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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 5,178 312 5.9 5.2- 6.8 4,866 94.1 93.2-94.8
GENDER
Male 2,317 173 7.8 6.5- 9.3 2,144 92.2 90.7-93.5
Female 2,861 139 4.3 3.5- 5.2 2,722 95.7 94.8-96.5
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,473 222 6.6 5.6- 7.7 3,251 93.4 92.3-94.4
Non-Hispanic Black 1,051 51 4.8 3.4- 6.7 1,000 95.2 93.3-96.6
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 92 *** *** *** 84 95.3 89.5-98.0
Non-Hispanic Other 169 17 7.8 4.3-13.9 152 92.2 86.1-95.7
Hispanic 347 11 2.7 1.3- 5.7 336 97.3 94.3-98.7
AGE
18-34 907 45 5.1 3.7- 7.2 862 94.9 92.8-96.3
35-44 680 48 6.6 4.6- 9.4 632 93.4 90.6-95.4
45-54 861 57 5.6 4.1- 7.4 804 94.4 92.6-95.9
55-64 1,065 93 9.0 7.0-11.5 972 91.0 88.5-93.0
65-74 1,028 48 4.9 3.5- 6.7 980 95.1 93.3-96.5
75+ 579 20 3.5 2.1- 6.0 559 96.5 94.0-97.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 595 44 8.1 5.6-11.5 551 91.9 88.5-94.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,404 87 6.9 5.3- 8.8 1,317 93.1 91.2-94.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,554 108 5.7 4.6- 7.1 1,446 94.3 92.9-95.4
College Graduate 1,614 74 4.0 3.0- 5.3 1,540 96.0 94.7-97.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 474 52 9.8 7.0-13.5 422 90.2 86.5-93.0
$15,000- 24,999 858 70 8.2 6.0-11.0 788 91.8 89.0-94.0
$25,000- 34,999 500 26 6.3 4.0- 9.9 474 93.7 90.1-96.0
$35,000- 49,999 633 33 4.9 3.1- 7.9 600 95.1 92.1-96.9
$50,000-74,999 680 36 5.5 3.8- 8.0 644 94.5 92.0-96.2
$75,000+ 1,121 47 3.6 2.5- 5.0 1,074 96.4 95.0-97.5
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,445 180 13.5 11.3-16.1 1,265 86.5 83.9-88.7
No 3,714 133 3.5 2.9- 4.3 3,581 96.5 95.7-97.1
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,578 187 12.5 10.4-14.9 1,391 87.5 85.1-89.6
No 3,580 123 3.5 2.8- 4.3 3,457 96.5 95.7-97.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 696 67 11.6 8.9-15.0 629 88.4 85.0-91.1
Non-Veteran 4,481 246 5.2 4.5- 6.1 4,235 94.8 93.9-95.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,317 60 4.4 3.3- 5.8 1,257 95.6 94.2-96.7
Regional City or Suburban County 1,176 76 6.4 4.9- 8.3 1,100 93.6 91.7-95.1
Rural 2,688 177 6.8 5.6- 8.3 2,511 93.2 91.7-94.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,587 119 4.2 3.4- 5.3 2,468 95.8 94.7-96.6
Unemployed 204 19 8.5 4.9-14.3 185 91.5 85.7-95.1
Retired 1,477 65 4.9 3.6- 6.6 1,412 95.1 93.4-96.4
Unable to Work 498 91 19.7 15.4-24.9 407 80.3 75.1-84.6
Other not in Labor Force 394 19 4.3 2.6- 7.1 375 95.7 92.9-97.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 170 18 8.6 4.9-14.7 152 91.4 85.3-95.1
50% to 100% 464 36 7.4 4.9-11.0 428 92.6 89.0-95.1
101% to 150% 778 60 6.9 4.8- 9.6 718 93.1 90.4-95.2
151% to 200% 354 24 6.8 4.2-10.9 330 93.2 89.1-95.8
More than 200% 2,471 123 5.0 4.0- 6.2 2,348 95.0 93.8-96.0
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,108 71 5.9 4.4- 8.0 1,037 94.1 92.0-95.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,917 135 7.3 6.0- 9.0 1,782 92.7 91.0-94.0
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,156 107 5.0 4.0- 6.2 2,049 95.0 93.8-96.0

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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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