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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,350 362 5.6 5.0- 6.4 5,988 94.4 93.6-95.0
-Western NC 920 53 5.5 3.9- 7.5 867 94.5 92.5-96.1
GENDER
Male 392 28 6.7 4.4-10.0 364 93.3 90.0-95.6
Female 528 25 4.4 2.6- 7.4 503 95.6 92.6-97.4
RACE
White 836 47 5.4 3.8- 7.7 789 94.6 92.3-96.2
Other minorities 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 106 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 217 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 206 14 6.4 3.7-10.8 192 93.6 89.2-96.3
65-74 226 14 5.6 3.2- 9.7 212 94.4 90.3-96.8
75+ 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 125 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 266 15 5.0 2.9- 8.5 251 95.0 91.5-97.1
Some Post-H.S. 246 16 4.9 2.8- 8.5 230 95.1 91.5-97.2
College Graduate 277 14 5.6 3.1- 9.8 263 94.4 90.2-96.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 98 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 176 15 7.9 4.4-13.9 161 92.1 86.1-95.6
$25,000- 34,999 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 230 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 297 36 11.7 7.7-17.3 261 88.3 82.7-92.3
No 619 17 2.8 1.7- 4.8 602 97.2 95.2-98.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 783 47 5.8 4.1- 8.2 736 94.2 91.8-95.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 744 45 5.6 3.9- 8.0 699 94.4 92.0-96.1
No 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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*This question was asked of all respondents in 2014.

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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