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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Healthy Days

Now thinking about your mental health, which includes stress, depression, and problems with emotions,
for how many days during the past 30 days was your mental health not good?

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  Total
Respond.^
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,445 4,460 67.9 66.4-69.3 442 7.1 6.3- 7.9 581 10.2 9.3-11.2 545 8.5 7.7- 9.4 417 6.4 5.7- 7.2
-Western 1,221 849 67.0 63.2-70.5 77 6.4 4.7- 8.7 106 10.5 8.2-13.4 110 9.4 7.4-11.8 79 6.7 5.1- 8.8
GENDER
Male 544 410 71.8 66.1-76.8 28 5.9 3.5- 9.6 39 10.6 7.1-15.5 40 6.8 4.4-10.3 27 4.9 3.1- 7.8
Female 677 439 62.3 57.2-67.2 49 7.0 4.7-10.2 67 10.4 7.6-14.1 70 11.9 8.9-15.6 52 8.4 5.9-11.8
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,055 732 66.7 62.7-70.6 65 6.4 4.6- 9.0 89 10.4 7.8-13.6 103 10.2 8.0-12.9 66 6.3 4.7- 8.4
Non-Hispanic Black 45 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 17 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 183 100 52.6 43.2-61.9 *** *** *** 31 17.1 10.7-26.1 22 13.4 8.4-20.6 *** *** ***
35-44 148 93 65.0 54.8-73.9 *** *** *** 16 13.3 7.3-23.0 17 9.6 5.4-16.6 *** *** ***
45-54 167 105 62.4 53.4-70.7 *** *** *** 22 12.5 8.0-19.1 *** *** *** 15 11.2 6.3-19.1
55-64 255 181 73.2 65.8-79.4 17 7.2 4.1-12.4 *** *** *** 26 8.7 5.4-13.8 19 6.8 4.0-11.5
65-74 276 212 79.6 73.2-84.7 16 3.3 1.9- 5.6 18 8.3 4.9-13.9 20 5.2 3.0- 8.9 *** *** ***
75+ 173 140 80.3 71.6-86.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 162 107 64.1 53.4-73.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 13.6 8.3-21.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 340 234 64.9 57.5-71.7 *** *** *** 29 11.6 7.1-18.4 38 12.4 8.5-17.9 20 3.9 2.3- 6.5
Some Post-H.S. 357 242 67.4 60.9-73.3 31 8.8 5.5-13.7 28 8.7 5.6-13.1 31 8.2 5.4-12.5 25 6.9 4.2-11.1
College Graduate 363 266 71.8 65.6-77.3 25 7.3 4.6-11.3 35 11.0 7.5-16.0 27 6.4 3.9-10.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 147 *** *** *** *** *** *** 15 10.3 5.6-18.1 21 13.7 7.6-23.3 31 20.1 13.2-29.5
$15,000- 24,999 220 159 68.9 59.0-77.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** 25 14.2 8.7-22.2 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 111 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 144 96 63.9 53.4-73.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 172 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 205 164 80.3 72.4-86.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 347 179 46.1 38.9-53.6 *** *** *** 30 10.5 6.1-17.3 62 19.2 13.8-26.0 55 17.8 12.7-24.3
No 801 616 73.8 69.5-77.7 50 6.1 4.3- 8.7 70 11.0 8.2-14.6 44 6.1 4.2- 8.7 21 3.0 1.8- 4.9
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 392 214 53.1 46.4-59.6 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 37 10.3 6.3-16.3 67 17.9 13.1-24.0 55 14.6 10.6-19.7
No 811 619 72.2 67.6-76.3 58 7.4 5.2-10.6 68 10.7 8.0-14.3 43 6.0 4.2- 8.6 23 3.6 2.1- 6.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 161 118 74.6 65.3-82.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** 19 9.5 5.5-16.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,060 730 65.9 61.9-69.8 70 6.9 5.0- 9.4 97 10.6 8.1-13.8 92 9.4 7.3-12.2 71 7.1 5.3- 9.5
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 307 218 71.4 65.1-77.0 27 8.5 5.6-12.6 29 8.2 5.5-11.9 23 8.4 5.2-13.2 *** *** ***
Rural 915 631 65.1 60.5-69.5 50 5.6 3.6- 8.5 77 11.5 8.5-15.4 88 9.9 7.5-12.9 69 8.0 5.9-10.7
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 571 403 67.8 62.4-72.8 41 6.6 4.2-10.1 57 12.4 9.0-16.9 45 8.5 5.9-12.0 25 4.7 2.8- 7.9
Unemployed 37 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 415 326 79.1 73.8-83.6 21 5.1 3.0- 8.4 22 5.1 3.1- 8.5 29 6.7 4.1-10.8 17 4.0 2.3- 6.9
Unable to Work 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 24 19.5 11.6-30.8 *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 77 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 135 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** 17 15.4 8.4-26.7 24 14.5 8.9-22.8
101% to 150% 207 141 63.5 53.4-72.6 *** *** *** 21 16.1 8.9-27.3 24 10.2 6.1-16.6 *** *** ***
151% to 200% 85 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 531 387 72.7 67.3-77.5 42 8.6 5.6-13.1 37 8.6 5.8-12.6 45 6.9 4.8- 9.9 20 3.1 1.8- 5.3
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 394 276 67.7 60.4-74.3 *** *** *** 29 8.5 5.0-14.0 37 8.8 5.7-13.3 30 7.7 4.5-12.8
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 477 328 64.9 58.6-70.8 26 4.4 2.6- 7.4 38 10.6 6.9-15.9 49 11.7 8.1-16.7 36 8.3 5.6-12.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 351 245 68.4 62.0-74.1 29 7.7 5.2-11.4 39 12.1 8.2-17.6 25 7.6 4.9-11.8 13 4.2 2.3- 7.4

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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.

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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