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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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%)
TOTAL 708 125 19.3 15.1-24.5 130 21.9 17.1-27.7 154 19.7 15.8-24.3 229 29.4 24.8-34.5 70 9.6 6.7-13.8
GENDER
Female 708 125 19.3 15.1-24.5 130 21.9 17.1-27.7 154 19.7 15.8-24.3 229 29.4 24.8-34.5 70 9.6 6.7-13.8
RACE
African American 708 125 19.3 15.1-24.5 130 21.9 17.1-27.7 154 19.7 15.8-24.3 229 29.4 24.8-34.5 70 9.6 6.7-13.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 6 0 0.0 . - . 4 43.0 11.0-82.1 2 57.0 17.9-89.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 6 0 0.0 . - . 4 43.0 11.0-82.1 2 57.0 17.9-89.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 702 125 19.4 15.1-24.5 126 21.8 17.0-27.6 152 19.6 15.7-24.2 229 29.5 24.9-34.6 70 9.7 6.7-13.8
AGE
18-24 43 8 21.4 7.3-48.7 14 33.9 14.4-60.9 10 18.9 7.1-41.7 10 23.8 10.4-45.5 1 2.0 0.3-13.3
25-34 124 36 38.3 26.8-51.2 23 19.9 11.7-31.7 33 16.6 10.4-25.6 27 18.1 10.5-29.6 5 7.1 2.3-20.2
35-44 169 29 15.9 9.8-24.8 38 24.8 16.0-36.4 39 23.9 15.4-35.0 49 26.0 18.1-35.8 14 9.4 4.0-20.6
45-54 166 28 13.3 7.9-21.5 34 22.6 14.7-33.2 33 19.7 12.7-29.3 57 31.8 23.0-42.1 14 12.6 6.1-24.5
55-64 109 16 7.6 4.1-13.8 13 17.5 7.5-35.9 19 16.1 9.0-26.9 44 45.9 33.0-59.3 17 12.9 6.5-24.2
65-74 66 6 19.6 7.3-43.0 4 3.1 1.0- 9.4 16 25.2 13.3-42.5 27 35.9 21.7-53.1 13 16.3 6.9-33.9
75+ 24 2 3.6 0.7-15.5 4 35.7 11.7-69.9 1 3.4 0.4-21.4 11 40.8 18.4-67.9 6 16.5 6.1-37.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 119 19 13.9 7.1-25.5 15 16.8 8.5-30.6 28 17.1 10.8-26.2 41 33.1 22.6-45.7 16 19.0 8.4-37.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 235 39 16.8 11.0-24.9 43 24.3 15.1-36.8 51 21.2 14.1-30.5 78 27.6 20.2-36.5 24 10.1 5.4-18.1
Some Post-H.S. 198 40 25.5 16.2-37.7 43 23.6 16.1-33.3 37 14.0 8.5-22.1 62 29.6 21.1-39.7 16 7.4 3.3-15.4
College Graduate 156 27 18.0 11.3-27.4 29 18.4 11.4-28.4 38 26.1 18.1-36.1 48 30.2 21.3-40.9 14 7.3 3.6-14.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 136 25 18.5 11.0-29.3 23 18.7 10.5-31.0 29 19.3 12.5-28.6 39 30.3 20.0-43.0 20 13.3 6.8-24.3
$15,000- 24,999 154 28 22.1 12.7-35.6 27 19.3 11.5-30.6 31 22.3 12.9-35.9 57 31.6 22.3-42.8 11 4.7 2.0-10.4
$25,000- 34,999 114 13 12.3 6.3-22.5 28 28.4 17.5-42.4 29 16.9 9.3-28.6 31 24.7 15.8-36.4 13 17.7 8.4-33.7
$35,000- 49,999 84 18 20.6 11.1-35.0 14 23.0 12.0-39.7 17 22.2 12.2-37.0 33 33.2 20.8-48.6 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8
$50,000-74,999 48 8 10.2 4.3-22.4 10 17.3 8.1-33.2 10 25.9 12.2-46.8 11 21.7 9.6-41.9 9 24.9 10.6-48.0
