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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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%)
North Carolina 5,178 312 5.9 5.2- 6.8 4,866 94.1 93.2-94.8
-Piedmont NC 2,275 121 5.4 4.4- 6.6 2,154 94.6 93.4-95.6
GENDER
Male 1,011 61 6.5 4.9- 8.6 950 93.5 91.4-95.1
Female 1,264 60 4.4 3.3- 5.8 1,204 95.6 94.2-96.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,482 88 5.8 4.6- 7.3 1,394 94.2 92.7-95.4
Non-Hispanic Black 475 22 5.3 3.3- 8.5 453 94.7 91.5-96.7
Other 22 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 442 18 4.4 2.7- 7.0 424 95.6 93.0-97.3
35-44 327 18 5.5 3.2- 9.6 309 94.5 90.4-96.8
45-54 423 18 3.5 2.1- 5.8 405 96.5 94.2-97.9
55-64 410 39 10.3 7.3-14.4 371 89.7 85.6-92.7
65-74 404 18 4.9 3.0- 7.8 386 95.1 92.2-97.0
75+ 240 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 233 16 7.3 4.2-12.5 217 92.7 87.5-95.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 543 30 6.9 4.7-10.0 513 93.1 90.0-95.3
Some Post-H.S. 658 39 4.9 3.5- 6.9 619 95.1 93.1-96.5
College Graduate 835 36 3.7 2.6- 5.4 799 96.3 94.6-97.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 162 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 351 28 8.1 5.4-12.2 323 91.9 87.8-94.6
$25,000- 34,999 219 13 7.9 4.4-13.8 206 92.1 86.2-95.6
$35,000- 49,999 250 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 310 15 4.2 2.3- 7.4 295 95.8 92.6-97.7
$75,000+ 599 23 3.3 2.1- 5.3 576 96.7 94.7-97.9
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 530 62 12.8 9.7-16.8 468 87.2 83.2-90.3
No 1,734 59 3.4 2.5- 4.5 1,675 96.6 95.5-97.5
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 598 63 11.5 8.7-15.1 535 88.5 84.9-91.3
No 1,662 56 3.4 2.5- 4.5 1,606 96.6 95.5-97.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 264 23 9.9 6.4-14.9 241 90.1 85.1-93.6
Non-Veteran 2,009 98 4.9 3.9- 6.1 1,911 95.1 93.9-96.1
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,197 59 4.7 3.5- 6.3 1,138 95.3 93.7-96.5
Regional City or Suburban County 597 31 5.3 3.6- 7.9 566 94.7 92.1-96.4
Rural 481 31 7.2 4.8-10.5 450 92.8 89.5-95.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 1,214 56 4.3 3.1- 5.8 1,158 95.7 94.2-96.9
Unemployed 95 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 592 21 4.2 2.6- 6.7 571 95.8 93.3-97.4
Unable to Work 164 28 17.9 11.9-25.9 136 82.1 74.1-88.1
Other not in Labor Force 202 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 78 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 164 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 304 20 6.3 3.8-10.3 284 93.7 89.7-96.2
151% to 200% 144 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 1,179 60 4.9 3.6- 6.5 1,119 95.1 93.5-96.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 85 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 666 40 6.4 4.5- 8.9 626 93.6 91.1-95.5
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 1,524 75 4.8 3.7- 6.2 1,449 95.2 93.8-96.3

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
**Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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