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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,193 1,543 23.3 21.8-24.9 4,650 76.7 75.1-78.2
GENDER
Male 2,380 445 17.4 15.3-19.7 1,935 82.6 80.3-84.7
Female 3,813 1,098 28.7 26.6-30.9 2,715 71.3 69.1-73.4
RACE
White 4,689 1,197 24.3 22.5-26.1 3,492 75.7 73.9-77.5
African American 1,141 275 22.1 18.7-25.8 866 77.9 74.2-81.3
Other Minorities 264 51 15.5 10.6-22.2 213 84.5 77.8-89.4
HISPANIC
Yes 173 24 8.2 4.6-14.3 149 91.8 85.7-95.4
No 6,005 1,515 23.8 22.3-25.5 4,490 76.2 74.5-77.7
AGE
18-24 547 18 5.1 2.5-10.0 529 94.9 90.0-97.5
25-34 1,157 64 6.3 4.5- 8.8 1,093 93.7 91.2-95.5
35-44 1,287 181 15.0 12.1-18.4 1,106 85.0 81.6-87.9
45-54 1,131 303 25.1 21.4-29.3 828 74.9 70.7-78.6
55-64 823 342 40.6 35.8-45.5 481 59.4 54.5-64.2
65+ 1,186 620 51.0 46.9-55.1 566 49.0 44.9-53.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 830 380 38.2 33.4-43.3 450 61.8 56.7-66.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,855 495 24.4 21.6-27.5 1,360 75.6 72.5-78.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,586 365 21.4 18.5-24.6 1,221 78.6 75.4-81.5
College Graduate 1,890 291 14.2 12.0-16.6 1,599 85.8 83.4-88.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 588 234 35.6 29.9-41.8 354 64.4 58.2-70.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,010 312 28.7 24.7-33.0 698 71.3 67.0-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 882 198 22.0 18.2-26.4 684 78.0 73.6-81.8
$35,000- 49,999 967 175 18.1 14.8-22.0 792 81.9 78.0-85.2
$50,000+ 1,590 267 16.5 13.9-19.3 1,323 83.5 80.7-86.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 424 122 25.2 21.0-29.8 302 74.8 70.2-79.0
Cumberland 429 102 18.7 14.8-23.4 327 81.3 76.6-85.2
Durham 398 79 15.1 11.7-19.4 319 84.9 80.6-88.3
Forsyth 456 115 21.2 17.4-25.6 341 78.8 74.4-82.6
Gaston 467 144 28.0 23.8-32.6 323 72.0 67.4-76.2
Guilford 417 91 18.5 14.9-22.7 326 81.5 77.3-85.1
Mecklenburg 430 70 14.2 11.1-17.9 360 85.8 82.1-88.9
New Hanover 404 99 21.1 16.9-26.0 305 78.9 74.0-83.1
Onslow 435 98 18.4 14.5-22.9 337 81.6 77.1-85.5
Wake 428 56 11.5 8.7-15.0 372 88.5 85.0-91.3
Western NC 616 203 30.3 26.5-34.4 413 69.7 65.6-73.5
Piedmont NC 668 184 26.2 22.5-30.2 484 73.8 69.8-77.5
Eastern NC 621 180 26.6 22.7-30.9 441 73.4 69.1-77.3

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#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

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

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