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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,067 1,699 42.5 40.6-44.4 2,368 57.5 55.6-59.4
GENDER
Male 1,427 577 40.8 37.7-43.9 850 59.2 56.1-62.3
Female 2,640 1,122 43.9 41.5-46.3 1,518 56.1 53.7-58.5
RACE
White 3,107 1,286 42.8 40.7-45.0 1,821 57.2 55.0-59.3
African American 758 342 44.1 39.7-48.6 416 55.9 51.4-60.3
Asian 14 2 17.6 3.6-54.9 12 82.4 45.1-96.4
Native American 94 40 42.3 29.0-56.8 54 57.7 43.2-71.0
Other Minorities 71 21 25.0 14.0-40.6 50 75.0 59.4-86.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 80 27 29.2 17.9-43.8 53 70.8 56.2-82.1
-English Speaking 47 23 40.9 26.1-57.6 24 59.1 42.4-73.9
-Spanish Speaking 33 4 17.4 4.5-48.8 29 82.6 51.2-95.5
Non-Hispanic 3,983 1,669 42.8 40.8-44.7 2,314 57.2 55.3-59.2
AGE
18-24 184 86 46.5 37.6-55.7 98 53.5 44.3-62.4
25-34 476 194 39.8 34.6-45.3 282 60.2 54.7-65.4
35-44 755 287 38.0 33.8-42.4 468 62.0 57.6-66.2
45-54 958 410 43.0 39.1-47.0 548 57.0 53.0-60.9
55-64 873 383 47.6 43.4-51.8 490 52.4 48.2-56.6
65-74 498 210 43.8 38.5-49.2 288 56.2 50.8-61.5
75+ 306 121 36.6 30.1-43.6 185 63.4 56.4-69.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 540 206 38.0 33.0-43.3 334 62.0 56.7-67.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,198 480 42.2 38.7-45.8 718 57.8 54.2-61.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,115 503 44.8 41.2-48.5 612 55.2 51.5-58.8
College Graduate 1,207 508 42.8 39.3-46.3 699 57.2 53.7-60.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 413 171 40.7 34.9-46.7 242 59.3 53.3-65.1
$15,000- 24,999 663 289 43.4 38.6-48.3 374 56.6 51.7-61.4
$25,000- 34,999 488 197 40.8 35.6-46.3 291 59.2 53.7-64.4
$35,000- 49,999 570 256 44.8 39.9-49.8 314 55.2 50.2-60.1
$50,000-74,999 512 200 41.1 36.0-46.5 312 58.9 53.5-64.0
$75,000+ 610 261 43.6 38.9-48.5 349 56.4 51.5-61.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,357 624 45.6 42.4-48.9 733 54.4 51.1-57.6
No 2,691 1,070 41.2 38.9-43.6 1,621 58.8 56.4-61.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 516 215 41.9 36.9-47.0 301 58.1 53.0-63.1
Non-Veteran 3,522 1,473 42.7 40.6-44.8 2,049 57.3 55.2-59.4
Currently Serving 29 11 31.7 17.1-51.2 18 68.3 48.8-82.9

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Asked only of respondents who provided regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.

^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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