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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 885 116 13.4 10.9-16.3 769 86.6 83.7-89.1
AGE
18-24 59 11 17.2 8.8-31.1 48 82.8 68.9-91.2
25-34 139 29 19.7 13.3-28.0 110 80.3 72.0-86.7
35-44 175 22 13.1 8.1-20.4 153 86.9 79.6-91.9
45-54 175 25 14.6 9.2-22.4 150 85.4 77.6-90.8
55-64 168 19 11.7 7.0-19.0 149 88.3 81.0-93.0
65-74 104 6 4.7 1.5-13.4 98 95.3 86.6-98.5
75+ 60 4 7.5 2.5-20.4 56 92.5 79.6-97.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 218 24 10.8 6.7-17.1 194 89.2 82.9-93.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 333 31 8.8 5.9-13.0 302 91.2 87.0-94.1
Some Post-H.S. 189 37 21.2 15.1-29.0 152 78.8 71.0-84.9
College Graduate 143 24 17.1 10.7-26.2 119 82.9 73.8-89.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 143 21 16.4 9.7-26.2 122 83.6 73.8-90.3
$15,000- 24,999 176 16 10.3 5.8-17.5 160 89.7 82.5-94.2
$25,000- 34,999 110 13 12.6 7.2-21.2 97 87.4 78.8-92.8
$35,000- 49,999 121 24 18.6 11.9-27.9 97 81.4 72.1-88.1
$50,000-74,999 99 13 13.0 7.0-22.7 86 87.0 77.3-93.0
$75,000+ 65 17 24.1 14.1-38.1 48 75.9 61.9-85.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 302 48 17.7 13.0-23.7 254 82.3 76.3-87.0
No 541 61 11.5 8.6-15.1 480 88.5 84.9-91.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 260 30 12.2 8.1-17.9 230 87.8 82.1-91.9
Non-Veteran 591 84 14.2 11.2-18.0 507 85.8 82.0-88.8
Currently Serving 28 1 4.8 0.7-27.3 27 95.2 72.7-99.3

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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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