SCHS Home Search FAQs Contacts
Navigation Bar

Back to Disability Questions

Because of any impairment or health problem, do you need the help of other persons with your PERSONAL CARE needs, such as eating, bathing, dressing, or getting around the house?*


Demographic
Groups

Total
Respond.#
Yes
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
No
 
N       %   C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 857 70   7.2  ( 5.6- 9.2) 787  92.8  (90.8-94.4)
GENDER      
Male 317 21   5.9  ( 3.8- 9.1) 296  94.1  (90.9-96.2)
Female 540 49   8.4  ( 6.2-11.2) 491  91.6  (88.8-93.8)
RACE      
White 655 51   7.0  ( 5.3- 9.4) 604  93.0  (90.6-94.7)
African American 177 16   7.6  ( 4.5-12.6) 161  92.4  (87.4-95.5)
AGE      
18-24  30  1   2.0  ( 0.3-13.0)  29  98.0  (87.0-99.7)
25-34  64  3   4.5  ( 1.4-13.7)  61  95.5  (86.3-98.6)
35-44 135  7   5.2  ( 2.4-10.8) 128  94.8  (89.2-97.6)
45-54 153 15   8.5  ( 5.0-14.2) 138  91.5  (85.8-95.0)
55-64 160 18  11.0  ( 6.7-17.3) 142  89.0  (82.7-93.3)
65+ 312 26   7.4  ( 4.9-11.0) 286  92.6  (89.0-95.1)
EDUCATION      
Less Than H.S. 258 22   7.4  ( 4.7-11.3) 236  92.6  (88.7-95.3)
H.S. or G.E.D. 262 22   7.2  ( 4.6-11.1) 240  92.8  (88.9-95.4)
Some Post-H.S. 176 14   7.6  ( 4.4-12.9) 162  92.4  (87.1-95.6)
College Graduate 157 12   6.7  ( 3.7-12.0) 145  93.3  (88.0-96.3)
HOUSEHOLD INCOME      
Less than $15,000 194 19   8.0  ( 5.0-12.6) 175  92.0  (87.4-95.0)
$15,000- 24,999 203 15   7.3  ( 4.3-12.1) 188  92.7  (87.9-95.7)
$25,000- 34,999 107 10   8.4  ( 4.4-15.5)  97  91.6  (84.5-95.6)
$35,000- 49,999  88  6   5.6  ( 2.3-13.1)  82  94.4  (86.9-97.7)
$50,000+ 122  6   4.3  ( 1.9- 9.6) 116  95.7  (90.4-98.1)

*This question is asked to respondents who reported having any type of disability or being perceived himself or herself having disability. See questions 3a, 4,5 and 8 in the disability section (p.61) of the BRFSS 2000 questionnaire.
#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.