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

Healthy Days-Non-Hispanic White

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?*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  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
-Non-Hispanic White 4,439 3,501 78.9 77.4-80.3 228 5.8 5.0- 6.7 204 4.4 3.8- 5.3 279 6.3 5.5- 7.2 227 4.6 4.0- 5.4
GENDER
Male 1,920 1,578 81.8 79.6-83.8 78 4.8 3.7- 6.3 74 3.8 2.9- 5.0 98 5.3 4.2- 6.6 92 4.3 3.3- 5.4
Female 2,519 1,923 76.1 74.0-78.1 150 6.6 5.5- 7.9 130 5.0 4.1- 6.2 181 7.2 6.1- 8.5 135 5.0 4.1- 6.2
AGE
18-34 691 565 82.1 78.6-85.1 51 7.4 5.5- 9.8 35 4.8 3.3- 6.9 31 4.5 3.0- 6.5 *** *** ***
35-44 510 409 79.9 75.4-83.7 37 8.2 5.8-11.6 19 3.8 2.3- 6.2 31 6.2 4.1- 9.5 14 1.8 1.0- 3.2
45-54 749 570 76.3 72.5-79.7 36 4.7 3.3- 6.7 35 4.5 3.0- 6.6 59 8.3 6.2-11.0 49 6.2 4.5- 8.6
55-64 924 682 72.9 69.2-76.2 55 6.1 4.5- 8.3 46 5.0 3.5- 7.2 68 7.0 5.3- 9.1 73 9.0 6.9-11.7
65-74 906 722 80.3 77.0-83.2 31 3.0 2.0- 4.5 46 4.2 2.9- 6.0 61 6.5 4.8- 8.6 46 6.0 4.2- 8.4
75+ 615 516 81.9 77.9-85.3 15 3.0 1.7- 5.4 22 4.0 2.5- 6.3 27 5.8 3.8- 8.7 35 5.2 3.5- 7.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 304 204 66.3 59.6-72.5 *** *** *** 16 5.4 3.1- 9.3 38 13.1 9.1-18.5 39 11.3 7.9-16.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,119 887 81.0 78.2-83.5 35 3.8 2.7- 5.5 48 4.3 3.0- 6.0 78 6.1 4.7- 7.8 71 4.8 3.6- 6.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,301 983 76.8 74.0-79.3 76 7.0 5.4- 8.9 66 4.6 3.4- 6.2 104 6.9 5.5- 8.5 72 4.8 3.7- 6.2
College Graduate 1,699 1,414 84.3 82.3-86.2 109 6.6 5.4- 8.1 73 4.0 3.1- 5.2 59 3.2 2.4- 4.2 44 1.9 1.3- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 319 187 58.0 51.2-64.4 14 6.3 3.5-11.1 *** *** *** 48 13.4 9.8-18.1 53 17.8 12.9-23.9
$15,000- 24,999 567 392 68.1 63.1-72.7 20 3.5 2.1- 6.0 39 7.6 5.2-10.8 64 12.4 9.2-16.5 52 8.4 6.1-11.4
$25,000- 34,999 360 276 75.0 68.7-80.3 18 7.6 4.3-13.0 23 5.3 3.1- 8.9 27 7.5 4.8-11.6 16 4.7 2.6- 8.3
$35,000- 49,999 527 423 83.0 78.9-86.4 28 4.4 2.8- 6.7 23 3.7 2.1- 6.5 34 6.1 4.1- 9.1 19 2.8 1.7- 4.5
$50,000- 74,999 619 519 83.8 80.0-87.0 33 6.2 4.2- 9.0 29 4.3 2.7- 6.6 25 3.5 2.2- 5.4 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 1,174 990 83.6 80.9-85.9 80 7.9 6.2-10.0 42 3.9 2.8- 5.5 34 2.7 1.9- 3.9 28 1.9 1.2- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,202 617 49.5 46.0-53.1 75 7.6 5.8- 9.9 91 7.6 5.9- 9.7 221 19.0 16.4-21.9 198 16.2 13.8-19.0
No 3,159 2,823 88.7 87.3-90.0 151 5.2 4.3- 6.2 107 3.4 2.7- 4.3 53 1.9 1.4- 2.7 25 0.8 0.5- 1.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 665 544 82.1 78.3-85.3 20 3.7 2.2- 6.1 26 3.1 1.9- 5.1 44 6.4 4.6- 8.9 31 4.7 3.1- 6.9
Non-Veteran 3,768 2,952 78.3 76.7-79.9 208 6.1 5.2- 7.1 178 4.7 3.9- 5.6 234 6.2 5.4- 7.3 196 4.7 3.9- 5.5
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,116 910 82.0 79.3-84.4 70 6.2 4.8- 8.0 53 4.5 3.3- 6.1 50 4.3 3.1- 5.8 33 3.0 2.0- 4.4
Regional City or Suburban 1,046 812 77.1 73.9-80.0 58 5.2 3.9- 7.0 52 5.3 3.8- 7.2 61 6.7 5.0- 8.9 63 5.8 4.3- 7.6
Rural 2,277 1,779 77.9 75.7-80.0 100 5.8 4.6- 7.3 99 3.9 3.0- 5.1 168 7.3 6.1- 8.8 131 5.1 4.1- 6.3

Back to Healthy Days.

*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.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 21SEP16.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts