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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 11,031 1,351 8.1 7.5- 8.8 9,680 91.9 91.2-92.5
-Western NC 1,884 272 10.5 8.9-12.4 1,612 89.5 87.6-91.1
GENDER
Male 724 106 10.3 7.8-13.6 618 89.7 86.4-92.2
Female 1,160 166 10.6 8.8-12.9 994 89.4 87.1-91.2
RACE
White 1,731 244 10.6 8.9-12.7 1,487 89.4 87.3-91.1
Other minorities 141 27 9.3 5.5-15.4 114 90.7 84.6-94.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,832 266 10.8 9.1-12.8 1,566 89.2 87.2-90.9
AGE
18-34 155 *** *** *** 152 97.5 91.2-99.3
35-54 531 58 8.3 5.7-12.0 473 91.7 88.0-94.3
55-64 455 57 10.6 7.6-14.6 398 89.4 85.4-92.4
65-74 409 71 17.8 13.7-22.7 338 82.2 77.3-86.3
75+ 317 81 26.8 21.3-33.1 236 73.2 66.9-78.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 265 79 21.8 16.1-28.9 186 78.2 71.1-83.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 559 73 9.5 6.6-13.4 486 90.5 86.6-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 501 60 6.7 4.9- 9.1 441 93.3 90.9-95.1
College Graduate 557 60 8.2 5.9-11.3 497 91.8 88.7-94.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 280 84 17.4 12.7-23.2 196 82.6 76.8-87.3
$15,000- 24,999 364 59 12.3 8.7-17.0 305 87.7 83.0-91.3
$25,000- 34,999 231 25 7.7 4.8-12.0 206 92.3 88.0-95.2
$35,000- 49,999 226 23 8.6 5.0-14.4 203 91.4 85.6-95.0
$50,000+ 460 25 3.7 2.3- 5.7 435 96.3 94.3-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 269 49 15.1 10.7-20.7 220 84.9 79.3-89.3
Non-Veteran 1,615 223 9.9 8.2-11.9 1,392 90.1 88.1-91.8

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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).

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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