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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A brain injury can result from a blow or jolt to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident,
a sports injury, or an assault. A brain injury can also occur from a health problem like a tumor or a stroke.

Have you ever had a brain injury that limited you in any way for more than a week in any activities?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,178 312 5.9 5.2- 6.8 4,866 94.1 93.2-94.8
-Eastern NC 1,875 114 6.2 4.9- 7.7 1,761 93.8 92.3-95.1
GENDER
Male 854 69 8.8 6.6-11.5 785 91.2 88.5-93.4
Female 1,021 45 3.8 2.6- 5.4 976 96.2 94.6-97.4
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,098 69 7.4 5.6- 9.8 1,029 92.6 90.2-94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 537 27 4.2 2.7- 6.4 510 95.8 93.6-97.3
Other 58 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 316 16 5.2 3.0- 8.9 300 94.8 91.1-97.0
35-44 233 15 7.7 4.4-13.2 218 92.3 86.8-95.6
45-54 301 28 7.8 5.1-11.8 273 92.2 88.2-94.9
55-64 426 36 8.3 5.5-12.2 390 91.7 87.8-94.5
65-74 392 17 4.7 2.6- 8.2 375 95.3 91.8-97.4
75+ 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 220 17 7.2 4.1-12.3 203 92.8 87.7-95.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 573 33 6.2 4.1- 9.3 540 93.8 90.7-95.9
Some Post-H.S. 590 44 6.8 4.8- 9.7 546 93.2 90.3-95.2
College Graduate 486 21 4.4 2.5- 7.8 465 95.6 92.2-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 187 19 7.5 4.4-12.3 168 92.5 87.7-95.6
$15,000- 24,999 308 20 5.7 3.3- 9.6 288 94.3 90.4-96.7
$25,000- 34,999 191 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 269 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 222 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 352 17 4.7 2.6- 8.2 335 95.3 91.8-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 592 72 12.9 9.9-16.8 520 87.1 83.2-90.1
No 1,278 43 3.5 2.4- 5.0 1,235 96.5 95.0-97.6
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 636 76 12.1 9.3-15.8 560 87.9 84.2-90.7
No 1,233 38 3.4 2.3- 5.0 1,195 96.6 95.0-97.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 303 32 14.2 9.7-20.4 271 85.8 79.6-90.3
Non-Veteran 1,573 83 4.9 3.7- 6.4 1,490 95.1 93.6-96.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 327 31 11.3 7.7-16.4 296 88.7 83.6-92.3
Rural 1,430 83 5.7 4.3- 7.5 1,347 94.3 92.5-95.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 889 38 3.8 2.6- 5.6 851 96.2 94.4-97.4
Unemployed 77 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 540 23 5.2 3.2- 8.5 517 94.8 91.5-96.8
Unable to Work 230 40 19.5 13.6-27.2 190 80.5 72.8-86.4
Other not in Labor Force 132 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 65 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 180 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 295 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 848 44 5.7 3.9- 8.1 804 94.3 91.9-96.1
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 681 38 5.3 3.5- 8.0 643 94.7 92.0-96.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 847 62 7.8 5.8-10.4 785 92.2 89.6-94.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 349 15 4.6 2.5- 8.2 334 95.4 91.8-97.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Disability Status will be replaced by Functional Disability in 2017. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on the North Carolina Rural Centerís classification. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3Based on 2016 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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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