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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Mental Illness & Stigma*

During the past 30 days, about how often did you feel hopeless-
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%)
North Carolina 3,990 141 3.5 2.8- 4.4 272 6.9 5.9- 8.0 427 11.0 9.7-12.4 3,150 78.7 76.9-80.4
-Piedmont NC 2,340 73 3.5 2.5- 4.7 154 7.0 5.4- 9.0 246 11.3 9.6-13.3 1,867 78.3 75.6-80.7
GENDER
Male 923 27 2.7 1.6- 4.5 48 5.6 4.0- 7.8 101 12.2 9.5-15.5 747 79.5 75.7-82.8
Female 1,417 46 4.1 2.8- 6.1 106 8.2 5.8-11.6 145 10.5 8.4-13.0 1,120 77.2 73.4-80.6
RACE
White 1,729 50 3.1 2.1- 4.4 103 5.5 4.2- 7.1 171 10.8 8.8-13.2 1,405 80.6 77.8-83.2
African American 449 *** *** *** 30 5.9 3.8- 9.1 54 13.1 9.2-18.4 350 77.7 72.0-82.5
Other minorities 145 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 10.2 6.0-16.7 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 155 *** *** *** 17 13.1 8.0-20.7 26 17.9 12.1-25.7 102 61.6 52.2-70.3
Non-Hispanic 2,175 62 3.1 2.2- 4.3 133 6.1 4.5- 8.2 220 10.7 8.9-12.8 1,760 80.1 77.4-82.6
AGE
18-34 343 *** *** *** 20 4.7 2.9- 7.6 50 14.5 10.6-19.6 263 77.7 72.0-82.5
35-54 728 36 4.8 3.3- 7.1 56 9.6 6.3-14.6 76 9.6 7.3-12.6 560 75.9 71.0-80.3
55-64 475 *** *** *** 37 7.3 4.8-10.8 51 11.5 8.1-16.0 373 78.3 72.9-82.8
65-74 416 *** *** *** 18 3.9 2.3- 6.8 33 9.1 5.8-14.1 357 85.6 80.3-89.6
75+ 357 *** *** *** 21 5.1 3.0- 8.4 35 10.4 6.2-16.8 296 82.2 75.6-87.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 323 20 7.4 4.1-13.0 38 11.4 7.7-16.7 54 16.0 11.2-22.4 211 65.1 57.7-71.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 595 23 3.4 2.0- 5.9 45 9.3 5.2-16.0 64 11.4 8.1-15.8 463 75.9 69.5-81.4
Some Post-H.S. 602 23 4.0 2.3- 6.7 41 6.0 4.0- 9.0 59 10.5 7.6-14.3 479 79.5 74.7-83.5
College Graduate 818 *** *** *** 30 3.3 2.1- 5.1 69 9.4 6.9-12.8 712 86.8 83.3-89.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 29 12.1 7.5-18.8 36 13.7 8.6-21.0 35 17.3 11.2-25.9 143 57.0 47.9-65.6
$15,000- 24,999 402 *** *** *** 31 7.8 5.0-11.9 67 19.1 14.2-25.3 284 66.0 59.1-72.2
$25,000- 34,999 223 *** *** *** *** *** *** 30 13.0 8.1-20.3 180 80.4 72.4-86.5
$35,000- 49,999 258 *** *** *** 20 8.7 5.1-14.2 21 8.5 5.0-13.9 215 82.0 75.2-87.3
$50,000+ 751 *** *** *** *** *** *** 52 6.4 4.4- 9.1 667 87.2 82.2-91.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 638 46 8.5 5.8-12.3 85 14.0 10.6-18.3 100 18.3 14.3-23.2 407 59.2 53.7-64.5
No 1,692 26 2.1 1.2- 3.4 67 4.8 3.1- 7.1 145 9.3 7.5-11.5 1,454 83.9 80.9-86.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 270 *** *** *** *** *** *** 32 12.7 8.2-19.3 221 81.8 74.8-87.3
Non-Veteran 2,067 68 3.7 2.7- 5.0 142 7.3 5.6- 9.5 213 11.1 9.3-13.3 1,644 77.9 75.0-80.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 874 26 3.1 1.9- 5.1 68 7.2 5.3- 9.7 85 8.9 6.8-11.7 695 80.7 77.1-83.9
No 1,466 47 3.6 2.4- 5.3 86 6.9 4.9- 9.6 161 12.3 10.1-14.9 1,172 77.3 73.8-80.4

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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.

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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