TABLE 2.

Characteristics of Adult Respondents in North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2018a

CharacteristicNWeighted Percentage or Mean95% CI
Sex
      Males1,60946.344.3–48.4
      Females1,96053.751.6–55.7
Age
      Median3,51949.648.5–50.7
Race/ethnicity
      Non-Hispanic White2,40167.265.3–69.2
      Non-Hispanic Black  69521.419.7–23.2
      Non-Hispanic Otherb  1544.13.2–5.0
      Hispanic  2697.36.2–8.3
Veteran status
      Yes  48611.210.0–12.5
      No3,08388.887.5–90.0
Marital status
      Married1,71552.250.1–54.3
      Divorced/Widowed/Separated1,06722.220.6–23.8
      Never married  65921.920.2–23.7
      A member of an unmarried couple  1163.72.8–4.5
Educational attainment
      Less than high school  41214.512.9–16.1
      Completed high school  87425.623.7–27.4
      Some college1,06934.432.4–36.5
      Bachelor’s degree or higher1,20825.523.9–27.1
Employment status
      Currently employedc1,75455.253.2–57.2
      Out of work/unable to find work  47113.111.7–14.6
      Homemaker/student/retired1,32631.729.8–33.5
Lifetime traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness
      Yes  91124.823.0–26.6
      No2,65975.273.4–77.0
Age of onset of first tramatic brain injury with loss of consciousnessd
      Median  85416.115.5–16.8
Number of years since first traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousnesse
      ≤ 20  32743.739.4–47.9
      21-40  26631.627.6–35.6
      > 40  24724.721.2–28.2
TBI severityd
      Mild (LOC < 30 minutes)  69885.282.3–88.0
      Moderate (LOC 30 minutes - 24 hours)    738.86.5–11.1
      Severe (LOC > 24 hours)    656.14.2–7.9
Seatbelt use
      Less than always  2507.76.5–8.9
      Always3,30992.391.1–93.5
HIV risk behaviors
      Yes  1736.15.1–7.2
      No3,39093.992.8–94.9
Problem/Pathological gambling
      Yes  1655.04.0–5.9
      No3,20795.094.1–96.0
Current health care coverage
      Yes3,08985.483.9–87.0
      No  47514.613.0–16.1
Didn’t see a doctor due to health care cost in the past 12 months
      Yes  52416.314.6–17.9
      No3,04083.782.1–85.4
Recent routine medical check-up
      Yes2,90080.378.7–82.0
      No  64019.718.0–21.3
General health
      Excellent/Very good/Good2,76079.477.7–81.0
      Fair/Poor  79820.619.0–22.3
Mental health
      Good (≤14 days mental health not good)3,07887.486.0–88.8
      Not Good (≥ 14 days mental health not good)  44712.611.2–14.0
Sleep
      < 7 hours1,16734.532.4–36.5
      ≥ 7 hours2,33665.563.5–67.6
  • a The sample only includes individuals who responded to the lifetime traumatic brain injury with loss of consciousness question (N = 3,570)

  • b Includes those who answered that they were “non-Hispanic, Asian, AI/AN, or other”

  • c Includes those who are self-employed

  • d Total does not sum to 911 due to respondents who did not report the age of first traumatic brain injury or refused to answer

  • e Total does not sum to 911 due to respondents who did not report their age, age of first traumatic brain injury, or refused to answer