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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 4,255 3,701 85.0 83.2-86.7 554 15.0 13.3-16.8
AGE
18-24 208 112 57.4 47.1-67.1 96 42.6 32.9-52.9
25-34 568 389 68.2 62.5-73.4 179 31.8 26.6-37.5
35-44 757 644 85.5 81.4-88.9 113 14.5 11.1-18.6
45-54 831 765 94.1 91.9-95.8 66 5.9 4.2- 8.1
55-64 725 692 96.4 94.0-97.8 33 3.6 2.2- 6.0
65-74 625 599 96.1 92.1-98.1 26 3.9 1.9- 7.9
75+ 511 473 91.9 87.7-94.8 38 8.1 5.2-12.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 559 480 85.5 80.4-89.4 79 14.5 10.6-19.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,264 1,064 80.9 77.0-84.2 200 19.1 15.8-23.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,130 986 84.3 80.3-87.7 144 15.7 12.3-19.7
College Graduate 1,294 1,164 89.3 86.4-91.6 130 10.7 8.4-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 448 378 83.8 78.1-88.2 70 16.2 11.8-21.9
$15,000- 24,999 722 598 78.1 72.7-82.7 124 21.9 17.3-27.3
$25,000- 34,999 464 400 79.8 72.6-85.6 64 20.2 14.4-27.4
$35,000- 49,999 569 501 83.3 77.0-88.1 68 16.7 11.9-23.0
$50,000-74,999 479 425 89.7 85.6-92.7 54 10.3 7.3-14.4
$75,000+ 576 533 91.7 88.0-94.3 43 8.3 5.7-12.0
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 240 212 87.3 81.7-91.4 28 12.7 8.6-18.3
Guilford 199 183 91.1 84.3-95.1 16 8.9 4.9-15.7
Mecklenburg 176 153 85.9 79.0-90.8 23 14.1 9.2-21.0
Orange 228 198 79.5 66.4-88.4 30 20.5 11.6-33.6
Wake 193 169 85.7 78.6-90.6 24 14.3 9.4-21.4
Chatham/Lee 172 152 84.4 75.1-90.6 20 15.6 9.4-24.9
Nash/Wilson 147 128 83.6 74.6-89.8 19 16.4 10.2-25.4
Craven/Pamlico 215 182 80.6 73.4-86.2 33 19.4 13.8-26.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 252 222 83.5 76.3-88.9 30 16.5 11.1-23.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 266 228 76.0 63.7-85.1 38 24.0 14.9-36.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 182 156 82.3 73.9-88.4 26 17.7 11.6-26.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 223 187 80.8 73.8-86.3 36 19.2 13.7-26.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 91 74.3 64.5-82.2 27 25.7 17.8-35.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 168 150 86.8 78.8-92.2 18 13.2 7.8-21.2
Northeast NC I 135 115 82.1 73.1-88.5 20 17.9 11.5-26.9
Northeast NC II 216 197 88.7 82.1-93.1 19 11.3 6.9-17.9
Northeastern Partnership 351 312 86.9 81.8-90.7 39 13.1 9.3-18.2
Mountain AHEC 723 622 85.5 81.5-88.7 101 14.5 11.3-18.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,293 1,118 83.7 79.7-87.0 175 16.3 13.0-20.3
Piedmont 1,796 1,587 86.8 84.3-89.0 209 13.2 11.0-15.7
Western NC 1,166 996 81.5 77.3-85.1 170 18.5 14.9-22.7

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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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