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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alternative Medicine+

Did you use these medicinal herbs to:
Prevent illness?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 667 187 24.6 20.6-29.1 480 75.4 70.9-79.4
GENDER
Male 250 66 21.8 16.2-28.7 184 78.2 71.3-83.8
Female 417 121 26.9 21.6-32.9 296 73.1 67.1-78.4
RACE
White 525 154 25.2 20.7-30.2 371 74.8 69.8-79.3
African American 98 17 16.3 8.7-28.5 81 83.7 71.5-91.3
Other Minorities 35 14 43.6 23.5-66.0 21 56.4 34.0-76.5
HISPANIC
Yes 19 3 20.0 5.4-52.2 16 80.0 47.8-94.6
No 647 184 24.8 20.8-29.4 463 75.2 70.6-79.2
AGE
18-24 69 14 20.4 10.8-35.2 55 79.6 64.8-89.2
25-34 151 52 25.5 17.8-35.0 99 74.5 65.0-82.2
35-44 165 45 23.3 16.2-32.3 120 76.7 67.7-83.8
45-54 159 42 25.9 17.6-36.4 117 74.1 63.6-82.4
55-64 63 18 30.7 17.4-48.3 45 69.3 51.7-82.6
65+ 56 15 22.4 12.0-37.9 41 77.6 62.1-88.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 5 9.9 2.8-29.3 24 90.1 70.7-97.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 35 24.8 16.9-34.8 108 75.2 65.2-83.1
Some Post-H.S. 207 46 17.2 11.7-24.5 161 82.8 75.5-88.3
College Graduate 288 101 32.2 25.4-39.9 187 67.8 60.1-74.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 13 25.0 11.4-46.2 30 75.0 53.8-88.6
$15,000- 24,999 89 22 19.9 10.9-33.4 67 80.1 66.6-89.1
$25,000- 34,999 114 28 17.2 10.8-26.3 86 82.8 73.7-89.2
$35,000- 49,999 123 32 26.8 17.5-38.7 91 73.2 61.3-82.5
$50,000+ 223 70 27.2 20.6-35.1 153 72.8 64.9-79.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 60 21 33.8 22.0-47.9 39 66.2 52.1-78.0
Cumberland 40 7 15.9 7.1-32.0 33 84.1 68.0-92.9
Durham 41 12 16.8 8.0-31.9 29 83.2 68.1-92.0
Forsyth 42 10 20.0 10.5-34.8 32 80.0 65.2-89.5
Gaston 43 9 19.5 9.8-35.0 34 80.5 65.0-90.2
Guilford 50 15 27.2 16.1-42.1 35 72.8 57.9-83.9
Mecklenburg 37 16 40.4 25.2-57.7 21 59.6 42.3-74.8
New Hanover 47 10 21.9 11.6-37.5 37 78.1 62.5-88.4
Onslow 41 11 25.0 13.8-41.0 30 75.0 59.0-86.2
Wake 65 23 35.7 23.6-50.0 42 64.3 50.0-76.4
Western NC 75 26 31.2 20.9-43.7 49 68.8 56.3-79.1
Piedmont NC 68 16 22.1 13.2-34.5 52 77.9 65.5-86.8
Eastern NC 58 11 12.1 6.1-22.8 47 87.9 77.2-93.9

+ 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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