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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Do you have serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,028 1,393 16.2 15.2-17.2 5,635 83.8 82.8-84.8
-Western NC 990 219 20.7 17.8-24.0 771 79.3 76.0-82.2
GENDER
Male 421 85 18.5 14.7-23.1 336 81.5 76.9-85.3
Female 569 134 22.6 18.4-27.3 435 77.4 72.7-81.6
RACE
White 896 199 21.0 17.9-24.5 697 79.0 75.5-82.1
Other minorities 82 17 14.5 8.3-24.0 65 85.5 76.0-91.7
AGE
18-34 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 234 33 16.6 11.2-24.1 201 83.4 75.9-88.8
55-64 220 56 27.6 21.4-34.7 164 72.4 65.3-78.6
65-74 240 64 27.5 21.5-34.6 176 72.5 65.4-78.5
75+ 165 56 31.7 24.5-39.9 109 68.3 60.1-75.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 290 72 19.1 14.9-24.2 218 80.9 75.8-85.1
Some Post-H.S. 258 62 20.0 15.3-25.7 196 80.0 74.3-84.7
College Graduate 303 36 9.0 6.3-12.7 267 91.0 87.3-93.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 61 30.9 23.8-38.9 127 69.1 61.1-76.2
$25,000- 34,999 99 17 13.2 7.9-21.2 82 86.8 78.8-92.1
$35,000- 49,999 143 23 19.4 11.2-31.4 120 80.6 68.6-88.8
$50,000+ 252 26 8.2 5.3-12.5 226 91.8 87.5-94.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 308 184 62.1 55.3-68.4 124 37.9 31.6-44.7
No 677 32 4.0 2.7- 6.0 645 96.0 94.0-97.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 36 23.9 16.8-32.9 113 76.1 67.1-83.2
Non-Veteran 841 183 20.2 17.0-23.7 658 79.8 76.3-83.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 809 181 21.3 18.0-25.0 628 78.7 75.0-82.0
No 181 38 17.5 12.0-24.9 143 82.5 75.1-88.0

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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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