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2012 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 11,815 1,381 8.0 7.5- 8.6 10,434 92.0 91.4-92.5
-Western NC 1,606 205 8.8 7.4-10.4 1,401 91.2 89.6-92.6
GENDER
Male 615 75 8.9 6.8-11.6 540 91.1 88.4-93.2
Female 991 130 8.7 7.1-10.7 861 91.3 89.3-92.9
RACE
White 1,303 168 9.0 7.5-10.8 1,135 91.0 89.2-92.5
Other minorities 293 36 8.1 5.2-12.6 257 91.9 87.4-94.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 70 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,529 200 9.2 7.7-10.9 1,329 90.8 89.1-92.3
AGE
18-34 235 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 412 41 8.1 5.6-11.7 371 91.9 88.3-94.4
55-64 355 35 10.4 7.2-14.9 320 89.6 85.1-92.8
65-74 352 47 11.7 8.5-15.9 305 88.3 84.1-91.5
75+ 239 80 29.4 22.6-37.2 159 70.6 62.8-77.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 214 47 14.5 10.3-19.9 167 85.5 80.1-89.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 503 63 7.6 5.6-10.4 440 92.4 89.6-94.4
Some Post-H.S. 411 50 8.4 5.9-11.8 361 91.6 88.2-94.1
College Graduate 475 44 7.0 4.8-10.0 431 93.0 90.0-95.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 234 64 21.0 15.3-28.0 170 79.0 72.0-84.7
$15,000- 24,999 306 49 10.7 7.5-15.1 257 89.3 84.9-92.5
$25,000- 34,999 180 19 8.2 4.9-13.5 161 91.8 86.5-95.1
$35,000- 49,999 175 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 422 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5 405 97.4 95.5-98.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 186 33 15.5 10.4-22.5 153 84.5 77.5-89.6
Non-Veteran 1,420 172 8.1 6.7- 9.7 1,248 91.9 90.3-93.3

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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.

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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