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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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Have you ever discussed your use of medicinal herbs with your primary care doctor or health care provider?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No Don't have a doctor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 666 235 33.4 28.6-38.6 426 65.8 60.6-70.6 5 0.8 0.3- 2.1
GENDER
Male 249 60 25.2 18.2-33.7 186 73.5 65.0-80.6 3 1.3 0.4- 4.5
Female 417 175 40.2 33.9-46.9 240 59.4 52.8-65.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
RACE
White 524 194 36.1 30.6-42.0 326 63.0 57.1-68.6 4 0.8 0.3- 2.6
African American 98 26 26.1 15.1-41.2 72 73.9 58.8-84.9 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 35 11 20.7 8.9-41.1 23 77.2 56.8-89.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.8
HISPANIC
Yes 19 5 23.9 8.6-51.2 14 76.1 48.8-91.4 0 0.0 . - .
No 646 229 33.8 28.8-39.1 412 65.4 60.1-70.4 5 0.8 0.3- 2.2
AGE
18-24 69 17 24.2 14.1-38.5 51 75.2 60.9-85.4 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
25-34 151 50 30.9 21.2-42.7 99 66.9 55.2-76.9 2 2.2 0.5- 8.2
35-44 164 52 31.1 22.3-41.5 111 68.4 58.0-77.3 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3
45-54 159 64 39.9 29.6-51.2 94 59.8 48.5-70.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
55-64 63 28 41.4 26.3-58.2 35 58.6 41.8-73.7 0 0.0 . - .
65+ 56 22 37.7 22.1-56.2 34 62.3 43.8-77.9 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 4 10.3 3.0-30.1 24 88.2 68.9-96.2 1 1.5 0.2-10.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 41 29.7 20.7-40.7 102 70.3 59.3-79.3 0 0.0 . - .
Some Post-H.S. 207 75 33.9 25.5-43.5 130 65.5 55.9-74.0 2 0.6 0.1- 2.5
College Graduate 287 115 37.7 30.2-46.0 170 60.9 52.7-68.6 2 1.3 0.3- 5.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 11 16.9 7.2-34.5 30 77.8 58.5-89.7 2 5.3 1.1-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 88 29 31.1 19.0-46.3 59 68.9 53.7-81.0 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 114 40 35.5 24.2-48.7 73 64.2 51.0-75.5 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6
$35,000- 49,999 123 42 30.7 20.5-43.2 81 69.3 56.8-79.5 0 0.0 . - .
$50,000+ 223 86 38.5 30.2-47.5 136 60.8 51.7-69.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 60 24 35.0 23.1-49.2 35 62.9 48.6-75.2 1 2.1 0.3-13.5
Cumberland 40 12 28.9 16.0-46.5 28 71.1 53.5-84.0 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 41 14 26.1 12.9-45.6 26 70.7 50.4-85.1 1 3.3 0.4-20.4
Forsyth 42 15 34.5 20.8-51.4 27 65.5 48.6-79.2 0 0.0 . - .
Gaston 43 13 31.8 18.5-48.9 30 68.2 51.1-81.5 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 50 13 23.1 13.2-37.1 37 76.9 62.9-86.8 0 0.0 . - .
Mecklenburg 37 12 30.1 16.9-47.6 25 69.9 52.4-83.1 0 0.0 . - .
New Hanover 47 14 23.1 13.4-36.8 32 74.4 60.1-84.8 1 2.5 0.4-16.0
Onslow 41 15 35.3 21.4-52.4 26 64.7 47.6-78.6 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 65 19 20.9 12.7-32.5 45 77.0 65.0-85.8 1 2.0 0.3-13.1
Western NC 74 27 31.6 21.0-44.5 47 68.4 55.5-79.0 0 0.0 . - .
Piedmont NC 68 27 36.3 24.8-49.6 41 63.7 50.4-75.2 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern NC 58 30 46.6 32.2-61.5 27 52.0 37.1-66.5 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported ever using any kind of medicinal herbs.

#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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