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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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  Total
Respond.^
Motor vehicle/motorcycle crash Stroke/aneurism Sports-related Fall Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 289 77 25.3 19.6-31.9 63 24.8 18.6-32.1 27 9.7 6.2-14.7 33 12.7 8.2-19.2 89 27.6 21.8-34.3
GENDER
Male 153 36 21.3 14.6-30.0 31 23.8 15.8-34.2 22 13.3 8.1-21.1 13 12.0 6.0-22.4 51 29.6 21.7-39.1
Female 136 41 31.2 22.4-41.7 32 26.2 17.5-37.1 *** *** *** 20 13.8 8.4-21.9 38 24.6 17.1-34.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 207 56 24.9 18.6-32.6 40 22.7 15.8-31.4 20 9.9 5.8-16.1 27 15.1 9.5-23.2 64 27.4 20.8-35.3
Non-Hispanic Black 47 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 14 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 10 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 42 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 52 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 11 13.5 6.7-25.4 *** *** ***
65-74 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 41 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 80 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 100 23 21.3 13.6-31.8 22 15.6 9.6-24.4 13 16.6 9.1-28.2 14 14.4 8.1-24.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 68 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 50 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 67 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 22 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000-74,999 30 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 165 41 25.7 18.1-35.2 45 29.4 20.8-39.8 *** *** *** 22 15.7 8.9-26.0 50 25.5 18.3-34.4
No 124 36 24.7 17.1-34.3 18 18.9 11.2-30.1 20 17.2 10.5-26.8 11 9.0 4.6-17.0 39 30.2 21.4-40.7
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 169 46 23.4 16.5-31.9 47 31.8 22.9-42.3 *** *** *** 21 16.2 9.3-26.9 49 24.7 17.6-33.5
No 117 31 28.4 19.6-39.3 15 14.7 7.9-25.5 21 17.3 10.8-26.5 11 8.0 4.2-14.8 39 31.6 22.6-42.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 241 65 25.1 19.0-32.4 52 24.5 17.8-32.8 24 10.7 6.7-16.6 26 12.2 7.3-19.6 74 27.6 21.2-35.0
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 57 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban County 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 163 41 20.7 14.2-29.2 41 28.8 20.2-39.3 13 7.2 3.6-14.1 20 16.3 9.1-27.6 48 27.0 19.1-36.6
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 111 32 25.7 17.3-36.5 *** *** *** 11 8.8 4.4-16.6 11 8.7 4.1-17.4 40 31.6 22.1-42.9
Unemployed 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 58 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Unable to Work 86 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 18 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 32 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 56 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 23 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** 12 10.7 5.7-19.2 14 15.0 8.3-25.6 30 23.3 15.5-33.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 125 33 27.0 18.5-37.5 26 23.2 14.6-34.9 *** *** *** 17 13.7 7.8-23.0 39 28.4 19.8-38.9
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 102 28 25.1 16.5-36.3 *** *** *** 15 14.3 8.3-23.5 *** *** *** 27 23.3 15.2-33.9

Back to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

*Asked only of those who reported having a brain injury.

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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