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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 3,569 911 24.8 23.1-26.6 2,658 75.2 73.4-76.9
-Piedmont NC 1,512 345 22.4 20.0-24.9 1,167 77.6 75.1-80.0
GENDER
Male 675 205 29.5 25.6-33.7 470 70.5 66.3-74.4
Female 837 140 16.4 13.7-19.5 697 83.6 80.5-86.3
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 976 238 24.1 21.0-27.5 738 75.9 72.5-79.0
Non-Hispanic Black 323 59 17.7 13.5-22.8 264 82.3 77.2-86.5
Other 213 48 21.9 16.4-28.6 165 78.1 71.4-83.6
AGE
18-34 307 68 21.1 16.5-26.6 239 78.9 73.4-83.5
35-44 192 48 22.2 16.5-29.3 144 77.8 70.7-83.5
45-54 266 62 23.3 18.0-29.6 204 76.7 70.4-82.0
55-64 277 78 28.9 23.1-35.5 199 71.1 64.5-76.9
65-74 280 61 20.8 15.5-27.3 219 79.2 72.7-84.5
75+ 167 19 10.6 6.3-17.2 148 89.4 82.8-93.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 37 21.2 14.8-29.3 128 78.8 70.7-85.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 57 17.6 13.3-22.8 289 82.4 77.2-86.7
Some Post-H.S. 430 120 28.0 23.4-33.1 310 72.0 66.9-76.6
College Graduate 566 129 20.5 17.2-24.3 437 79.5 75.7-82.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 115 27 21.5 14.3-31.1 88 78.5 68.9-85.7
$15,000- 24,999 221 41 18.8 13.4-25.6 180 81.2 74.4-86.6
$25,000- 34,999 117 30 23.3 15.7-33.2 87 76.7 66.8-84.3
$35,000- 49,999 166 36 18.7 13.2-25.8 130 81.3 74.2-86.8
$50,000- 74,999 204 56 29.1 21.9-37.4 148 70.9 62.6-78.1
$75,000+ 406 103 23.5 19.2-28.4 303 76.5 71.6-80.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 444 135 31.7 26.7-37.1 309 68.3 62.9-73.3
No 1,060 205 18.6 16.0-21.4 855 81.4 78.6-84.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 151 54 35.4 26.7-45.3 97 64.6 54.7-73.3
Non-Veteran 1,361 291 21.1 18.7-23.8 1,070 78.9 76.2-81.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 770 164 20.6 17.5-24.1 606 79.4 75.9-82.5
Regional City or Suburban County 373 93 21.3 17.1-26.3 280 78.7 73.7-82.9
Rural 369 88 27.4 22.1-33.4 281 72.6 66.6-77.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 800 188 22.1 19.0-25.4 612 77.9 74.6-81.0
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 417 80 18.5 14.5-23.4 337 81.5 76.6-85.5
Unable to Work 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 124 23 20.2 13.1-29.8 101 79.8 70.2-86.9
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 110 21 19.3 12.3-29.2 89 80.7 70.8-87.7
101% to 150% 208 51 23.7 17.7-30.9 157 76.3 69.1-82.3
151% to 200% 86 22 21.9 13.6-33.4 64 78.1 66.6-86.4
More than 200% 779 192 23.7 20.4-27.4 587 76.3 72.6-79.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 665 163 24.0 20.4-28.0 502 76.0 72.0-79.6
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 752 158 20.5 17.3-24.1 594 79.5 75.9-82.7

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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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