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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 2,429 1,527 63.9 61.0-66.7 902 36.1 33.3-39.0
AGE
18-24 134 80 57.6 44.9-69.3 54 42.4 30.7-55.1
25-34 308 208 67.9 60.2-74.7 100 32.1 25.3-39.8
35-44 385 263 74.8 68.7-80.1 122 25.2 19.9-31.3
45-54 395 277 65.4 58.1-72.1 118 34.6 27.9-41.9
55-64 336 217 68.6 61.2-75.2 119 31.4 24.8-38.8
65-74 422 275 65.1 57.9-71.7 147 34.9 28.3-42.1
75+ 429 193 45.3 38.4-52.4 236 54.7 47.6-61.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 382 178 43.4 36.3-50.8 204 56.6 49.2-63.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 760 472 65.0 59.7-70.0 288 35.0 30.0-40.3
Some Post-H.S. 606 400 68.9 63.1-74.2 206 31.1 25.8-36.9
College Graduate 673 476 70.4 65.2-75.1 197 29.6 24.9-34.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 284 144 48.8 40.6-57.0 140 51.2 43.0-59.4
$15,000- 24,999 422 253 61.1 54.0-67.9 169 38.9 32.1-46.0
$25,000- 34,999 256 161 58.3 48.2-67.8 95 41.7 32.2-51.8
$35,000- 49,999 298 211 74.9 67.0-81.5 87 25.1 18.5-33.0
$50,000-74,999 230 175 74.2 65.6-81.2 55 25.8 18.8-34.4
$75,000+ 270 195 69.6 61.6-76.6 75 30.4 23.4-38.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 151 96 64.9 56.2-72.7 55 35.1 27.3-43.8
Guilford 99 69 66.4 54.6-76.4 30 33.6 23.6-45.4
Mecklenburg 97 68 67.4 56.1-77.0 29 32.6 23.0-43.9
Orange 132 93 77.1 63.8-86.6 39 22.9 13.4-36.2
Wake 112 81 70.4 59.3-79.5 31 29.6 20.5-40.7
Chatham/Lee 113 76 68.1 58.0-76.8 37 31.9 23.2-42.0
Nash/Wilson 86 44 50.9 39.0-62.6 42 49.1 37.4-61.0
Craven/Pamlico 98 60 60.8 49.5-71.0 38 39.2 29.0-50.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 147 84 56.6 47.3-65.4 63 43.4 34.6-52.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 155 85 52.8 43.2-62.2 70 47.2 37.8-56.8
Franklin/Gran./Vance 103 59 59.2 46.1-71.0 44 40.8 29.0-53.9
Graham/Swain/Jackson 128 78 60.7 50.9-69.7 50 39.3 30.3-49.1
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 67 40 62.2 49.1-73.7 27 37.8 26.3-50.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 111 70 64.0 53.3-73.5 41 36.0 26.5-46.7
Northeast NC I 72 50 67.9 55.0-78.6 22 32.1 21.4-45.0
Northeast NC II 116 71 60.6 49.7-70.5 45 39.4 29.5-50.3
Northeastern Partnership 188 121 62.6 53.9-70.6 67 37.4 29.4-46.1
Mountain AHEC 420 257 62.1 55.9-67.9 163 37.9 32.1-44.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 724 458 68.0 62.7-72.8 266 32.0 27.2-37.3
Piedmont 1,033 672 63.1 58.8-67.2 361 36.9 32.8-41.2
Western NC 672 397 60.2 55.1-65.1 275 39.8 34.9-44.9

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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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