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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Within Last 5 Years Currently No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,560 490 31.9 28.6-35.4 61 4.8 3.5- 6.7 1,009 63.3 59.7-66.7
AGE
18-24 227 80 33.1 24.9-42.6 12 4.9 2.0-11.2 135 62.0 52.4-70.8
25-34 581 249 43.4 37.8-49.2 38 7.9 5.3-11.6 294 48.7 43.0-54.4
35-44 752 161 21.8 18.0-26.2 11 2.3 1.2- 4.5 580 75.9 71.4-79.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 105 28 29.2 18.4-43.0 4 7.9 2.2-24.1 73 63.0 48.6-75.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 379 124 33.2 26.6-40.6 9 2.6 1.2- 5.6 246 64.2 56.8-71.0
Some Post-H.S. 448 149 35.7 29.2-42.8 15 2.9 1.2- 6.8 284 61.4 54.3-68.1
College Graduate 627 189 28.4 23.9-33.3 33 7.3 4.9-10.8 405 64.3 59.0-69.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 34 42.5 29.4-56.7 2 0.6 0.1- 2.6 78 56.9 42.8-69.9
$15,000- 24,999 264 79 33.5 25.3-43.0 8 6.1 2.3-15.0 177 60.4 50.9-69.2
$25,000- 34,999 198 55 32.7 23.2-43.7 4 2.9 1.0- 8.4 139 64.4 53.4-74.2
$35,000- 49,999 250 77 30.5 22.7-39.8 15 6.1 3.1-11.7 158 63.4 54.1-71.7
$50,000-74,999 222 75 33.5 25.7-42.3 11 5.9 2.8-12.1 136 60.5 51.5-68.9
$75,000+ 267 90 30.9 24.3-38.4 13 5.8 3.0-10.7 164 63.3 55.6-70.4
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 76 22 28.7 18.8-41.2 5 6.4 2.6-15.0 49 64.9 52.1-75.7
Guilford 68 23 43.6 30.2-58.0 6 9.0 3.9-19.3 39 47.4 34.2-61.1
Mecklenburg 69 27 35.6 24.7-48.2 6 11.2 5.1-22.8 36 53.2 40.5-65.5
Orange 106 26 26.7 13.9-45.1 2 1.8 0.4- 8.0 78 71.4 53.5-84.5
Wake 98 28 26.2 18.0-36.4 5 4.4 1.7-11.0 65 69.4 58.9-78.2
Chatham/Lee 49 20 35.7 22.8-51.1 2 5.4 1.3-19.1 27 58.9 43.2-73.0
Nash/Wilson 47 15 36.1 22.2-52.9 1 1.8 0.3-12.1 31 62.0 45.5-76.2
Craven/Pamlico 82 30 41.9 30.4-54.4 5 7.6 2.8-18.7 47 50.5 38.4-62.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 88 33 37.6 26.7-49.9 2 2.3 0.6- 9.0 53 60.1 47.8-71.2
Appalachian/Wilkes 110 32 37.5 22.8-54.8 2 3.1 0.6-14.1 76 59.4 42.8-74.2
Franklin/Gran./Vance 62 27 43.3 28.7-59.1 0 0.0 . - . 35 56.7 40.9-71.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 77 18 19.7 12.0-30.4 2 3.7 0.8-14.9 57 76.7 65.1-85.3
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 51 14 29.6 17.9-44.7 2 5.9 1.3-22.6 35 64.5 49.2-77.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 63 15 25.3 14.7-40.1 3 5.1 1.5-15.6 45 69.6 54.8-81.2
Northeast NC I 49 22 48.2 33.9-62.9 1 1.8 0.3-11.8 26 50.0 35.5-64.5
Northeast NC II 72 21 27.5 17.9-39.7 2 4.3 1.0-17.2 49 68.2 55.4-78.7
Northeastern Partnership 121 43 33.4 24.9-43.2 3 3.6 1.0-12.5 75 63.0 52.9-72.1
Mountain AHEC 218 62 31.7 23.8-40.7 8 3.9 1.6- 9.1 148 64.5 55.4-72.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 486 151 32.1 26.0-38.8 19 5.0 2.5-10.0 316 62.9 55.9-69.4
Piedmont 672 220 30.9 26.4-35.7 30 5.3 3.5- 7.9 422 63.8 58.8-68.6
Western NC 402 119 34.9 27.8-42.7 12 3.0 1.5- 6.0 271 62.1 54.4-69.3

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*Derived from the two pregnancy questions. Asked only of females age 18 to 45.

^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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