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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,582 756 9.8 9.0-10.7 5,826 90.2 89.3-91.0
-Piedmont 3,304 313 8.5 7.5- 9.7 2,991 91.5 90.3-92.5
GENDER
Male 1,408 118 7.8 6.3- 9.7 1,290 92.2 90.3-93.7
Female 1,896 195 9.2 7.8-10.8 1,701 90.8 89.2-92.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,133 201 8.8 7.5-10.3 1,932 91.2 89.7-92.5
Non-Hispanic Black 678 92 11.7 9.2-14.8 586 88.3 85.2-90.8
Other 443 17 2.8 1.6- 4.8 426 97.2 95.2-98.4
AGE
18-34 674 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 512 21 4.0 2.5- 6.3 491 96.0 93.7-97.5
45-54 620 48 8.2 6.0-11.0 572 91.8 89.0-94.0
55-64 602 82 14.0 10.9-17.8 520 86.0 82.2-89.1
65-74 510 60 13.6 9.9-18.4 450 86.4 81.6-90.1
75+ 337 86 27.5 22.0-33.7 251 72.5 66.3-78.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 340 61 17.3 13.0-22.7 279 82.7 77.3-87.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 819 110 9.8 7.9-12.0 709 90.2 88.0-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 864 88 8.3 6.5-10.6 776 91.7 89.4-93.5
College Graduate 1,261 53 3.4 2.5- 4.5 1,208 96.6 95.5-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 62 23.0 17.4-29.8 212 77.0 70.2-82.6
$15,000- 24,999 501 77 14.1 10.9-18.1 424 85.9 81.9-89.1
$25,000- 34,999 279 22 7.5 4.3-12.8 257 92.5 87.2-95.7
$35,000- 49,999 351 27 6.6 4.4- 9.9 324 93.4 90.1-95.6
$50,000- 74,999 389 21 4.8 2.9- 7.7 368 95.2 92.3-97.1
$75,000+ 831 27 2.4 1.6- 3.6 804 97.6 96.4-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 369 54 14.3 10.5-19.3 315 85.7 80.7-89.5
Non-Veteran 2,923 259 7.9 6.8- 9.1 2,664 92.1 90.9-93.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,775 144 7.4 6.1- 8.9 1,631 92.6 91.1-93.9
Regional City or Suburban 875 97 9.9 7.8-12.4 778 90.1 87.6-92.2
Rural 654 72 9.9 7.4-12.9 582 90.1 87.1-92.6

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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.

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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