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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 1,195 542 45.6 41.3-49.9 653 54.4 50.1-58.7
AGE
18-24 54 26 50.5 31.5-69.3 28 49.5 30.7-68.5
25-34 122 54 31.6 21.7-43.5 68 68.4 56.5-78.3
35-44 215 98 49.5 39.7-59.4 117 50.5 40.6-60.3
45-54 290 122 38.2 30.6-46.5 168 61.8 53.5-69.4
55-64 245 122 57.3 48.0-66.1 123 42.7 33.9-52.0
65-74 169 75 44.9 34.4-55.8 94 55.1 44.2-65.6
75+ 91 41 48.7 34.8-62.9 50 51.3 37.1-65.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 121 52 46.1 32.7-60.2 69 53.9 39.8-67.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 352 153 40.2 32.9-47.9 199 59.8 52.1-67.1
Some Post-H.S. 362 171 47.9 40.2-55.8 191 52.1 44.2-59.8
College Graduate 358 165 48.8 41.1-56.4 193 51.2 43.6-58.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 101 48 43.9 30.8-57.9 53 56.1 42.1-69.2
$15,000- 24,999 209 90 41.8 32.0-52.2 119 58.2 47.8-68.0
$25,000- 34,999 140 56 46.6 33.3-60.4 84 53.4 39.6-66.7
$35,000- 49,999 163 81 44.8 33.2-57.0 82 55.2 43.0-66.8
$50,000-74,999 145 64 47.0 36.0-58.4 81 53.0 41.6-64.0
$75,000+ 168 77 48.5 38.2-58.9 91 51.5 41.1-61.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 74 31 36.0 25.4-48.3 43 64.0 51.7-74.6
Guilford 47 29 67.9 51.5-80.9 18 32.1 19.1-48.5
Mecklenburg 48 24 46.6 31.4-62.5 24 53.4 37.5-68.6
Orange 47 25 68.7 45.8-85.1 22 31.3 14.9-54.2
Wake 50 27 52.5 37.0-67.5 23 47.5 32.5-63.0
Chatham/Lee 43 21 52.3 36.9-67.3 22 47.7 32.7-63.1
Nash/Wilson 43 15 32.7 19.5-49.5 28 67.3 50.5-80.5
Craven/Pamlico 59 24 41.5 28.6-55.6 35 58.5 44.4-71.4
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 77 34 44.0 31.9-56.8 43 56.0 43.2-68.1
Appalachian/Wilkes 82 38 49.3 35.3-63.5 44 50.7 36.5-64.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 59 25 43.7 26.5-62.6 34 56.3 37.4-73.5
Graham/Swain/Jackson 74 34 49.3 36.7-61.9 40 50.7 38.1-63.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 35 16 48.9 31.6-66.4 19 51.1 33.6-68.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 60 26 40.8 28.0-55.0 34 59.2 45.0-72.0
Northeast NC I 35 13 32.7 18.5-51.1 22 67.3 48.9-81.5
Northeast NC II 57 21 39.6 25.7-55.4 36 60.4 44.6-74.3
Northeastern Partnership 92 34 37.9 26.6-50.8 58 62.1 49.2-73.4
Mountain AHEC 222 99 40.8 32.3-49.9 123 59.2 50.1-67.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 358 143 42.0 34.3-50.0 215 58.0 50.0-65.7
Piedmont 481 238 47.2 41.0-53.6 243 52.8 46.4-59.0
Western NC 356 161 45.3 38.0-52.9 195 54.7 47.1-62.0

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*Asked only of those who provided care or assistance to family/friend age 60+ (past month)

^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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