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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 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 679 53.7 49.5-58.0
GENDER
Female 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 679 53.7 49.5-58.0
RACE
African American 1,265 586 46.3 42.0-50.5 679 53.7 49.5-58.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 13 6 29.6 9.1-63.9 7 70.4 36.1-90.9
-English Speaking 13 6 29.6 9.1-63.9 7 70.4 36.1-90.9
Non-Hispanic 1,252 580 46.4 42.1-50.7 672 53.6 49.3-57.9
AGE
18-24 93 33 42.5 27.5-59.1 60 57.5 40.9-72.5
25-34 199 104 47.3 37.6-57.2 95 52.7 42.8-62.4
35-44 262 131 47.4 38.7-56.2 131 52.6 43.8-61.3
45-54 259 135 54.6 45.8-63.2 124 45.4 36.8-54.2
55-64 184 104 56.2 45.9-65.9 80 43.8 34.1-54.1
65-74 149 56 48.3 36.4-60.4 93 51.7 39.6-63.6
75+ 106 17 13.5 6.9-24.8 89 86.5 75.2-93.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 294 114 31.7 24.7-39.5 180 68.3 60.5-75.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 428 190 43.5 36.1-51.2 238 56.5 48.8-63.9
Some Post-H.S. 303 169 59.9 51.2-68.0 134 40.1 32.0-48.8
College Graduate 237 113 48.5 40.1-57.0 124 51.5 43.0-59.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 274 128 49.8 41.2-58.3 146 50.2 41.7-58.8
$15,000- 24,999 285 131 43.4 34.4-52.8 154 56.6 47.2-65.6
$25,000- 34,999 163 85 48.8 37.7-60.0 78 51.2 40.0-62.3
$35,000- 49,999 113 59 48.1 35.4-61.1 54 51.9 38.9-64.6
$50,000-74,999 64 30 51.2 34.7-67.5 34 48.8 32.5-65.3
$75,000+ 53 30 50.2 33.2-67.2 23 49.8 32.8-66.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 16 8 40.7 18.6-67.3 8 59.3 32.7-81.4
Guilford 71 27 32.4 21.4-45.7 44 67.6 54.3-78.6
Mecklenburg 82 47 57.0 44.6-68.6 35 43.0 31.4-55.4
Orange 31 18 60.7 41.4-77.2 13 39.3 22.8-58.6
Wake 54 27 48.2 33.6-63.1 27 51.8 36.9-66.4
Chatham/Lee 53 26 52.8 37.5-67.5 27 47.2 32.5-62.5
Nash/Wilson 81 38 47.1 35.1-59.4 43 52.9 40.6-64.9
Craven/Pamlico 57 26 43.0 26.3-61.5 31 57.0 38.5-73.7
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 9 3 65.4 24.5-91.7 6 34.6 8.3-75.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 6 3 55.0 18.5-86.8 3 45.0 13.2-81.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 105 45 42.2 31.7-53.3 60 57.8 46.7-68.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 9 3 29.9 9.3-64.0 6 70.1 36.0-90.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 95 44 46.2 35.1-57.8 51 53.8 42.2-64.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 102 42 44.1 33.7-55.0 60 55.9 45.0-66.3
Northeast NC I 171 75 40.9 32.7-49.6 96 59.1 50.4-67.3
Northeast NC II 100 47 50.8 39.5-62.0 53 49.2 38.0-60.5
Northeastern Partnership 271 122 45.5 38.5-52.7 149 54.5 47.3-61.5
Mountain AHEC 32 15 49.5 28.9-70.3 17 50.5 29.7-71.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 671 307 45.6 39.4-51.9 364 54.4 48.1-60.6
Piedmont 548 258 46.9 41.1-52.8 290 53.1 47.2-58.9
Western NC 46 21 42.0 21.1-66.2 25 58.0 33.8-78.9

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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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