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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,528 83 5.1 3.7- 7.0 1,445 94.9 93.0-96.3
GENDER
Male 445 28 6.9 4.2-11.2 417 93.1 88.8-95.8
Female 1,083 55 3.8 2.7- 5.2 1,028 96.2 94.8-97.3
RACE
White 1,407 72 5.1 3.6- 7.1 1,335 94.9 92.9-96.4
Other minorities 110 11 5.9 2.7-12.3 99 94.1 87.7-97.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,481 80 4.9 3.5- 6.7 1,401 95.1 93.3-96.5
AGE
18-34 133 *** *** *** 126 94.0 86.5-97.4
35-54 464 32 5.4 3.5- 8.4 432 94.6 91.6-96.5
55-64 375 27 6.7 4.2-10.4 348 93.3 89.6-95.8
65-74 313 *** *** *** 306 98.9 97.5-99.5
75+ 228 *** *** *** 220 97.3 94.3-98.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 222 18 9.0 4.9-16.1 204 91.0 83.9-95.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 456 17 2.8 1.5- 5.0 439 97.2 95.0-98.5
Some Post-H.S. 401 28 6.7 3.9-11.2 373 93.3 88.8-96.1
College Graduate 447 20 2.4 1.4- 4.1 427 97.6 95.9-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 23 10.2 5.8-17.4 211 89.8 82.6-94.2
$15,000- 24,999 287 19 5.8 3.1-10.6 268 94.2 89.4-96.9
$25,000- 34,999 186 *** *** *** 180 97.7 93.9-99.1
$35,000- 49,999 175 *** *** *** 170 96.8 89.3-99.1
$50,000+ 374 13 2.6 1.3- 5.0 361 97.4 95.0-98.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 548 54 9.2 6.4-13.1 494 90.8 86.9-93.6
No 974 29 3.3 1.9- 5.7 945 96.7 94.3-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Non-Veteran 1,528 83 5.1 3.7- 7.0 1,445 94.9 93.0-96.3

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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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