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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 8,784 1,199 9.3 8.6-10.0 7,585 90.7 90.0-91.4
GENDER
Male 3,428 426 8.8 7.8-10.0 3,002 91.2 90.0-92.2
Female 5,356 773 9.7 8.7-10.7 4,583 90.3 89.3-91.3
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,930 790 9.5 8.7-10.5 5,140 90.5 89.5-91.3
Non-Hispanic Black 1,639 287 11.7 10.0-13.7 1,352 88.3 86.3-90.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 393 66 13.9 7.5-24.3 327 86.1 75.7-92.5
Non-Hispanic Other 267 31 3.4 2.1- 5.4 236 96.6 94.6-97.9
Hispanic 460 *** *** *** 450 97.8 95.4-99.0
AGE
18-34 1,367 28 1.7 1.1- 2.6 1,339 98.3 97.4-98.9
35-44 1,157 57 5.4 3.9- 7.4 1,100 94.6 92.6-96.1
45-54 1,459 162 9.6 7.9-11.8 1,297 90.4 88.2-92.1
55-64 1,805 280 14.2 12.2-16.4 1,525 85.8 83.6-87.8
65-74 1,618 261 14.4 12.2-16.9 1,357 85.6 83.1-87.8
75+ 1,290 401 29.0 25.7-32.5 889 71.0 67.5-74.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,185 274 16.1 13.6-18.9 911 83.9 81.1-86.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,469 390 10.4 9.0-11.9 2,079 89.6 88.1-91.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,381 324 8.3 7.2- 9.6 2,057 91.7 90.4-92.8
College Graduate 2,738 210 4.7 3.9- 5.7 2,528 95.3 94.3-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,088 313 20.4 17.5-23.6 775 79.6 76.4-82.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,559 280 12.6 10.7-14.9 1,279 87.4 85.1-89.3
$25,000- 34,999 854 112 9.4 7.4-11.9 742 90.6 88.1-92.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,025 101 7.1 5.4- 9.2 924 92.9 90.8-94.6
$50,000-74,999 927 60 4.7 3.3- 6.6 867 95.3 93.4-96.7
$75,000+ 1,620 68 3.8 2.8- 5.1 1,552 96.2 94.9-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,150 200 13.7 11.5-16.3 950 86.3 83.7-88.5
Non-Veteran 7,630 998 8.6 7.9- 9.4 6,632 91.4 90.6-92.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,534 681 10.4 9.4-11.6 3,853 89.6 88.4-90.6
No 4,250 518 8.1 7.2- 9.1 3,732 91.9 90.9-92.8

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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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