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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,770 280 16.7 14.6-19.0 1,490 83.3 81.0-85.4
AGE
18-24 114 16 18.6 10.5-30.8 98 81.4 69.2-89.5
25-34 326 43 14.2 9.9-19.8 283 85.8 80.2-90.1
35-44 348 60 18.1 13.6-23.7 288 81.9 76.3-86.4
45-54 343 67 20.1 15.1-26.2 276 79.9 73.8-84.9
55-64 252 43 17.2 12.5-23.2 209 82.8 76.8-87.5
65-74 222 29 11.8 7.7-17.8 193 88.2 82.2-92.3
75+ 155 18 11.5 6.5-19.5 137 88.5 80.5-93.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 371 60 17.6 13.3-22.9 311 82.4 77.1-86.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 584 76 15.1 11.5-19.5 508 84.9 80.5-88.5
Some Post-H.S. 463 83 17.4 13.5-22.0 380 82.6 78.0-86.5
College Graduate 349 59 17.3 12.8-22.9 290 82.7 77.1-87.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 77 21.8 17.0-27.7 303 78.2 72.3-83.0
$15,000- 24,999 438 57 13.4 9.8-18.0 381 86.6 82.0-90.2
$25,000- 34,999 232 37 18.0 12.0-26.1 195 82.0 73.9-88.0
$35,000- 49,999 178 27 16.4 10.9-23.9 151 83.6 76.1-89.1
$50,000-74,999 91 14 17.2 9.2-29.9 77 82.8 70.1-90.8
$75,000+ 80 12 17.7 9.8-29.8 68 82.3 70.2-90.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 626 135 22.4 18.7-26.7 491 77.6 73.3-81.3
No 1,082 133 13.4 10.9-16.4 949 86.6 83.6-89.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 48 8 18.6 8.7-35.6 40 81.4 64.4-91.3
Non-Veteran 1,711 271 16.7 14.5-19.1 1,440 83.3 80.9-85.5
Currently Serving 10 1 7.1 0.9-38.0 9 92.9 62.0-99.1

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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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