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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,749 6,824 78.7 77.5-79.9 394 5.2 4.6- 5.8 465 5.6 5.0- 6.3 511 5.3 4.7- 6.0 555 5.2 4.6- 5.8
GENDER
Male 3,415 2,749 80.7 78.9-82.3 142 4.9 4.0- 6.0 163 5.1 4.2- 6.2 158 4.1 3.3- 5.0 203 5.2 4.4- 6.2
Female 5,334 4,075 76.9 75.3-78.5 252 5.4 4.6- 6.3 302 6.1 5.2- 7.1 353 6.4 5.5- 7.4 352 5.1 4.4- 6.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,897 4,582 77.8 76.3-79.2 282 5.3 4.5- 6.1 310 5.6 4.9- 6.5 350 5.8 5.0- 6.6 373 5.5 4.8- 6.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,651 1,289 78.8 75.9-81.4 61 4.2 3.1- 5.8 88 5.1 3.9- 6.8 100 5.9 4.4- 7.9 113 5.9 4.6- 7.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 385 281 76.6 65.1-85.2 *** *** *** 24 7.4 3.0-17.3 34 7.6 3.4-16.3 36 5.6 2.1-13.7
Non-Hispanic Other 264 208 84.0 77.1-89.0 13 7.4 3.9-13.7 16 5.8 3.0-11.0 12 1.1 0.6- 2.2 15 1.7 0.8- 3.4
Hispanic 458 395 86.7 82.3-90.1 23 4.9 3.0- 7.7 21 6.3 3.8-10.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 1,375 1,117 81.8 79.3-84.1 97 6.6 5.3- 8.2 84 6.2 4.9- 7.9 53 3.9 2.8- 5.4 24 1.5 0.9- 2.5
35-44 1,164 918 77.6 74.5-80.5 70 5.7 4.3- 7.5 59 5.6 4.2- 7.5 69 6.0 4.5- 8.0 48 5.0 3.6- 7.0
45-54 1,460 1,087 76.6 73.6-79.3 73 4.8 3.6- 6.4 82 5.5 4.2- 7.2 109 6.2 4.8- 8.0 109 6.9 5.3- 9.0
55-64 1,782 1,324 75.0 72.3-77.6 77 4.6 3.4- 6.0 115 6.5 5.2- 8.2 105 5.7 4.4- 7.3 161 8.2 6.7-10.1
65-74 1,609 1,264 79.2 76.3-81.9 49 3.4 2.3- 5.0 81 5.0 3.6- 7.0 113 6.5 5.0- 8.4 102 5.8 4.5- 7.5
75+ 1,271 1,046 82.1 79.0-84.8 24 2.4 1.4- 3.9 40 2.8 1.8- 4.2 54 3.8 2.7- 5.3 107 9.0 7.0-11.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,155 845 72.4 68.7-75.9 32 3.5 2.4- 5.2 66 7.1 5.3- 9.5 91 7.3 5.3- 9.9 121 9.7 7.6-12.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,453 1,889 79.3 77.0-81.3 79 3.7 2.8- 5.0 122 5.3 4.1- 6.7 153 5.4 4.4- 6.7 210 6.3 5.2- 7.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,377 1,811 77.6 75.4-79.8 110 5.7 4.6- 7.1 142 6.1 4.9- 7.5 168 6.1 4.9- 7.4 146 4.5 3.6- 5.6
College Graduate 2,752 2,269 83.8 81.9-85.5 173 7.2 5.9- 8.6 135 4.5 3.7- 5.6 99 2.8 2.2- 3.6 76 1.7 1.3- 2.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,070 654 62.2 58.0-66.3 38 4.1 2.8- 6.0 72 7.0 5.1- 9.4 127 12.8 9.9-16.4 179 13.9 11.4-16.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,546 1,131 74.1 71.0-77.0 53 4.0 2.8- 5.5 91 6.6 5.0- 8.7 125 7.4 5.9- 9.2 146 7.9 6.2-10.0
$25,000- 34,999 854 657 78.2 74.2-81.7 48 6.6 4.6- 9.4 44 5.5 3.7- 8.2 58 5.4 3.7- 7.7 47 4.3 3.0- 6.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,031 853 81.8 78.4-84.7 49 5.8 4.1- 8.1 51 5.8 4.1- 8.0 48 4.4 3.1- 6.4 30 2.3 1.3- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 925 770 83.1 79.6-86.2 41 4.6 3.1- 6.8 61 6.8 4.9- 9.4 33 3.7 2.3- 6.0 20 1.8 1.0- 3.1
$75,000+ 1,622 1,387 85.5 83.0-87.6 102 6.0 4.7- 7.7 67 3.9 2.8- 5.2 42 2.6 1.7- 3.9 24 2.0 1.2- 3.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,454 1,256 48.2 45.4-51.0 112 5.2 4.2- 6.6 232 11.3 9.6-13.4 364 15.8 13.7-18.0 490 19.5 17.3-21.8
No 6,177 5,478 87.9 86.8-89.0 279 5.2 4.5- 6.0 221 3.8 3.2- 4.5 144 2.2 1.8- 2.8 55 0.8 0.6- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,151 925 80.4 77.2-83.2 41 4.3 2.9- 6.3 48 4.8 3.4- 6.9 67 5.0 3.7- 6.7 70 5.5 4.0- 7.4
Non-Veteran 7,594 5,896 78.5 77.2-79.7 353 5.3 4.6- 6.0 417 5.8 5.1- 6.5 443 5.3 4.7- 6.1 485 5.1 4.5- 5.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,494 3,489 78.2 76.5-79.9 174 4.5 3.7- 5.4 226 5.3 4.5- 6.3 271 5.6 4.7- 6.6 334 6.4 5.5- 7.4
No 4,255 3,335 79.3 77.6-80.8 220 5.8 5.0- 6.8 239 6.0 5.0- 7.0 240 5.0 4.2- 5.9 221 4.0 3.3- 4.8

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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 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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