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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 11,815 1,381 8.0 7.5- 8.6 10,434 92.0 91.4-92.5
GENDER
Male 4,609 489 7.5 6.7- 8.4 4,120 92.5 91.6-93.3
Female 7,206 892 8.5 7.8- 9.2 6,314 91.5 90.8-92.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 8,154 936 8.2 7.6- 8.9 7,218 91.8 91.1-92.4
Non-Hispanic Black 2,141 313 9.7 8.4-11.2 1,828 90.3 88.8-91.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 450 73 15.1 10.7-20.9 377 84.9 79.1-89.3
Non-Hispanic Other 299 26 4.4 2.7- 7.2 273 95.6 92.8-97.3
Hispanic 687 23 2.0 1.3- 3.2 664 98.0 96.8-98.7
AGE
18-34 2,018 35 1.3 0.9- 1.9 1,983 98.7 98.1-99.1
35-44 1,617 69 3.5 2.7- 4.7 1,548 96.5 95.3-97.3
45-54 2,038 201 9.3 7.9-11.1 1,837 90.7 88.9-92.1
55-64 2,361 301 11.7 10.3-13.4 2,060 88.3 86.6-89.7
65-74 2,103 302 12.8 11.2-14.6 1,801 87.2 85.4-88.8
75+ 1,555 461 26.5 23.9-29.3 1,094 73.5 70.7-76.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,490 302 12.9 11.1-14.8 1,188 87.1 85.2-88.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,418 458 8.8 7.8- 9.8 2,960 91.2 90.2-92.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,197 353 7.4 6.5- 8.4 2,844 92.6 91.6-93.5
College Graduate 3,670 262 4.7 4.0- 5.5 3,408 95.3 94.5-96.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,444 346 16.7 14.5-19.1 1,098 83.3 80.9-85.5
$15,000- 24,999 2,041 336 10.9 9.6-12.5 1,705 89.1 87.5-90.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,271 144 8.0 6.5- 9.7 1,127 92.0 90.3-93.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,427 113 7.0 5.6- 8.8 1,314 93.0 91.2-94.4
$50,000-74,999 1,382 52 2.8 2.0- 3.8 1,330 97.2 96.2-98.0
$75,000+ 2,192 81 2.8 2.1- 3.6 2,111 97.2 96.4-97.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,538 233 12.4 10.6-14.5 1,305 87.6 85.5-89.4
Non-Veteran 10,272 1,147 7.4 6.9- 8.0 9,125 92.6 92.0-93.1

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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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