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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A brain Injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,350 362 5.6 5.0- 6.4 5,988 94.4 93.6-95.0
GENDER
Male 2,646 182 6.6 5.6- 7.8 2,464 93.4 92.2-94.4
Female 3,704 180 4.8 4.0- 5.7 3,524 95.2 94.3-96.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,361 264 6.3 5.4- 7.2 4,097 93.7 92.8-94.6
Non-Hispanic Black 1,194 47 3.8 2.7- 5.3 1,147 96.2 94.7-97.3
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 101 12 7.8 4.0-14.5 89 92.2 85.5-96.0
Non-Hispanic Other 198 19 8.1 4.2-15.0 179 91.9 85.0-95.8
Hispanic 429 14 3.0 1.6- 5.5 415 97.0 94.5-98.4
AGE
18-34 961 54 5.7 4.2- 7.6 907 94.3 92.4-95.8
35-44 814 28 3.6 2.4- 5.3 786 96.4 94.7-97.6
45-54 992 69 7.2 5.5- 9.3 923 92.8 90.7-94.5
55-64 1,371 100 6.6 5.4- 8.2 1,271 93.4 91.8-94.6
65-74 1,246 75 6.2 4.8- 8.1 1,171 93.8 91.9-95.2
75+ 885 34 3.9 2.7- 5.5 851 96.1 94.5-97.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 808 46 6.4 4.5- 8.8 762 93.6 91.2-95.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,752 104 6.0 4.8- 7.6 1,648 94.0 92.4-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,702 108 5.4 4.4- 6.8 1,594 94.6 93.2-95.6
College Graduate 2,062 102 4.9 3.9- 6.1 1,960 95.1 93.9-96.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 691 68 9.4 7.1-12.3 623 90.6 87.7-92.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,064 72 7.5 5.7- 9.8 992 92.5 90.2-94.3
$25,000- 34,999 631 28 4.3 2.7- 6.6 603 95.7 93.4-97.3
$35,000- 49,999 742 39 5.1 3.4- 7.7 703 94.9 92.3-96.6
$50,000-74,999 681 30 4.1 2.7- 6.2 651 95.9 93.8-97.3
$75,000+ 1,268 57 4.4 3.2- 6.1 1,211 95.6 93.9-96.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,801 205 12.1 10.3-14.1 1,596 87.9 85.9-89.7
No 4,509 151 3.5 2.9- 4.2 4,358 96.5 95.8-97.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 848 61 6.7 5.0- 8.8 787 93.3 91.2-95.0
Non-Veteran 5,497 300 5.5 4.8- 6.3 5,197 94.5 93.7-95.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,454 208 5.5 4.7- 6.5 3,246 94.5 93.5-95.3
No 2,896 154 5.7 4.8- 6.9 2,742 94.3 93.1-95.2

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*This question was asked of all respondents in 2014.

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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