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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,401 9,023 79.7 78.4-80.8 492 4.8 4.2- 5.5 606 5.3 4.7- 6.1 657 5.8 5.1- 6.5 623 4.4 3.9- 5.0
-Western NC 1,922 1,496 78.1 74.9-81.0 71 4.3 2.9- 6.5 96 5.1 3.5- 7.3 138 6.6 5.1- 8.6 121 5.9 4.5- 7.7
GENDER
Male 735 590 79.9 75.0-84.1 24 2.8 1.6- 5.1 28 3.9 2.2- 6.7 43 6.3 3.9-10.2 50 7.0 4.7-10.4
Female 1,187 906 76.4 72.0-80.3 47 5.7 3.4- 9.5 68 6.2 3.9- 9.8 95 6.9 5.4- 8.7 71 4.8 3.5- 6.6
RACE
White 1,765 1,387 79.4 76.2-82.2 62 3.7 2.4- 5.8 91 5.5 3.8- 7.9 124 6.0 4.8- 7.6 101 5.4 4.0- 7.1
Other minorities 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 11.1 5.3-21.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,869 1,454 78.2 75.1-81.1 70 4.3 2.9- 6.4 95 5.3 3.7- 7.6 135 6.2 4.9- 7.7 115 6.0 4.6- 7.9
AGE
18-34 163 137 79.2 68.7-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 551 390 75.3 70.1-79.8 32 5.3 3.2- 8.5 39 6.6 4.2-10.4 54 6.9 4.9- 9.6 36 5.9 3.7- 9.5
55-64 454 350 79.3 74.4-83.5 13 2.8 1.5- 5.1 17 2.4 1.3- 4.1 36 7.8 5.3-11.2 38 7.8 5.1-11.7
65-74 411 331 78.8 73.3-83.4 14 2.5 1.4- 4.4 23 6.6 3.9-10.9 26 7.2 4.5-11.2 17 4.9 2.9- 8.3
75+ 325 272 81.8 75.9-86.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 5.5 3.1- 9.5 25 8.2 5.1-12.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 269 184 68.1 59.0-76.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 38 14.7 8.8-23.5 34 11.9 7.5-18.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 576 452 82.6 78.0-86.4 14 2.3 1.0- 5.3 32 3.6 2.3- 5.6 45 6.8 4.4-10.3 33 4.7 3.0- 7.3
Some Post-H.S. 508 386 75.0 68.0-80.9 23 7.4 4.0-13.3 32 7.7 4.1-13.9 34 4.2 2.8- 6.3 33 5.7 3.3- 9.8
College Graduate 567 472 85.4 81.1-88.9 29 4.9 2.7- 8.6 24 3.9 2.2- 6.6 21 3.3 2.0- 5.3 21 2.5 1.5- 4.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 279 154 54.7 44.5-64.6 11 5.3 2.0-12.9 19 5.6 2.7-11.4 50 18.7 11.3-29.3 45 15.7 10.0-23.8
$15,000- 24,999 371 286 76.8 68.9-83.1 *** *** *** 33 7.7 5.0-11.8 27 5.8 3.7- 9.0 17 4.4 2.3- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 233 199 87.3 80.9-91.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 5.4 2.7-10.6 11 4.7 2.1-10.0
$35,000- 49,999 228 194 86.9 80.1-91.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 470 390 84.5 79.3-88.5 29 5.2 3.1- 8.6 21 5.3 2.7- 9.9 19 3.4 1.9- 5.8 11 1.7 0.9- 3.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 665 372 50.9 44.9-56.9 23 3.4 1.9- 6.2 56 11.3 6.9-18.0 108 17.5 13.1-22.9 106 16.8 12.9-21.7
No 1,176 1,064 90.8 88.0-93.0 46 4.1 2.7- 6.3 37 2.4 1.6- 3.5 21 1.7 0.9- 3.3 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 270 207 72.3 63.2-79.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 7.6 4.5-12.6 25 15.3 8.8-25.3
Non-Veteran 1,652 1,289 78.8 75.4-81.9 63 4.6 3.0- 7.0 86 5.4 3.7- 7.8 118 6.5 4.8- 8.6 96 4.7 3.5- 6.3

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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