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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping?*

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Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,731 874 7.8 7.1- 8.6 7,857 92.2 91.4-92.9
-Piedmont NC 5,090 464 6.8 6.0- 7.8 4,626 93.2 92.2-94.0
GENDER
Male 2,002 135 5.5 4.4- 6.8 1,867 94.5 93.2-95.6
Female 3,088 329 8.1 6.9- 9.5 2,759 91.9 90.5-93.1
RACE
White 3,688 330 6.7 5.7- 7.8 3,358 93.3 92.2-94.3
African American 981 117 9.4 7.3-12.1 864 90.6 87.9-92.7
Other minorities 350 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 319 15 4.5 2.5- 7.9 304 95.5 92.1-97.5
Non-Hispanic 4,743 447 7.1 6.2- 8.0 4,296 92.9 92.0-93.8
AGE
18-34 818 30 3.5 2.4- 5.3 788 96.5 94.7-97.6
35-54 1,583 126 6.9 5.5- 8.6 1,457 93.1 91.4-94.5
55-64 1,002 114 10.5 8.2-13.3 888 89.5 86.7-91.8
65-74 898 68 5.6 4.1- 7.7 830 94.4 92.3-95.9
75+ 742 124 14.7 11.3-18.9 618 85.3 81.1-88.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 664 116 13.5 10.6-17.0 548 86.5 83.0-89.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,357 148 7.5 6.0- 9.4 1,209 92.5 90.6-94.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,342 132 7.3 5.7- 9.2 1,210 92.7 90.8-94.3
College Graduate 1,722 68 1.9 1.4- 2.6 1,654 98.1 97.4-98.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 558 145 21.4 17.2-26.4 413 78.6 73.6-82.8
$15,000- 24,999 870 118 11.2 8.9-14.0 752 88.8 86.0-91.1
$25,000- 34,999 472 37 6.4 4.0-10.0 435 93.6 90.0-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 590 28 3.5 2.1- 5.8 562 96.5 94.2-97.9
$50,000+ 1,598 33 1.9 1.2- 3.0 1,565 98.1 97.0-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,346 408 27.1 23.9-30.5 938 72.9 69.5-76.1
No 3,720 51 1.2 0.8- 1.8 3,669 98.8 98.2-99.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 568 48 7.0 4.9-10.1 520 93.0 89.9-95.1
Non-Veteran 4,519 416 6.8 5.9- 7.8 4,103 93.2 92.2-94.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,845 193 8.5 7.0-10.4 1,652 91.5 89.6-93.0
No 3,245 271 6.2 5.2- 7.3 2,974 93.8 92.7-94.8

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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