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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Disability

Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition, do you have difficulty doing errands alone
such as visiting a doctorís office or shopping?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,534 581 8.3 7.6- 9.2 5,953 91.7 90.8-92.4
GENDER
Male 2,794 179 6.2 5.2- 7.4 2,615 93.8 92.6-94.8
Female 3,740 402 10.3 9.1-11.5 3,338 89.7 88.5-90.9
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,408 381 8.5 7.6- 9.6 4,027 91.5 90.4-92.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,257 150 10.2 8.5-12.3 1,107 89.8 87.7-91.5
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 212 14 4.0 2.2- 7.2 198 96.0 92.8-97.8
Hispanic 482 17 2.2 1.3- 3.8 465 97.8 96.2-98.7
AGE
18-34 1,221 38 3.0 2.1- 4.3 1,183 97.0 95.7-97.9
35-44 912 56 5.8 4.3- 7.8 856 94.2 92.2-95.7
45-54 1,140 120 11.5 9.4-14.1 1,020 88.5 85.9-90.6
55-64 1,314 157 12.8 10.6-15.4 1,157 87.2 84.6-89.4
65-74 1,123 82 7.4 5.7- 9.5 1,041 92.6 90.5-94.3
75+ 740 124 19.2 15.7-23.2 616 80.8 76.8-84.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 697 136 18.4 15.2-22.2 561 81.6 77.8-84.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,803 198 9.4 8.0-11.0 1,605 90.6 89.0-92.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,808 159 6.9 5.8- 8.2 1,649 93.1 91.8-94.2
College Graduate 2,196 86 3.0 2.3- 3.8 2,110 97.0 96.2-97.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 604 136 23.2 19.2-27.7 468 76.8 72.3-80.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,083 156 14.5 12.1-17.3 927 85.5 82.7-87.9
$25,000- 34,999 572 47 7.4 5.3-10.4 525 92.6 89.6-94.7
$35,000- 49,999 735 36 3.5 2.4- 5.1 699 96.5 94.9-97.6
$50,000-74,999 811 27 2.8 1.7- 4.5 784 97.2 95.5-98.3
$75,000+ 1,417 28 1.8 1.2- 2.6 1,389 98.2 97.4-98.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,752 515 30.9 28.2-33.6 1,237 69.1 66.4-71.8
No 4,758 62 1.2 0.9- 1.6 4,696 98.8 98.4-99.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 881 68 7.5 5.6-10.1 813 92.5 89.9-94.4
Non-Veteran 5,634 512 8.5 7.6- 9.4 5,122 91.5 90.6-92.4
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,924 133 6.6 5.4- 8.1 1,791 93.4 91.9-94.6
Regional City or Suburban 1,424 111 8.3 6.7-10.3 1,313 91.7 89.7-93.3
Rural 3,186 337 9.7 8.5-11.0 2,849 90.3 89.0-91.5

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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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