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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Mental Illness & Stigma*

During the past 30 days, about how often did you feel worthless?
would you say all of the time, most of the time, some of the time, a little of the time or none of the time?*

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  Total
Respond.^
All or most of the time Some of the time A little of the time None of the time
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,971 146 3.4 2.7- 4.2 176 4.3 3.5- 5.3 277 6.8 5.8- 7.9 3,372 85.6 84.0-87.0
GENDER
Male 1,554 58 3.3 2.3- 4.7 74 4.6 3.4- 6.3 87 6.1 4.7- 8.0 1,335 86.0 83.4-88.2
Female 2,417 88 3.4 2.6- 4.5 102 4.1 3.1- 5.3 190 7.4 6.1- 8.9 2,037 85.2 83.1-87.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,716 102 3.8 2.9- 4.9 109 4.5 3.5- 5.8 190 6.5 5.4- 7.7 2,315 85.2 83.3-87.0
Non-Hispanic Black 734 21 2.9 1.7- 4.8 37 3.6 2.3- 5.5 45 6.4 4.1- 9.7 631 87.2 83.4-90.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 187 14 4.5 1.7-11.8 14 4.0 0.9-15.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 95 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 78 85.6 74.4-92.4
Hispanic 212 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 7.7 4.0-14.5 185 87.5 80.4-92.3
AGE
18-34 536 16 2.4 1.3- 4.4 19 3.6 2.2- 5.7 43 7.4 5.1-10.6 458 86.7 82.9-89.7
35-44 506 17 3.9 2.2- 6.9 23 4.5 2.7- 7.2 31 6.3 4.3- 9.3 435 85.3 81.1-88.7
45-54 666 26 4.1 2.5- 6.5 42 6.8 4.4-10.5 50 6.5 4.7- 9.1 548 82.6 78.3-86.2
55-64 855 38 3.9 2.6- 5.7 30 3.0 1.8- 4.8 56 6.7 4.9- 9.1 731 86.5 83.4-89.1
65-74 761 20 2.0 1.1- 3.6 35 4.5 2.9- 6.8 38 4.8 3.1- 7.2 668 88.8 85.5-91.3
75+ 612 27 4.2 2.6- 6.9 26 3.7 2.3- 5.9 56 9.6 6.9-13.3 503 82.5 78.0-86.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 549 37 6.2 3.9- 9.7 49 8.1 5.4-11.9 58 10.9 7.8-15.0 405 74.8 69.4-79.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,081 48 3.3 2.2- 4.9 59 5.1 3.7- 7.1 86 7.2 5.2- 9.8 888 84.4 81.2-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 1,040 44 3.8 2.5- 5.6 42 3.8 2.5- 5.9 77 6.3 4.7- 8.3 877 86.1 83.2-88.6
College Graduate 1,296 17 1.0 0.6- 1.9 26 1.7 1.1- 2.8 56 4.3 3.1- 5.8 1,197 92.9 91.1-94.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 475 58 13.7 9.7-19.0 52 10.1 6.9-14.6 54 11.2 8.0-15.5 311 64.9 58.6-70.8
$15,000- 24,999 711 39 4.6 2.9- 7.2 49 7.9 5.4-11.3 70 10.3 7.5-13.9 553 77.2 72.6-81.3
$25,000- 34,999 395 12 2.1 1.1- 4.0 19 4.6 2.7- 7.8 29 6.7 4.1-10.8 335 86.5 81.8-90.2
$35,000- 49,999 461 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 5.1 3.1- 8.5 427 91.9 88.0-94.6
$50,000-74,999 413 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 4.0 2.4- 6.7 379 91.2 86.2-94.4
$75,000+ 761 *** *** *** 12 1.9 0.9- 3.8 21 2.4 1.4- 4.1 725 94.9 92.3-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,173 125 12.0 9.5-15.1 121 11.4 9.0-14.4 133 11.7 9.4-14.4 794 64.9 60.9-68.7
No 2,778 21 0.6 0.3- 1.1 53 2.0 1.4- 2.9 140 5.1 4.0- 6.4 2,564 92.3 90.8-93.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 516 18 2.3 1.2- 4.4 23 4.4 2.5- 7.8 34 7.2 4.8-10.8 441 86.0 81.5-89.6
Non-Veteran 3,452 128 3.5 2.7- 4.4 153 4.3 3.5- 5.4 242 6.7 5.6- 7.9 2,929 85.5 83.8-87.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,066 94 4.0 3.0- 5.3 108 5.0 3.8- 6.5 146 6.8 5.4- 8.5 1,718 84.2 81.9-86.3
No 1,905 52 2.6 1.8- 3.8 68 3.7 2.6- 5.1 131 6.7 5.4- 8.4 1,654 87.0 84.8-88.9

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*Note: This is the first occurrence of this module in the North Carolina BRFSS Survey.

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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