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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Disability Status*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,759 3,190 21.7 20.8-22.6 8,569 78.3 77.4-79.2
-Western NC 1,597 469 24.4 21.9-27.2 1,128 75.6 72.8-78.1
GENDER
Male 612 184 25.0 21.0-29.5 428 75.0 70.5-79.0
Female 985 285 23.8 20.8-27.2 700 76.2 72.8-79.2
RACE
White 1,296 400 26.8 23.8-30.0 896 73.2 70.0-76.2
Other minorities 291 67 14.4 10.2-20.0 224 85.6 80.0-89.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,520 462 25.6 22.9-28.5 1,058 74.4 71.5-77.1
AGE
18-34 235 30 12.2 7.9-18.3 205 87.8 81.7-92.1
35-54 410 94 21.9 17.3-27.3 316 78.1 72.7-82.7
55-64 352 111 31.4 25.9-37.6 241 68.6 62.4-74.1
65-74 349 117 32.1 26.8-38.0 232 67.9 62.0-73.2
75+ 238 115 45.7 37.1-54.5 123 54.3 45.5-62.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 83 30.3 23.4-38.4 129 69.7 61.6-76.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 500 151 25.1 20.3-30.6 349 74.9 69.4-79.7
Some Post-H.S. 410 125 24.2 19.8-29.2 285 75.8 70.8-80.2
College Graduate 472 109 19.2 15.5-23.6 363 80.8 76.4-84.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 233 117 42.6 34.5-51.1 116 57.4 48.9-65.5
$15,000- 24,999 303 102 29.9 23.5-37.2 201 70.1 62.8-76.5
$25,000- 34,999 179 54 26.4 19.5-34.6 125 73.6 65.4-80.5
$35,000- 49,999 175 37 17.4 12.0-24.5 138 82.6 75.5-88.0
$50,000+ 422 74 14.2 10.9-18.4 348 85.8 81.6-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 75 39.6 31.5-48.4 111 60.4 51.6-68.5
Non-Veteran 1,411 394 22.8 20.1-25.6 1,017 77.2 74.4-79.9

Back to Disability.

In 2011, the definition for disability status changed: only the 2 questions in the BRFSS Core Questionnaire have been used to define the North Carolina disability population. In previous years, the NC disability population was defined by 4 screener questions. These included the 2 core questions and the 2 North Carolina questions on self-perceived disability and trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating.

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.

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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