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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Males

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
-MALES 2,317 173 7.8 6.5- 9.3 2,144 92.2 90.7-93.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,563 117 8.4 6.8-10.4 1,446 91.6 89.6-93.2
Non-Hispanic Black 423 29 6.6 4.2-10.2 394 93.4 89.8-95.8
Other 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 449 39 9.0 6.2-12.7 410 91.0 87.3-93.8
35-44 300 30 9.9 6.4-15.1 270 90.1 84.9-93.6
45-54 398 32 6.7 4.5- 9.8 366 93.3 90.2-95.5
55-64 481 47 10.1 7.2-14.0 434 89.9 86.0-92.8
65-74 453 16 3.3 1.8- 5.8 437 96.7 94.2-98.2
75+ 208 *** *** *** 200 96.2 91.1-98.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 300 25 10.3 6.4-16.2 275 89.7 83.8-93.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 641 59 9.5 7.0-12.6 582 90.5 87.4-93.0
Some Post-H.S. 664 58 7.8 5.8-10.4 606 92.2 89.6-94.2
College Graduate 706 31 3.9 2.5- 6.1 675 96.1 93.9-97.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 177 25 12.7 7.9-19.9 152 87.3 80.1-92.1
$15,000- 24,999 358 36 11.1 7.3-16.5 322 88.9 83.5-92.7
$25,000- 34,999 228 15 7.0 3.7-12.7 213 93.0 87.3-96.3
$35,000- 49,999 280 20 8.3 4.7-14.2 260 91.7 85.8-95.3
$50,000- 74,999 334 22 7.2 4.5-11.4 312 92.8 88.6-95.5
$75,000+ 581 25 3.7 2.2- 5.9 556 96.3 94.1-97.8
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 617 91 17.6 13.8-22.2 526 82.4 77.8-86.2
No 1,691 82 4.8 3.7- 6.2 1,609 95.2 93.8-96.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 649 98 16.4 12.8-20.7 551 83.6 79.3-87.2
No 1,659 73 4.9 3.7- 6.3 1,586 95.1 93.7-96.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 632 61 12.0 9.1-15.6 571 88.0 84.4-90.9
Non-Veteran 1,683 112 6.6 5.2- 8.3 1,571 93.4 91.7-94.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 607 33 5.7 3.9- 8.3 574 94.3 91.7-96.1
Regional City or Suburban County 516 42 8.4 5.9-11.7 474 91.6 88.3-94.1
Rural 1,194 98 9.0 7.0-11.6 1,096 91.0 88.4-93.0
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,312 74 5.2 4.0- 6.9 1,238 94.8 93.1-96.0
Unemployed 98 11 13.9 7.3-25.0 87 86.1 75.0-92.7
Retired 618 30 5.7 3.7- 8.8 588 94.3 91.2-96.3
Unable to Work 196 46 25.6 18.2-34.8 150 74.4 65.2-81.8
Other not in Labor Force 83 12 12.6 6.7-22.4 71 87.4 77.6-93.3
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 205 21 10.0 5.9-16.4 184 90.0 83.6-94.1
101% to 150% 333 34 9.2 5.8-14.3 299 90.8 85.7-94.2
151% to 200% 154 11 7.7 3.7-15.1 143 92.3 84.9-96.3
More than 200% 1,199 67 6.1 4.6- 8.1 1,132 93.9 91.9-95.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 484 38 7.2 4.7-10.8 446 92.8 89.2-95.3
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 847 78 9.9 7.6-12.8 769 90.1 87.2-92.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 986 57 6.5 4.8- 8.7 929 93.5 91.3-95.2

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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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