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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

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?*

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  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
-Western 1,119 865 77.1 73.6-80.2 47 4.0 2.8- 5.6 58 4.7 3.3- 6.5 79 8.1 6.0-10.8 70 6.2 4.5- 8.4
GENDER
Male 496 393 79.6 74.7-83.7 19 3.5 2.1- 5.8 19 3.5 2.0- 6.2 28 5.6 3.5- 8.9 37 7.8 5.2-11.5
Female 623 472 74.8 69.7-79.3 28 4.5 2.9- 6.9 39 5.7 3.8- 8.6 51 10.4 7.2-14.8 33 4.7 2.9- 7.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 962 732 76.2 72.4-79.6 40 3.8 2.6- 5.5 52 4.8 3.3- 6.8 73 8.6 6.4-11.6 65 6.6 4.8- 9.0
Non-Hispanic Black 40 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 110 95 85.0 74.4-91.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 173 145 83.2 75.1-89.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 120 99 84.3 74.9-90.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 163 118 71.6 61.3-80.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 239 164 67.1 58.9-74.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 11.1 6.8-17.5 22 10.1 6.0-16.6
65-74 255 196 75.5 67.7-82.0 *** *** *** 16 5.1 2.8- 9.0 20 7.9 4.7-12.9 *** *** ***
75+ 158 132 78.7 69.3-85.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 120 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 19.5 11.1-31.8 *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 312 240 78.0 71.7-83.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** 23 7.2 4.4-11.5 24 6.4 3.6-11.0
Some Post-H.S. 309 238 82.4 77.4-86.5 *** *** *** 16 3.4 1.8- 6.0 25 6.6 4.2-10.3 18 4.7 2.8- 7.7
College Graduate 375 306 82.1 77.0-86.3 20 6.1 3.6-10.0 19 4.5 2.7- 7.5 14 2.9 1.6- 5.1 16 4.4 2.5- 7.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 119 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 12.5 7.1-21.1 19 17.6 9.9-29.5
$15,000- 24,999 195 133 64.5 54.8-73.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** 31 18.9 11.9-28.7 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 114 83 74.1 63.6-82.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 149 117 77.9 67.7-85.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 149 128 89.0 81.7-93.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 162 85.2 78.0-90.4 15 8.4 4.7-14.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 345 171 46.1 39.3-53.1 20 6.1 3.6-10.2 28 7.6 4.7-12.2 62 20.8 15.2-27.8 64 19.3 14.2-25.7
No 755 678 89.8 86.6-92.3 25 2.9 1.8- 4.6 29 3.4 2.1- 5.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 128 84.0 76.5-89.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 9.1 5.1-15.7 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 960 735 76.0 72.2-79.5 45 4.5 3.1- 6.3 55 5.2 3.7- 7.4 64 8.0 5.7-10.9 61 6.3 4.5- 8.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 259 201 78.6 71.7-84.1 15 3.9 2.1- 6.9 15 5.1 2.8- 9.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 860 664 76.5 72.4-80.2 32 4.0 2.7- 6.0 43 4.5 3.0- 6.7 66 8.7 6.4-11.9 55 6.2 4.3- 8.8

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*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.

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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