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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,998 2,790 19.6 18.8-20.4 4,515 30.9 29.9-31.8 4,483 30.1 29.2-31.1 2,094 13.0 12.3-13.7 1,116 6.4 6.0- 6.9
GENDER
Male 5,538 1,059 19.6 18.3-20.9 1,685 31.3 29.8-32.9 1,682 30.5 29.0-32.0 736 12.8 11.8-14.0 376 5.8 5.1- 6.5
Female 9,460 1,731 19.6 18.6-20.6 2,830 30.4 29.3-31.6 2,801 29.8 28.7-31.0 1,358 13.2 12.4-14.0 740 7.0 6.4- 7.6
RACE
White 11,217 2,262 21.2 20.3-22.2 3,612 33.1 32.0-34.2 3,146 27.9 26.8-28.9 1,385 11.2 10.6-12.0 812 6.6 6.0- 7.1
African American 2,689 382 16.5 14.7-18.6 647 26.3 24.2-28.5 922 33.3 31.1-35.6 497 16.4 14.8-18.1 241 7.5 6.5- 8.6
Asian 89 24 19.6 12.2-30.0 29 35.8 24.3-49.1 25 35.1 23.3-49.0 8 6.7 3.1-13.9 3 2.8 0.8- 9.8
Native American 292 30 14.9 9.1-23.5 73 28.3 21.6-36.2 104 32.3 25.8-39.5 47 14.8 10.5-20.5 38 9.7 6.5-14.1
Other Minorities 621 78 10.8 8.2-14.1 120 17.0 13.6-21.1 258 46.1 40.9-51.4 147 24.4 19.9-29.5 18 1.7 1.0- 2.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 668 78 11.1 8.5-14.4 134 18.5 15.0-22.5 278 45.1 40.0-50.2 149 23.1 18.8-27.9 29 2.3 1.5- 3.5
-English Speaking 279 48 20.3 14.8-27.3 93 36.3 29.4-43.8 93 29.4 23.3-36.3 29 10.6 6.7-16.4 16 3.4 1.9- 6.0
-Spanish Speaking 389 30 6.9 4.4-10.7 41 10.3 7.0-15.0 185 52.2 45.6-58.8 120 28.8 23.0-35.3 13 1.8 0.9- 3.3
Non-Hispanic 14,309 2,709 20.2 19.3-21.0 4,371 31.7 30.8-32.7 4,202 29.1 28.2-30.0 1,941 12.3 11.7-13.0 1,086 6.7 6.2- 7.2
AGE
18-24 842 187 19.4 16.5-22.7 310 38.2 34.0-42.5 271 33.2 29.1-37.6 66 8.4 6.0-11.6 8 0.9 0.4- 1.9
25-34 2,396 643 26.9 24.8-29.2 862 35.1 32.7-37.5 698 30.1 27.8-32.5 164 7.0 5.8- 8.5 29 0.9 0.6- 1.3
35-44 2,825 715 25.1 23.1-27.1 977 34.0 31.9-36.2 789 29.0 26.9-31.2 264 9.5 8.2-11.0 80 2.4 1.9- 3.1
45-54 2,794 514 18.8 17.0-20.7 872 30.9 28.8-33.1 820 29.4 27.4-31.6 371 13.4 11.9-15.1 217 7.5 6.3- 8.8
55-64 2,556 379 15.2 13.5-17.2 679 27.5 25.4-29.8 786 29.6 27.4-31.8 437 16.9 15.2-18.8 275 10.7 9.3-12.4
65-74 1,993 228 13.0 11.2-15.0 479 24.9 22.6-27.4 603 30.1 27.6-32.7 420 19.6 17.5-21.8 263 12.5 10.8-14.4
75+ 1,516 106 7.6 6.1- 9.4 317 21.9 19.3-24.7 485 33.0 30.1-36.1 368 22.9 20.4-25.6 240 14.6 12.6-16.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,479 178 7.6 6.4- 9.1 375 15.6 13.8-17.6 793 35.0 32.4-37.6 657 25.9 23.6-28.3 476 15.9 14.3-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,410 587 14.1 12.8-15.5 1,239 29.2 27.5-30.9 1,517 34.6 32.8-36.4 732 15.5 14.2-17.0 335 6.6 5.8- 7.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,762 688 19.0 17.5-20.7 1,281 35.5 33.5-37.4 1,175 31.0 29.2-32.8 410 9.5 8.4-10.6 208 5.1 4.3- 6.0
College Graduate 4,321 1,333 32.0 30.3-33.8 1,616 37.4 35.6-39.2 988 22.5 21.0-24.0 291 6.2 5.4- 7.1 93 1.9 1.5- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 124 7.7 6.2- 9.5 256 15.4 13.0-18.0 498 28.9 25.9-31.9 438 25.0 22.2-28.2 416 23.1 20.6-25.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,537 290 11.1 9.6-12.9 616 23.3 21.3-25.6 868 36.0 33.5-38.6 516 20.4 18.4-22.6 247 9.1 7.8-10.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,729 284 16.1 14.1-18.3 573 33.2 30.5-36.1 577 33.0 30.3-35.8 222 13.6 11.7-15.8 73 4.1 3.1- 5.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,973 393 19.5 17.5-21.7 713 35.9 33.4-38.5 604 31.3 28.8-33.8 191 9.8 8.3-11.5 72 3.5 2.7- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 1,799 451 24.2 21.9-26.6 719 40.2 37.5-43.0 488 28.0 25.5-30.6 120 6.4 5.2- 7.9 21 1.3 0.8- 2.0
$75,000+ 2,016 731 35.9 33.3-38.5 785 38.6 36.0-41.2 398 20.3 18.3-22.5 85 4.4 3.4- 5.7 17 0.8 0.5- 1.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,779 284 6.7 5.9- 7.7 818 18.3 16.9-19.7 1,349 28.7 27.0-30.4 1,308 26.3 24.8-28.0 1,020 20.0 18.6-21.4
No 9,773 2,434 25.2 24.1-26.3 3,580 36.5 35.3-37.7 2,973 30.4 29.3-31.6 711 7.2 6.5- 7.9 75 0.7 0.5- 0.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,933 312 16.7 14.7-18.8 530 28.3 25.9-30.8 635 32.9 30.4-35.5 287 14.3 12.5-16.4 169 7.9 6.6- 9.3
Non-Veteran 12,871 2,412 19.8 18.9-20.7 3,909 31.2 30.2-32.2 3,811 29.9 28.9-30.9 1,799 13.0 12.2-13.7 940 6.2 5.7- 6.7
Currently Serving 169 63 39.0 30.8-47.8 69 41.7 33.3-50.6 28 14.2 9.3-21.1 4 1.7 0.6- 4.9 5 3.4 1.2- 9.8

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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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