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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Alamance County

Environmental Factors

Things like smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals can cause outdoor air pollution. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by pollution in the air outdoors?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,801 1,863 12.0 11.4-12.7 12,938 88.0 87.3-88.6
-Alamance County 398 58 15.5 11.8-20.2 340 84.5 79.8-88.2
GENDER
Male 122 14 11.6 6.4-20.1 108 88.4 79.9-93.6
Female 276 44 18.4 13.6-24.4 232 81.6 75.6-86.4
RACE
White 309 48 17.3 12.8-23.0 261 82.7 77.0-87.2
Other 87 8 8.2 3.6-17.3 79 91.8 82.7-96.4
AGE
18-44 140 17 13.0 7.9-20.6 123 87.0 79.4-92.1
45+ 257 40 17.0 12.1-23.4 217 83.0 76.6-87.9
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 198 31 16.4 11.3-23.2 167 83.6 76.8-88.7
Some College + 199 27 14.7 9.6-21.9 172 85.3 78.1-90.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 244 39 16.2 11.6-22.3 205 83.8 77.7-88.4
$50,000+ 81 13 17.3 9.4-29.9 68 82.7 70.1-90.6

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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 (MAHEC): 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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