2018 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

How old were you the first time you were knocked out or lost consciousness?*

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  Total
Respond.^
0 to 17 years old 18+ years old
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 854 445 55.7 51.5-59.8 409 44.3 40.2-48.5
GENDER
Male 494 270 57.7 52.1-63.1 224 42.3 36.9-47.9
Female 360 175 53.0 46.6-59.3 185 47.0 40.7-53.4
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 647 351 58.4 53.6-63.1 296 41.6 36.9-46.4
Non-Hispanic Black 107 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 20 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 31 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 36 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 161 126 77.9 69.9-84.2 35 22.1 15.8-30.1
35-44 111 69 63.1 52.3-72.7 42 36.9 27.3-47.7
45-54 160 74 43.2 33.9-53.1 86 56.8 46.9-66.1
55-64 185 85 44.1 35.4-53.2 100 55.9 46.8-64.6
65-74 156 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 68 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 81 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 184 92 55.1 46.2-63.7 92 44.9 36.3-53.8
Some Post-H.S. 284 144 54.0 46.8-61.0 140 46.0 39.0-53.2
College Graduate 302 172 61.5 54.7-67.8 130 38.5 32.2-45.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 71 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 135 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 206 124 61.1 52.7-68.9 82 38.9 31.1-47.3
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 124 67 62.8 52.1-72.4 57 37.2 27.6-47.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 377 166 48.9 42.4-55.3 211 51.1 44.7-57.6
No 469 272 60.2 54.6-65.5 197 39.8 34.5-45.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 160 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 694 382 58.1 53.6-62.6 312 41.9 37.4-46.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 177 97 55.8 46.8-64.3 80 44.2 35.7-53.2
Regional City or Suburban County 213 116 59.5 51.7-67.0 97 40.5 33.0-48.3
Rural 464 232 53.4 47.4-59.2 232 46.6 40.8-52.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 416 258 62.0 56.2-67.4 158 38.0 32.6-43.8
Unemployed 35 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 226 82 38.9 31.2-47.3 144 61.1 52.7-68.8
Unable to Work 130 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 47 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 141 57 40.2 30.6-50.6 84 59.8 49.4-69.4
151% to 200% 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 443 246 57.6 51.6-63.3 197 42.4 36.7-48.4
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 124 67 62.8 52.1-72.4 57 37.2 27.6-47.9
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 193 94 52.6 43.4-61.7 99 47.4 38.3-56.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 370 197 56.8 50.6-62.9 173 43.2 37.1-49.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 291 154 55.5 48.4-62.4 137 44.5 37.6-51.6

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*Asked only of those who reported they had been knocked out or lost consciousness.

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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