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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Very important Somewhat important Not at all important Don't know/Not sure Depends on risk
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,126 2,889 92.9 91.5-94.1 97 2.8 2.1- 3.7 4 0.2 0.0- 0.7 20 0.7 0.3- 1.3 116 3.5 2.7- 4.5
AGE
18-24 230 224 98.4 95.9-99.4 4 1.1 0.3- 3.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.2 0.0- 1.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
25-34 585 564 96.4 93.5-98.0 12 1.9 0.9- 4.1 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 8 1.6 0.6- 4.2
35-44 762 711 91.7 88.4-94.2 22 4.0 2.3- 6.9 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1 25 3.9 2.4- 6.3
45-54 832 761 91.4 88.1-93.9 26 3.5 2.1- 5.7 2 0.5 0.1- 3.5 2 0.1 0.0- 0.2 41 4.5 2.8- 7.2
55-64 717 629 88.6 84.6-91.7 33 2.4 1.5- 3.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 13 2.7 1.1- 6.3 41 6.1 4.0- 9.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 249 234 94.3 86.8-97.6 7 1.2 0.5- 2.7 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.9 0.7-11.5 3 1.7 0.3- 8.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 888 830 94.6 92.1-96.3 31 2.8 1.5- 4.9 2 0.1 0.0- 0.8 9 1.1 0.4- 2.8 16 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Some Post-H.S. 878 821 95.0 92.7-96.6 21 2.0 1.0- 3.7 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 33 2.9 1.7- 4.8
College Graduate 1,109 1,002 89.4 86.6-91.8 38 3.8 2.5- 5.7 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7 64 6.2 4.4- 8.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 252 243 96.4 91.2-98.6 5 1.1 0.4- 2.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 1.1 0.3- 3.8 1 1.5 0.2- 9.7
$15,000- 24,999 485 459 94.4 90.4-96.8 10 2.3 1.0- 5.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7 11 2.3 1.0- 5.4
$25,000- 34,999 368 341 93.1 88.2-96.0 13 3.5 1.6- 7.5 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.1 0.6- 6.7 9 1.4 0.6- 3.2
$35,000- 49,999 486 443 93.1 89.0-95.8 22 3.3 1.7- 6.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.1 19 2.4 1.3- 4.5
$50,000-74,999 442 412 93.6 89.3-96.2 11 1.7 0.7- 3.9 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 19 4.8 2.5- 9.0
$75,000+ 540 491 90.0 86.1-92.8 15 3.0 1.6- 5.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 3 0.4 0.1- 1.4 30 6.4 4.1- 9.8
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 164 147 88.6 79.4-94.0 5 5.1 1.4-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 11 6.0 3.1-11.2
Guilford 150 139 93.2 87.7-96.4 4 1.8 0.6- 4.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.7 0.1- 4.6 6 4.3 1.9- 9.6
Mecklenburg 143 130 90.0 82.7-94.5 5 2.8 1.0- 8.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 8 7.2 3.5-14.1
Orange 191 168 89.3 78.3-95.0 11 7.2 2.4-20.0 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2 11 3.3 1.7- 6.3
Wake 162 145 91.4 86.0-94.8 7 4.1 1.9- 8.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5 8 3.9 1.9- 7.8
Chatham/Lee 118 108 93.3 87.6-96.5 3 1.4 0.5- 4.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 6 4.4 2.0- 9.7
Nash/Wilson 99 92 92.3 82.7-96.8 2 2.2 0.5- 9.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 5.5 1.9-14.9
Craven/Pamlico 152 144 94.9 89.7-97.6 2 1.8 0.4- 6.8 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 181 169 95.2 91.5-97.4 8 3.2 1.6- 6.5 0 0.0 . - . 2 0.6 0.1- 2.3 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 205 188 94.4 90.7-96.7 7 2.6 1.2- 5.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.5 9 2.7 1.3- 5.3
Franklin/Gran./Vance 137 132 97.3 93.2-99.0 2 1.2 0.2- 5.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 2 0.9 0.2- 3.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 158 150 96.3 92.5-98.2 4 2.0 0.7- 5.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.7 1 0.5 0.1- 3.5 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 89 82 92.2 83.9-96.4 3 3.5 1.1-11.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.3 0.6- 9.2 2 1.9 0.4- 8.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 123 114 92.7 86.3-96.3 5 4.4 1.8-10.3 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 4 2.9 1.0- 7.7
Northeast NC I 95 86 90.0 81.3-94.9 4 4.8 1.7-12.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 4 4.1 1.4-11.3
Northeast NC II 151 144 96.0 91.7-98.1 5 2.8 1.1- 6.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 2 1.2 0.3- 4.7
Northeastern Partnership 246 230 94.3 90.7-96.6 9 3.4 1.7- 6.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1 6 2.0 0.9- 4.6
Mountain AHEC 506 467 92.1 88.3-94.8 13 2.7 1.2- 5.8 2 0.4 0.1- 2.3 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5 22 4.7 2.8- 7.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 932 870 93.9 91.4-95.7 26 2.4 1.4- 4.0 1 0.0 0.0- 0.2 5 0.6 0.2- 1.7 30 3.1 1.8- 5.2
Piedmont 1,355 1,241 92.3 90.2-94.1 50 3.2 2.1- 4.6 0 0.0 . - . 10 0.7 0.3- 2.0 54 3.8 2.6- 5.4
Western NC 839 778 93.3 90.5-95.3 21 2.1 1.1- 3.8 3 0.9 0.2- 4.0 5 0.5 0.2- 1.5 32 3.3 2.1- 5.1

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being less than age 65.

^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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