6-93.0

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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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