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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,015 632 7.7 7.0- 8.4 6,383 92.3 91.6-93.0
-Western NC 988 103 9.8 7.8-12.3 885 90.2 87.7-92.2
GENDER
Male 420 41 9.2 6.5-12.7 379 90.8 87.3-93.5
Female 568 62 10.4 7.6-14.0 506 89.6 86.0-92.4
RACE
White 894 92 9.6 7.5-12.1 802 90.4 87.9-92.5
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 235 20 8.7 5.3-14.1 215 91.3 85.9-94.7
55-64 219 23 10.0 6.5-15.2 196 90.0 84.8-93.5
65-74 241 29 12.7 8.7-18.2 212 87.3 81.8-91.3
75+ 162 25 13.7 9.0-20.3 137 86.3 79.7-91.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 27 20.4 13.2-30.1 106 79.6 69.9-86.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 289 26 7.2 4.7-10.9 263 92.8 89.1-95.3
Some Post-H.S. 257 32 9.4 6.3-13.7 225 90.6 86.3-93.7
College Graduate 302 18 5.1 3.0- 8.6 284 94.9 91.4-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 187 26 14.5 9.5-21.3 161 85.5 78.7-90.5
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 307 91 29.9 23.9-36.7 216 70.1 63.3-76.1
No 676 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 15 10.3 5.6-18.0 132 89.7 82.0-94.4
Non-Veteran 841 88 9.7 7.6-12.4 753 90.3 87.6-92.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 807 87 10.1 7.9-12.9 720 89.9 87.1-92.1
No 181 16 8.1 4.6-13.9 165 91.9 86.1-95.4

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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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