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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Aging and Caregiving

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,577 4,111 28.1 27.2-29.1 10,466 71.9 70.9-72.8
-Buncombe County 358 94 27.5 22.6-33.0 264 72.5 67.0-77.4
GENDER
Male 138 34 26.3 19.1-35.1 104 73.7 64.9-80.9
Female 220 60 28.6 22.3-35.8 160 71.4 64.2-77.7
RACE
White 319 83 27.3 22.1-33.1 236 72.7 66.9-77.9
Other 37 11 30.3 16.4-49.0 26 69.7 51.0-83.6
AGE
18-44 130 36 27.9 20.2-37.2 94 72.1 62.8-79.8
45+ 228 58 27.2 21.2-34.2 170 72.8 65.8-78.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 126 33 27.7 19.7-37.4 93 72.3 62.6-80.3
Some College + 232 61 27.4 21.4-34.3 171 72.6 65.7-78.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 204 46 22.9 17.0-30.0 158 77.1 70.0-83.0
$50,000+ 89 28 33.4 23.5-44.9 61 66.6 55.1-76.5

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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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