$75,000+ 37 7 12.7 4.9-29.5 6 13.5 4.7-33.3 9 30.3 15.1-51.5 13 41.7 22.7-63.6 2 1.7 0.4- 7.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 11 2 23.7 5.9-60.4 2 18.2 4.5-51.2 0 0.0 . - . 5 46.2 19.8-75.0 2 11.9 2.4-42.8
Guilford 42 8 14.3 6.7-27.8 7 24.6 11.9-44.0 6 9.7 3.9-22.1 16 40.3 24.6-58.3 5 11.1 4.1-26.7
Mecklenburg 56 13 23.3 13.2-37.8 9 15.3 7.7-28.4 15 28.5 17.2-43.3 19 32.9 20.8-47.9 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 24 5 26.1 10.9-50.4 3 7.3 2.2-21.5 5 21.8 8.9-44.3 10 40.7 21.8-62.8 1 4.1 0.6-24.3
Wake 36 6 12.5 5.3-26.8 4 13.6 4.9-32.5 8 21.0 10.3-38.2 15 41.7 24.9-60.8 3 11.1 3.6-29.6
Chatham/Lee 23 5 28.6 11.5-55.2 4 15.9 4.6-42.6 7 25.8 11.6-48.0 6 26.5 11.1-51.1 1 3.1 0.4-19.6
Nash/Wilson 52 2 7.3 1.9-24.7 13 21.2 11.8-35.1 16 28.2 16.7-43.5 16 37.1 23.2-53.6 5 6.2 2.5-14.7
Craven/Pamlico 32 6 33.4 11.4-66.1 8 15.1 6.5-31.5 9 23.9 10.6-45.3 8 26.2 10.6-51.5 1 1.3 0.2- 9.2
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 5 2 75.9 28.7-96.1 0 0.0 . - . 2 13.6 2.0-55.4 1 10.5 1.0-57.3 0 0.0 . - .
Appalachian/Wilkes 2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 100 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Gran./Vance 59 14 23.5 13.5-37.6 8 13.4 6.0-27.3 15 31.7 19.3-47.4 15 22.6 13.2-35.9 7 8.9 4.0-18.7
Graham/Swain/Jackson 5 2 42.0 10.5-81.8 1 21.3 2.9-71.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 15.7 2.0-62.8 1 20.9 2.8-70.5
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 47 6 8.8 3.6-20.1 7 20.7 9.7-38.9 12 20.8 11.3-35.1 15 35.9 20.9-54.4 7 13.8 6.0-28.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 51 10 21.4 11.4-36.5 9 18.0 9.2-32.3 8 16.5 8.0-31.2 18 33.2 21.0-48.1 6 10.8 4.2-25.0
Northeast NC I 85 16 19.4 11.4-31.1 19 25.9 16.7-37.8 17 23.3 14.1-36.1 25 24.7 16.4-35.3 8 6.8 3.2-13.7
Northeast NC II 51 5 9.1 3.7-20.7 7 11.7 4.7-26.5 9 15.9 7.9-29.2 21 46.6 30.8-63.0 9 16.7 7.8-32.1
Northeastern Partnership 136 21 14.3 9.0-22.1 26 18.8 12.4-27.6 26 19.6 13.0-28.5 46 35.5 26.1-46.2 17 11.7 6.6-19.9
Mountain AHEC 18 5 38.2 15.0-68.5 3 14.5 4.2-39.9 1 4.0 0.5-24.4 6 32.9 13.7-60.2 3 10.3 2.6-32.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 364 54 16.8 11.6-23.7 71 24.8 16.5-35.4 81 18.0 13.0-24.5 116 28.8 22.2-36.4 42 11.6 6.8-19.2
Piedmont 319 65 21.0 14.9-28.7 55 20.2 14.7-27.1 69 19.9 14.8-26.2 105 30.4 24.2-37.5 25 8.4 5.0-13.9
Western NC 25 6 23.8 7.1-55.9 4 13.6 3.3-41.8 4 42.1 10.6-81.7 8 16.3 5.5-39.4 3 4.2 0.9-17.1

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available.

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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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