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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
10 lbs. or less 10-25 lbs. 26-50 lbs. >50 lbs. None
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,981 987 33.8 31.3-36.5 953 32.0 29.6-34.6 657 21.4 19.2-23.7 223 7.6 6.2- 9.1 161 5.2 4.2- 6.4
AGE
18-24 154 67 41.2 30.0-53.4 40 29.1 19.0-41.8 29 21.7 13.2-33.6 9 5.1 1.8-13.5 9 2.8 1.2- 6.6
25-34 447 156 36.1 29.9-42.8 135 29.7 24.2-35.9 101 22.4 17.4-28.3 32 7.1 4.4-11.1 23 4.7 2.7- 8.1
35-44 591 177 30.5 25.5-36.0 200 33.7 28.6-39.2 125 19.2 15.1-24.1 64 11.5 8.3-15.9 25 5.1 3.0- 8.5
45-54 667 195 28.6 23.8-33.8 213 33.7 28.5-39.4 172 26.1 21.6-31.2 55 7.1 4.9-10.2 32 4.5 2.8- 7.1
55-64 533 185 34.1 28.6-40.1 170 31.8 26.3-37.8 114 20.8 15.8-26.8 37 7.9 4.8-12.9 27 5.4 3.3- 8.9
65-74 383 134 35.6 29.3-42.5 120 32.6 26.2-39.8 79 20.8 15.6-27.3 22 5.0 2.7- 8.9 28 5.9 3.4-10.1
75+ 192 65 40.6 30.8-51.1 72 31.7 23.5-41.0 35 14.5 8.7-23.2 4 3.6 1.2-10.5 16 9.6 5.0-17.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 300 93 28.6 21.6-36.7 77 26.0 18.9-34.7 70 25.4 18.2-34.2 32 11.0 6.4-18.2 28 9.0 5.7-13.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 842 264 32.3 27.8-37.2 255 29.2 24.9-33.9 191 22.5 18.5-27.0 77 9.6 7.0-13.1 55 6.3 4.3- 9.2
Some Post-H.S. 841 291 36.6 31.7-41.8 258 29.9 25.4-34.8 194 23.0 18.8-27.9 64 7.6 5.3-10.9 34 2.9 1.8- 4.6
College Graduate 995 338 34.3 30.1-38.7 363 38.4 34.1-42.9 201 17.8 14.8-21.3 50 4.7 3.2- 6.8 43 4.8 3.2- 7.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 267 88 32.7 24.8-41.7 67 22.8 16.1-31.3 71 29.9 21.3-40.2 24 8.9 5.1-14.9 17 5.7 3.0-10.4
$15,000- 24,999 482 143 30.1 24.1-36.9 158 29.4 23.6-36.0 106 21.4 16.0-27.9 44 11.2 6.9-17.6 31 7.9 5.0-12.2
$25,000- 34,999 340 100 27.2 20.6-34.9 109 31.7 24.3-40.2 80 25.0 17.9-33.7 35 10.7 6.6-17.0 16 5.4 2.8-10.1
$35,000- 49,999 455 161 37.7 31.3-44.6 137 30.7 24.8-37.4 104 21.9 16.7-28.1 36 6.3 4.1- 9.5 17 3.4 1.6- 7.0
$50,000-74,999 392 123 31.9 25.6-38.8 136 32.4 26.4-39.0 92 24.2 18.8-30.7 24 8.2 4.8-13.7 17 3.3 1.8- 6.0
$75,000+ 463 177 38.8 33.0-45.0 170 35.7 30.0-41.8 76 17.1 12.7-22.6 14 2.9 1.6- 5.2 26 5.6 3.2- 9.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 168 45 28.5 20.9-37.5 63 39.8 31.6-48.6 38 20.0 14.3-27.1 11 5.8 3.0-10.8 11 6.0 3.2-11.0
