2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

For these next questions, please think about injuries you have had during your entire lifetime, especially those that affected your head or neck.
It might help to remember times you went to the hospital or emergency room.
Think about injuries you may have received from a car or motorcycle wreck, bicycle crash, being hit by something, falling down, being hit by someone, playing sports or an injury during military service.
Thinking about any injuries you have had in your lifetime, were you ever knocked out or did you lose consciousness?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,569 911 24.8 23.1-26.6 2,658 75.2 73.4-76.9
GENDER
Male 1,609 527 31.1 28.4-34.0 1,082 68.9 66.0-71.6
Female 1,960 384 19.4 17.3-21.6 1,576 80.6 78.4-82.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 2,379 679 28.0 25.8-30.4 1,700 72.0 69.6-74.2
Non-Hispanic Black 682 123 17.9 14.6-21.7 559 82.1 78.3-85.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 74 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 119 33 27.0 18.7-37.3 86 73.0 62.7-81.3
Hispanic 272 39 14.9 10.4-20.7 233 85.1 79.3-89.6
AGE
18-34 617 170 26.5 22.7-30.7 447 73.5 69.3-77.3
35-44 448 115 23.5 19.3-28.4 333 76.5 71.6-80.7
45-54 620 173 25.0 21.1-29.4 447 75.0 70.6-78.9
55-64 680 194 29.2 25.1-33.8 486 70.8 66.2-74.9
65-74 714 165 22.4 18.6-26.6 549 77.6 73.4-81.4
75+ 440 77 15.3 11.7-19.7 363 84.7 80.3-88.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 412 87 20.1 15.7-25.3 325 79.9 74.7-84.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 206 22.6 19.4-26.1 668 77.4 73.9-80.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,069 305 29.2 25.9-32.7 764 70.8 67.3-74.1
College Graduate 1,208 310 23.7 21.0-26.6 898 76.3 73.4-79.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 98 28.2 22.4-34.7 220 71.8 65.3-77.6
$15,000- 24,999 553 128 22.7 18.7-27.4 425 77.3 72.6-81.3
$25,000- 34,999 312 75 23.3 18.0-29.5 237 76.7 70.5-82.0
$35,000- 49,999 422 109 23.9 19.4-29.0 313 76.1 71.0-80.6
$50,000-74,999 473 143 31.4 26.1-37.3 330 68.6 62.7-73.9
$75,000+ 811 212 24.3 21.0-28.0 599 75.7 72.0-79.0
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 681 146 22.2 18.4-26.6 535 77.8 73.4-81.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,197 410 33.8 30.5-37.4 787 66.2 62.6-69.5
No 2,359 492 20.5 18.6-22.6 1,867 79.5 77.4-81.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 486 171 34.7 29.3-40.6 315 65.3 59.4-70.7
Non-Veteran 3,083 740 23.6 21.8-25.5 2,343 76.4 74.5-78.2
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 852 184 20.5 17.5-23.8 668 79.5 76.2-82.5
Regional City or Suburban County 829 226 25.7 22.3-29.4 603 74.3 70.6-77.7
Rural 1,889 501 27.3 24.7-30.0 1,388 72.7 70.0-75.3
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,754 439 24.0 21.7-26.5 1,315 76.0 73.5-78.3
Unemployed 110 39 34.8 25.1-45.8 71 65.2 54.2-74.9
Retired 1,087 239 20.9 18.0-24.1 848 79.1 75.9-82.0
Unable to Work 361 142 38.8 32.2-45.8 219 61.2 54.2-67.8
Other not in Labor Force 239 50 22.3 16.5-29.4 189 77.7 70.6-83.5
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 105 27 25.5 16.9-36.5 78 74.5 63.5-83.1
50% to 100% 272 66 21.5 16.2-27.9 206 78.5 72.1-83.8
101% to 150% 525 148 27.7 23.2-32.6 377 72.3 67.4-76.8
151% to 200% 245 61 24.1 18.1-31.4 184 75.9 68.6-81.9
More than 200% 1,732 460 25.6 23.1-28.2 1,272 74.4 71.8-76.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 681 146 22.2 18.4-26.6 535 77.8 73.4-81.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 760 209 27.8 23.7-32.2 551 72.2 67.8-76.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,520 396 25.7 23.1-28.5 1,124 74.3 71.5-76.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,290 306 22.8 20.1-25.7 984 77.2 74.3-79.9

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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