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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-Non-Hispanic White

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 White 3,472 221 6.6 5.6- 7.7 3,251 93.4 92.3-94.4
GENDER
Male 1,563 117 8.4 6.8-10.4 1,446 91.6 89.6-93.2
Female 1,909 104 4.9 3.9- 6.1 1,805 95.1 93.9-96.1
AGE
18-34 492 32 6.7 4.4- 9.9 460 93.3 90.1-95.6
35-44 375 33 9.0 6.0-13.4 342 91.0 86.6-94.0
45-54 551 35 5.8 4.0- 8.3 516 94.2 91.7-96.0
55-64 752 66 8.4 6.3-11.2 686 91.6 88.8-93.7
65-74 800 38 5.2 3.6- 7.5 762 94.8 92.5-96.4
75+ 472 18 3.9 2.2- 6.9 454 96.1 93.1-97.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 267 22 9.4 5.7-15.3 245 90.6 84.7-94.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 871 59 7.4 5.5- 9.9 812 92.6 90.1-94.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,089 83 6.8 5.3- 8.7 1,006 93.2 91.3-94.7
College Graduate 1,238 58 4.5 3.3- 6.1 1,180 95.5 93.9-96.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 243 36 13.3 8.9-19.6 207 86.7 80.4-91.1
$15,000- 24,999 447 42 9.4 6.3-13.9 405 90.6 86.1-93.7
$25,000- 34,999 303 17 7.5 4.3-12.7 286 92.5 87.3-95.7
$35,000- 49,999 438 23 6.0 3.4-10.2 415 94.0 89.8-96.6
$50,000- 74,999 508 27 5.6 3.7- 8.5 481 94.4 91.5-96.3
$75,000+ 940 43 4.1 2.9- 5.9 897 95.9 94.1-97.1
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 1,012 125 14.0 11.3-17.2 887 86.0 82.8-88.7
No 2,449 97 4.0 3.2- 5.0 2,352 96.0 95.0-96.8
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 1,046 127 13.7 11.1-16.9 919 86.3 83.1-88.9
No 2,414 93 3.9 3.1- 5.0 2,321 96.1 95.0-96.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 509 45 11.9 8.7-16.2 464 88.1 83.8-91.3
Non-Veteran 2,962 177 5.8 4.9- 7.0 2,785 94.2 93.0-95.1
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY2
Urban 748 34 4.3 2.9- 6.3 714 95.7 93.7-97.1
Regional City or Suburban County 830 58 7.1 5.3- 9.5 772 92.9 90.5-94.7
Rural 1,895 130 7.6 6.1- 9.5 1,765 92.4 90.5-93.9
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,690 85 5.0 3.9- 6.5 1,605 95.0 93.5-96.1
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 1,161 51 4.8 3.5- 6.6 1,110 95.2 93.4-96.5
Unable to Work 272 58 23.2 17.1-30.6 214 76.8 69.4-82.9
Other not in Labor Force 242 16 6.2 3.6-10.5 226 93.8 89.5-96.4
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 63 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 197 22 10.4 6.2-16.9 175 89.6 83.1-93.8
101% to 150% 441 36 7.3 4.6-11.4 405 92.7 88.6-95.4
151% to 200% 234 17 8.3 4.7-14.2 217 91.7 85.8-95.3
More than 200% 1,928 100 5.5 4.3- 6.9 1,828 94.5 93.1-95.7
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 672 41 6.5 4.4- 9.6 631 93.5 90.4-95.6
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,390 106 8.1 6.5-10.1 1,284 91.9 89.9-93.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,411 75 5.4 4.1- 7.1 1,336 94.6 92.9-95.9

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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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