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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,772 321 20.2 17.8-22.8 1,451 79.8 77.2-82.2
AGE
18-24 116 23 27.4 17.6-40.1 93 72.6 59.9-82.4
25-34 325 50 15.8 11.1-21.8 275 84.2 78.2-88.9
35-44 349 83 26.2 20.7-32.6 266 73.8 67.4-79.3
45-54 341 76 24.2 18.8-30.5 265 75.8 69.5-81.2
55-64 254 46 19.9 14.6-26.6 208 80.1 73.4-85.4
65-74 220 27 9.2 5.9-14.1 193 90.8 85.9-94.1
75+ 156 12 9.8 5.0-18.6 144 90.2 81.4-95.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 375 54 15.4 11.4-20.6 321 84.6 79.4-88.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 582 88 17.8 13.9-22.5 494 82.2 77.5-86.1
Some Post-H.S. 461 109 25.2 20.4-30.8 352 74.8 69.2-79.6
College Graduate 351 68 21.0 16.1-26.9 283 79.0 73.1-83.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 379 69 21.0 15.9-27.2 310 79.0 72.8-84.1
$15,000- 24,999 436 75 18.1 13.9-23.0 361 81.9 77.0-86.1
$25,000- 34,999 232 39 18.4 12.3-26.5 193 81.6 73.5-87.7
$35,000- 49,999 176 40 26.0 18.9-34.6 136 74.0 65.4-81.1
$50,000-74,999 91 20 27.7 16.9-42.0 71 72.3 58.0-83.1
$75,000+ 80 13 15.1 8.4-25.5 67 84.9 74.5-91.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 629 135 24.0 20.0-28.5 494 76.0 71.5-80.0
No 1,082 173 18.0 15.1-21.3 909 82.0 78.7-84.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 49 16 42.7 25.5-61.9 33 57.3 38.1-74.5
Non-Veteran 1,713 305 19.5 17.2-22.1 1,408 80.5 77.9-82.8
Currently Serving 9 0 0.0 . - . 9 100 . - .

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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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