Guilford 153 56 33.7 25.9-42.5 43 29.2 21.6-38.1 32 24.3 16.8-33.9 10 5.7 2.9-11.1 12 7.1 3.8-12.9
Mecklenburg 139 49 33.9 25.8-43.0 50 39.3 30.5-48.8 25 16.1 10.6-23.9 7 4.7 2.1-10.1 8 6.0 2.8-12.4
Orange 163 66 55.4 41.9-68.1 44 22.6 13.7-35.0 42 17.0 11.0-25.3 4 1.7 0.4- 6.9 7 3.3 1.4- 7.4
Wake 139 45 29.8 22.2-38.7 46 36.1 27.5-45.7 35 25.3 18.2-34.1 6 4.5 2.0-10.0 7 4.3 1.8- 9.6
Chatham/Lee 111 39 36.0 26.4-46.9 35 30.6 22.1-40.5 22 23.3 15.4-33.5 7 4.5 2.1- 9.5 8 5.6 2.7-11.4
Nash/Wilson 98 28 31.2 21.9-42.4 33 28.3 20.0-38.4 27 27.6 19.1-38.1 7 9.7 4.3-20.2 3 3.2 0.9-10.4
Craven/Pamlico 167 54 31.4 24.1-39.8 45 27.6 20.9-35.6 45 26.6 19.9-34.6 13 9.5 5.3-16.3 10 4.9 2.5- 9.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 167 38 21.6 15.6-29.0 65 33.8 26.5-42.0 44 32.5 24.2-42.2 12 7.3 4.1-12.6 8 4.8 2.3- 9.7
Appalachian/Wilkes 175 64 41.5 29.4-54.8 59 28.1 20.3-37.4 34 19.3 12.8-28.0 7 4.2 1.8- 9.2 11 7.0 2.7-16.9
Franklin/Gran./Vance 126 38 35.7 25.0-48.1 41 26.7 19.0-36.1 28 22.2 14.9-31.7 9 5.2 2.5-10.7 10 10.2 5.0-19.4
Graham/Swain/Jackson 157 56 41.2 31.9-51.2 47 27.8 20.5-36.4 35 19.3 13.5-26.8 15 8.5 4.9-14.6 4 3.2 1.0- 9.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 67 25 37.8 26.1-51.2 19 26.3 16.7-38.8 14 21.4 12.3-34.6 8 11.8 5.6-23.3 1 2.7 0.4-16.7
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 125 42 31.8 23.5-41.5 38 30.5 22.3-40.2 26 18.3 12.3-26.5 14 12.9 7.0-22.6 5 6.4 2.2-17.3
Northeast NC I 87 26 26.7 17.8-38.0 37 46.1 35.1-57.6 13 15.7 9.0-26.0 6 6.8 3.0-14.9 5 4.6 1.8-11.2
Northeast NC II 153 55 36.1 27.8-45.3 47 31.4 23.7-40.3 25 15.1 9.7-22.6 15 10.2 6.1-16.6 11 7.2 3.6-13.9
Northeastern Partnership 240 81 33.7 27.0-41.1 84 35.2 28.6-42.4 38 15.2 10.7-21.2 21 9.4 6.0-14.3 16 6.6 3.6-11.5
Mountain AHEC 505 159 31.8 26.7-37.5 165 33.8 28.5-39.5 118 21.5 17.3-26.4 43 9.6 6.3-14.2 20 3.3 2.0- 5.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 917 300 32.2 27.7-37.1 300 36.3 31.4-41.6 191 18.6 14.8-23.2 77 7.3 5.3-10.1 49 5.5 3.6- 8.2
Piedmont 1,262 434 34.9 31.3-38.6 383 30.0 26.6-33.6 284 22.1 19.1-25.5 86 7.6 5.7-10.1 75 5.4 4.1- 7.2
Western NC 802 253 33.3 28.4-38.6 270 31.4 27.1-36.1 182 23.6 19.4-28.4 60 7.7 5.4-10.9 37 4.0 2.5- 6.2

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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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