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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,238 362 27.4 23.9-31.2 876 72.6 68.8-76.1
GENDER
Female 1,238 362 27.4 23.9-31.2 876 72.6 68.8-76.1
RACE
African American 1,238 362 27.4 23.9-31.2 876 72.6 68.8-76.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 7 28.0 8.9-60.9 6 72.0 39.1-91.1
-English Speaking 13 7 28.0 8.9-60.9 6 72.0 39.1-91.1
Non-Hispanic 1,225 355 27.4 23.9-31.3 870 72.6 68.7-76.1
AGE
18-24 90 18 15.1 8.2-26.1 72 84.9 73.9-91.8
25-34 196 56 21.3 14.6-29.9 140 78.7 70.1-85.4
35-44 259 84 34.9 26.7-44.1 175 65.1 55.9-73.3
45-54 255 89 39.4 31.1-48.4 166 60.6 51.6-68.9
55-64 179 55 27.8 19.7-37.6 124 72.2 62.4-80.3
65-74 145 41 31.2 20.5-44.5 104 68.8 55.5-79.5
75+ 103 17 15.4 7.7-28.6 86 84.6 71.4-92.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 287 55 21.0 14.5-29.5 232 79.0 70.5-85.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 417 109 23.8 18.2-30.4 308 76.2 69.6-81.8
Some Post-H.S. 297 108 34.6 26.9-43.3 189 65.4 56.7-73.1
College Graduate 235 89 30.8 23.8-38.9 146 69.2 61.1-76.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 65 20.7 14.8-28.2 202 79.3 71.8-85.2
$15,000- 24,999 281 86 30.3 22.6-39.4 195 69.7 60.6-77.4
$25,000- 34,999 159 49 30.5 21.0-41.9 110 69.5 58.1-79.0
$35,000- 49,999 113 44 39.4 27.5-52.8 69 60.6 47.2-72.5
$50,000-74,999 64 27 34.9 21.3-51.5 37 65.1 48.5-78.7
$75,000+ 53 17 30.4 17.3-47.8 36 69.6 52.2-82.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 4 17.5 5.8-42.2 12 82.5 57.8-94.2
Guilford 71 24 30.9 20.0-44.4 47 69.1 55.6-80.0
Mecklenburg 81 15 20.1 11.7-32.4 66 79.9 67.6-88.3
Orange 31 9 31.6 16.6-51.8 22 68.4 48.2-83.4
Wake 55 16 26.5 15.6-41.3 39 73.5 58.7-84.4
Chatham/Lee 53 14 24.4 13.8-39.6 39 75.6 60.4-86.2
Nash/Wilson 77 19 22.3 14.0-33.8 58 77.7 66.2-86.0
Craven/Pamlico 56 12 19.7 10.4-34.0 44 80.3 66.0-89.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 2 13.2 2.2-50.2 7 86.8 49.8-97.8
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 1 17.7 2.4-65.5 5 82.3 34.5-97.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 102 36 32.3 23.1-43.2 66 67.7 56.8-76.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 94 36 36.5 26.0-48.5 58 63.5 51.5-74.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 26 26.0 17.5-36.7 75 74.0 63.3-82.5
Northeast NC I 168 57 33.0 25.4-41.7 111 67.0 58.3-74.6
Northeast NC II 96 29 30.5 20.8-42.2 67 69.5 57.8-79.2
Northeastern Partnership 264 86 31.8 25.6-38.9 178 68.2 61.1-74.4
Mountain AHEC 31 6 22.6 9.2-45.8 25 77.4 54.2-90.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 655 195 30.3 24.9-36.3 460 69.7 63.7-75.1
Piedmont 538 158 25.7 21.1-30.9 380 74.3 69.1-78.9
Western NC 45 9 19.5 8.0-40.4 36 80.5 59.6-92.0

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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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