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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,577 4,111 28.1 27.2-29.1 10,466 71.9 70.9-72.8
GENDER
Male 5,339 1,449 26.8 25.4-28.3 3,890 73.2 71.7-74.6
Female 9,238 2,662 29.4 28.2-30.6 6,576 70.6 69.4-71.8
RACE
White 10,940 3,136 29.0 28.0-30.1 7,804 71.0 69.9-72.0
African American 2,585 770 30.5 28.3-32.8 1,815 69.5 67.2-71.7
Asian 86 16 23.1 12.9-37.9 70 76.9 62.1-87.1
Native American 282 94 35.3 27.9-43.6 188 64.7 56.4-72.1
Other Minorities 605 72 9.6 7.2-12.7 533 90.4 87.3-92.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 645 81 9.9 7.5-12.8 564 90.1 87.2-92.5
-English Speaking 265 47 15.3 11.0-21.0 218 84.7 79.0-89.0
-Spanish Speaking 380 34 7.4 4.8-11.1 346 92.6 88.9-95.2
Non-Hispanic 13,915 4,026 29.4 28.5-30.4 9,889 70.6 69.6-71.5
AGE
18-24 812 185 21.7 18.4-25.5 627 78.3 74.5-81.6
25-34 2,334 482 19.2 17.4-21.2 1,852 80.8 78.8-82.6
35-44 2,734 763 28.2 26.2-30.4 1,971 71.8 69.6-73.8
45-54 2,716 963 35.5 33.3-37.8 1,753 64.5 62.2-66.7
55-64 2,499 881 34.4 32.1-36.8 1,618 65.6 63.2-67.9
65-74 1,947 506 27.1 24.7-29.7 1,441 72.9 70.3-75.3
75+ 1,466 314 25.2 22.3-28.3 1,152 74.8 71.7-77.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,381 548 22.4 20.3-24.6 1,833 77.6 75.4-79.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,257 1,214 28.4 26.8-30.2 3,043 71.6 69.8-73.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,669 1,122 31.2 29.3-33.1 2,547 68.8 66.9-70.7
College Graduate 4,244 1,220 28.4 26.7-30.1 3,024 71.6 69.9-73.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,682 421 24.8 22.2-27.6 1,261 75.2 72.4-77.8
$15,000- 24,999 2,460 668 26.2 24.0-28.5 1,792 73.8 71.5-76.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,690 491 29.9 27.2-32.7 1,199 70.1 67.3-72.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,926 575 29.9 27.5-32.5 1,351 70.1 67.5-72.5
$50,000-74,999 1,756 518 28.5 26.1-31.2 1,238 71.5 68.8-73.9
$75,000+ 1,991 613 29.2 26.8-31.6 1,378 70.8 68.4-73.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,718 1,372 30.9 29.2-32.6 3,346 69.1 67.4-70.8
No 9,766 2,716 26.9 25.8-28.0 7,050 73.1 72.0-74.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,876 523 29.1 26.7-31.7 1,353 70.9 68.3-73.3
Non-Veteran 12,535 3,558 28.1 27.1-29.1 8,977 71.9 70.9-72.9
Currently Serving 164 30 16.1 11.0-23.1 134 83.9 76.9-89.0

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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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