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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Aging and Caregiving

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,067 1,699 42.5 40.6-44.4 2,368 57.5 55.6-59.4
-Buncombe County 94 47 49.2 38.2-60.3 47 50.8 39.7-61.8
GENDER
Male 34 15 41.3 25.6-58.9 19 58.7 41.1-74.4
Female 60 32 56.3 42.2-69.4 28 43.7 30.6-57.8
RACE
White 83 40 48.2 36.6-59.9 43 51.8 40.1-63.4
Other 11 7 56.5 24.4-84.0 4 43.5 16.0-75.6
AGE
18-44 36 20 54.6 36.7-71.3 16 45.4 28.7-63.3
45+ 58 27 45.6 32.2-59.7 31 54.4 40.3-67.8
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 33 17 53.5 35.0-71.1 16 46.5 28.9-65.0
Some College + 61 30 46.8 33.6-60.5 31 53.2 39.5-66.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 46 30 63.7 46.8-77.7 16 36.3 22.3-53.2
$50,000+ 28 8 27.7 14.0-47.6 20 72.3 52.4-86.0

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Asked only of respondents who provided regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.

^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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