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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,796 1,465 81.6 79.2-83.7 331 18.4 16.3-20.8
AGE
18-24 116 99 89.2 81.9-93.7 17 10.8 6.3-18.1
25-34 327 272 83.6 78.2-87.8 55 16.4 12.2-21.8
35-44 352 260 76.3 70.6-81.3 92 23.7 18.7-29.4
45-54 345 253 71.8 65.3-77.6 92 28.2 22.4-34.7
55-64 260 211 79.4 72.0-85.2 49 20.6 14.8-28.0
65-74 224 205 92.4 87.5-95.5 19 7.6 4.5-12.5
75+ 161 155 97.2 93.8-98.8 6 2.8 1.2- 6.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 383 314 80.8 75.5-85.1 69 19.2 14.9-24.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 592 462 77.7 73.2-81.6 130 22.3 18.4-26.8
Some Post-H.S. 465 375 80.4 75.1-84.7 90 19.6 15.3-24.9
College Graduate 353 311 89.7 85.5-92.8 42 10.3 7.2-14.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 384 305 77.0 71.2-81.8 79 23.0 18.2-28.8
$15,000- 24,999 443 337 76.9 71.7-81.4 106 23.1 18.6-28.3
$25,000- 34,999 233 186 81.0 73.8-86.6 47 19.0 13.4-26.2
$35,000- 49,999 179 146 82.5 74.9-88.1 33 17.5 11.9-25.1
$50,000-74,999 93 78 83.0 69.7-91.2 15 17.0 8.8-30.3
$75,000+ 80 69 85.2 73.8-92.1 11 14.8 7.9-26.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 641 510 79.3 75.2-82.8 131 20.7 17.2-24.8
No 1,092 907 83.3 80.3-86.0 185 16.7 14.0-19.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 49 36 72.2 50.5-86.9 13 27.8 13.1-49.5
Non-Veteran 1,736 1,419 81.8 79.5-84.0 317 18.2 16.0-20.5
Currently Serving 10 9 92.6 60.9-99.0 1 7.4 1.0-39.1

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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