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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,743 1,114 11.7 10.8-12.6 7,629 88.3 87.4-89.2
GENDER
Male 3,405 389 11.2 9.9-12.6 3,016 88.8 87.4-90.1
Female 5,338 725 12.1 10.9-13.4 4,613 87.9 86.6-89.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,909 713 11.9 10.8-13.1 5,196 88.1 86.9-89.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,629 234 11.4 9.6-13.4 1,395 88.6 86.6-90.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 391 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 265 38 10.8 7.1-16.1 227 89.2 83.9-92.9
Hispanic 457 36 8.7 5.9-12.8 421 91.3 87.2-94.1
AGE
18-34 1,358 139 10.6 8.8-12.7 1,219 89.4 87.3-91.2
35-44 1,155 117 10.3 8.3-12.7 1,038 89.7 87.3-91.7
45-54 1,456 219 13.9 11.7-16.3 1,237 86.1 83.7-88.3
55-64 1,790 250 12.4 10.5-14.5 1,540 87.6 85.5-89.5
65-74 1,617 183 10.0 8.3-12.0 1,434 90.0 88.0-91.7
75+ 1,281 197 14.6 12.1-17.5 1,084 85.4 82.5-87.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,173 272 22.3 19.2-25.7 901 77.7 74.3-80.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,455 372 12.8 11.1-14.7 2,083 87.2 85.3-88.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,375 323 11.0 9.5-12.7 2,052 89.0 87.3-90.5
College Graduate 2,729 147 4.1 3.3- 5.2 2,582 95.9 94.8-96.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,080 300 26.4 22.9-30.3 780 73.6 69.7-77.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,553 300 18.4 15.9-21.2 1,253 81.6 78.8-84.1
$25,000- 34,999 854 103 11.4 8.9-14.5 751 88.6 85.5-91.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,021 81 8.2 6.2-10.8 940 91.8 89.2-93.8
$50,000-74,999 924 37 4.8 3.0- 7.4 887 95.2 92.6-97.0
$75,000+ 1,615 46 3.1 2.2- 4.4 1,569 96.9 95.6-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,520 779 32.7 30.1-35.4 1,741 67.3 64.6-69.9
No 6,180 327 5.2 4.5- 6.0 5,853 94.8 94.0-95.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,141 140 13.0 10.5-15.8 1,001 87.0 84.2-89.5
Non-Veteran 7,598 973 11.5 10.5-12.5 6,625 88.5 87.5-89.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,515 650 13.5 12.2-15.0 3,865 86.5 85.0-87.8
No 4,228 464 9.7 8.6-11.0 3,764 90.3 89.0-91.4

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*These are new disability questions found in the demographic section of the Core questionnaire.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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