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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,119 150 12.7 10.3-15.4 969 87.3 84.6-89.7
GENDER
Male 493 69 13.8 10.3-18.2 424 86.2 81.8-89.7
Female 626 81 11.7 8.8-15.3 545 88.3 84.7-91.2
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 963 130 12.7 10.2-15.7 833 87.3 84.3-89.8
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 111 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 171 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 166 18 13.9 8.0-23.0 148 86.1 77.0-92.0
55-64 237 41 17.7 12.1-25.2 196 82.3 74.8-87.9
65-74 254 40 21.7 15.0-30.4 214 78.3 69.6-85.0
75+ 159 41 26.0 18.6-35.1 118 74.0 64.9-81.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 26 23.3 14.9-34.6 93 76.7 65.4-85.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 314 46 14.7 10.4-20.3 268 85.3 79.7-89.6
Some Post-H.S. 309 41 8.9 6.3-12.5 268 91.1 87.5-93.7
College Graduate 374 36 7.6 5.2-11.0 338 92.4 89.0-94.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 113 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 199 31 13.3 8.6-19.9 168 86.7 80.1-91.4
$25,000- 34,999 114 16 12.1 6.9-20.3 98 87.9 79.7-93.1
$35,000- 49,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 157 31 19.4 12.9-28.1 126 80.6 71.9-87.1
Non-Veteran 960 119 11.7 9.3-14.7 841 88.3 85.3-90.7
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 261 28 11.5 7.3-17.5 233 88.5 82.5-92.7
Rural 858 122 13.1 10.4-16.3 736 86.9 83.7-89.6

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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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