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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 3,708 2,748 74.2 72.4-75.9 960 25.8 24.1-27.6
RACE
White 2,929 2,243 77.2 75.4-79.0 686 22.8 21.0-24.6
African American 601 414 67.9 63.0-72.4 187 32.1 27.6-37.0
Asian 14 5 43.3 18.1-72.6 9 56.7 27.4-81.9
Native American 62 39 70.0 54.7-81.9 23 30.0 18.1-45.3
Other Minorities 87 37 39.3 26.4-53.8 50 60.7 46.2-73.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 87 45 45.7 32.2-59.9 42 54.3 40.1-67.8
-English Speaking 42 34 72.7 50.2-87.5 8 27.3 12.5-49.8
-Spanish Speaking 45 11 30.2 15.1-51.4 34 69.8 48.6-84.9
Non-Hispanic 3,618 2,702 75.2 73.5-76.9 916 24.8 23.1-26.5
AGE
40-44 564 282 49.5 44.3-54.6 282 50.5 45.4-55.7
45-54 1,034 694 67.4 63.8-70.8 340 32.6 29.2-36.2
55-64 994 809 83.3 80.5-85.8 185 16.7 14.2-19.5
65-74 681 584 86.5 83.1-89.4 97 13.5 10.6-16.9
75+ 435 379 87.4 83.4-90.5 56 12.6 9.5-16.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 662 453 67.5 62.9-71.8 209 32.5 28.2-37.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,014 714 70.7 67.1-74.1 300 29.3 25.9-32.9
Some Post-H.S. 859 629 73.0 69.2-76.5 230 27.0 23.5-30.8
College Graduate 1,164 948 81.6 78.7-84.1 216 18.4 15.9-21.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 380 267 65.5 58.7-71.8 113 34.5 28.2-41.3
$15,000- 24,999 509 369 70.3 64.7-75.4 140 29.7 24.6-35.3
$25,000- 34,999 391 278 72.5 67.1-77.3 113 27.5 22.7-32.9
$35,000- 49,999 573 415 74.4 70.0-78.4 158 25.6 21.6-30.0
$50,000-74,999 529 404 76.3 71.8-80.3 125 23.7 19.7-28.2
$75,000+ 627 506 81.4 77.5-84.7 121 18.6 15.3-22.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,326 1,054 78.0 75.1-80.7 272 22.0 19.3-24.9
No 2,272 1,628 72.9 70.6-75.1 644 27.1 24.9-29.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,576 1,293 83.0 80.8-85.1 283 17.0 14.9-19.2
Non-Veteran 2,100 1,428 67.7 65.2-70.2 672 32.3 29.8-34.8
Currently Serving 31 26 87.8 72.5-95.2 5 12.2 4.8-27.5

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

^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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