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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 3,437 2,236 66.5 64.1-68.9 1,201 33.5 31.1-35.9
AGE
18-24 176 145 81.8 71.5-89.0 31 18.2 11.0-28.5
25-34 488 375 79.0 73.4-83.7 113 21.0 16.3-26.6
35-44 637 453 68.1 62.6-73.2 184 31.9 26.8-37.4
45-54 721 497 71.4 66.3-76.1 224 28.6 23.9-33.7
55-64 608 373 57.9 51.8-63.8 235 42.1 36.2-48.2
65-74 489 265 55.3 49.1-61.5 224 44.7 38.5-50.9
75+ 294 113 37.8 30.1-46.2 181 62.2 53.8-69.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 377 167 49.7 41.8-57.5 210 50.3 42.5-58.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 995 573 57.4 52.6-62.0 422 42.6 38.0-47.4
Some Post-H.S. 952 635 70.8 66.3-74.8 317 29.2 25.2-33.7
College Graduate 1,111 860 76.5 72.7-79.9 251 23.5 20.1-27.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 318 164 48.9 40.5-57.4 154 51.1 42.6-59.5
$15,000- 24,999 565 339 60.0 53.5-66.1 226 40.0 33.9-46.5
$25,000- 34,999 381 239 70.5 63.5-76.7 142 29.5 23.3-36.5
$35,000- 49,999 484 345 73.3 67.0-78.8 139 26.7 21.2-33.0
$50,000-74,999 431 314 74.8 68.7-80.0 117 25.2 20.0-31.3
$75,000+ 506 406 80.6 75.5-84.9 100 19.4 15.1-24.5
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 189 121 64.0 55.9-71.4 68 36.0 28.6-44.1
Guilford 171 122 71.1 62.3-78.5 49 28.9 21.5-37.7
Mecklenburg 152 109 75.1 67.1-81.6 43 24.9 18.4-32.9
Orange 197 155 77.6 63.7-87.3 42 22.4 12.7-36.3
Wake 166 122 74.3 66.3-80.9 44 25.7 19.1-33.7
Chatham/Lee 138 87 69.7 61.2-77.1 51 30.3 22.9-38.8
Nash/Wilson 109 79 73.4 63.5-81.3 30 26.6 18.7-36.5
Craven/Pamlico 182 124 68.5 60.7-75.5 58 31.5 24.5-39.3
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 194 118 65.2 57.4-72.3 76 34.8 27.7-42.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 200 132 72.2 63.6-79.5 68 27.8 20.5-36.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 139 74 53.3 41.8-64.3 65 46.7 35.7-58.2
Graham/Swain/Jackson 178 114 63.6 54.2-72.0 64 36.4 28.0-45.8
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 92 55 61.5 50.2-71.8 37 38.5 28.2-49.8
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 135 71 54.7 45.3-63.8 64 45.3 36.2-54.7
Northeast NC I 115 65 58.5 48.4-67.8 50 41.5 32.2-51.6
Northeast NC II 176 119 69.7 61.9-76.6 57 30.3 23.4-38.1
Northeastern Partnership 291 184 66.5 60.2-72.2 107 33.5 27.8-39.8
Mountain AHEC 570 365 64.4 58.9-69.5 205 35.6 30.5-41.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,057 677 66.0 61.4-70.4 380 34.0 29.6-38.6
Piedmont 1,468 976 67.0 63.5-70.4 492 33.0 29.6-36.5
Western NC 912 583 65.8 61.3-70.2 329 34.2 29.8-38.7

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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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