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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
0-3 months 4-11 months 1 year 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,818 510 20.6 18.3-23.1 463 16.7 14.6-19.0 552 19.8 17.6-22.1 916 31.4 29.0-33.9 377 11.6 10.1-13.3
AGE
18-24 150 43 31.3 21.2-43.6 36 29.6 19.1-42.8 35 22.0 13.6-33.6 34 16.8 10.3-26.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.2
25-34 430 99 21.4 16.6-27.2 93 18.2 13.6-24.0 86 23.1 17.8-29.5 117 28.3 22.7-34.7 35 8.9 5.9-13.4
35-44 571 109 19.4 15.3-24.4 96 17.5 13.4-22.5 111 18.9 14.7-24.0 180 32.0 26.9-37.6 75 12.2 8.9-16.4
45-54 636 122 20.1 15.6-25.5 89 12.8 9.5-17.0 115 16.9 13.3-21.2 221 37.1 31.8-42.8 89 13.1 9.8-17.4
55-64 498 75 21.8 16.1-28.7 70 12.5 8.9-17.3 103 19.0 14.6-24.4 177 33.0 27.4-39.2 73 13.7 10.0-18.5
65-74 354 45 12.3 8.2-18.1 59 19.4 14.0-26.1 67 18.3 13.1-25.0 129 35.2 28.5-42.5 54 14.8 10.5-20.5
75+ 166 14 14.8 7.9-26.1 20 8.0 4.5-13.9 32 24.7 16.2-35.8 51 28.7 20.4-38.7 49 23.7 15.7-34.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 268 50 26.6 18.3-37.0 36 9.0 5.4-14.6 62 24.5 17.7-32.9 89 27.4 20.6-35.5 31 12.5 7.5-20.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 800 116 17.3 13.7-21.7 143 19.1 15.1-23.8 155 19.3 15.4-23.9 290 33.2 28.7-37.9 96 11.1 8.4-14.5
Some Post-H.S. 796 151 21.3 17.0-26.4 127 17.7 13.6-22.8 160 19.9 15.9-24.6 255 30.4 25.9-35.2 103 10.8 8.2-14.0
College Graduate 951 193 20.9 17.3-24.9 156 16.0 12.7-19.9 175 18.6 15.3-22.4 281 32.1 27.9-36.6 146 12.5 9.9-15.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 235 40 22.1 13.8-33.6 45 19.6 12.5-29.4 57 18.9 12.9-26.9 63 24.6 17.7-33.1 30 14.7 9.1-22.8
$15,000- 24,999 457 83 18.7 13.5-25.4 79 19.5 14.0-26.5 85 24.5 18.4-31.8 147 26.9 21.5-33.0 63 10.4 7.0-15.0
$25,000- 34,999 321 63 21.5 15.3-29.4 62 19.0 12.7-27.3 61 21.5 14.6-30.6 110 31.8 24.7-39.8 25 6.2 3.2-11.7
$35,000- 49,999 442 80 18.3 13.4-24.4 69 13.8 9.5-19.5 86 18.5 13.7-24.5 152 39.9 33.3-46.9 55 9.5 6.4-13.9
$50,000-74,999 379 70 22.6 17.0-29.3 71 17.4 12.7-23.6 74 18.5 13.7-24.5 108 27.6 21.6-34.5 56 13.9 9.9-19.2
$75,000+ 445 86 21.5 16.4-27.5 64 14.6 10.8-19.4 83 18.7 14.4-24.0 149 33.1 27.5-39.3 63 12.1 8.7-16.6
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 158 29 22.2 14.8-32.0 17 8.7 5.2-14.0 33 21.1 14.9-28.9 57 34.0 26.3-42.7 22 14.0 8.8-21.5
Guilford 147 27 19.3 12.7-28.2 22 17.1 10.7-26.3 31 20.4 14.2-28.4 50 34.8 26.5-44.2 17 8.4 5.1-13.6
Mecklenburg 133 21 17.1 10.9-25.8 20 13.9 8.7-21.4 26 19.3 12.8-28.0 43 33.8 25.4-43.5 23 15.8 10.3-23.7
Orange 155 28 18.7 10.2-31.9 30 16.4 10.2-25.2 27 32.0 17.8-50.5 46 24.3 15.8-35.6 24 8.6 5.1-13.9
Wake 134 26 22.8 15.5-32.2 18 13.6 8.2-21.9 27 18.1 12.2-26.0 47 34.9 26.5-44.4 16 10.5 6.4-16.9
Chatham/Lee 100 9 8.4 4.1-16.4 19 19.4 12.1-29.6 27 27.2 18.1-38.6 29 29.8 20.8-40.6 16 15.3 9.2-24.5
Nash/Wilson 92 11 10.8 5.8-19.4 17 16.2 9.9-25.3 14 15.8 9.0-26.3 36 43.0 32.2-54.5 14 14.2 8.2-23.4
Craven/Pamlico 154 29 21.7 15.0-30.4 25 14.3 9.4-21.1 28 19.2 13.1-27.3 50 32.6 25.1-41.0 22 12.2 7.8-18.6
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 165 32 22.9 15.4-32.5 23 14.9 9.7-22.1 34 20.6 14.5-28.5 57 31.7 24.4-40.0 19 10.0 6.2-15.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 169 31 18.7 12.3-27.4 41 30.5 18.1-46.6 34 16.4 10.9-23.9 44 24.3 16.4-34.5 19 10.1 6.0-16.7
Franklin/Gran./Vance 117 22 17.0 10.7-25.8 17 14.3 8.2-23.6 21 18.3 10.6-29.6 40 33.8 24.1-45.1 17 16.7 8.5-30.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 147 31 27.7 18.7-39.1 21 13.0 7.9-20.6 26 14.3 9.4-21.1 44 29.0 21.4-38.1 25 16.0 10.4-23.7
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 64 10 15.0 7.9-26.4 12 21.4 12.2-35.0 14 18.0 10.1-30.0 21 36.8 24.7-50.8 7 8.8 4.1-17.9
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 118 26 22.9 15.1-33.1 22 17.3 11.1-26.0 20 19.7 12.1-30.5 37 29.8 21.5-39.7 13 10.3 5.8-17.5
Northeast NC I 82 15 19.2 11.4-30.3 13 15.2 8.7-25.1 15 16.9 9.5-28.1 28 35.8 25.4-47.7 11 13.0 7.0-22.8
Northeast NC II 144 20 15.2 9.4-23.7 25 18.0 11.6-26.7 31 23.2 16.3-31.8 51 33.7 25.6-42.9 17 10.0 5.9-16.5
Northeastern Partnership 226 35 16.2 11.2-22.9 38 17.2 12.1-24.0 46 21.5 16.0-28.4 79 34.2 27.5-41.6 28 10.8 7.1-15.9
Mountain AHEC 476 86 17.7 13.6-22.9 65 12.7 9.3-17.0 98 22.3 17.6-27.8 156 33.7 28.3-39.6 71 13.6 10.2-18.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 863 147 20.4 16.0-25.7 150 18.2 14.3-22.8 159 17.7 14.0-22.2 298 32.6 27.9-37.5 109 11.1 8.4-14.7
Piedmont 1,191 226 21.8 18.6-25.4 190 15.4 12.6-18.7 231 20.5 17.4-24.0 382 30.7 27.3-34.3 162 11.6 9.5-14.1
Western NC 764 137 17.2 13.8-21.2 123 18.0 13.6-23.4 162 20.7 16.9-25.0 236 31.8 27.0-37.0 106 12.3 9.6-15.7

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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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