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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,155 5,888 59.1 57.4-60.7 924 10.1 9.2-11.1 520 5.6 4.9- 6.3 268 2.9 2.4- 3.4 1,555 22.4 20.8-24.0
-Piedmont NC 3,929 2,512 59.4 57.1-61.7 423 10.9 9.6-12.4 225 5.4 4.5- 6.5 118 2.9 2.3- 3.8 651 21.3 19.2-23.5
GENDER
Male 1,481 884 55.0 51.2-58.7 144 10.0 8.0-12.3 96 5.6 4.2- 7.4 56 3.2 2.2- 4.7 301 26.3 22.8-30.0
Female 2,448 1,628 63.7 60.8-66.4 279 11.8 10.1-13.8 129 5.2 4.2- 6.6 62 2.7 1.9- 3.8 350 16.6 14.4-19.0
RACE
White 2,886 1,888 61.6 58.9-64.3 335 12.0 10.4-13.9 183 6.4 5.2- 7.8 97 3.4 2.6- 4.5 383 16.6 14.4-19.0
African American 791 517 63.7 58.5-68.5 70 8.8 6.3-12.1 34 3.2 2.1- 4.9 19 2.0 1.1- 3.5 151 22.4 18.1-27.3
Other Minorities 196 79 34.6 25.7-44.7 11 6.9 3.3-13.6 6 2.6 1.0- 6.6 0 0.0 . - . 100 56.0 45.8-65.7
AGE
18-24 231 82 34.5 26.5-43.5 22 12.2 7.1-20.2 12 2.8 0.9- 8.5 5 2.0 0.6- 6.4 110 48.4 39.3-57.6
25-34 605 240 38.9 33.7-44.3 69 10.3 7.6-13.8 62 10.0 7.3-13.5 25 3.9 2.3- 6.5 209 36.9 31.6-42.6
35-44 826 439 53.4 48.7-58.1 129 15.7 12.7-19.2 62 5.9 4.3- 8.1 43 5.2 3.6- 7.7 153 19.8 16.0-24.2
45-54 804 566 70.7 65.9-75.2 88 9.6 7.2-12.7 47 5.8 3.9- 8.6 24 2.3 1.2- 4.3 79 11.6 8.4-15.8
55-64 603 464 77.5 72.5-81.8 60 10.1 7.2-14.0 25 4.1 2.5- 6.7 13 1.7 0.8- 3.4 41 6.6 4.2-10.3
65-74 459 396 86.5 81.2-90.5 28 7.1 4.2-11.5 11 2.3 1.0- 5.0 4 0.6 0.1- 2.5 20 3.6 1.7- 7.4
75+ 371 307 83.6 77.8-88.1 20 4.6 2.5- 8.3 6 1.8 0.7- 4.2 4 1.7 0.5- 6.3 34 8.3 5.2-13.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 559 347 54.5 48.2-60.7 32 6.1 3.8- 9.6 12 2.3 1.1- 4.8 13 1.9 0.9- 3.8 155 35.3 29.3-41.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,039 673 59.7 55.0-64.3 89 7.9 6.0-10.5 42 3.4 2.2- 5.1 28 3.3 2.0- 5.4 207 25.7 21.4-30.5
Some Post-H.S. 935 601 59.6 54.7-64.3 111 12.8 9.8-16.5 60 5.9 4.0- 8.7 21 1.9 1.1- 3.4 142 19.8 15.9-24.5
College Graduate 1,382 882 61.7 58.0-65.3 188 14.2 11.8-17.1 111 8.3 6.5-10.4 56 4.1 2.8- 5.9 145 11.7 9.3-14.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 344 217 53.1 44.5-61.4 26 8.1 4.0-15.9 17 4.3 2.2- 8.3 7 1.9 0.8- 4.3 77 32.6 24.6-41.8
$15,000- 24,999 642 379 54.3 48.2-60.2 37 5.7 3.6- 9.0 29 3.2 1.5- 6.8 18 2.6 1.3- 5.0 179 34.2 28.6-40.4
$25,000- 34,999 388 243 57.3 49.6-64.7 47 10.3 7.1-14.9 23 6.1 3.5-10.6 14 3.1 1.5- 6.5 61 23.1 16.7-31.0
$35,000- 49,999 537 346 61.9 55.8-67.6 77 12.8 9.6-17.0 26 3.3 1.9- 5.7 23 5.5 3.2- 9.4 65 16.5 12.1-22.1
$50,000-74,999 461 288 60.4 54.1-66.3 49 12.2 8.6-17.0 48 9.9 7.0-13.8 14 3.4 1.6- 6.8 62 14.2 10.0-19.8
