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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 993 76 8.2 6.1-11.0 917 91.8 89.0-93.9
GENDER
Male 422 26 7.2 4.5-11.3 396 92.8 88.7-95.5
Female 571 50 9.2 6.2-13.4 521 90.8 86.6-93.8
RACE
White 899 71 8.8 6.5-11.9 828 91.2 88.1-93.5
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 237 19 11.3 6.3-19.4 218 88.7 80.6-93.7
55-64 220 16 6.8 4.1-11.0 204 93.2 89.0-95.9
65-74 240 20 10.0 6.3-15.5 220 90.0 84.5-93.7
75+ 165 17 9.8 5.8-16.1 148 90.2 83.9-94.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 26 20.7 12.7-31.9 107 79.3 68.1-87.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 291 23 8.1 4.6-13.6 268 91.9 86.4-95.4
Some Post-H.S. 258 23 6.1 3.8- 9.7 235 93.9 90.3-96.2
College Graduate 304 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 20 13.8 8.4-21.8 93 86.2 78.2-91.6
$15,000- 24,999 188 20 12.0 6.8-20.4 168 88.0 79.6-93.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 309 50 18.1 12.5-25.5 259 81.9 74.5-87.5
No 680 26 4.4 2.7- 7.0 654 95.6 93.0-97.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 844 70 8.9 6.5-12.1 774 91.1 87.9-93.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 811 62 8.5 6.1-11.8 749 91.5 88.2-93.9
No 182 14 6.7 3.7-11.9 168 93.3 88.1-96.3

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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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