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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 1,028 77 7.8 5.7-10.6 951 92.2 89.4-94.3
GENDER
Male 452 43 10.6 7.0-15.8 409 89.4 84.2-93.0
Female 576 34 5.0 3.3- 7.6 542 95.0 92.4-96.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 893 65 8.0 5.7-11.1 828 92.0 88.9-94.3
Non-Hispanic Black 39 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 12 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 149 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 137 *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 229 18 5.6 3.1- 9.9 211 94.4 90.1-96.9
65-74 232 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 288 24 8.1 5.0-13.0 264 91.9 87.0-95.0
Some Post-H.S. 306 25 6.7 4.3-10.5 281 93.3 89.5-95.7
College Graduate 293 17 4.9 2.7- 8.5 276 95.1 91.5-97.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 125 22 17.6 10.2-28.9 103 82.4 71.1-89.8
$15,000- 24,999 199 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 90 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 114 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 148 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 170 *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS1
Yes 323 46 17.0 11.2-25.1 277 83.0 74.9-88.8
No 702 31 4.1 2.7- 6.2 671 95.9 93.8-97.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY1
Yes 344 48 16.5 10.9-24.2 296 83.5 75.8-89.1
No 685 29 4.1 2.6- 6.2 656 95.9 93.8-97.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 129 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 899 65 7.4 5.2-10.5 834 92.6 89.5-94.8
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Regional City or Suburban County 252 14 4.7 2.7- 8.2 238 95.3 91.8-97.3
Rural 777 63 8.9 6.2-12.6 714 91.1 87.4-93.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 484 25 5.0 2.9- 8.3 459 95.0 91.7-97.1
Unemployed 32 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 345 21 6.7 3.9-11.1 324 93.3 88.9-96.1
Unable to Work 104 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 60 *** *** *** *** *** ***
POVERTY LEVEL3
Less than 50% 27 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 120 *** *** *** *** *** ***
101% to 150% 179 *** *** *** *** *** ***
151% to 200% 72 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 444 19 4.4 2.6- 7.5 425 95.6 92.5-97.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER4
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 342 27 6.4 4.0-10.1 315 93.6 89.9-96.0
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 404 33 9.4 5.9-14.8 371 90.6 85.2-94.1
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 283 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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