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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES

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 881 98 10.6 8.4-13.2 783 89.4 86.8-91.6
AGE
18-24 60 6 9.5 3.6-22.6 54 90.5 77.4-96.4
25-34 140 15 7.8 4.5-13.1 125 92.2 86.9-95.5
35-44 176 17 7.2 4.1-12.4 159 92.8 87.6-95.9
45-54 174 24 15.7 10.0-23.9 150 84.3 76.1-90.0
55-64 163 22 15.3 9.7-23.4 141 84.7 76.6-90.3
65-74 104 10 6.5 3.1-13.2 94 93.5 86.8-96.9
75+ 59 4 9.9 3.4-25.4 55 90.1 74.6-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 218 36 17.1 11.8-24.0 182 82.9 76.0-88.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 331 29 6.9 4.5-10.3 302 93.1 89.7-95.5
Some Post-H.S. 188 17 9.9 5.8-16.5 171 90.1 83.5-94.2
College Graduate 141 16 11.0 6.1-19.2 125 89.0 80.8-93.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 141 23 15.9 9.8-25.0 118 84.1 75.0-90.2
$15,000- 24,999 177 16 9.2 5.2-15.7 161 90.8 84.3-94.8
$25,000- 34,999 110 7 7.4 3.5-15.1 103 92.6 84.9-96.5
$35,000- 49,999 121 20 14.6 8.9-23.1 101 85.4 76.9-91.1
$50,000-74,999 99 5 5.3 2.0-13.1 94 94.7 86.9-98.0
$75,000+ 65 9 13.0 6.1-25.8 56 87.0 74.2-93.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 299 54 19.2 14.4-25.1 245 80.8 74.9-85.6
No 540 41 7.3 5.0-10.4 499 92.7 89.6-95.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 257 21 7.8 4.8-12.4 236 92.2 87.6-95.2
Non-Veteran 591 74 11.8 9.0-15.2 517 88.2 84.8-91.0
Currently Serving 27 2 6.7 1.7-23.7 25 93.3 76.3-98.3

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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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