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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Mecklenburg County

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
-Mecklenburg County 631 90 13.3 10.7-16.5 541 86.7 83.5-89.3
GENDER
Male 247 28 10.4 7.0-15.2 219 89.6 84.8-93.0
Female 384 62 16.1 12.4-20.6 322 83.9 79.4-87.6
RACE
White 435 66 14.4 11.2-18.4 369 85.6 81.6-88.8
Other 193 23 11.1 7.1-16.9 170 88.9 83.1-92.9
AGE
18-44 322 42 12.1 8.8-16.4 280 87.9 83.6-91.2
45+ 307 48 14.8 10.9-19.9 259 85.2 80.1-89.1
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 177 25 11.0 7.1-16.5 152 89.0 83.5-92.9
Some College + 453 65 14.4 11.1-18.4 388 85.6 81.6-88.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 261 42 14.4 10.2-19.9 219 85.6 80.1-89.8
$50,000+ 243 33 12.8 9.0-18.0 210 87.2 82.0-91.0

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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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