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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Do you now have any health problem that requires you to use special equipment, such as a cane,
a wheelchair, a special bed, or a special telephone?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 7,058 893 9.6 8.8-10.3 6,165 90.4 89.7-91.2
GENDER
Male 2,994 332 9.0 7.9-10.2 2,662 91.0 89.8-92.1
Female 4,064 561 10.1 9.1-11.2 3,503 89.9 88.8-90.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,825 624 9.8 8.9-10.7 4,201 90.2 89.3-91.1
Non-Hispanic Black 1,327 207 12.0 10.2-14.0 1,120 88.0 86.0-89.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 111 16 12.2 7.0-20.4 95 87.8 79.6-93.0
Non-Hispanic Other 239 26 8.7 4.9-15.1 213 91.3 84.9-95.1
Hispanic 478 11 1.4 0.7- 2.6 467 98.6 97.4-99.3
AGE
18-34 1,221 17 1.5 0.9- 2.6 1,204 98.5 97.4-99.1
35-44 930 39 4.6 3.3- 6.5 891 95.4 93.5-96.7
45-54 1,071 109 10.1 8.1-12.5 962 89.9 87.5-91.9
55-64 1,471 218 14.7 12.7-16.8 1,253 85.3 83.2-87.3
65-74 1,337 219 17.0 14.7-19.6 1,118 83.0 80.4-85.3
75+ 942 285 28.1 25.0-31.5 657 71.9 68.5-75.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 875 166 15.5 12.9-18.4 709 84.5 81.6-87.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,940 271 10.1 8.8-11.6 1,669 89.9 88.4-91.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,869 247 9.1 7.8-10.5 1,622 90.9 89.5-92.2
College Graduate 2,342 207 5.9 5.0- 6.9 2,135 94.1 93.1-95.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 749 185 19.7 16.7-23.1 564 80.3 76.9-83.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,160 191 12.9 11.0-15.1 969 87.1 84.9-89.0
$25,000- 34,999 698 83 8.9 6.7-11.6 615 91.1 88.4-93.3
$35,000- 49,999 832 82 7.9 5.9-10.6 750 92.1 89.4-94.1
$50,000-74,999 779 66 6.2 4.6- 8.2 713 93.8 91.8-95.4
$75,000+ 1,440 79 4.6 3.5- 6.0 1,361 95.4 94.0-96.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 974 136 11.6 9.5-14.0 838 88.4 86.0-90.5
Non-Veteran 6,078 756 9.3 8.5-10.1 5,322 90.7 89.9-91.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,047 525 10.3 9.2-11.4 3,522 89.7 88.6-90.8
No 3,011 368 8.7 7.7- 9.8 2,643 91.3 90.2-92.3

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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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