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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Mental Illness & Stigma*-Whites

Treatment can help people with mental illness lead normal lives.

Do you agree slightly or strongly, or disagree slightly or strongly?

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  Total
Respond.^
Agree strongly Agree slightly Neither agree nor disagree Disagree slightly Disagree strongly
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,723 2,512 66.1 63.9-68.3 827 24.2 22.2-26.3 204 5.3 4.3- 6.4 126 3.1 2.5- 3.9 54 1.3 0.9- 1.9
-Whites 2,657 1,856 67.4 64.8-69.9 570 23.9 21.6-26.4 139 5.5 4.4- 6.9 69 2.3 1.7- 3.1 23 0.9 0.5- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,047 661 61.2 57.0-65.2 276 28.2 24.5-32.3 67 7.0 5.0- 9.7 31 2.6 1.7- 4.1 *** *** ***
Female 1,610 1,195 73.1 69.9-76.1 294 19.9 17.2-23.0 72 4.1 3.1- 5.6 38 2.0 1.3- 3.1 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 63 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,588 1,801 67.2 64.5-69.8 562 24.1 21.8-26.7 136 5.6 4.4- 7.1 67 2.3 1.6- 3.1 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 313 197 59.6 52.9-66.0 86 31.8 25.7-38.7 14 4.5 2.5- 8.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 306 227 72.0 65.6-77.5 57 19.0 14.5-24.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 458 331 67.5 61.1-73.3 87 22.6 17.7-28.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 603 450 75.6 71.1-79.5 108 17.0 13.7-21.0 25 4.8 3.0- 7.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 537 386 70.4 65.2-75.1 109 21.9 17.7-26.8 30 5.7 3.7- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 423 257 61.9 55.0-68.2 117 28.4 22.5-35.2 34 8.4 5.5-12.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 130 48.9 40.5-57.4 80 35.0 26.9-44.1 23 9.5 5.6-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 692 433 61.6 56.6-66.5 168 26.9 22.5-31.8 49 6.5 4.5- 9.1 34 4.5 2.9- 6.9 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 719 518 69.8 64.6-74.5 149 22.5 18.3-27.4 32 5.4 3.2- 8.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 996 775 78.0 74.5-81.2 173 18.1 15.1-21.6 34 2.8 1.8- 4.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 249 152 61.8 53.1-69.9 61 23.6 17.3-31.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 391 262 64.7 57.8-71.1 92 25.3 19.5-32.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 241 153 62.3 53.6-70.3 67 30.3 22.8-39.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 321 234 67.0 59.6-73.7 57 22.9 17.0-30.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 311 238 77.1 70.4-82.6 58 18.9 13.9-25.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 645 501 72.3 66.7-77.3 111 21.9 17.2-27.5 22 4.1 2.4- 6.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 781 517 62.8 57.9-67.4 178 24.4 20.4-29.0 52 8.1 5.8-11.2 25 3.5 2.0- 5.9 *** *** ***
No 1,863 1,332 69.0 65.9-72.0 387 23.6 20.8-26.7 86 4.7 3.4- 6.4 44 1.9 1.3- 2.8 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 370 230 66.2 59.8-72.0 105 25.7 20.5-31.7 23 5.8 3.4- 9.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,286 1,625 67.6 64.7-70.3 465 23.7 21.1-26.4 116 5.5 4.2- 7.1 60 2.4 1.7- 3.3 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,349 899 65.4 61.8-68.7 316 24.4 21.4-27.7 81 6.6 4.9- 8.9 42 2.9 2.0- 4.3 *** *** ***
No 1,308 957 69.7 65.7-73.5 254 23.3 19.8-27.3 58 4.3 2.9- 6.2 27 1.6 1.0- 2.7 *** *** ***

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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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