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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for North Carolina

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Have you ever used any kind of medicinal herbs, such as Ginseng, St. John's wort, or Echinacea?*

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  Total
Respond.#
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,043 667 19.9 18.0-21.9 2,376 80.1 78.1-82.0
GENDER
Male 1,175 250 18.8 16.0-22.0 925 81.2 78.0-84.0
Female 1,868 417 20.9 18.4-23.6 1,451 79.1 76.4-81.6
RACE
White 2,290 525 21.4 19.1-23.8 1,765 78.6 76.2-80.9
African American 559 98 14.4 10.9-18.9 461 85.6 81.1-89.1
Other Minorities 149 35 17.9 11.3-27.3 114 82.1 72.7-88.7
HISPANIC
Yes 88 19 23.4 13.3-37.8 69 76.6 62.2-86.7
No 2,949 647 19.8 17.9-21.9 2,302 80.2 78.1-82.1
AGE
18-24 280 69 19.3 14.0-25.9 211 80.7 74.1-86.0
25-34 563 151 25.9 21.0-31.5 412 74.1 68.5-79.0
35-44 643 165 25.9 21.4-31.0 478 74.1 69.0-78.6
45-54 578 159 21.9 17.7-26.7 419 78.1 73.3-82.3
55-64 378 63 14.6 10.5-20.0 315 85.4 80.0-89.5
65+ 574 56 9.5 6.6-13.4 518 90.5 86.6-93.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 389 29 5.5 3.2- 9.1 360 94.5 90.9-96.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 878 143 14.7 11.9-18.1 735 85.3 81.9-88.1
Some Post-H.S. 800 207 25.8 21.6-30.4 593 74.2 69.6-78.4
College Graduate 967 288 28.8 24.9-33.2 679 71.2 66.8-75.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 43 13.6 8.6-20.8 231 86.4 79.2-91.4
$15,000- 24,999 487 89 16.5 12.4-21.7 398 83.5 78.3-87.6
$25,000- 34,999 467 114 24.0 19.0-30.0 353 76.0 70.0-81.0
$35,000- 49,999 486 123 23.8 18.9-29.5 363 76.2 70.5-81.1
$50,000+ 794 223 26.1 22.1-30.5 571 73.9 69.5-77.9
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 209 60 27.5 21.1-34.9 149 72.5 65.1-78.9
Cumberland 207 40 15.5 11.0-21.2 167 84.5 78.8-89.0
Durham 206 41 25.9 17.0-37.3 165 74.1 62.7-83.0
Forsyth 229 42 17.2 12.5-23.3 187 82.8 76.7-87.5
Gaston 232 43 19.2 14.0-25.6 189 80.8 74.4-86.0
Guilford 191 50 23.7 17.8-30.7 141 76.3 69.3-82.2
Mecklenburg 210 37 17.6 12.7-23.9 173 82.4 76.1-87.3
New Hanover 195 47 24.0 17.4-32.1 148 76.0 67.9-82.6
Onslow 212 41 17.0 12.1-23.4 171 83.0 76.6-87.9
Wake 205 65 31.1 24.2-38.9 140 68.9 61.1-75.8
Western NC 304 75 25.2 19.9-31.3 229 74.8 68.7-80.1
Piedmont NC 323 68 17.7 13.7-22.6 255 82.3 77.4-86.3
Eastern NC 320 58 15.6 11.6-20.6 262 84.4 79.4-88.4

+ 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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