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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Environmental Factors

Things like dust, mold, smoke, and chemicals inside the home or office can cause poor indoor air quality. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,812 2,446 16.4 15.6-17.1 12,366 83.6 82.9-84.4
-Eastern NC 4,962 763 14.7 13.6-15.9 4,199 85.3 84.1-86.4
GENDER
Male 1,794 215 11.6 10.0-13.4 1,579 88.4 86.6-90.0
Female 3,168 548 17.6 16.1-19.2 2,620 82.4 80.8-83.9
RACE
White 3,273 507 15.5 14.1-17.1 2,766 84.5 82.9-85.9
African American 1,248 184 13.9 11.8-16.3 1,064 86.1 83.7-88.2
Other Minorities 14 2 17.9 4.4-51.2 12 82.1 48.8-95.6
AGE
18-24 333 61 15.0 11.2-19.8 272 85.0 80.2-88.8
25-34 813 131 14.9 12.4-17.9 682 85.1 82.1-87.6
35-44 873 160 17.3 14.6-20.4 713 82.7 79.6-85.4
45-54 916 159 18.4 15.6-21.7 757 81.6 78.3-84.4
55-64 859 139 14.0 11.6-16.8 720 86.0 83.2-88.4
65-74 669 74 9.2 7.0-11.9 595 90.8 88.1-93.0
75+ 480 35 7.7 5.3-11.0 445 92.3 89.0-94.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 853 110 11.9 9.6-14.7 743 88.1 85.3-90.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,591 195 11.5 9.8-13.5 1,396 88.5 86.5-90.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,302 236 17.6 15.3-20.1 1,066 82.4 79.9-84.7
College Graduate 1,207 220 18.3 15.9-21.0 987 81.7 79.0-84.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 662 117 17.6 14.3-21.6 545 82.4 78.4-85.7
$15,000- 24,999 933 137 12.8 10.6-15.5 796 87.2 84.5-89.4
$25,000- 34,999 582 76 13.5 10.5-17.2 506 86.5 82.8-89.5
$35,000- 49,999 654 91 13.6 10.9-16.9 563 86.4 83.1-89.1
$50,000-74,999 529 96 17.0 13.7-21.0 433 83.0 79.0-86.3
$75,000+ 545 86 16.0 12.8-19.8 459 84.0 80.2-87.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,708 341 20.0 17.8-22.3 1,367 80.0 77.7-82.2
No 3,088 408 12.5 11.2-13.9 2,680 87.5 86.1-88.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 704 86 12.3 9.7-15.4 618 87.7 84.6-90.3
Non-Veteran 4,114 656 15.3 14.0-16.6 3,458 84.7 83.4-86.0
Currently Serving 135 19 13.5 8.2-21.3 116 86.5 78.7-91.8

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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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