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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Cognitive Impairment

During the past 12 months, have you experienced confusion or memory loss that is happening more often
or is getting worse?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,598 793 7.1 6.3- 7.9 8,805 92.9 92.1-93.7
-Piedmont NC 5,309 404 6.2 5.2- 7.4 4,905 93.8 92.6-94.8
GENDER
Male 1,945 138 5.3 4.0- 7.1 1,807 94.7 92.9-96.0
Female 3,364 266 7.1 5.7- 8.7 3,098 92.9 91.3-94.3
RACE
White 4,182 318 5.9 5.0- 7.0 3,864 94.1 93.0-95.0
African American 828 63 6.8 4.5-10.2 765 93.2 89.8-95.5
Other minorities 267 20 7.8 3.4-16.7 247 92.2 83.3-96.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 187 *** *** *** 178 92.1 79.2-97.3
Non-Hispanic 5,109 393 6.1 5.2- 7.2 4,716 93.9 92.8-94.8
AGE
18-34 442 14 3.0 1.5- 6.0 428 97.0 94.0-98.5
35-54 1,777 134 7.0 5.4- 9.0 1,643 93.0 91.0-94.6
55-64 1,162 101 9.0 6.8-11.7 1,061 91.0 88.3-93.2
65-74 1,049 66 6.4 4.1-10.0 983 93.6 90.0-95.9
75+ 822 87 10.4 7.7-13.9 735 89.6 86.1-92.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 557 82 13.2 9.4-18.2 475 86.8 81.8-90.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,410 121 7.3 5.1-10.4 1,289 92.7 89.6-94.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,292 107 4.6 3.6- 5.9 1,185 95.4 94.1-96.4
College Graduate 2,031 90 3.4 2.5- 4.6 1,941 96.6 95.4-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 494 85 15.2 10.3-22.0 409 84.8 78.0-89.7
$15,000- 24,999 812 81 7.7 5.5-10.8 731 92.3 89.2-94.5
$25,000- 34,999 496 43 4.3 2.9- 6.4 453 95.7 93.6-97.1
$35,000- 49,999 627 41 4.3 2.8- 6.4 586 95.7 93.6-97.2
$50,000+ 1,962 80 3.6 2.4- 5.2 1,882 96.4 94.8-97.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,582 260 16.1 13.1-19.6 1,322 83.9 80.4-86.9
No 3,706 142 3.0 2.2- 4.0 3,564 97.0 96.0-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 700 54 7.3 4.4-11.7 646 92.7 88.3-95.6
Non-Veteran 4,606 349 6.1 5.1- 7.3 4,257 93.9 92.7-94.9

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This question has not been asked in 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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