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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have serious difficulty concentrating,
remembering, or making decisions?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,548 752 11.6 10.7-12.5 5,796 88.4 87.5-89.3
GENDER
Male 2,804 304 11.0 9.6-12.4 2,500 89.0 87.6-90.4
Female 3,744 448 12.1 10.9-13.5 3,296 87.9 86.5-89.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,417 472 10.9 9.8-12.1 3,945 89.1 87.9-90.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,259 180 13.9 11.8-16.3 1,079 86.1 83.7-88.2
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 212 19 6.5 3.7-11.1 193 93.5 88.9-96.3
Hispanic 481 45 9.5 6.8-13.0 436 90.5 87.0-93.2
AGE
18-34 1,226 133 10.7 8.9-12.8 1,093 89.3 87.2-91.1
35-44 915 100 10.0 8.0-12.5 815 90.0 87.5-92.0
45-54 1,140 147 13.3 11.1-15.8 993 86.7 84.2-88.9
55-64 1,313 174 14.0 11.8-16.6 1,139 86.0 83.4-88.2
65-74 1,129 102 9.3 7.5-11.6 1,027 90.7 88.4-92.5
75+ 740 93 13.8 10.8-17.5 647 86.2 82.5-89.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 696 151 20.8 17.5-24.7 545 79.2 75.3-82.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,814 259 13.2 11.4-15.1 1,555 86.8 84.9-88.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,807 211 10.6 9.1-12.3 1,596 89.4 87.7-90.9
College Graduate 2,200 126 5.4 4.4- 6.5 2,074 94.6 93.5-95.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 601 161 28.0 23.7-32.7 440 72.0 67.3-76.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,085 182 15.5 13.1-18.2 903 84.5 81.8-86.9
$25,000- 34,999 574 58 10.3 7.6-13.9 516 89.7 86.1-92.4
$35,000- 49,999 736 62 8.7 6.6-11.5 674 91.3 88.5-93.4
$50,000-74,999 811 46 5.4 3.9- 7.6 765 94.6 92.4-96.1
$75,000+ 1,419 57 4.1 3.1- 5.5 1,362 95.9 94.5-96.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,752 513 31.1 28.4-33.8 1,239 68.9 66.2-71.6
No 4,770 231 5.3 4.5- 6.1 4,539 94.7 93.9-95.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 884 111 13.1 10.6-16.0 773 86.9 84.0-89.4
Non-Veteran 5,645 639 11.4 10.4-12.4 5,006 88.6 87.6-89.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,929 185 9.9 8.4-11.6 1,744 90.1 88.4-91.6
Regional City or Suburban 1,423 168 12.9 10.9-15.2 1,255 87.1 84.8-89.1
Rural 3,196 399 12.2 10.8-13.6 2,797 87.8 86.4-89.2

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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.

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