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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 3,454 189 5.7 4.8- 6.7 3,265 94.3 93.3-95.2
GENDER
Male 1,456 90 6.3 4.9- 8.0 1,366 93.7 92.0-95.1
Female 1,998 99 5.1 4.0- 6.5 1,899 94.9 93.5-96.0
RACE
White 2,434 147 6.4 5.3- 7.7 2,287 93.6 92.3-94.7
African American 701 25 4.0 2.5- 6.5 676 96.0 93.5-97.5
Other minorities 273 17 5.2 2.9- 9.0 256 94.8 91.0-97.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 270 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 3,159 181 6.0 5.0- 7.1 2,978 94.0 92.9-95.0
AGE
18-34 553 32 6.3 4.3- 9.1 521 93.7 90.9-95.7
35-54 1,050 52 5.5 4.1- 7.3 998 94.5 92.7-95.9
55-64 691 53 6.6 4.9- 8.7 638 93.4 91.3-95.1
65-74 636 34 5.0 3.5- 7.2 602 95.0 92.8-96.5
75+ 471 18 4.3 2.6- 7.1 453 95.7 92.9-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 432 23 6.1 3.9- 9.4 409 93.9 90.6-96.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 884 56 6.5 4.7- 8.9 828 93.5 91.1-95.3
Some Post-H.S. 880 54 5.6 4.0- 7.6 826 94.4 92.4-96.0
College Graduate 1,243 55 4.7 3.5- 6.3 1,188 95.3 93.7-96.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 354 33 9.1 6.0-13.7 321 90.9 86.3-94.0
$15,000- 24,999 560 35 7.3 5.0-10.6 525 92.7 89.4-95.0
$25,000- 34,999 314 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 373 20 5.2 3.0- 9.0 353 94.8 91.0-97.0
$50,000+ 1,156 55 5.0 3.7- 6.8 1,101 95.0 93.2-96.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 911 100 11.6 9.2-14.5 811 88.4 85.5-90.8
No 2,524 87 4.0 3.1- 5.0 2,437 96.0 95.0-96.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 405 29 6.8 4.5-10.1 376 93.2 89.9-95.5
Non-Veteran 3,046 160 5.5 4.6- 6.6 2,886 94.5 93.4-95.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,091 56 4.7 3.4- 6.3 1,035 95.3 93.7-96.6
No 2,363 133 6.1 5.0- 7.5 2,230 93.9 92.5-95.0

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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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