$75,000+ 650 446 67.0 61.8-71.8 83 12.0 9.2-15.5 51 9.2 6.7-12.6 23 3.0 1.7- 5.1 47 8.9 5.8-13.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 440 295 60.5 54.6-66.0 47 10.4 7.7-13.9 23 6.6 4.2-10.4 11 2.0 1.0- 4.0 64 20.5 15.6-26.3
Guilford 433 279 63.3 57.6-68.6 52 11.6 8.4-15.7 28 5.8 3.9- 8.6 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 61 16.7 12.6-21.8
Mecklenburg 431 286 56.0 49.6-62.2 35 9.9 6.6-14.4 28 6.0 4.1- 8.9 11 2.4 1.3- 4.4 71 25.7 19.8-32.7
Orange 430 244 47.9 40.4-55.5 58 14.7 9.6-21.9 27 7.1 3.9-12.5 17 4.7 2.1-10.5 84 25.6 19.4-32.9
Wake 443 278 58.9 53.0-64.4 55 11.0 8.3-14.4 27 5.8 3.7- 8.9 14 2.6 1.4- 4.7 69 21.7 16.7-27.7
Chatham/Lee 389 256 59.8 53.2-66.0 36 7.2 5.0-10.4 24 6.3 4.0- 9.7 7 1.9 0.9- 4.2 66 24.8 19.1-31.4
Nash/Wilson 372 254 62.5 56.3-68.2 29 8.2 5.6-12.0 16 4.2 2.5- 7.1 12 4.8 2.5- 9.1 61 20.3 15.5-26.0
Craven/Pamlico 443 299 62.9 57.2-68.3 41 8.2 5.9-11.3 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 8 2.3 1.1- 4.9 76 22.3 17.5-28.1
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 426 273 60.3 54.3-65.9 45 10.3 7.5-14.0 20 4.9 3.0- 7.8 18 3.7 2.2- 6.0 70 20.9 16.2-26.4
Appalachian/Wilkes 441 284 54.2 47.1-61.1 37 8.7 6.0-12.5 35 6.9 4.8- 9.9 11 2.6 1.3- 5.0 74 27.6 20.4-36.1
Franklin/Gran./Vance 469 299 54.3 45.6-62.7 47 10.0 6.7-14.6 22 4.5 2.7- 7.4 14 2.9 1.6- 5.3 87 28.4 19.5-39.3
Graham/Swain/Jackson 410 236 46.7 36.2-57.4 54 12.1 8.3-17.3 26 4.8 3.0- 7.5 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0 78 33.7 21.2-48.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 463 291 59.0 53.5-64.3 48 10.1 7.3-13.8 23 6.4 3.8-10.6 8 1.2 0.6- 2.4 93 23.3 18.9-28.4
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 406 271 60.4 54.1-66.5 35 8.9 6.1-12.7 18 4.2 2.5- 6.7 13 2.7 1.5- 4.9 69 23.8 18.4-30.2
Northeast NC I 449 291 61.1 54.1-67.6 38 7.1 4.9-10.1 25 4.8 3.1- 7.4 11 2.8 1.3- 5.8 84 24.3 17.9-32.1
Northeast NC II 494 320 59.3 53.7-64.7 44 8.9 6.2-12.5 36 7.1 5.0- 9.9 16 2.6 1.5- 4.5 78 22.1 17.3-27.8
Northeastern Partnership 943 611 59.9 55.6-64.1 82 8.2 6.3-10.7 61 6.3 4.7- 8.3 27 2.7 1.7- 4.1 162 22.9 18.9-27.4
Mountain AHEC 1,264 803 59.1 54.4-63.6 135 8.7 6.9-10.9 72 6.6 4.8- 9.1 42 3.1 2.1- 4.7 212 22.5 18.0-27.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,217 2,108 59.5 56.4-62.5 293 8.9 7.3-10.8 172 5.8 4.6- 7.2 86 2.7 2.0- 3.7 558 23.1 20.3-26.1
Piedmont 3,929 2,512 59.4 57.1-61.7 423 10.9 9.6-12.4 225 5.4 4.5- 6.5 118 2.9 2.3- 3.8 651 21.3 19.2-23.5
Western NC 2,009 1,268 56.6 52.9-60.3 208 9.3 7.6-11.4 123 5.8 4.5- 7.5 64 3.0 2.1- 4.3 346 25.2 21.5-29.3

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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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