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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Healthy Days

During the past 30 days, for about how many days did poor physical or mental health keep you from doing your
usual activities, such as self-care, work, or recreation?*

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,612 5,224 79.2 78.0-80.4 340 5.5 4.9- 6.3 320 4.9 4.3- 5.7 411 6.0 5.4- 6.8 317 4.3 3.8- 4.9
-Eastern 2,178 1,696 77.7 75.5-79.7 106 5.7 4.6- 7.1 105 5.0 4.0- 6.3 159 7.2 6.0- 8.6 112 4.5 3.6- 5.6
GENDER
Male 926 750 81.5 78.4-84.3 40 4.8 3.4- 6.8 42 4.6 3.2- 6.6 52 5.3 3.9- 7.3 42 3.7 2.6- 5.2
Female 1,252 946 73.9 70.7-76.8 66 6.6 5.0- 8.6 63 5.4 3.9- 7.3 107 8.9 7.2-11.1 70 5.2 4.0- 6.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,344 1,056 78.0 75.2-80.6 59 5.7 4.2- 7.6 62 4.5 3.4- 6.1 96 7.1 5.6- 8.8 71 4.7 3.6- 6.1
Non-Hispanic Black 568 432 76.7 72.2-80.7 30 5.8 3.9- 8.6 28 4.5 2.8- 7.0 46 8.5 6.0-11.8 32 4.6 3.0- 6.8
Other 234 182 78.1 70.8-84.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 5.9 3.4-10.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 395 322 81.4 76.6-85.3 33 8.6 6.0-12.3 17 4.9 2.9- 8.3 16 3.6 2.1- 6.1 *** *** ***
35-44 296 227 79.0 73.4-83.8 19 5.3 3.1- 8.9 *** *** *** 22 6.0 3.8- 9.3 *** *** ***
45-54 366 262 71.7 66.1-76.7 22 5.6 3.5- 8.8 18 5.5 3.3- 9.1 42 11.7 8.4-16.0 22 5.5 3.4- 8.6
55-64 479 359 72.2 67.1-76.7 20 5.1 3.1- 8.2 31 6.4 4.3- 9.4 38 9.5 6.5-13.5 31 6.9 4.8- 9.9
65-74 368 295 78.3 72.6-83.1 *** *** *** 20 5.2 3.0- 8.9 27 8.4 5.4-12.8 19 6.0 3.5-10.0
75+ 249 210 82.4 75.0-88.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 239 172 73.2 66.0-79.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 10.2 6.4-15.9 24 8.0 5.0-12.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 701 541 79.4 75.7-82.6 25 4.5 3.0- 6.9 34 4.4 3.0- 6.6 57 6.8 5.1- 9.1 44 4.8 3.4- 6.7
Some Post-H.S. 655 497 75.2 71.1-79.0 42 7.9 5.7-11.0 37 6.2 4.2- 9.0 50 7.1 5.2- 9.5 29 3.6 2.4- 5.5
College Graduate 576 480 82.8 78.9-86.2 32 5.5 3.7- 8.2 22 3.6 2.1- 5.9 27 5.4 3.6- 8.1 15 2.7 1.5- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 233 140 63.1 55.2-70.3 *** *** *** 16 4.7 2.7- 8.1 36 14.2 9.9-20.0 29 11.5 7.4-17.3
$15,000- 24,999 394 289 72.7 67.0-77.7 20 5.3 3.2- 8.7 25 6.7 4.2-10.5 36 10.4 7.2-14.8 24 4.9 3.0- 8.0
$25,000- 34,999 185 152 83.6 76.4-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 240 189 79.7 72.9-85.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 20 7.0 4.2-11.5 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 276 234 82.6 76.1-87.6 15 7.6 4.4-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 402 337 80.6 75.4-85.0 24 7.9 5.0-12.2 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 17 4.2 2.5- 6.8 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 644 323 49.6 44.8-54.3 35 6.8 4.7- 9.7 62 9.1 6.7-12.1 126 20.8 17.2-24.9 98 13.8 11.0-17.2
No 1,482 1,329 88.1 85.8-90.1 71 5.5 4.2- 7.2 42 3.6 2.5- 5.1 30 1.9 1.3- 2.9 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 367 288 79.1 73.9-83.5 21 6.1 3.8- 9.5 19 4.1 2.4- 7.0 25 7.1 4.6-10.9 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,806 1,406 77.5 75.0-79.8 84 5.6 4.3- 7.1 86 5.2 4.0- 6.7 132 7.1 5.8- 8.6 98 4.7 3.7- 5.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 167 130 76.5 67.7-83.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 296 234 79.3 73.5-84.1 17 6.3 3.8-10.4 *** *** *** 19 6.3 3.9-10.1 *** *** ***
Rural 1,715 1,332 77.5 74.9-79.8 76 5.3 4.1- 6.9 83 5.0 3.8- 6.5 129 7.5 6.1- 9.2 95 4.7 3.7- 5.9

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*Respondents who reported no mental and physical health problems in the past month were not asked this question, however, they are included in the 'None' category here.

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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