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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,706 6,197 69.6 68.2-70.9 574 6.7 6.0- 7.5 719 8.9 8.1- 9.7 688 8.9 8.1- 9.7 528 6.0 5.3- 6.7
-Western NC 988 697 69.2 65.2-72.9 58 4.5 3.2- 6.4 83 9.0 7.0-11.6 85 10.6 8.2-13.6 65 6.7 4.8- 9.2
GENDER
Male 391 303 74.9 69.0-80.1 *** *** *** 24 6.4 4.1- 9.9 27 8.6 5.4-13.2 25 8.1 5.1-12.7
Female 597 394 63.8 58.3-69.0 46 6.9 4.5-10.2 59 11.5 8.4-15.5 58 12.5 9.2-16.7 40 5.4 3.5- 8.3
RACE
White 870 615 68.1 63.9-72.1 49 4.6 3.2- 6.7 74 9.1 7.0-11.9 75 10.8 8.3-14.1 57 7.2 5.1-10.1
Other minorities 109 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 116 62 55.6 45.1-65.6 *** *** *** 20 16.4 10.4-25.0 14 12.3 7.1-20.5 *** *** ***
35-54 261 163 65.3 57.9-72.0 *** *** *** 28 9.4 6.2-14.0 36 15.2 10.4-21.7 18 6.9 4.0-11.8
55-64 213 149 75.0 66.7-81.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 22 9.3 5.1-16.2
65-74 216 174 82.1 74.8-87.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 171 141 82.0 72.1-88.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 21 19.4 12.1-29.5 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 301 224 75.5 68.5-81.4 *** *** *** 27 8.9 5.7-13.9 28 10.8 6.8-16.8 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 262 164 63.6 56.0-70.5 21 7.0 3.8-12.3 27 11.0 7.1-16.7 26 10.1 6.3-15.8 24 8.3 5.0-13.3
College Graduate 289 220 77.8 71.3-83.1 28 9.6 6.2-14.5 19 7.1 4.1-11.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 148 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 15.5 8.7-26.1 22 20.1 12.4-31.0
$15,000- 24,999 194 121 59.4 49.2-68.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** 34 24.5 16.8-34.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 101 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 116 82 75.2 64.9-83.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 239 192 80.4 73.5-85.8 *** *** *** 18 9.6 5.7-15.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 344 200 54.7 47.2-62.0 *** *** *** 32 9.4 5.9-14.7 52 16.7 11.9-23.0 44 16.2 11.1-23.1
No 633 488 75.1 70.4-79.3 42 5.3 3.5- 7.9 51 9.0 6.6-12.2 32 7.8 5.3-11.4 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 112 82.0 72.5-88.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 851 585 67.2 62.8-71.3 54 4.8 3.3- 6.9 76 9.5 7.2-12.3 77 11.7 9.0-15.0 59 6.9 4.8- 9.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 701 500 71.2 66.6-75.4 37 4.1 2.7- 6.4 51 7.7 5.6-10.6 66 10.8 8.0-14.3 47 6.2 4.2- 9.0
No 287 197 61.7 53.3-69.4 21 6.0 3.4-10.3 32 13.8 9.1-20.4 19 9.8 5.7-16.4 *** *** ***

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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.

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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