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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,847 1,300 43.0 40.2-45.7 1,547 57.0 54.3-59.8
GENDER
Male 1,087 414 35.9 31.6-40.3 673 64.1 59.7-68.4
Female 1,760 886 49.4 45.9-52.9 874 50.6 47.1-54.1
RACE
White 2,179 1,062 45.8 42.7-48.9 1,117 54.2 51.1-57.3
African American 517 180 33.6 27.7-40.1 337 66.4 59.9-72.3
Other Minorities 107 40 42.5 26.8-59.8 67 57.5 40.2-73.2
HISPANIC
Yes 79 31 36.0 18.0-58.9 48 64.0 41.1-82.0
No 2,760 1,267 43.2 40.5-46.0 1,493 56.8 54.0-59.5
AGE
18-24 245 93 41.0 31.7-51.0 152 59.0 49.0-68.3
25-34 544 233 41.5 35.3-47.9 311 58.5 52.1-64.7
35-44 588 243 39.6 33.8-45.8 345 60.4 54.2-66.2
45-54 516 247 43.1 36.0-50.5 269 56.9 49.5-64.0
55-64 393 196 46.1 39.1-53.3 197 53.9 46.7-60.9
65+ 538 277 48.2 42.3-54.2 261 51.8 45.8-57.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 376 116 26.9 19.8-35.5 260 73.1 64.5-80.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 360 39.8 35.0-44.9 518 60.2 55.1-65.0
Some Post-H.S. 728 367 49.7 44.4-54.9 361 50.3 45.1-55.6
College Graduate 856 455 50.7 45.1-56.3 401 49.3 43.7-54.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 273 101 37.5 28.7-47.1 172 62.5 52.9-71.3
$15,000- 24,999 474 193 35.9 29.8-42.5 281 64.1 57.5-70.2
$25,000- 34,999 381 161 38.4 31.4-45.8 220 61.6 54.2-68.6
$35,000- 49,999 448 221 50.4 43.7-57.1 227 49.6 42.9-56.3
$50,000+ 752 391 48.3 42.4-54.2 361 51.7 45.8-57.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 193 96 43.7 36.1-51.5 97 56.3 48.5-63.9
Cumberland 207 98 49.5 35.5-63.5 109 50.5 36.5-64.5
Durham 176 78 39.8 29.7-50.8 98 60.2 49.2-70.3
Forsyth 208 87 39.6 32.4-47.3 121 60.4 52.7-67.6
Gaston 209 81 38.4 31.3-46.0 128 61.6 54.0-68.7
Guilford 199 86 40.1 32.6-48.1 113 59.9 51.9-67.4
Mecklenburg 203 92 46.9 39.3-54.6 111 53.1 45.4-60.7
New Hanover 192 94 43.5 35.6-51.7 98 56.5 48.3-64.4
Onslow 199 94 41.0 31.8-50.8 105 59.0 49.2-68.2
Wake 202 118 56.6 48.5-64.4 84 43.4 35.6-51.5
Western NC 280 136 44.8 38.4-51.4 144 55.2 48.6-61.6
Piedmont NC 314 133 38.4 32.4-44.7 181 61.6 55.3-67.6
Eastern NC 265 107 41.8 34.6-49.4 158 58.2 50.6-65.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions.

#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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