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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Females

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
-FEMALES 2,861 139 4.3 3.5- 5.2 2,722 95.7 94.8-96.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,909 104 4.9 3.9- 6.1 1,805 95.1 93.9-96.1
Non-Hispanic Black 628 22 3.3 1.9- 5.7 606 96.7 94.3-98.1
Other 52 *** *** *** 48 96.3 88.4-98.9
AGE
18-34 458 *** *** *** 452 98.7 96.9-99.4
35-44 379 18 3.6 2.0- 6.4 361 96.4 93.6-98.0
45-54 463 25 4.5 2.9- 7.0 438 95.5 93.0-97.1
55-64 584 46 8.0 5.5-11.6 538 92.0 88.4-94.5
65-74 574 31 6.1 4.0- 9.0 543 93.9 91.0-96.0
75+ 371 12 3.4 1.7- 6.4 359 96.6 93.6-98.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 19 5.6 3.2- 9.6 275 94.4 90.4-96.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 763 28 4.2 2.7- 6.6 735 95.8 93.4-97.3
Some Post-H.S. 890 50 4.0 2.9- 5.5 840 96.0 94.5-97.1
College Graduate 907 42 4.0 2.8- 5.7 865 96.0 94.3-97.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 296 27 7.6 4.7-12.0 269 92.4 88.0-95.3
$15,000- 24,999 500 34 5.7 3.7- 8.8 466 94.3 91.2-96.3
$25,000- 34,999 272 11 5.7 2.9-11.0 261 94.3 89.0-97.1
$35,000- 49,999 353 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0 340 98.0 96.0-99.0
$50,000- 74,999 346 14 3.6 1.9- 6.6 332 96.4 93.4-98.1
$75,000+ 540 22 3.5 2.2- 5.6 518 96.5 94.4-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 828 89 10.1 7.8-13.0 739 89.9 87.0-92.2
No 2,020 50 2.3 1.7- 3.2 1,970 97.7 96.8-98.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 927 88 9.5 7.3-12.2 839 90.5 87.8-92.7
No 1,920 50 2.2 1.6- 2.9 1,870 97.8 97.1-98.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 63 *** *** *** 58 92.8 80.0-97.6
Non-Veteran 2,797 134 4.2 3.4- 5.2 2,663 95.8 94.8-96.6
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 710 27 3.2 2.0- 4.9 683 96.8 95.1-98.0
Regional City or Suburban County 658 34 4.7 3.2- 7.0 624 95.3 93.0-96.8
Rural 1,493 78 4.8 3.6- 6.4 1,415 95.2 93.6-96.4
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,275 45 3.1 2.1- 4.3 1,230 96.9 95.7-97.9
Unemployed 106 *** *** *** 98 96.5 92.5-98.4
Retired 858 34 4.1 2.8- 6.1 824 95.9 93.9-97.2
Unable to Work 302 45 15.3 10.7-21.4 257 84.7 78.6-89.3
Other not in Labor Force 310 *** *** *** 303 98.3 96.3-99.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 121 *** *** *** 111 94.7 88.8-97.6
50% to 100% 259 15 5.3 2.8- 9.9 244 94.7 90.1-97.2
101% to 150% 445 26 4.9 2.9- 8.1 419 95.1 91.9-97.1
151% to 200% 200 13 5.9 3.1-11.1 187 94.1 88.9-96.9
More than 200% 1,272 56 3.9 2.8- 5.3 1,216 96.1 94.7-97.2
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 623 32 4.5 3.0- 6.9 591 95.5 93.1-97.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,069 57 5.1 3.7- 7.0 1,012 94.9 93.0-96.3
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,169 50 3.6 2.6- 5.0 1,119 96.4 95.0-97.4

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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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