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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 4,351 1,918 45.0 42.7-47.2 2,433 55.0 52.8-57.3
AGE
18-24 231 96 45.7 36.3-55.6 135 54.3 44.4-63.7
25-34 588 280 47.5 41.8-53.2 308 52.5 46.8-58.2
35-44 764 377 48.5 43.5-53.6 387 51.5 46.4-56.5
45-54 840 446 53.1 48.1-58.1 394 46.9 41.9-51.9
55-64 728 393 56.4 51.0-61.7 335 43.6 38.3-49.0
65-74 637 215 32.6 27.6-38.0 422 67.4 62.0-72.4
75+ 533 101 19.3 14.8-24.8 432 80.7 75.2-85.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 582 199 34.6 28.7-40.9 383 65.4 59.1-71.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,288 527 42.1 38.0-46.3 761 57.9 53.7-62.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,160 555 50.0 45.5-54.4 605 50.0 45.6-54.5
College Graduate 1,312 636 47.9 44.0-51.8 676 52.1 48.2-56.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 461 175 40.8 33.9-48.1 286 59.2 51.9-66.1
$15,000- 24,999 738 314 45.1 39.5-50.8 424 54.9 49.2-60.5
$25,000- 34,999 478 221 47.5 40.4-54.7 257 52.5 45.3-59.6
$35,000- 49,999 574 275 46.4 40.3-52.8 299 53.6 47.2-59.7
$50,000-74,999 488 257 53.2 47.0-59.3 231 46.8 40.7-53.0
$75,000+ 577 311 53.0 47.5-58.6 266 47.0 41.4-52.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 245 93 39.0 32.1-46.3 152 61.0 53.7-67.9
Guilford 200 102 51.8 43.7-59.8 98 48.2 40.2-56.3
Mecklenburg 183 85 45.3 37.4-53.4 98 54.7 46.6-62.6
Orange 237 104 37.4 27.9-48.0 133 62.6 52.0-72.1
Wake 197 85 42.3 34.8-50.2 112 57.7 49.8-65.2
Chatham/Lee 175 62 35.7 28.1-44.1 113 64.3 55.9-71.9
Nash/Wilson 150 65 44.2 35.6-53.2 85 55.8 46.8-64.4
Craven/Pamlico 221 122 53.3 45.9-60.6 99 46.7 39.4-54.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 258 111 43.0 36.1-50.3 147 57.0 49.7-63.9
Appalachian/Wilkes 274 115 44.5 35.5-53.9 159 55.5 46.1-64.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 184 82 44.5 35.2-54.1 102 55.5 45.9-64.8
Graham/Swain/Jackson 229 101 46.3 38.7-54.1 128 53.7 45.9-61.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 118 52 46.1 36.4-56.1 66 53.9 43.9-63.6
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 176 66 35.1 27.7-43.4 110 64.9 56.6-72.3
Northeast NC I 138 66 50.0 40.9-59.0 72 50.0 41.0-59.1
Northeast NC II 220 105 50.1 42.7-57.5 115 49.9 42.5-57.3
Northeastern Partnership 358 171 50.1 44.1-56.0 187 49.9 44.0-55.9
Mountain AHEC 737 315 45.3 40.4-50.2 422 54.7 49.8-59.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,322 601 44.3 40.1-48.6 721 55.7 51.4-59.9
Piedmont 1,834 800 44.7 41.5-48.0 1,034 55.3 52.0-58.5
Western NC 1,195 517 46.7 42.5-50.9 678 53.3 49.1-57.5

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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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