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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Forsyth County

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
-Forsyth County 444 74 16.5 12.9-20.8 370 83.5 79.2-87.1
GENDER
Male 162 22 14.1 8.9-21.5 140 85.9 78.5-91.1
Female 282 52 18.7 14.2-24.2 230 81.3 75.8-85.8
RACE
White 320 51 14.6 10.9-19.4 269 85.4 80.6-89.1
Other 122 23 21.5 14.0-31.6 99 78.5 68.4-86.0
AGE
18-44 170 32 18.9 13.1-26.6 138 81.1 73.4-86.9
45+ 273 42 14.8 10.6-20.2 231 85.2 79.8-89.4
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 165 21 10.5 6.6-16.2 144 89.5 83.8-93.4
Some College + 279 53 20.0 15.1-26.1 226 80.0 73.9-84.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 230 38 15.4 10.9-21.4 192 84.6 78.6-89.1
$50,000+ 136 27 20.3 13.7-29.1 109 79.7 70.9-86.3

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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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