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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors

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 14,812 2,446 16.4 15.6-17.1 12,366 83.6 82.9-84.4
GENDER
Male 5,481 693 12.9 11.9-14.1 4,788 87.1 85.9-88.1
Female 9,331 1,753 19.6 18.6-20.6 7,578 80.4 79.4-81.4
RACE
White 11,076 1,840 16.7 15.8-17.5 9,236 83.3 82.5-84.2
African American 2,657 437 17.2 15.4-19.1 2,220 82.8 80.9-84.6
Asian 88 17 17.3 9.9-28.5 71 82.7 71.5-90.1
Native American 287 59 17.4 12.7-23.5 228 82.6 76.5-87.3
Other Minorities 617 79 10.9 8.1-14.6 538 89.1 85.4-91.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 665 84 10.8 8.1-14.1 581 89.2 85.9-91.9
-English Speaking 276 48 15.2 10.8-20.8 228 84.8 79.2-89.2
-Spanish Speaking 389 36 8.7 5.7-13.2 353 91.3 86.8-94.3
Non-Hispanic 14,129 2,361 16.8 16.0-17.6 11,768 83.2 82.4-84.0
AGE
18-24 833 171 19.6 16.5-23.2 662 80.4 76.8-83.5
25-34 2,374 427 17.2 15.4-19.1 1,947 82.8 80.9-84.6
35-44 2,793 569 19.9 18.1-21.8 2,224 80.1 78.2-81.9
45-54 2,766 539 19.4 17.7-21.3 2,227 80.6 78.7-82.3
55-64 2,515 407 15.3 13.7-17.1 2,108 84.7 82.9-86.3
65-74 1,971 215 9.2 7.8-10.8 1,756 90.8 89.2-92.2
75+ 1,486 107 7.1 5.6- 9.0 1,379 92.9 91.0-94.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,453 322 12.9 11.3-14.8 2,131 87.1 85.2-88.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,354 631 14.0 12.8-15.4 3,723 86.0 84.6-87.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,708 707 20.3 18.6-22.0 3,001 79.7 78.0-81.4
College Graduate 4,271 782 17.4 16.0-18.8 3,489 82.6 81.2-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,703 313 17.9 15.6-20.5 1,390 82.1 79.5-84.4
$15,000- 24,999 2,510 406 14.9 13.2-16.8 2,104 85.1 83.2-86.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,704 285 16.9 14.7-19.3 1,419 83.1 80.7-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,940 334 17.6 15.7-19.8 1,606 82.4 80.2-84.3
$50,000-74,999 1,778 333 18.8 16.7-21.2 1,445 81.2 78.8-83.3
$75,000+ 1,998 330 16.9 15.0-19.0 1,668 83.1 81.0-85.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,691 974 21.1 19.7-22.7 3,717 78.9 77.3-80.3
No 9,682 1,414 14.5 13.6-15.4 8,268 85.5 84.6-86.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,911 239 13.1 11.3-15.1 1,672 86.9 84.9-88.7
Non-Veteran 12,709 2,181 17.0 16.2-17.9 10,528 83.0 82.1-83.8
Currently Serving 168 22 12.7 8.1-19.4 146 87.3 80.6-91.9

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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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