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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.#
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,026 1,524 48.4 45.7-51.1 1,381 48.2 45.5-51.0 95 2.8 2.1- 3.8 26 0.5 0.3- 0.9
GENDER
Male 1,166 608 49.0 44.8-53.2 518 48.5 44.3-52.8 33 2.0 1.2- 3.3 7 0.5 0.2- 1.1
Female 1,860 916 47.8 44.3-51.3 863 48.0 44.5-51.5 62 3.6 2.5- 5.2 19 0.6 0.3- 1.2
RACE
White 2,281 1,221 52.9 49.7-56.0 980 44.1 41.0-47.2 65 2.6 1.8- 3.6 15 0.5 0.2- 1.1
African American 554 225 36.8 31.1-42.9 300 58.5 52.3-64.5 21 3.9 2.0- 7.3 8 0.8 0.4- 1.8
Other Minorities 147 60 35.6 25.4-47.4 79 62.4 50.5-72.9 5 1.6 0.6- 4.2 3 0.4 0.1- 1.5
HISPANIC
Yes 86 40 47.9 33.4-62.7 42 49.2 34.6-64.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0 3 2.4 0.5-10.4
No 2,934 1,482 48.4 45.7-51.2 1,335 48.2 45.4-50.9 94 2.9 2.2- 3.9 23 0.5 0.3- 0.9
AGE
18-24 279 129 44.7 35.6-54.1 142 52.9 43.5-62.2 7 2.3 0.9- 5.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8
25-34 561 288 44.3 38.3-50.6 253 50.9 44.6-57.2 19 4.7 2.6- 8.5 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2
35-44 636 314 51.0 45.3-56.6 297 45.7 40.1-51.4 19 2.8 1.6- 5.0 6 0.5 0.2- 1.4
45-54 572 276 44.6 38.6-50.7 262 50.5 44.3-56.6 22 3.4 1.7- 6.8 12 1.6 0.8- 3.2
55-64 376 207 55.6 48.3-62.6 157 42.9 35.9-50.1 11 1.5 0.6- 3.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
65+ 575 297 51.5 45.6-57.4 256 46.0 40.1-51.9 17 1.8 1.0- 3.4 5 0.7 0.1- 3.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 386 143 37.9 31.0-45.4 217 58.4 51.0-65.4 19 2.8 1.6- 4.8 7 0.9 0.3- 2.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 874 418 46.2 41.1-51.4 421 50.1 45.0-55.3 28 3.3 1.9- 5.7 7 0.4 0.1- 0.9
Some Post-H.S. 794 389 47.7 42.6-52.9 373 48.4 43.2-53.6 27 3.1 1.7- 5.6 5 0.7 0.2- 2.6
College Graduate 963 570 57.5 52.7-62.0 365 40.1 35.5-44.8 21 2.1 1.2- 3.7 7 0.4 0.2- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 269 81 29.0 21.7-37.6 162 62.5 53.4-70.8 18 7.2 3.7-13.6 8 1.2 0.5- 2.9
$15,000- 24,999 481 187 34.9 28.8-41.6 257 59.5 52.6-66.0 30 4.4 2.6- 7.4 7 1.2 0.4- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 466 219 47.5 41.0-54.1 232 48.2 41.7-54.8 14 4.2 2.0- 8.6 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
$35,000- 49,999 484 258 52.2 45.7-58.6 213 45.2 38.9-51.8 12 2.5 1.1- 5.7 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
$50,000+ 796 514 64.6 59.4-69.5 268 34.4 29.6-39.6 10 0.6 0.3- 1.4 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 210 106 51.4 43.5-59.2 95 43.1 35.5-51.1 6 4.5 1.9-10.2 3 1.1 0.2- 4.4
Cumberland 205 104 49.8 42.1-57.6 91 46.0 38.3-53.9 6 3.1 1.1- 8.3 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
Durham 205 101 42.4 33.9-51.3 93 53.2 44.2-62.1 9 3.3 1.6- 6.8 2 1.0 0.2- 4.6
Forsyth 228 116 53.9 46.4-61.3 99 40.8 33.8-48.3 9 3.9 1.8- 7.9 4 1.4 0.4- 4.3
Gaston 228 104 50.9 43.5-58.2 114 45.1 37.9-52.5 8 2.9 1.3- 6.2 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0
Guilford 191 102 56.0 47.9-63.8 81 39.7 32.2-47.8 7 3.8 1.8- 7.9 1 0.5 0.1- 3.6
Mecklenburg 207 110 54.0 46.3-61.6 90 42.4 34.9-50.1 6 3.4 1.3- 8.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
New Hanover 194 111 53.6 42.9-64.0 78 44.3 33.8-55.3 4 1.9 0.7- 5.1 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
Onslow 212 110 54.0 44.3-63.5 95 44.3 34.9-54.1 6 1.4 0.6- 3.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Wake 205 116 58.8 50.9-66.3 84 38.5 31.2-46.4 3 2.0 0.6- 6.5 2 0.7 0.2- 2.9
Western NC 304 152 50.2 43.9-56.6 141 46.4 40.1-52.8 11 3.4 1.6- 6.9 0 0.0 . - .
Piedmont NC 319 152 47.2 40.6-53.9 154 49.8 43.1-56.4 12 2.7 1.4- 5.2 1 0.4 0.1- 2.5
Eastern NC 318 140 40.5 34.3-47.0 166 56.3 49.7-62.6 8 2.5 1.0- 5.9 4 0.7 0.2- 2.2

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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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