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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Quality of Life+

During the past 30 days, for about how many days have you felt SAD, BLUE, or DEPRESSED?

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  Total
Respond.#
None 1-2 days 3-7 days 8-29 days 30 days
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,977 1,685 58.6 55.9-61.3 562 19.1 17.1-21.4 397 12.2 10.5-14.1 230 7.3 5.9- 8.9 103 2.7 2.0- 3.8
GENDER
Male 1,151 777 69.5 65.4-73.2 182 16.6 13.6-20.1 116 8.7 6.7-11.2 53 3.6 2.4- 5.4 23 1.6 0.8- 3.1
Female 1,826 908 48.6 45.2-52.1 380 21.5 18.8-24.5 281 15.4 12.9-18.3 177 10.7 8.4-13.4 80 3.8 2.6- 5.4
RACE
White 2,246 1,262 59.4 56.3-62.4 438 18.9 16.7-21.3 307 12.4 10.4-14.6 168 6.8 5.3- 8.7 71 2.6 1.8- 3.7
African American 542 316 56.6 50.0-63.0 89 20.1 14.8-26.8 68 12.0 8.6-16.7 49 8.0 5.4-11.9 20 3.2 1.4- 7.0
Other Minorities 145 85 58.5 45.7-70.1 25 17.2 9.8-28.4 16 10.3 5.2-19.2 9 10.6 4.4-23.3 10 3.5 1.2- 9.7
HISPANIC
Yes 87 48 55.8 40.9-69.8 19 24.8 14.0-40.1 9 12.8 5.8-25.9 7 4.9 1.8-12.5 4 1.7 0.6- 5.1
No 2,884 1,635 58.8 56.0-61.5 539 18.8 16.8-21.1 388 12.2 10.5-14.1 223 7.4 6.0- 9.1 99 2.8 2.0- 3.9
AGE
18-24 279 141 53.1 43.7-62.3 60 20.6 14.1-29.2 38 11.1 7.5-16.3 36 14.7 8.8-23.4 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
25-34 565 291 51.0 44.7-57.3 131 22.4 17.7-28.0 87 17.0 12.2-23.1 43 8.1 5.2-12.2 13 1.5 0.6- 3.5
35-44 628 333 56.3 50.6-61.9 140 21.7 17.4-26.7 85 12.4 9.1-16.7 48 6.4 4.4- 9.2 22 3.2 1.5- 6.6
45-54 559 293 55.6 49.3-61.6 107 21.1 16.3-26.7 89 14.1 10.3-19.1 45 5.6 3.6- 8.5 25 3.7 2.0- 6.6
55-64 368 229 66.5 59.4-72.9 62 17.9 12.9-24.3 41 8.8 5.8-13.3 22 5.1 2.7- 9.6 14 1.7 0.9- 3.0
65+ 550 382 71.6 65.8-76.8 58 10.4 7.3-14.5 54 8.0 5.6-11.5 32 4.6 2.6- 8.0 24 5.3 2.8- 9.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 368 224 65.9 58.5-72.6 51 14.3 9.7-20.5 36 8.9 5.6-14.0 31 6.2 3.8-10.2 26 4.6 2.4- 8.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 863 486 57.9 52.7-63.0 146 17.8 14.2-22.1 115 12.2 9.4-15.7 83 8.9 6.2-12.7 33 3.2 1.8- 5.7
Some Post-H.S. 779 428 55.7 50.4-60.9 148 21.4 17.1-26.3 112 12.4 9.5-16.0 67 8.1 5.5-11.8 24 2.4 1.3- 4.6
College Graduate 958 543 58.4 53.8-62.9 215 21.3 17.9-25.1 134 13.8 10.6-17.9 48 5.1 3.4- 7.6 18 1.3 0.7- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 251 120 46.6 36.9-56.5 46 21.6 14.4-31.1 30 13.3 8.2-20.8 33 10.9 6.5-17.8 22 7.6 3.4-15.9
$15,000- 24,999 464 222 52.0 44.8-59.2 86 22.6 16.7-29.9 71 11.7 8.0-16.7 58 7.7 5.2-11.3 27 6.0 3.3-10.5
$25,000- 34,999 463 243 53.8 47.2-60.3 94 20.9 15.9-27.0 74 12.9 9.2-17.9 37 9.9 6.4-14.9 15 2.4 1.1- 5.2
$35,000- 49,999 482 292 63.3 57.0-69.2 95 20.2 15.3-26.1 63 11.5 8.4-15.7 25 4.2 2.4- 7.3 7 0.7 0.3- 1.6
$50,000+ 792 461 61.9 56.7-66.7 176 21.1 17.3-25.4 104 11.8 8.7-15.9 36 3.8 2.3- 6.3 15 1.4 0.6- 3.1
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 203 116 60.2 52.1-67.7 44 19.2 13.9-26.0 26 11.9 7.7-18.0 12 7.2 3.8-13.5 5 1.5 0.6- 3.6
Cumberland 203 125 64.0 56.3-71.0 32 14.6 9.9-21.0 18 9.1 5.5-14.6 16 7.1 4.1-12.2 12 5.2 2.8- 9.5
Durham 202 105 49.8 40.8-58.8 39 24.6 16.2-35.4 39 17.8 12.4-24.9 14 5.1 2.8- 9.2 5 2.7 1.0- 6.7
Forsyth 220 118 57.5 50.0-64.7 41 18.2 13.0-24.8 30 13.2 9.1-18.9 22 8.2 5.2-12.6 9 2.9 1.4- 5.8
Gaston 228 118 54.3 46.9-61.6 36 14.3 10.0-20.0 41 18.0 12.8-24.8 20 8.9 5.5-14.2 13 4.4 2.4- 8.0
Guilford 187 113 66.1 58.4-73.0 34 15.6 10.8-21.9 19 9.0 5.6-14.3 17 7.4 4.4-12.0 4 1.9 0.7- 5.2
Mecklenburg 206 107 52.4 44.7-60.0 43 20.3 14.9-26.8 37 18.8 13.3-25.9 11 5.3 2.7-10.3 8 3.2 1.3- 7.5
New Hanover 194 101 58.1 48.5-67.1 32 15.2 10.4-21.8 33 15.4 10.5-22.0 18 7.1 4.3-11.6 10 4.2 2.1- 8.1
Onslow 209 128 64.1 54.4-72.8 33 14.1 9.7-20.0 27 13.7 7.4-24.1 17 7.0 4.1-11.5 4 1.1 0.4- 3.4
Wake 203 113 57.5 49.5-65.2 51 23.2 17.4-30.2 27 13.9 9.2-20.3 7 2.7 1.2- 5.8 5 2.8 0.9- 8.3
Western NC 297 183 63.8 57.5-69.6 52 17.2 13.0-22.4 25 7.9 5.2-11.8 27 8.9 5.8-13.3 10 2.3 1.1- 4.4
Piedmont NC 315 193 62.1 55.5-68.4 57 16.7 12.6-21.9 35 11.0 7.3-16.1 22 8.1 5.0-13.1 8 2.0 0.9- 4.5
Eastern NC 310 165 53.3 46.6-59.8 68 23.2 17.8-29.6 40 12.5 8.8-17.4 27 7.7 4.9-12.0 10 3.4 1.5- 7.5

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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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