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2012 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 11,724 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
-Western NC 1,598 1,233 78.5 75.9-81.0 75 4.7 3.6- 6.2 77 4.3 3.3- 5.7 110 6.3 5.0- 7.9 103 6.1 4.8- 7.8
GENDER
Male 613 474 78.7 74.5-82.4 25 4.0 2.6- 6.2 25 3.9 2.4- 6.1 40 5.5 3.8- 8.0 49 7.9 5.6-11.0
Female 985 759 78.4 75.0-81.5 50 5.3 3.7- 7.6 52 4.8 3.4- 6.7 70 7.0 5.2- 9.4 54 4.5 3.2- 6.1
RACE
White 1,294 1,008 78.8 75.8-81.4 58 5.0 3.7- 6.7 65 4.6 3.4- 6.2 83 5.8 4.4- 7.6 80 5.9 4.5- 7.6
Other minorities 294 219 78.7 72.2-84.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 8.5 5.2-13.7 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 58 83.5 71.6-91.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,521 1,172 78.5 75.8-81.0 72 4.8 3.6- 6.4 73 4.3 3.2- 5.8 104 6.2 4.8- 7.8 100 6.2 4.8- 7.8
AGE
18-34 235 185 80.9 74.6-85.9 18 6.6 4.0-10.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 413 295 76.4 71.4-80.7 28 5.4 3.4- 8.4 23 4.4 2.7- 7.0 34 7.5 5.1-11.0 33 6.3 4.1- 9.6
55-64 350 264 74.9 68.9-80.1 *** *** *** 17 5.2 3.1- 8.6 30 7.7 4.9-11.8 26 8.8 5.6-13.6
65-74 350 285 82.6 77.4-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 5.8 3.6- 9.4 18 5.7 3.3- 9.6
75+ 236 193 80.3 72.8-86.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 9.1 5.2-15.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 210 156 78.9 71.8-84.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 6.0 3.5-10.1 24 11.4 7.3-17.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 502 381 78.4 73.3-82.7 *** *** *** 31 4.0 2.5- 6.2 41 8.9 6.1-12.9 38 6.1 3.9- 9.4
Some Post-H.S. 408 308 77.1 71.8-81.7 27 5.8 3.6- 9.2 15 5.0 2.8- 8.7 29 5.9 3.9- 8.9 29 6.2 3.9- 9.6
College Graduate 475 386 80.5 75.7-84.5 36 9.9 6.9-14.1 23 4.7 3.0- 7.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 137 58.6 50.0-66.7 *** *** *** 17 6.9 3.8-12.2 36 13.8 8.9-20.8 36 15.9 10.6-23.1
$15,000- 24,999 301 223 76.1 69.6-81.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** 26 8.8 5.5-13.7 25 8.1 5.1-12.4
$25,000- 34,999 179 145 81.5 73.6-87.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 176 140 78.1 69.4-84.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 422 361 87.2 82.9-90.5 28 6.3 4.0- 9.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 458 237 48.1 41.9-54.3 19 4.1 2.3- 7.3 34 7.5 5.1-10.9 75 17.5 13.2-22.8 93 22.8 18.1-28.3
No 1,123 988 88.5 85.9-90.6 54 4.8 3.5- 6.6 43 3.4 2.3- 5.0 31 2.4 1.6- 3.7 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 185 152 77.3 68.5-84.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,413 1,081 78.7 75.9-81.2 72 4.9 3.7- 6.5 70 4.3 3.2- 5.8 99 6.3 4.9- 8.0 91 5.9 4.5- 7.6

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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.

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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