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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Non-Hispanic Black

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
-Non-Hispanic Black 1,051 51 4.8 3.4- 6.7 1,000 95.2 93.3-96.6
GENDER
Male 423 29 6.6 4.2-10.2 394 93.4 89.8-95.8
Female 628 22 3.3 1.9- 5.7 606 96.7 94.3-98.1
AGE
18-34 210 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 151 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 181 15 5.2 3.0- 9.1 166 94.8 90.9-97.0
55-64 233 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 176 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 89 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 360 22 7.8 4.8-12.4 338 92.2 87.6-95.2
Some Post-H.S. 295 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 253 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 229 19 9.3 5.4-15.5 210 90.7 84.5-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 110 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 112 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 294 33 12.1 8.0-18.0 261 87.9 82.0-92.0
No 751 18 2.4 1.3- 4.3 733 97.6 95.7-98.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 346 37 10.7 7.1-15.7 309 89.3 84.3-92.9
No 701 *** *** *** *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 121 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 930 39 4.2 2.8- 6.2 891 95.8 93.8-97.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 353 18 5.1 3.0- 8.6 335 94.9 91.4-97.0
Regional City or Suburban County 207 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 491 24 4.8 2.8- 8.1 467 95.2 91.9-97.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 507 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unemployed 64 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 255 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 163 21 14.4 8.3-23.6 142 85.6 76.4-91.7
Other not in Labor Force 61 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 55 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 133 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 213 16 7.7 4.2-13.6 197 92.3 86.4-95.8
151% to 200% 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 358 *** *** *** *** *** ***
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 287 18 4.9 2.7- 8.7 269 95.1 91.3-97.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 324 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 440 18 4.1 2.4- 6.9 422 95.9 93.1-97.6

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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.

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