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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,022 785 10.7 9.9-11.7 6,237 89.3 88.3-90.1
-Western NC 988 126 12.7 10.4-15.4 862 87.3 84.6-89.6
GENDER
Male 420 46 11.0 8.0-15.0 374 89.0 85.0-92.0
Female 568 80 14.2 11.0-18.2 488 85.8 81.8-89.0
RACE
White 894 117 13.1 10.7-16.0 777 86.9 84.0-89.3
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 12 10.3 5.8-17.7 110 89.7 82.3-94.2
35-54 234 29 11.6 7.6-17.3 205 88.4 82.7-92.4
55-64 220 30 13.9 9.4-20.2 190 86.1 79.8-90.6
65-74 238 40 17.6 12.5-24.3 198 82.4 75.7-87.5
75+ 165 15 12.1 7.1-19.8 150 87.9 80.2-92.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 32 24.1 16.4-33.9 101 75.9 66.1-83.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 288 36 9.4 6.6-13.3 252 90.6 86.7-93.4
Some Post-H.S. 257 34 11.9 8.2-17.0 223 88.1 83.0-91.8
College Graduate 303 23 8.6 5.4-13.5 280 91.4 86.5-94.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 34 30.7 21.5-41.7 77 69.3 58.3-78.5
$15,000- 24,999 188 41 20.8 14.9-28.2 147 79.2 71.8-85.1
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 251 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 308 92 32.5 26.2-39.5 216 67.5 60.5-73.8
No 676 32 4.6 3.1- 6.7 644 95.4 93.3-96.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 19 13.4 7.8-22.1 129 86.6 77.9-92.2
Non-Veteran 840 107 12.6 10.2-15.5 733 87.4 84.5-89.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 807 104 12.4 9.9-15.4 703 87.6 84.6-90.1
No 181 22 14.4 8.9-22.4 159 85.6 77.6-91.1

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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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