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BRFSS Survey Results 2003 for Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 9,439 1,478 14.9 13.8-16.1 7,961 85.1 83.9-86.2
-Piedmont NC 4,047 583 14.1 12.6-15.8 3,464 85.9 84.2-87.4
GENDER
Male 1,529 181 11.3 9.2-13.7 1,348 88.7 86.3-90.8
Female 2,518 402 16.8 14.7-19.1 2,116 83.2 80.9-85.3
RACE
White 2,969 330 9.8 8.4-11.4 2,639 90.2 88.6-91.6
African American 817 190 22.8 19.0-27.1 627 77.2 72.9-81.0
Other Minorities 201 54 31.7 23.0-42.0 147 68.3 58.0-77.0
AGE
18-24 245 47 17.8 12.2-25.4 198 82.2 74.6-87.8
25-34 637 112 16.4 13.0-20.5 525 83.6 79.5-87.0
35-44 848 150 17.0 13.8-20.7 698 83.0 79.3-86.2
45-54 816 116 14.2 11.0-18.3 700 85.8 81.7-89.0
55-64 613 91 11.8 8.7-15.8 522 88.2 84.2-91.3
65-74 468 34 6.2 3.8- 9.8 434 93.8 90.2-96.2
75+ 389 30 5.9 3.7- 9.3 359 94.1 90.7-96.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 590 132 23.3 18.5-29.0 458 76.7 71.0-81.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,072 191 16.5 13.6-19.9 881 83.5 80.1-86.4
Some Post-H.S. 953 157 15.0 12.1-18.5 796 85.0 81.5-87.9
College Graduate 1,416 101 6.9 5.2- 9.1 1,315 93.1 90.9-94.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 362 102 28.1 21.3-36.0 260 71.9 64.0-78.7
$15,000- 24,999 665 176 24.9 20.4-30.0 489 75.1 70.0-79.6
$25,000- 34,999 403 68 16.8 12.0-23.1 335 83.2 76.9-88.0
$35,000- 49,999 547 54 11.0 8.0-15.1 493 89.0 84.9-92.0
$50,000-74,999 471 23 4.6 2.8- 7.5 448 95.4 92.5-97.2
$75,000+ 661 25 4.7 2.7- 8.3 636 95.3 91.7-97.3
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 454 69 16.2 12.5-20.7 385 83.8 79.3-87.5
Guilford 443 59 15.2 11.4-20.0 384 84.8 80.0-88.6
Mecklenburg 448 57 13.8 10.4-18.3 391 86.2 81.7-89.6
Orange 452 52 15.1 9.7-22.6 400 84.9 77.4-90.3
Wake 453 63 17.0 12.7-22.5 390 83.0 77.5-87.3
Chatham/Lee 400 58 12.4 9.3-16.3 342 87.6 83.7-90.7
Nash/Wilson 379 65 19.7 15.4-24.9 314 80.3 75.1-84.6
Craven/Pamlico 456 63 14.0 10.5-18.5 393 86.0 81.5-89.5
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 437 73 15.0 11.5-19.2 364 85.0 80.8-88.5
Appalachian/Wilkes 455 75 20.2 13.6-28.7 380 79.8 71.3-86.4
Franklin/Gran./Vance 479 95 18.2 14.0-23.3 384 81.8 76.7-86.0
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 72 18.9 10.6-31.4 353 81.1 68.6-89.4
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 109 23.7 19.5-28.6 367 76.3 71.4-80.5
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 420 89 21.0 16.7-26.0 331 79.0 74.0-83.3
Northeast NC I 459 77 16.7 13.0-21.1 382 83.3 78.9-87.0
Northeast NC II 514 88 17.6 13.9-22.0 426 82.4 78.0-86.1
Northeastern Partnership 973 165 17.3 14.5-20.5 808 82.7 79.5-85.5
Mountain AHEC 1,305 196 16.2 12.3-21.0 1,109 83.8 79.0-87.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,318 564 15.0 13.1-17.1 2,754 85.0 82.9-86.9
Piedmont 4,047 583 14.1 12.6-15.8 3,464 85.9 84.2-87.4
Western NC 2,074 331 18.0 14.9-21.6 1,743 82.0 78.4-85.1

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* Data in this table were derived from health insurance question and only those under age 65 and employed for wages included

^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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