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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,003 11,670 77.5 76.6-78.3 3,333 22.5 21.7-23.4
GENDER
Male 5,540 4,129 74.7 73.3-76.1 1,411 25.3 23.9-26.7
Female 9,463 7,541 80.1 79.1-81.1 1,922 19.9 18.9-20.9
RACE
White 11,219 8,705 77.3 76.3-78.2 2,514 22.7 21.8-23.7
African American 2,688 2,107 77.2 75.1-79.2 581 22.8 20.8-24.9
Asian 90 80 88.6 78.7-94.2 10 11.4 5.8-21.3
Native American 291 196 67.1 59.6-73.8 95 32.9 26.2-40.4
Other Minorities 623 508 81.0 76.4-84.9 115 19.0 15.1-23.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 669 549 81.6 77.3-85.2 120 18.4 14.8-22.7
-English Speaking 279 223 81.1 75.1-85.9 56 18.9 14.1-24.9
-Spanish Speaking 390 326 81.8 76.0-86.4 64 18.2 13.6-24.0
Non-Hispanic 14,313 11,102 77.2 76.3-78.1 3,211 22.8 21.9-23.7
AGE
18-24 843 617 71.8 67.7-75.5 226 28.2 24.5-32.3
25-34 2,395 1,790 74.8 72.5-76.9 605 25.2 23.1-27.5
35-44 2,823 2,044 73.2 71.0-75.2 779 26.8 24.8-29.0
45-54 2,796 2,057 74.8 72.7-76.7 739 25.2 23.3-27.3
55-64 2,552 1,972 77.6 75.5-79.6 580 22.4 20.4-24.5
65-74 1,998 1,712 86.4 84.4-88.2 286 13.6 11.8-15.6
75+ 1,521 1,411 93.6 92.0-94.8 110 6.4 5.2- 8.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,490 1,768 68.7 66.2-71.1 722 31.3 28.9-33.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,417 3,217 71.8 70.1-73.5 1,200 28.2 26.5-29.9
Some Post-H.S. 3,748 2,877 77.1 75.3-78.7 871 22.9 21.3-24.7
College Graduate 4,321 3,786 88.3 87.1-89.4 535 11.7 10.6-12.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 1,200 68.4 65.3-71.3 532 31.6 28.7-34.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,544 1,834 70.9 68.4-73.3 710 29.1 26.7-31.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,727 1,278 72.6 69.9-75.2 449 27.4 24.8-30.1
$35,000- 49,999 1,972 1,482 73.9 71.4-76.2 490 26.1 23.8-28.6
$50,000-74,999 1,798 1,480 82.0 79.7-84.0 318 18.0 16.0-20.3
$75,000+ 2,011 1,744 87.3 85.5-88.9 267 12.7 11.1-14.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,789 3,543 72.8 71.1-74.4 1,246 27.2 25.6-28.9
No 9,767 7,800 79.8 78.8-80.8 1,967 20.2 19.2-21.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,934 1,498 78.3 76.0-80.4 436 21.7 19.6-24.0
Non-Veteran 12,876 10,033 77.5 76.5-78.4 2,843 22.5 21.6-23.5
Currently Serving 168 117 67.5 58.6-75.4 51 32.5 24.6-41.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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