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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,965 590 11.2 10.2-12.3 4,375 88.8 87.7-89.8
GENDER
Male 1,791 163 8.6 7.2-10.2 1,628 91.4 89.8-92.8
Female 3,174 427 13.6 12.2-15.1 2,747 86.4 84.9-87.8
RACE
White 3,271 351 10.0 8.9-11.3 2,920 90.0 88.7-91.1
African American 1,258 180 13.4 11.3-15.7 1,078 86.6 84.3-88.7
Other Minorities 14 1 7.7 1.0-39.9 13 92.3 60.1-99.0
AGE
18-24 330 38 9.9 6.9-14.2 292 90.1 85.8-93.1
25-34 815 81 9.2 7.2-11.7 734 90.8 88.3-92.8
35-44 878 121 12.9 10.5-15.7 757 87.1 84.3-89.5
45-54 919 113 12.7 10.3-15.6 806 87.3 84.4-89.7
55-64 854 109 11.5 9.3-14.1 745 88.5 85.9-90.7
65-74 661 84 11.2 8.7-14.2 577 88.8 85.8-91.3
75+ 488 42 8.9 6.3-12.4 446 91.1 87.6-93.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 853 131 13.8 11.3-16.8 722 86.2 83.2-88.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,600 158 8.9 7.5-10.7 1,442 91.1 89.3-92.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,299 170 13.0 11.0-15.4 1,129 87.0 84.6-89.0
College Graduate 1,204 129 10.3 8.5-12.5 1,075 89.7 87.5-91.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 657 113 16.2 13.0-20.0 544 83.8 80.0-87.0
$15,000- 24,999 937 106 10.0 8.0-12.4 831 90.0 87.6-92.0
$25,000- 34,999 586 66 12.0 9.2-15.6 520 88.0 84.4-90.8
$35,000- 49,999 659 64 10.8 8.2-14.0 595 89.2 86.0-91.8
$50,000-74,999 533 47 7.4 5.4-10.0 486 92.6 90.0-94.6
$75,000+ 543 41 7.3 5.2-10.1 502 92.7 89.9-94.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,707 302 17.7 15.6-20.0 1,405 82.3 80.0-84.4
No 3,095 278 8.2 7.2- 9.4 2,817 91.8 90.6-92.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 702 67 9.5 7.3-12.2 635 90.5 87.8-92.7
Non-Veteran 4,120 512 11.8 10.7-13.0 3,608 88.2 87.0-89.3
Currently Serving 134 11 6.3 3.2-12.1 123 93.7 87.9-96.8

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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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