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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alternative Medicine+

Did you use these medicinal herbs to:
Maintain health?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 667 444 68.2 63.2-72.8 223 31.8 27.2-36.8
GENDER
Male 250 175 71.1 63.0-78.0 75 28.9 22.0-37.0
Female 417 269 65.8 59.3-71.8 148 34.2 28.2-40.7
RACE
White 525 340 66.3 60.6-71.7 185 33.7 28.3-39.4
African American 98 71 74.3 60.8-84.4 27 25.7 15.6-39.2
Other Minorities 35 27 77.9 56.5-90.5 8 22.1 9.5-43.5
HISPANIC
Yes 19 14 78.3 51.5-92.5 5 21.7 7.5-48.5
No 647 430 67.9 62.7-72.6 217 32.1 27.4-37.3
AGE
18-24 69 46 57.6 41.5-72.3 23 42.4 27.7-58.5
25-34 151 93 71.3 61.0-79.8 58 28.7 20.2-39.0
35-44 165 108 64.0 53.7-73.2 57 36.0 26.8-46.3
45-54 159 116 77.5 67.7-84.9 43 22.5 15.1-32.3
55-64 63 43 62.0 44.5-76.9 20 38.0 23.1-55.5
65+ 56 35 72.6 55.4-85.0 21 27.4 15.0-44.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 21 80.1 51.1-94.0 8 19.9 6.0-48.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 97 71.0 61.0-79.3 46 29.0 20.7-39.0
Some Post-H.S. 207 140 67.9 58.6-76.1 67 32.1 23.9-41.4
College Graduate 288 186 65.5 57.3-72.8 102 34.5 27.2-42.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 30 73.4 48.2-89.1 13 26.6 10.9-51.8
$15,000- 24,999 89 55 65.4 50.3-77.9 34 34.6 22.1-49.7
$25,000- 34,999 114 76 66.3 53.4-77.1 38 33.7 22.9-46.6
$35,000- 49,999 123 82 61.8 49.1-73.0 41 38.2 27.0-50.9
$50,000+ 223 155 76.4 69.0-82.5 68 23.6 17.5-31.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 60 34 63.2 49.2-75.2 26 36.8 24.8-50.8
Cumberland 40 30 74.7 56.7-87.0 10 25.3 13.0-43.3
Durham 41 24 68.5 48.3-83.5 17 31.5 16.5-51.7
Forsyth 42 34 82.0 66.2-91.3 8 18.0 8.7-33.8
Gaston 43 31 71.2 54.0-83.9 12 28.8 16.1-46.0
Guilford 50 31 62.8 47.7-75.8 19 37.2 24.2-52.3
Mecklenburg 37 26 73.5 56.8-85.4 11 26.5 14.6-43.2
New Hanover 47 30 64.0 47.8-77.6 17 36.0 22.4-52.2
Onslow 41 29 74.4 58.6-85.7 12 25.6 14.3-41.4
Wake 65 39 55.0 40.5-68.7 26 45.0 31.3-59.5
Western NC 75 48 65.4 52.0-76.6 27 34.6 23.4-48.0
Piedmont NC 68 52 77.4 64.7-86.4 16 22.6 13.6-35.3
Eastern NC 58 36 64.5 49.8-76.9 22 35.5 23.1-50.2

+ 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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