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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 1,355 1,134 79.8 75.9-83.3 221 20.2 16.7-24.1
AGE
18-24 15 1 1.3 0.2-10.1 14 98.7 89.9-99.8
25-34 40 15 41.2 22.0-63.4 25 58.8 36.6-78.0
35-44 96 61 62.2 46.0-76.1 35 37.8 23.9-54.0
45-54 216 167 78.1 69.4-84.9 49 21.9 15.1-30.6
55-64 307 269 86.8 80.1-91.5 38 13.2 8.5-19.9
65-74 348 315 89.0 82.4-93.3 33 11.0 6.7-17.6
75+ 321 295 89.9 82.9-94.2 26 10.1 5.8-17.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 319 281 85.2 77.8-90.4 38 14.8 9.6-22.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 452 388 82.5 75.7-87.7 64 17.5 12.3-24.3
Some Post-H.S. 338 274 74.2 64.0-82.3 64 25.8 17.7-36.0
College Graduate 242 188 76.1 67.4-83.2 54 23.9 16.8-32.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 227 196 86.4 79.4-91.4 31 13.6 8.6-20.6
$15,000- 24,999 256 216 85.5 78.1-90.7 40 14.5 9.3-21.9
$25,000- 34,999 136 104 61.2 45.1-75.2 32 38.8 24.8-54.9
$35,000- 49,999 142 121 86.2 75.8-92.6 21 13.8 7.4-24.2
$50,000-74,999 101 81 73.0 58.7-83.8 20 27.0 16.2-41.3
$75,000+ 100 84 77.9 61.8-88.4 16 22.1 11.6-38.2
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 88 77 81.8 68.7-90.2 11 18.2 9.8-31.3
Guilford 58 48 74.9 55.8-87.6 10 25.1 12.4-44.2
Mecklenburg 43 36 78.8 59.8-90.3 7 21.2 9.7-40.2
Orange 51 36 61.8 43.4-77.3 15 38.2 22.7-56.6
Wake 35 28 77.5 58.9-89.2 7 22.5 10.8-41.1
Chatham/Lee 64 58 82.3 62.4-92.8 6 17.7 7.2-37.6
Nash/Wilson 63 57 91.8 82.0-96.5 6 8.2 3.5-18.0
Craven/Pamlico 83 69 79.6 67.5-88.0 14 20.4 12.0-32.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 79 70 90.0 80.7-95.1 9 10.0 4.9-19.3
Appalachian/Wilkes 77 66 77.6 57.4-89.9 11 22.4 10.1-42.6
Franklin/Gran./Vance 58 49 74.9 49.8-90.0 9 25.1 10.0-50.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 79 63 69.5 50.4-83.6 16 30.5 16.4-49.6
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 39 34 85.2 66.8-94.3 5 14.8 5.7-33.2
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 62 55 91.1 81.7-95.9 7 8.9 4.1-18.3
Northeast NC I 40 35 85.4 68.0-94.1 5 14.6 5.9-32.0
Northeast NC II 70 54 73.4 60.0-83.6 16 26.6 16.4-40.0
Northeastern Partnership 110 89 76.5 65.7-84.7 21 23.5 15.3-34.3
Mountain AHEC 242 203 82.0 73.6-88.1 39 18.0 11.9-26.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 452 383 83.7 77.0-88.8 69 16.3 11.2-23.0
Piedmont 518 425 76.4 69.9-81.8 93 23.6 18.2-30.1
Western NC 385 326 83.5 77.4-88.2 59 16.5 11.8-22.6

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*This question is asked only if the respondent reported being diagnosed with high blood pressure.

^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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