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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alternative Medicine+

Do you currently use any medicinal herb?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes, daily Yes, weekly Yes, monthly Less than 1/month No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 665 210 34.0 29.1-39.3 63 10.1 7.3-13.7 33 4.2 2.6- 6.7 80 12.0 8.7-16.2 279 39.8 34.7-45.0
GENDER
Male 248 89 32.9 25.5-41.4 25 9.2 5.6-14.7 8 1.6 0.7- 3.8 26 14.0 8.4-22.5 100 42.2 34.0-50.9
Female 417 121 34.9 28.6-41.7 38 10.8 7.0-16.2 25 6.3 3.6-10.7 54 10.3 7.2-14.6 179 37.8 31.7-44.2
RACE
White 524 172 35.5 30.0-41.4 44 9.7 6.6-14.0 24 3.6 2.0- 6.3 56 10.7 7.2-15.5 228 40.5 34.9-46.4
African American 97 21 18.0 9.1-32.5 14 10.8 5.5-20.1 7 8.6 3.2-21.1 18 20.4 10.9-35.1 37 42.2 28.5-57.1
Other Minorities 35 14 46.5 25.4-68.8 3 14.8 4.6-38.4 2 3.9 0.9-14.9 5 12.7 3.8-34.8 11 22.1 9.4-43.7
HISPANIC
Yes 19 9 61.5 33.6-83.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2-10.0 1 5.7 0.8-31.9 8 31.4 12.3-60.1
No 645 200 32.8 27.9-38.1 63 10.5 7.6-14.3 32 4.3 2.7- 7.0 79 12.3 8.9-16.7 271 40.1 35.0-45.5
AGE
18-24 69 15 26.4 14.4-43.3 5 7.8 3.0-18.7 3 6.4 1.7-21.4 7 12.3 4.1-31.6 39 47.2 32.5-62.4
25-34 150 37 27.9 18.7-39.4 20 18.7 11.1-29.7 11 4.0 1.9- 8.3 21 13.6 7.0-24.8 61 35.9 26.0-47.1
35-44 165 41 29.0 20.1-39.7 17 9.1 4.8-16.6 6 2.3 0.9- 6.0 21 11.3 6.3-19.4 80 48.3 38.0-58.8
45-54 159 66 42.8 32.4-53.8 12 4.5 2.3- 8.8 9 5.1 2.0-12.6 16 12.0 6.0-22.6 56 35.6 25.8-46.7
55-64 62 26 38.7 23.9-55.9 4 11.6 3.7-31.1 3 6.1 1.1-27.8 7 8.0 3.4-17.8 22 35.5 21.2-53.0
65+ 56 25 53.9 35.6-71.2 4 3.3 1.1- 9.5 1 2.9 0.4-18.1 7 12.7 4.5-31.2 19 27.2 13.8-46.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 10 25.9 11.4-48.6 4 11.6 3.5-32.5 2 17.5 4.2-50.7 4 9.1 2.3-29.5 9 35.9 14.7-64.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 47 36.1 26.3-47.1 15 11.2 6.0-19.9 7 4.6 1.6-12.1 10 6.3 2.4-15.6 64 41.8 31.5-52.9
Some Post-H.S. 205 66 35.0 26.4-44.7 16 9.7 5.0-17.8 9 1.8 0.9- 3.8 31 15.7 9.5-24.7 83 37.9 29.1-47.6
College Graduate 288 87 32.8 25.3-41.3 28 9.5 5.8-15.3 15 4.5 2.3- 8.8 35 12.7 7.8-19.9 123 40.4 32.9-48.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 16 42.2 21.8-65.7 3 10.2 3.0-29.3 2 1.7 0.4- 7.7 7 14.6 3.3-45.7 15 31.4 15.2-53.9
$15,000- 24,999 89 20 30.2 17.7-46.5 11 16.0 7.8-30.2 6 10.2 3.6-25.5 15 8.1 4.2-14.9 37 35.5 23.4-49.8
$25,000- 34,999 114 37 34.4 23.4-47.4 9 6.4 2.0-18.7 4 3.3 1.0-10.2 11 15.0 7.1-28.9 53 41.0 29.3-53.8
$35,000- 49,999 122 38 32.4 22.0-44.8 11 10.1 4.8-19.9 7 2.7 1.1- 6.5 15 12.8 6.3-24.1 51 42.1 30.2-55.1
$50,000+ 222 80 39.4 31.0-48.5 22 8.9 5.0-15.3 9 3.3 1.3- 8.0 24 9.8 5.8-16.2 87 38.6 30.3-47.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 60 18 29.3 18.3-43.5 6 15.3 6.0-33.8 6 10.2 4.3-22.1 6 9.6 4.2-20.3 24 35.6 23.3-50.1
Cumberland 40 13 34.3 20.0-52.1 2 3.9 0.9-15.6 2 4.6 1.1-16.9 7 14.2 6.2-29.2 16 43.0 27.0-60.6
Durham 41 12 38.1 16.4-65.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.7 2 4.6 1.0-19.1 8 14.2 6.1-29.8 18 41.5 22.2-63.8
Forsyth 41 13 33.2 19.6-50.3 3 7.7 2.2-23.7 5 7.9 3.1-18.7 4 13.9 4.7-34.2 16 37.4 22.9-54.4
Gaston 43 11 24.4 13.2-40.6 2 4.1 0.9-16.3 3 10.7 3.5-28.1 4 14.3 5.3-33.3 23 46.5 30.9-62.8
Guilford 49 9 19.7 10.0-35.1 9 14.5 7.3-26.8 2 3.2 0.7-12.9 4 5.6 2.0-14.4 25 57.0 42.0-70.8
Mecklenburg 37 10 25.6 13.4-43.3 9 28.6 15.3-47.0 1 3.8 0.5-22.4 4 8.7 2.9-23.2 13 33.3 19.6-50.6
New Hanover 47 14 28.5 16.7-44.3 5 11.5 4.5-26.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 10.1 3.9-23.6 23 49.9 34.6-65.2
Onslow 41 11 29.5 16.0-47.9 3 7.0 2.2-19.9 4 9.5 3.3-24.7 7 17.2 8.1-32.8 16 36.8 22.9-53.4
Wake 65 22 37.4 24.8-52.0 3 2.6 0.7- 9.1 1 1.9 0.3-12.4 10 19.0 9.3-35.0 29 39.1 26.8-52.9
Western NC 75 29 37.1 25.7-50.3 4 5.4 1.8-15.5 3 4.6 1.5-13.6 7 7.3 2.5-19.9 32 45.5 32.9-58.7
Piedmont NC 68 28 36.1 24.8-49.3 9 14.2 7.2-26.0 2 3.7 0.9-13.8 5 6.0 2.0-16.4 24 39.9 27.7-53.6
Eastern NC 58 20 35.6 22.6-51.3 7 8.4 3.1-20.8 2 4.0 0.9-15.7 9 20.4 10.3-36.4 20 31.6 19.9-46.4

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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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