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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 4,875 1,387 28.1 26.6-29.7 3,488 71.9 70.3-73.4
GENDER
Male 1,748 481 27.3 25.0-29.8 1,267 72.7 70.2-75.0
Female 3,127 906 28.8 27.0-30.7 2,221 71.2 69.3-73.0
RACE
White 3,228 934 29.1 27.3-31.0 2,294 70.9 69.0-72.7
African American 1,220 349 29.3 26.2-32.5 871 70.7 67.5-73.8
Other Minorities 14 2 11.6 2.7-38.7 12 88.4 61.3-97.3
AGE
18-24 319 58 16.3 12.0-21.9 261 83.7 78.1-88.0
25-34 797 170 20.3 17.3-23.7 627 79.7 76.3-82.7
35-44 857 253 29.5 26.0-33.2 604 70.5 66.8-74.0
45-54 896 323 36.4 32.6-40.3 573 63.6 59.7-67.4
55-64 852 299 33.2 29.5-37.2 553 66.8 62.8-70.5
65-74 661 166 26.9 23.0-31.1 495 73.1 68.9-77.0
75+ 474 112 25.7 21.2-30.7 362 74.3 69.3-78.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 827 191 21.4 18.1-25.0 636 78.6 75.0-81.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,557 442 27.8 25.2-30.6 1,115 72.2 69.4-74.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,280 386 31.6 28.6-34.8 894 68.4 65.2-71.4
College Graduate 1,202 366 29.9 27.0-33.0 836 70.1 67.0-73.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 649 179 26.7 22.7-31.1 470 73.3 68.9-77.3
$15,000- 24,999 910 254 27.6 24.1-31.3 656 72.4 68.7-75.9
$25,000- 34,999 579 153 26.8 22.8-31.2 426 73.2 68.8-77.2
$35,000- 49,999 647 202 30.2 26.2-34.5 445 69.8 65.5-73.8
$50,000-74,999 525 157 30.1 25.8-34.9 368 69.9 65.1-74.2
$75,000+ 543 176 31.0 26.7-35.5 367 69.0 64.5-73.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,717 502 30.4 27.8-33.1 1,215 69.6 66.9-72.2
No 3,116 875 27.0 25.2-28.9 2,241 73.0 71.1-74.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 694 204 32.9 28.9-37.2 490 67.1 62.8-71.1
Non-Veteran 4,048 1,161 27.7 26.0-29.3 2,887 72.3 70.7-74.0
Currently Serving 133 22 14.9 9.5-22.5 111 85.1 77.5-90.5

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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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