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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 1,241 1,041 82.2 78.1-85.6 200 17.8 14.4-21.9
GENDER
Female 1,241 1,041 82.2 78.1-85.6 200 17.8 14.4-21.9
RACE
African American 1,241 1,041 82.2 78.1-85.6 200 17.8 14.4-21.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 13 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 13 13 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,228 1,028 82.1 78.0-85.5 200 17.9 14.5-22.0
AGE
18-24 90 47 46.6 31.5-62.4 43 53.4 37.6-68.5
25-34 195 141 82.5 75.6-87.7 54 17.5 12.3-24.4
35-44 260 209 80.7 73.0-86.7 51 19.3 13.3-27.0
45-54 256 235 94.5 90.3-96.9 21 5.5 3.1- 9.7
55-64 183 171 95.2 90.8-97.6 12 4.8 2.4- 9.2
65-74 146 140 96.8 89.7-99.1 6 3.2 0.9-10.3
75+ 99 88 86.7 72.3-94.2 11 13.3 5.8-27.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 284 237 80.4 71.9-86.8 47 19.6 13.2-28.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 419 341 78.3 70.1-84.8 78 21.7 15.2-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 301 249 81.4 72.4-87.9 52 18.6 12.1-27.6
College Graduate 234 211 91.8 86.3-95.2 23 8.2 4.8-13.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 266 219 81.8 74.7-87.2 47 18.2 12.8-25.3
$15,000- 24,999 278 222 79.5 70.9-86.1 56 20.5 13.9-29.1
$25,000- 34,999 162 143 89.5 80.6-94.6 19 10.5 5.4-19.4
$35,000- 49,999 112 100 87.0 73.6-94.1 12 13.0 5.9-26.4
$50,000-74,999 64 56 93.2 83.5-97.3 8 6.8 2.7-16.5
$75,000+ 53 50 92.8 74.6-98.3 3 7.2 1.7-25.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 14 78.8 42.5-94.9 2 21.2 5.1-57.5
Guilford 70 58 82.6 70.1-90.5 12 17.4 9.5-29.9
Mecklenburg 78 69 84.0 71.4-91.7 9 16.0 8.3-28.6
Orange 30 23 76.2 57.0-88.5 7 23.8 11.5-43.0
Wake 54 48 86.0 69.2-94.3 6 14.0 5.7-30.8
Chatham/Lee 51 41 77.8 61.0-88.8 10 22.2 11.2-39.0
Nash/Wilson 81 70 86.8 76.5-93.0 11 13.2 7.0-23.5
Craven/Pamlico 57 44 78.2 63.1-88.2 13 21.8 11.8-36.9
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 6 81.6 43.9-96.2 3 18.4 3.8-56.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 5 71.2 22.3-95.5 1 28.8 4.5-77.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 84 79.7 68.9-87.4 19 20.3 12.6-31.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 8 6 64.7 26.7-90.2 2 35.3 9.8-73.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 82 83.6 71.0-91.4 13 16.4 8.6-29.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 101 88 84.8 74.9-91.3 13 15.2 8.7-25.1
Northeast NC I 169 138 78.1 69.4-84.9 31 21.9 15.1-30.6
Northeast NC II 97 78 78.6 67.8-86.5 19 21.4 13.5-32.2
Northeastern Partnership 266 216 78.4 71.7-83.8 50 21.6 16.2-28.3
Mountain AHEC 31 27 85.1 60.1-95.6 4 14.9 4.4-39.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 660 556 81.5 74.6-86.8 104 18.5 13.2-25.4
Piedmont 536 447 83.3 78.1-87.5 89 16.7 12.5-21.9
Western NC 45 38 66.1 31.8-89.1 7 33.9 10.9-68.2

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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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