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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 11,724 9,230 79.4 78.4-80.3 544 5.5 4.9- 6.1 636 5.7 5.1- 6.3 677 5.1 4.7- 5.7 637 4.4 3.9- 4.8
GENDER
Male 4,588 3,708 81.0 79.5-82.5 197 5.4 4.6- 6.4 216 4.8 4.0- 5.6 202 4.2 3.5- 5.0 265 4.6 3.9- 5.3
Female 7,136 5,522 77.8 76.5-79.1 347 5.5 4.8- 6.3 420 6.5 5.7- 7.4 475 6.0 5.4- 6.8 372 4.1 3.6- 4.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 8,087 6,395 79.2 78.0-80.3 388 5.6 5.0- 6.4 435 5.8 5.2- 6.6 444 4.8 4.3- 5.4 425 4.5 4.0- 5.1
Non-Hispanic Black 2,120 1,651 79.5 77.3-81.6 88 4.8 3.7- 6.1 114 5.0 4.0- 6.4 138 6.2 5.0- 7.6 129 4.5 3.6- 5.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 448 326 66.7 58.5-73.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** 37 12.2 7.0-20.5 40 9.2 5.7-14.5
Non-Hispanic Other 297 243 83.0 74.5-89.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 686 556 82.0 78.3-85.2 35 5.3 3.7- 7.5 44 6.4 4.5- 9.1 38 4.8 3.2- 7.2 13 1.5 0.8- 2.7
AGE
18-34 2,024 1,649 81.1 78.9-83.1 145 7.4 6.1- 8.9 125 6.3 5.1- 7.8 74 3.8 3.0- 4.9 31 1.4 0.9- 2.0
35-44 1,616 1,268 78.5 76.0-80.8 102 6.4 5.1- 7.9 101 6.8 5.3- 8.6 78 4.5 3.4- 5.8 67 3.9 3.0- 5.1
45-54 2,037 1,510 76.6 74.2-78.8 125 6.3 5.0- 7.8 104 4.7 3.7- 5.9 152 6.5 5.3- 7.8 146 6.0 4.9- 7.4
55-64 2,326 1,759 76.7 74.5-78.8 80 3.5 2.6- 4.6 133 5.8 4.6- 7.2 187 7.3 6.2- 8.7 167 6.7 5.6- 8.1
65-74 2,089 1,702 82.6 80.6-84.5 59 2.7 2.0- 3.7 113 5.2 4.2- 6.5 104 4.5 3.5- 5.7 111 4.9 3.9- 6.2
75+ 1,507 1,240 81.8 79.2-84.1 28 2.2 1.3- 3.6 59 3.7 2.8- 5.0 71 4.8 3.7- 6.3 109 7.4 5.9- 9.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,446 1,044 74.3 71.3-77.1 34 3.1 2.1- 4.5 81 6.3 4.7- 8.5 120 7.3 5.8- 9.2 167 8.9 7.4-10.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,393 2,651 79.7 77.9-81.4 100 3.5 2.7- 4.7 177 5.2 4.3- 6.3 240 6.4 5.4- 7.5 225 5.2 4.4- 6.1
Some Post-H.S. 3,170 2,479 78.9 77.0-80.6 162 6.2 5.1- 7.4 190 6.5 5.5- 7.8 191 4.9 4.1- 5.8 148 3.5 2.9- 4.3
College Graduate 3,675 3,025 82.9 81.3-84.4 247 8.3 7.2- 9.7 186 4.6 3.8- 5.5 125 2.7 2.2- 3.4 92 1.4 1.1- 1.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,417 862 63.7 60.3-66.9 58 4.9 3.6- 6.5 101 7.1 5.6- 9.0 177 10.5 8.6-12.6 219 13.9 11.8-16.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,005 1,498 74.6 72.0-76.9 90 6.0 4.8- 7.6 131 7.0 5.7- 8.6 153 7.2 5.9- 8.8 133 5.2 4.2- 6.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,261 1,004 79.8 76.6-82.7 52 5.3 3.5- 7.9 70 5.6 4.2- 7.5 81 5.7 4.3- 7.4 54 3.6 2.6- 5.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,425 1,157 82.2 79.5-84.6 76 5.0 3.8- 6.6 87 6.3 4.7- 8.4 65 4.1 3.1- 5.3 40 2.4 1.6- 3.4
$50,000-74,999 1,388 1,168 83.9 81.1-86.4 75 6.2 4.6- 8.3 75 5.0 3.5- 7.2 40 2.7 1.9- 3.9 30 2.1 1.4- 3.1
$75,000+ 2,195 1,893 85.7 83.7-87.6 131 6.6 5.3- 8.1 94 4.6 3.5- 5.9 44 2.1 1.5- 3.1 33 1.0 0.6- 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,071 1,591 50.3 47.9-52.6 137 5.3 4.3- 6.5 288 9.9 8.5-11.4 486 16.2 14.5-18.0 569 18.4 16.7-20.2
No 8,516 7,537 87.3 86.3-88.2 401 5.5 4.9- 6.3 341 4.5 3.9- 5.2 178 2.1 1.7- 2.5 59 0.6 0.4- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,528 1,246 80.7 78.1-83.0 43 4.5 3.1- 6.4 84 5.3 4.1- 6.8 63 3.8 2.8- 5.1 92 5.8 4.6- 7.3
Non-Veteran 10,192 7,982 79.2 78.1-80.2 500 5.6 5.0- 6.3 552 5.7 5.1- 6.4 613 5.3 4.8- 5.9 545 4.2 3.7- 4.6

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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 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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