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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,235 840 68.3 64.2-72.1 395 31.7 27.9-35.8
GENDER
Female 1,235 840 68.3 64.2-72.1 395 31.7 27.9-35.8
RACE
African American 1,235 840 68.3 64.2-72.1 395 31.7 27.9-35.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 6 26.7 8.0-60.4 7 73.3 39.6-92.0
-English Speaking 13 6 26.7 8.0-60.4 7 73.3 39.6-92.0
Non-Hispanic 1,222 834 68.6 64.4-72.4 388 31.4 27.6-35.6
AGE
18-24 90 51 57.1 41.1-71.7 39 42.9 28.3-58.9
25-34 196 137 68.0 57.9-76.6 59 32.0 23.4-42.1
35-44 257 188 73.1 64.7-80.1 69 26.9 19.9-35.3
45-54 254 188 81.8 75.4-86.8 66 18.2 13.2-24.6
55-64 179 133 74.7 65.0-82.5 46 25.3 17.5-35.0
65-74 146 95 69.2 57.4-79.0 51 30.8 21.0-42.6
75+ 102 40 31.1 20.1-44.9 62 68.9 55.1-79.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 285 169 49.1 40.3-58.0 116 50.9 42.0-59.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 418 278 69.5 62.3-75.9 140 30.5 24.1-37.7
Some Post-H.S. 296 226 77.4 68.8-84.2 70 22.6 15.8-31.2
College Graduate 234 167 72.8 64.8-79.5 67 27.2 20.5-35.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 268 180 66.6 58.2-74.1 88 33.4 25.9-41.8
$15,000- 24,999 281 186 65.4 55.6-74.0 95 34.6 26.0-44.4
$25,000- 34,999 157 122 83.0 74.1-89.3 35 17.0 10.7-25.9
$35,000- 49,999 112 90 80.2 67.8-88.6 22 19.8 11.4-32.2
$50,000-74,999 64 52 82.4 66.7-91.6 12 17.6 8.4-33.3
$75,000+ 53 37 71.4 53.6-84.4 16 28.6 15.6-46.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 12 58.8 29.2-83.1 4 41.2 16.9-70.8
Guilford 71 48 64.9 49.9-77.5 23 35.1 22.5-50.1
Mecklenburg 81 59 73.7 61.4-83.2 22 26.3 16.8-38.6
Orange 31 26 84.5 66.1-93.9 5 15.5 6.1-33.9
Wake 55 42 75.4 59.9-86.2 13 24.6 13.8-40.1
Chatham/Lee 53 33 61.1 45.4-74.8 20 38.9 25.2-54.6
Nash/Wilson 77 57 70.2 57.4-80.5 20 29.8 19.5-42.6
Craven/Pamlico 55 36 62.2 44.6-77.2 19 37.8 22.8-55.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 5 78.7 41.5-95.0 4 21.3 5.0-58.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 43.9 12.8-80.7 3 56.1 19.3-87.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 101 72 71.2 60.2-80.1 29 28.8 19.9-39.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 5 56.4 24.3-83.9 4 43.6 16.1-75.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 93 57 61.2 49.4-71.7 36 38.8 28.3-50.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 66 66.3 55.2-75.8 35 33.7 24.2-44.8
Northeast NC I 168 106 57.2 47.9-66.0 62 42.8 34.0-52.1
Northeast NC II 96 65 67.8 56.3-77.5 31 32.2 22.5-43.7
Northeastern Partnership 264 171 62.1 54.8-68.9 93 37.9 31.1-45.2
Mountain AHEC 31 21 63.3 39.8-81.8 10 36.7 18.2-60.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 653 439 70.0 64.3-75.1 214 30.0 24.9-35.7
Piedmont 537 372 66.9 61.0-72.4 165 33.1 27.6-39.0
Western NC 45 29 73.1 51.3-87.5 16 26.9 12.5-48.7

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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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