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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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%)
TOTAL 1,743 521 30.8 28.1-33.6 1,222 69.2 66.4-71.9
AGE
18-24 113 18 12.7 7.1-21.7 95 87.3 78.3-92.9
25-34 319 78 23.4 18.3-29.3 241 76.6 70.7-81.7
35-44 338 113 36.2 29.9-43.0 225 63.8 57.0-70.1
45-54 330 126 41.3 34.7-48.2 204 58.7 51.8-65.3
55-64 256 101 38.9 31.9-46.4 155 61.1 53.6-68.1
65-74 219 50 21.3 15.6-28.4 169 78.7 71.6-84.4
75+ 157 31 23.7 16.0-33.7 126 76.3 66.3-84.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 372 86 24.2 19.3-30.0 286 75.8 70.0-80.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 567 168 30.5 25.9-35.4 399 69.5 64.6-74.1
Some Post-H.S. 455 150 32.2 27.1-37.7 305 67.8 62.3-72.9
College Graduate 346 115 34.3 28.2-41.0 231 65.7 59.0-71.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 96 25.7 20.8-31.3 284 74.3 68.7-79.2
$15,000- 24,999 426 133 32.0 26.7-37.8 293 68.0 62.2-73.3
$25,000- 34,999 224 77 34.3 27.0-42.5 147 65.7 57.5-73.0
$35,000- 49,999 175 64 35.4 27.4-44.2 111 64.6 55.8-72.6
$50,000-74,999 92 29 28.6 19.3-40.1 63 71.4 59.9-80.7
$75,000+ 79 26 31.9 21.4-44.6 53 68.1 55.4-78.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 635 180 31.8 27.4-36.5 455 68.2 63.5-72.6
No 1,092 338 30.4 27.1-34.0 754 69.6 66.0-72.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 13 21.8 11.6-37.2 37 78.2 62.8-88.4
Non-Veteran 1,683 507 31.2 28.4-34.0 1,176 68.8 66.0-71.6
Currently Serving 10 1 7.4 1.0-39.1 9 92.6 60.9-99.0

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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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