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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Disability

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,564 352 5.0 4.4- 5.6 6,212 95.0 94.4-95.6
-Eastern 2,152 127 5.6 4.6- 6.9 2,025 94.4 93.1-95.4
GENDER
Male 913 51 5.4 4.0- 7.4 862 94.6 92.6-96.0
Female 1,239 76 5.8 4.4- 7.5 1,163 94.2 92.5-95.6
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,335 59 4.3 3.2- 5.8 1,276 95.7 94.2-96.8
Non-Hispanic Black 550 51 8.9 6.5-12.1 499 91.1 87.9-93.5
Other 235 16 4.9 2.7- 8.7 219 95.1 91.3-97.3
AGE
18-34 388 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 287 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 358 28 8.0 5.3-11.9 330 92.0 88.1-94.7
55-64 479 40 9.0 6.3-12.6 439 91.0 87.4-93.7
65-74 364 22 8.3 5.1-13.2 342 91.7 86.8-94.9
75+ 251 16 6.9 4.0-11.5 235 93.1 88.5-96.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 246 32 11.0 7.4-16.1 214 89.0 83.9-92.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 689 44 5.9 4.2- 8.2 645 94.1 91.8-95.8
Some Post-H.S. 640 36 4.6 3.1- 6.7 604 95.4 93.3-96.9
College Graduate 569 15 2.2 1.2- 4.0 554 97.8 96.0-98.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 222 25 9.0 5.8-13.8 197 91.0 86.2-94.2
$15,000- 24,999 391 33 8.8 5.9-12.8 358 91.2 87.2-94.1
$25,000- 34,999 183 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 236 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 274 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 400 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 662 87 13.0 10.3-16.4 575 87.0 83.6-89.7
No 1,482 40 2.7 1.9- 3.9 1,442 97.3 96.1-98.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 361 18 5.4 3.2- 8.9 343 94.6 91.1-96.8
Non-Veteran 1,786 109 5.7 4.5- 7.0 1,677 94.3 93.0-95.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 292 23 6.3 4.0- 9.7 269 93.7 90.3-96.0
Rural 1,698 100 5.8 4.6- 7.3 1,598 94.2 92.7-95.4

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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