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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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%)
North Carolina 8,784 1,199 9.3 8.6-10.0 7,585 90.7 90.0-91.4
-Western NC 995 165 12.0 9.6-14.9 830 88.0 85.1-90.4
GENDER
Male 394 49 9.3 6.4-13.3 345 90.7 86.7-93.6
Female 601 116 14.6 11.1-19.0 485 85.4 81.0-88.9
RACE
White 878 148 13.0 10.4-16.2 730 87.0 83.8-89.6
Other minorities 108 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 117 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 264 35 12.2 7.8-18.7 229 87.8 81.3-92.2
55-64 216 41 17.1 11.4-24.9 175 82.9 75.1-88.6
65-74 217 30 10.3 6.3-16.5 187 89.7 83.5-93.7
75+ 172 55 25.3 17.7-34.7 117 74.7 65.3-82.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 38 23.5 15.0-34.9 97 76.5 65.1-85.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 302 58 12.4 8.7-17.3 244 87.6 82.7-91.3
Some Post-H.S. 267 47 10.5 7.2-15.1 220 89.5 84.9-92.8
College Graduate 289 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 151 51 26.6 18.3-37.0 100 73.4 63.0-81.7
$15,000- 24,999 197 35 14.3 8.3-23.6 162 85.7 76.4-91.7
$25,000- 34,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 238 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 24 12.9 7.5-21.5 113 87.1 78.5-92.5
Non-Veteran 858 141 11.9 9.3-15.0 717 88.1 85.0-90.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 710 126 12.9 10.1-16.4 584 87.1 83.6-89.9
No 285 39 8.6 5.4-13.3 246 91.4 86.7-94.6

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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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