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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes Yes, during pregnancy No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,354 1,358 28.4 26.4-30.4 85 2.4 1.8- 3.1 2,911 69.3 67.2-71.3
AGE
18-24 231 15 9.1 4.3-18.2 9 3.4 1.5- 8.0 207 87.4 78.6-93.0
25-34 591 40 6.2 4.0- 9.6 27 5.4 3.4- 8.6 524 88.3 84.2-91.5
35-44 764 96 12.9 9.7-17.0 28 3.8 2.4- 6.0 640 83.3 79.0-86.9
45-54 841 216 26.4 22.1-31.1 9 1.0 0.3- 3.8 616 72.6 67.8-76.9
55-64 729 307 44.5 39.2-50.0 9 1.3 0.6- 3.1 413 54.1 48.7-59.5
65-74 634 349 56.2 50.6-61.7 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 284 43.7 38.2-49.4
75+ 533 323 59.8 53.6-65.8 1 0.1 0.0- 1.1 209 40.0 34.1-46.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 581 320 50.2 44.0-56.4 5 1.5 0.5- 4.3 256 48.3 42.1-54.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,288 454 33.2 29.4-37.2 27 3.0 1.8- 5.0 807 63.9 59.8-67.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,163 338 25.6 22.0-29.7 24 2.0 1.1- 3.7 801 72.4 68.3-76.2
College Graduate 1,313 242 16.3 13.6-19.3 29 2.5 1.6- 3.8 1,042 81.2 78.1-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 460 227 45.7 39.0-52.6 6 1.3 0.4- 4.1 227 53.0 46.1-59.8
$15,000- 24,999 737 257 32.1 27.2-37.3 14 2.3 1.1- 4.6 466 65.7 60.3-70.7
$25,000- 34,999 478 136 24.8 19.2-31.5 9 2.4 0.8- 6.9 333 72.7 65.8-78.7
$35,000- 49,999 575 142 22.3 17.7-27.7 12 2.6 1.2- 5.4 421 75.1 69.6-80.0
$50,000-74,999 488 101 20.6 15.9-26.1 15 2.9 1.5- 5.5 372 76.5 70.8-81.4
$75,000+ 581 100 17.7 13.7-22.6 13 2.9 1.5- 5.6 468 79.4 74.3-83.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 88 33.5 27.3-40.3 6 2.7 1.0- 7.2 151 63.9 56.9-70.3
Guilford 201 58 27.4 20.8-35.2 8 4.0 1.9- 8.0 135 68.6 60.7-75.5
Mecklenburg 182 43 23.9 17.5-31.8 2 1.5 0.4- 5.7 137 74.6 66.7-81.2
Orange 237 51 13.0 9.0-18.5 0 0.0 . - . 186 87.0 81.5-91.0
Wake 197 35 15.3 10.7-21.4 7 3.0 1.4- 6.4 155 81.7 75.4-86.7
Chatham/Lee 175 65 35.5 27.9-43.9 3 1.2 0.4- 3.9 107 63.3 54.9-70.9
Nash/Wilson 151 63 36.1 28.4-44.6 4 5.3 1.8-14.4 84 58.6 49.7-67.0
Craven/Pamlico 221 83 34.9 28.4-42.0 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 137 64.6 57.5-71.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 257 80 27.4 21.7-33.9 6 1.7 0.7- 4.3 171 70.8 64.2-76.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 77 21.5 16.1-28.2 6 2.5 1.0- 6.0 191 76.0 69.0-81.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 185 59 29.0 20.9-38.7 2 0.9 0.2- 3.8 124 70.1 60.4-78.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 228 79 30.4 23.6-38.2 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 148 69.4 61.6-76.2
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 119 39 28.4 20.7-37.6 3 2.9 0.9- 9.0 77 68.7 59.3-76.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 177 62 31.1 24.3-38.9 5 3.4 1.4- 8.2 110 65.4 57.5-72.6
Northeast NC I 138 40 26.4 19.4-35.0 3 1.9 0.4- 7.5 95 71.7 63.0-79.0
Northeast NC II 220 70 29.9 23.7-37.0 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 147 68.9 61.8-75.2
Northeastern Partnership 358 110 29.0 24.0-34.5 6 1.4 0.6- 3.4 242 69.7 64.1-74.7
Mountain AHEC 736 242 29.5 25.3-34.1 10 1.4 0.6- 3.0 484 69.1 64.5-73.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,325 452 30.9 27.2-34.8 25 2.4 1.4- 4.1 848 66.7 62.7-70.5
Piedmont 1,835 521 26.9 24.2-29.9 38 2.3 1.5- 3.5 1,276 70.8 67.8-73.6
Western NC 1,194 385 29.0 25.5-32.8 22 2.6 1.4- 4.5 787 68.5 64.6-72.1

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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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