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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,722 154 8.5 6.9-10.5 1,568 91.5 89.5-93.1
GENDER
Male 647 57 7.8 5.6-10.8 590 92.2 89.2-94.4
Female 1,075 97 9.1 6.9-11.9 978 90.9 88.1-93.1
RACE
White 1,596 139 8.7 6.9-10.8 1,457 91.3 89.2-93.1
Other minorities 116 15 7.1 3.7-13.0 101 92.9 87.0-96.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,680 152 8.8 7.1-10.9 1,528 91.2 89.1-92.9
AGE
18-34 121 *** *** *** 116 96.4 91.4-98.6
35-54 468 63 13.1 9.6-17.5 405 86.9 82.5-90.4
55-64 426 34 8.4 5.6-12.5 392 91.6 87.5-94.4
65-74 393 27 7.8 4.9-12.3 366 92.2 87.7-95.1
75+ 298 25 7.4 4.9-11.2 273 92.6 88.8-95.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 39 14.7 10.0-21.0 194 85.3 79.0-90.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 509 48 7.1 4.8-10.4 461 92.9 89.6-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 457 42 8.2 5.4-12.4 415 91.8 87.6-94.6
College Graduate 521 25 4.5 2.7- 7.4 496 95.5 92.6-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 242 50 19.1 12.9-27.3 192 80.9 72.7-87.1
$15,000- 24,999 325 31 9.2 5.7-14.5 294 90.8 85.5-94.3
$25,000- 34,999 218 16 6.9 3.8-12.1 202 93.1 87.9-96.2
$35,000- 49,999 212 15 5.3 3.0- 9.4 197 94.7 90.6-97.0
$50,000+ 435 26 5.9 3.4- 9.8 409 94.1 90.2-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 631 105 18.8 14.6-23.9 526 81.2 76.1-85.4
No 1,085 48 3.6 2.5- 5.1 1,037 96.4 94.9-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 252 20 8.8 5.2-14.5 232 91.2 85.5-94.8
Non-Veteran 1,470 134 8.5 6.7-10.6 1,336 91.5 89.4-93.3

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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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