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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,058 893 9.6 8.8-10.3 6,165 90.4 89.7-91.2
-Western NC 994 143 11.1 9.1-13.6 851 88.9 86.4-90.9
GENDER
Male 423 57 9.9 7.4-13.0 366 90.1 87.0-92.6
Female 571 86 12.2 9.2-16.0 485 87.8 84.0-90.8
RACE
White 900 131 11.5 9.3-14.2 769 88.5 85.8-90.7
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 237 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 220 36 16.3 11.7-22.4 184 83.7 77.6-88.3
65-74 241 41 17.0 12.5-22.9 200 83.0 77.1-87.5
75+ 165 51 27.8 20.9-35.9 114 72.2 64.1-79.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 133 27 17.0 10.2-27.0 106 83.0 73.0-89.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 292 40 9.9 7.0-13.9 252 90.1 86.1-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 258 40 9.9 7.1-13.8 218 90.1 86.2-92.9
College Graduate 304 36 9.9 6.9-14.0 268 90.1 86.0-93.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 26 16.5 10.8-24.3 87 83.5 75.7-89.2
$15,000- 24,999 188 37 16.1 11.4-22.3 151 83.9 77.7-88.6
$25,000- 34,999 99 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 21 6.5 4.0-10.3 231 93.5 89.7-96.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 149 20 9.9 6.0-15.8 129 90.1 84.2-94.0
Non-Veteran 845 123 11.3 9.1-14.0 722 88.7 86.0-90.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 812 120 11.5 9.2-14.3 692 88.5 85.7-90.8
No 182 23 9.0 5.6-14.2 159 91.0 85.8-94.4

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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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