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  Total
Respond.^
0-3 months 4-11 months 1 year 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,324 983 20.4 18.6-22.3 893 18.1 16.4-19.9 1,010 18.3 16.7-19.9 1,715 30.7 28.8-32.6 723 12.6 11.3-14.0
-Guilford County 285 54 20.1 15.0-26.4 43 16.5 11.9-22.4 60 21.1 16.2-27.0 88 30.1 24.3-36.6 40 12.2 8.5-17.0
GENDER
Male 91 18 23.2 14.4-35.0 14 13.7 7.6-23.6 21 24.1 15.6-35.3 21 22.4 14.3-33.3 17 16.6 9.8-26.7
Female 194 36 18.0 12.5-25.2 29 18.4 12.5-26.4 39 19.0 13.7-25.7 67 35.5 28.1-43.7 23 9.1 5.8-13.9
RACE
White 218 43 22.4 16.3-30.0 32 15.4 10.4-22.2 46 20.6 15.3-27.1 67 29.2 22.9-36.5 30 12.4 8.2-18.2
Other 66 11 13.2 6.7-24.4 11 20.2 11.0-34.3 13 21.3 11.5-36.1 21 33.4 21.3-48.2 10 11.7 5.7-22.5
AGE
18-44 110 30 27.3 18.5-38.2 17 15.1 8.8-24.7 22 19.8 12.6-29.7 27 25.7 17.3-36.4 14 12.2 6.7-21.2
45+ 174 24 14.3 9.2-21.6 26 17.7 11.7-25.8 38 22.2 16.1-29.9 61 33.8 26.4-42.2 25 11.9 7.8-17.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 84 16 21.8 12.8-34.6 6 8.5 3.5-19.0 17 18.9 11.2-29.9 31 35.0 24.4-47.4 14 15.8 8.3-27.9
Some College + 200 38 19.4 13.6-26.9 37 20.0 14.1-27.6 43 22.1 16.2-29.4 57 28.1 21.4-35.8 25 10.4 6.8-15.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 114 19 18.4 10.9-29.3 14 15.8 9.2-25.8 26 23.7 15.6-34.3 42 33.4 24.4-43.8 13 8.8 4.8-15.3
$50,000+ 111 20 18.2 11.6-27.5 25 23.0 14.9-33.8 26 22.5 15.1-32.1 25 22.9 14.9-33.5 15 13.4 7.5-22.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 266 55 23.2 17.5-30.0 31 11.6 7.6-17.2 53 20.3 15.3-26.6 94 33.9 27.5-41.0 33 10.9 7.5-15.7
Guilford 285 54 20.1 15.0-26.4 43 16.5 11.9-22.4 60 21.1 16.2-27.0 88 30.1 24.3-36.6 40 12.2 8.5-17.0
Mecklenburg 285 51 17.4 13.0-22.9 48 20.1 14.1-27.7 59 21.5 16.4-27.7 92 30.5 24.8-36.9 35 10.5 7.4-14.8
Orange 264 52 24.1 14.7-36.9 51 16.8 11.8-23.3 45 23.6 14.2-36.6 81 26.7 19.7-35.1 35 8.8 5.8-13.0
Wake 269 63 23.9 18.5-30.3 44 17.3 12.6-23.4 46 17.9 12.6-24.7 86 30.5 24.5-37.1 30 10.5 7.1-15.1
Chatham/Lee 189 20 14.9 7.3-27.8 33 15.6 10.6-22.4 47 22.4 15.9-30.5 59 32.2 24.0-41.7 30 14.9 9.8-22.0
Nash/Wilson 220 25 12.0 7.8-17.9 36 15.6 9.8-24.0 48 23.1 17.0-30.6 76 34.1 27.1-41.9 35 15.1 10.6-21.2
Craven/Pamlico 275 50 20.7 15.0-28.0 49 17.0 12.0-23.5 47 15.9 11.7-21.3 85 32.1 25.8-39.0 44 14.3 10.3-19.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 239 47 23.2 16.8-31.2 36 15.2 10.7-21.1 47 17.5 12.8-23.6 81 33.6 25.5-42.8 28 10.4 7.0-15.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 251 43 15.5 11.1-21.4 59 29.8 20.6-41.0 45 14.9 10.7-20.4 72 27.5 20.8-35.3 32 12.3 8.3-17.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 250 49 18.4 11.7-27.7 36 23.5 10.3-45.2 48 16.8 11.2-24.5 88 32.1 23.0-42.8 29 9.2 5.4-15.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 251 52 20.2 13.4-29.2 46 29.1 14.0-50.8 43 12.0 8.0-17.8 70 24.6 16.9-34.3 40 14.1 9.1-21.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 243 41 16.2 11.7-21.9 35 15.4 10.9-21.3 53 19.9 14.8-26.2 77 34.4 27.7-41.8 37 14.2 10.1-19.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 232 46 18.7 13.5-25.2 45 18.6 13.4-25.3 36 16.2 11.2-22.8 71 32.6 24.2-42.2 34 14.0 9.7-19.7
Northeast NC I 231 45 21.9 15.9-29.5 43 19.8 14.5-26.5 39 17.3 12.1-24.0 78 31.8 25.5-38.8 26 9.2 6.1-13.6
Northeast NC II 277 46 19.3 14.0-25.9 41 14.1 10.0-19.5 52 19.0 14.3-24.7 104 37.0 30.7-43.9 34 10.6 7.3-15.1
Northeastern Partnership 508 91 20.2 16.0-25.1 84 16.0 12.6-20.1 91 18.4 14.7-22.7 182 35.3 30.5-40.4 60 10.1 7.6-13.4
Mountain AHEC 753 142 17.4 14.1-21.2 113 15.1 11.4-19.7 148 20.8 17.1-25.1 237 32.3 27.8-37.1 113 14.4 11.4-18.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,843 321 20.5 17.2-24.1 309 16.9 14.2-20.0 339 17.0 14.4-19.9 619 32.0 28.7-35.5 255 13.7 11.1-16.7
Piedmont 2,299 442 20.9 18.4-23.5 384 18.7 16.2-21.4 437 18.8 16.6-21.2 736 29.9 27.3-32.5 300 11.8 10.2-13.7
Western NC 1,182 220 18.3 15.2-22.0 200 18.1 14.6-22.2 234 18.9 15.9-22.3 360 31.2 27.3-35.4 168 13.4 11.0-16.3

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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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