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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Have you ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that you had Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,347 146 1.9 1.6- 2.3 6,201 98.1 97.7-98.4
GENDER
Male 2,648 33 1.1 0.7- 1.6 2,615 98.9 98.4-99.3
Female 3,699 113 2.7 2.2- 3.3 3,586 97.3 96.7-97.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,371 116 2.3 1.9- 2.9 4,255 97.7 97.1-98.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,187 11 0.8 0.4- 1.5 1,176 99.2 98.5-99.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 98 *** *** *** 94 96.7 89.7-99.0
Non-Hispanic Other 199 *** *** *** 190 97.9 95.7-98.9
Hispanic 427 *** *** *** 423 99.4 98.2-99.8
AGE
18-34 966 *** *** *** 958 99.2 98.3-99.6
35-44 813 17 2.2 1.3- 3.7 796 97.8 96.3-98.7
45-54 990 29 2.8 1.9- 4.1 961 97.2 95.9-98.1
55-64 1,359 50 3.1 2.3- 4.1 1,309 96.9 95.9-97.7
65-74 1,247 33 2.0 1.4- 3.0 1,214 98.0 97.0-98.6
75+ 895 *** *** *** 886 98.9 97.8-99.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 796 12 1.3 0.7- 2.5 784 98.7 97.5-99.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,753 49 2.2 1.5- 3.1 1,704 97.8 96.9-98.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,704 55 2.5 1.8- 3.4 1,649 97.5 96.6-98.2
College Graduate 2,070 30 1.3 0.9- 2.0 2,040 98.7 98.0-99.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 676 33 3.1 2.1- 4.5 643 96.9 95.5-97.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,062 39 3.1 2.1- 4.4 1,023 96.9 95.6-97.9
$25,000- 34,999 632 14 2.1 1.2- 3.7 618 97.9 96.3-98.8
$35,000- 49,999 748 17 2.0 1.1- 3.6 731 98.0 96.4-98.9
$50,000-74,999 681 12 2.2 1.2- 4.2 669 97.8 95.8-98.8
$75,000+ 1,274 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 1,258 99.0 98.2-99.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,787 115 6.4 5.2- 7.9 1,672 93.6 92.1-94.8
No 4,522 28 0.6 0.4- 0.9 4,494 99.4 99.1-99.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 856 12 1.6 0.8- 3.1 844 98.4 96.9-99.2
Non-Veteran 5,486 134 2.0 1.6- 2.4 5,352 98.0 97.6-98.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,448 93 2.3 1.8- 2.9 3,355 97.7 97.1-98.2
No 2,899 53 1.6 1.2- 2.1 2,846 98.4 97.9-98.8

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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.

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