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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your physical health, which includes physical illness and injury,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your physical health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,134 4,734 66.8 65.5-68.2 582 9.3 8.4-10.2 639 9.2 8.4-10.1 537 6.9 6.2- 7.6 642 7.8 7.1- 8.6
-Western NC 986 637 64.0 60.3-67.6 72 8.8 6.6-11.6 93 9.5 7.5-12.0 79 7.9 6.1-10.0 105 9.8 7.9-12.2
GENDER
Male 419 268 63.6 58.1-68.9 28 7.8 5.2-11.7 44 11.1 8.0-15.2 26 5.7 3.7- 8.8 53 11.7 8.7-15.5
Female 567 369 64.4 59.3-69.1 44 9.6 6.6-13.8 49 8.1 5.7-11.4 53 9.7 7.2-13.1 52 8.2 5.8-11.3
RACE
White 892 582 64.2 60.3-67.9 65 9.0 6.7-12.0 82 9.2 7.1-11.8 73 8.0 6.2-10.2 90 9.7 7.6-12.2
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 80 65.6 55.9-74.1 17 13.9 8.4-22.1 14 10.3 6.0-17.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 237 158 65.0 57.5-71.9 22 10.7 6.4-17.5 24 10.8 6.8-16.8 18 6.3 3.7-10.6 15 7.0 4.1-11.7
55-64 219 132 58.8 51.5-65.8 16 6.6 4.0-10.8 20 9.3 5.9-14.3 24 11.3 7.6-16.6 27 14.0 9.3-20.5
65-74 238 152 64.4 57.2-71.0 *** *** *** 21 6.9 4.2-11.0 21 11.3 6.9-17.9 33 13.4 9.3-18.9
75+ 160 108 66.2 57.4-74.0 *** *** *** 14 8.9 5.0-15.3 *** *** *** 25 16.3 10.7-24.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 132 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 13.4 8.0-21.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 286 169 61.3 54.7-67.5 16 7.1 4.2-11.9 31 9.6 6.5-14.0 16 6.1 3.6-10.1 54 15.9 11.8-21.0
Some Post-H.S. 257 166 67.5 60.7-73.6 14 6.6 3.7-11.5 27 9.4 6.2-13.9 29 9.9 6.6-14.6 21 6.6 4.0-10.8
College Graduate 304 215 70.5 64.4-75.9 32 11.7 8.2-16.5 25 8.4 5.3-12.9 22 6.2 4.0- 9.4 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 117 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 14 13.1 7.3-22.5 31 25.0 16.6-35.8
$15,000- 24,999 182 104 56.5 48.0-64.7 *** *** *** 18 10.4 6.3-16.6 19 10.7 6.4-17.2 30 14.3 9.8-20.5
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 180 70.9 64.0-77.0 27 11.5 7.6-17.0 22 9.0 5.6-14.2 16 5.4 3.1- 9.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 294 100 31.9 25.9-38.6 23 10.5 6.0-17.8 32 11.4 7.3-17.5 51 16.8 12.4-22.4 88 29.2 23.3-35.9
No 671 524 76.7 72.7-80.3 49 8.4 6.1-11.4 58 8.8 6.6-11.6 25 3.9 2.5- 5.9 15 2.3 1.3- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 98 66.7 57.2-75.0 *** *** *** 15 11.5 6.5-19.5 *** *** *** 14 8.6 4.8-14.9
Non-Veteran 839 538 63.6 59.5-67.5 66 9.5 7.1-12.6 78 9.2 7.1-11.9 66 7.7 5.9-10.1 91 10.0 7.9-12.6
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 807 531 65.9 61.8-69.7 56 8.2 5.9-11.2 71 8.9 6.8-11.6 58 7.1 5.3- 9.4 91 10.0 7.9-12.6
No 179 106 54.3 45.6-62.8 16 12.2 7.0-20.5 22 12.7 7.8-20.0 21 12.1 7.4-19.0 14 8.7 4.9-15.1

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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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