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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Disability

Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,053 414 5.1 4.5- 5.8 6,639 94.9 94.2-95.5
-Piedmont NC 3,867 185 4.0 3.4- 4.8 3,682 96.0 95.2-96.6
GENDER
Male 1,663 60 2.8 2.1- 3.8 1,603 97.2 96.2-97.9
Female 2,204 125 5.1 4.2- 6.3 2,079 94.9 93.7-95.8
RACE
White 2,720 130 4.1 3.3- 5.0 2,590 95.9 95.0-96.7
African American 785 40 4.2 2.9- 5.9 745 95.8 94.1-97.1
Other minorities 311 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 304 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,535 174 4.1 3.5- 5.0 3,361 95.9 95.0-96.5
AGE
18-34 715 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 1,169 46 4.2 3.1- 5.7 1,123 95.8 94.3-96.9
55-64 744 49 5.8 4.2- 7.8 695 94.2 92.2-95.8
65-74 685 40 6.1 4.4- 8.5 645 93.9 91.5-95.6
75+ 496 37 7.1 4.9-10.1 459 92.9 89.9-95.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 466 38 5.5 3.8- 7.9 428 94.5 92.1-96.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 981 64 5.8 4.3- 7.8 917 94.2 92.2-95.7
Some Post-H.S. 982 59 4.4 3.3- 6.0 923 95.6 94.0-96.7
College Graduate 1,421 24 1.2 0.7- 1.9 1,397 98.8 98.1-99.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 386 56 12.9 9.6-17.1 330 87.1 82.9-90.4
$15,000- 24,999 605 40 4.2 2.9- 6.0 565 95.8 94.0-97.1
$25,000- 34,999 353 19 5.7 3.4- 9.5 334 94.3 90.5-96.6
$35,000- 49,999 428 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 1,326 26 1.9 1.1- 3.1 1,300 98.1 96.9-98.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 979 114 10.9 8.8-13.3 865 89.1 86.7-91.2
No 2,868 68 2.1 1.6- 2.9 2,800 97.9 97.1-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 460 24 4.6 2.8- 7.6 436 95.4 92.4-97.2
Non-Veteran 3,403 161 4.0 3.3- 4.8 3,242 96.0 95.2-96.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,409 77 4.7 3.6- 6.1 1,332 95.3 93.9-96.4
No 2,458 108 3.7 2.9- 4.6 2,350 96.3 95.4-97.1

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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 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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