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Respond.^
10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,643 1,929 34.8 32.9-36.8 1,856 32.8 30.9-34.7 1,124 18.6 17.1-20.3 424 7.3 6.4- 8.5 310 6.4 5.4- 7.6
-Guilford County 295 115 37.0 31.0-43.6 87 30.9 25.1-37.4 57 20.5 15.5-26.7 15 4.6 2.6- 7.9 21 6.9 4.2-11.3
GENDER
Male 94 39 38.2 28.0-49.6 26 29.8 20.4-41.5 21 21.4 13.5-32.1 3 3.5 1.1-10.7 5 7.1 2.7-17.0
Female 201 76 36.2 29.0-44.1 61 31.6 24.7-39.5 36 20.0 13.9-27.8 12 5.3 2.8- 9.8 16 6.9 4.0-11.6
RACE
White 227 81 32.2 25.9-39.4 65 31.0 24.3-38.5 53 25.7 19.4-33.3 13 5.3 2.9- 9.5 15 5.8 3.3-10.0
Other 67 34 53.5 39.4-67.0 21 29.3 18.5-43.2 4 3.8 1.3-10.3 2 2.4 0.5-10.8 6 11.0 4.2-25.7
AGE
18-44 113 43 35.2 25.9-45.7 33 30.0 21.1-40.7 26 24.1 15.7-35.0 3 3.3 1.0-10.1 8 7.4 3.3-15.8
45+ 181 71 38.4 30.7-46.7 54 31.7 24.4-40.1 31 17.7 12.3-24.8 12 5.6 3.0-10.3 13 6.5 3.5-12.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 90 39 42.4 31.2-54.5 21 21.4 13.5-32.2 15 19.7 11.1-32.4 6 7.5 3.2-16.6 9 9.0 3.9-19.3
Some College + 204 76 34.7 27.7-42.5 66 35.2 27.9-43.4 42 21.0 15.1-28.3 9 3.3 1.6- 6.8 11 5.8 3.0-10.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 120 50 43.5 33.5-54.1 33 25.8 17.8-35.8 18 14.1 8.2-23.0 9 6.3 3.0-12.7 10 10.3 5.1-19.9
$50,000+ 114 43 35.4 26.1-45.9 39 33.5 24.5-43.9 27 26.9 18.1-38.1 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 4 3.5 1.2-10.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 282 77 27.8 22.0-34.5 112 43.7 36.9-50.7 55 15.4 11.6-20.2 23 7.4 4.7-11.5 15 5.6 3.2- 9.8
Guilford 295 115 37.0 31.0-43.6 87 30.9 25.1-37.4 57 20.5 15.5-26.7 15 4.6 2.6- 7.9 21 6.9 4.2-11.3
Mecklenburg 295 111 35.3 29.3-41.8 103 36.4 30.2-43.1 47 16.3 11.1-23.4 18 5.7 3.4- 9.4 16 6.3 3.4-11.2
Orange 276 113 53.5 43.3-63.3 89 27.1 19.9-35.7 51 13.3 9.2-18.9 12 3.2 1.6- 6.3 11 3.0 1.5- 5.6
Wake 285 101 36.4 30.0-43.3 97 35.2 28.9-42.0 60 18.3 14.1-23.6 13 4.4 2.4- 7.7 14 5.8 3.0-10.8
Chatham/Lee 211 76 37.6 28.8-47.3 61 25.8 19.3-33.6 48 23.5 16.8-31.7 16 9.6 4.6-18.8 10 3.6 1.8- 7.1
Nash/Wilson 232 74 30.1 23.7-37.3 84 36.8 29.4-44.9 47 19.6 14.3-26.3 15 6.5 3.8-10.9 12 7.0 3.7-13.1
Craven/Pamlico 293 96 33.0 26.7-40.0 82 27.9 22.3-34.2 77 27.5 21.4-34.6 20 7.0 4.4-11.0 18 4.6 2.8- 7.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 247 65 26.0 19.9-33.2 90 32.5 26.0-39.8 62 26.5 20.1-34.0 19 10.8 4.7-22.9 11 4.2 2.2- 7.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 262 94 40.2 31.3-49.8 88 30.3 23.7-37.9 46 16.5 11.8-22.7 15 5.7 3.3- 9.9 19 7.2 3.8-13.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 268 90 28.9 20.8-38.5 89 31.6 22.5-42.3 51 27.0 13.9-45.8 17 6.1 3.4-10.7 21 6.5 3.9-10.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 264 86 45.1 30.9-60.1 91 29.4 20.9-39.6 54 15.4 10.5-22.0 26 7.9 4.9-12.6 7 2.2 0.9- 5.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 256 92 41.0 34.2-48.2 76 27.7 22.1-34.1 51 18.9 14.2-24.7 26 8.8 5.8-13.2 11 3.7 1.9- 7.1
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 252 88 36.3 28.3-45.2 76 28.9 22.7-36.0 50 16.6 12.2-22.1 27 12.7 8.3-18.9 11 5.6 2.8-10.7
Northeast NC I 250 91 34.3 27.7-41.5 93 38.9 32.3-46.1 42 17.6 12.4-24.2 14 5.4 3.0- 9.3 10 3.9 1.9- 7.6
Northeast NC II 297 94 31.1 25.3-37.5 101 33.5 27.7-39.9 50 17.4 12.7-23.4 31 10.4 7.1-14.9 21 7.6 4.7-12.2
Northeastern Partnership 547 185 32.1 27.7-37.0 194 35.3 30.8-40.2 92 17.5 13.8-21.9 45 8.7 6.3-11.9 31 6.4 4.2- 9.5
Mountain AHEC 798 246 33.1 28.6-38.1 279 34.6 30.2-39.2 171 20.0 16.6-24.0 72 9.0 6.6-12.2 30 3.2 2.1- 4.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,968 661 33.0 29.6-36.6 640 33.4 30.0-36.9 387 17.7 15.1-20.6 161 7.6 5.9- 9.7 119 8.3 6.2-11.1
Piedmont 2,431 878 36.0 33.3-38.9 785 32.7 30.1-35.5 472 18.1 16.0-20.5 162 7.0 5.6- 8.6 134 6.1 4.8- 7.7
Western NC 1,244 390 33.6 29.5-37.8 431 31.8 28.2-35.5 265 22.8 19.3-26.8 101 8.2 6.2-10.8 57 3.7 2.6- 5.2

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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