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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,350 362 5.6 5.0- 6.4 5,988 94.4 93.6-95.0
-Eastern NC 1,976 120 5.6 4.5- 7.0 1,856 94.4 93.0-95.5
GENDER
Male 798 64 7.3 5.5- 9.7 734 92.7 90.3-94.5
Female 1,178 56 4.2 3.1- 5.8 1,122 95.8 94.2-96.9
RACE
White 1,284 76 6.0 4.6- 7.9 1,208 94.0 92.1-95.4
African American 501 26 4.8 3.1- 7.3 475 95.2 92.7-96.9
Other minorities 169 15 4.6 2.6- 8.0 154 95.4 92.0-97.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,858 114 5.8 4.6- 7.2 1,744 94.2 92.8-95.4
AGE
18-34 302 17 5.0 3.0- 8.2 285 95.0 91.8-97.0
35-54 539 32 5.0 3.4- 7.4 507 95.0 92.6-96.6
55-64 474 33 6.9 4.7-10.0 441 93.1 90.0-95.3
65-74 384 27 8.9 5.5-14.2 357 91.1 85.8-94.5
75+ 258 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 251 16 6.7 3.8-11.6 235 93.3 88.4-96.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 602 33 5.6 3.8- 8.3 569 94.4 91.7-96.2
Some Post-H.S. 576 38 5.5 3.8- 7.8 538 94.5 92.2-96.2
College Graduate 542 33 5.1 3.4- 7.6 509 94.9 92.4-96.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 239 23 9.3 5.9-14.3 216 90.7 85.7-94.1
$15,000- 24,999 328 22 7.8 4.7-12.7 306 92.2 87.3-95.3
$25,000- 34,999 223 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 232 16 5.5 3.0- 9.6 216 94.5 90.4-97.0
$50,000+ 563 22 2.7 1.6- 4.5 541 97.3 95.5-98.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 593 69 13.2 10.0-17.1 524 86.8 82.9-90.0
No 1,366 47 2.8 2.0- 4.0 1,319 97.2 96.0-98.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 306 26 7.9 5.1-12.0 280 92.1 88.0-94.9
Non-Veteran 1,668 93 5.2 4.0- 6.6 1,575 94.8 93.4-96.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,619 107 6.1 4.9- 7.7 1,512 93.9 92.3-95.1
No 357 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked of all respondents in 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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