NC Department of Health and Human Services
N.C. State Center for Health Statistics Home
N.C. Public Health Home

2015 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?

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,582 756 9.8 9.0-10.7 5,826 90.2 89.3-91.0
GENDER
Male 2,816 282 8.7 7.5-10.0 2,534 91.3 90.0-92.5
Female 3,766 474 10.9 9.8-12.1 3,292 89.1 87.9-90.2
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 4,433 488 9.4 8.5-10.5 3,945 90.6 89.5-91.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,272 210 14.0 11.9-16.4 1,062 86.0 83.6-88.1
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 91 18 18.1 10.7-28.9 73 81.9 71.1-89.3
Non-Hispanic Other 213 18 5.3 3.1- 9.0 195 94.7 91.0-96.9
Hispanic 485 15 2.4 1.3- 4.5 470 97.6 95.5-98.7
AGE
18-34 1,235 22 2.0 1.2- 3.2 1,213 98.0 96.8-98.8
35-44 921 49 5.2 3.8- 7.1 872 94.8 92.9-96.2
45-54 1,145 119 10.7 8.8-13.0 1,026 89.3 87.0-91.2
55-64 1,319 193 14.6 12.4-17.1 1,126 85.4 82.9-87.6
65-74 1,130 160 15.8 13.1-19.0 970 84.2 81.0-86.9
75+ 747 203 28.1 24.2-32.3 544 71.9 67.7-75.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 705 146 18.7 15.5-22.4 559 81.3 77.6-84.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,824 256 11.1 9.6-12.7 1,568 88.9 87.3-90.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,816 216 8.8 7.5-10.2 1,600 91.2 89.8-92.5
College Graduate 2,206 136 4.5 3.7- 5.4 2,070 95.5 94.6-96.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 610 148 23.3 19.4-27.8 462 76.7 72.2-80.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,092 175 14.7 12.3-17.4 917 85.3 82.6-87.7
$25,000- 34,999 577 64 9.3 6.7-12.7 513 90.7 87.3-93.3
$35,000- 49,999 736 65 7.4 5.6- 9.6 671 92.6 90.4-94.4
$50,000-74,999 812 51 4.5 3.2- 6.4 761 95.5 93.6-96.8
$75,000+ 1,422 56 2.9 2.2- 3.9 1,366 97.1 96.1-97.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 887 141 14.8 12.1-17.9 746 85.2 82.1-87.9
Non-Veteran 5,676 615 9.1 8.3-10.0 5,061 90.9 90.0-91.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,938 165 7.5 6.2- 9.0 1,773 92.5 91.0-93.8
Regional City or Suburban 1,429 164 10.3 8.6-12.3 1,265 89.7 87.7-91.4
Rural 3,215 427 11.4 10.1-12.8 2,788 88.6 87.2-89.9

Back to Disability.

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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 20SEP16.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts