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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

Alternative Medicine+

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

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 667 113 15.4 12.0-19.5 554 84.6 80.5-88.0
GENDER
Male 250 32 14.3 9.1-21.7 218 85.7 78.3-90.9
Female 417 81 16.3 12.3-21.3 336 83.7 78.7-87.7
RACE
White 525 94 16.9 12.9-21.8 431 83.1 78.2-87.1
African American 98 8 4.6 2.1- 9.9 90 95.4 90.1-97.9
Other Minorities 35 9 22.9 9.1-46.8 26 77.1 53.2-90.9
HISPANIC
Yes 19 4 23.1 7.1-54.1 15 76.9 45.9-92.9
No 647 108 15.0 11.6-19.1 539 85.0 80.9-88.4
AGE
18-24 69 12 18.1 8.7-33.8 57 81.9 66.2-91.3
25-34 151 23 14.5 8.3-24.1 128 85.5 75.9-91.7
35-44 165 27 16.1 10.0-24.9 138 83.9 75.1-90.0
45-54 159 30 16.0 9.5-25.7 129 84.0 74.3-90.5
55-64 63 12 13.8 6.5-26.7 51 86.2 73.3-93.5
65+ 56 9 11.9 4.2-29.6 47 88.1 70.4-95.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 29 0 0.0 . - . 29 100 . - .
H.S. or G.E.D. 143 21 13.6 7.9-22.3 122 86.4 77.7-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 207 34 14.0 8.8-21.5 173 86.0 78.5-91.2
College Graduate 288 58 19.3 13.5-26.7 230 80.7 73.3-86.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 43 9 25.5 9.8-52.0 34 74.5 48.0-90.2
$15,000- 24,999 89 17 16.3 8.5-29.0 72 83.7 71.0-91.5
$25,000- 34,999 114 16 15.6 8.1-27.7 98 84.4 72.3-91.9
$35,000- 49,999 123 22 18.5 10.5-30.5 101 81.5 69.5-89.5
$50,000+ 223 34 11.8 7.7-17.6 189 88.2 82.4-92.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 60 17 22.4 13.4-35.0 43 77.6 65.0-86.6
Cumberland 40 4 15.3 5.7-34.7 36 84.7 65.3-94.3
Durham 41 11 21.2 10.1-39.4 30 78.8 60.6-89.9
Forsyth 42 7 12.3 5.6-25.2 35 87.7 74.8-94.4
Gaston 43 7 14.4 6.2-30.0 36 85.6 70.0-93.8
Guilford 50 9 16.0 8.1-29.2 41 84.0 70.8-91.9
Mecklenburg 37 7 16.4 7.3-32.9 30 83.6 67.1-92.7
New Hanover 47 6 16.7 7.1-34.4 41 83.3 65.6-92.9
Onslow 41 2 4.1 1.0-15.1 39 95.9 84.9-99.0
Wake 65 14 22.6 12.0-38.5 51 77.4 61.5-88.0
Western NC 75 12 13.3 7.1-23.5 63 86.7 76.5-92.9
Piedmont NC 68 11 16.7 9.0-28.9 57 83.3 71.1-91.0
Eastern NC 58 6 8.8 3.5-20.3 52 91.2 79.7-96.5

+ 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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