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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 14,811 9,140 59.0 58.0-60.1 5,671 41.0 39.9-42.0
GENDER
Male 5,430 2,918 51.7 50.1-53.3 2,512 48.3 46.7-49.9
Female 9,381 6,222 65.8 64.6-67.0 3,159 34.2 33.0-35.4
RACE
White 11,096 7,259 63.2 62.0-64.3 3,837 36.8 35.7-38.0
African American 2,637 1,349 49.9 47.5-52.3 1,288 50.1 47.7-52.5
Asian 88 52 59.3 46.3-71.1 36 40.7 28.9-53.7
Native American 289 148 54.1 46.2-61.8 141 45.9 38.2-53.8
Other Minorities 616 274 38.3 33.5-43.4 342 61.7 56.6-66.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 663 299 39.3 34.5-44.2 364 60.7 55.8-65.5
-English Speaking 277 166 58.0 50.5-65.3 111 42.0 34.7-49.5
-Spanish Speaking 386 133 30.6 25.0-36.7 253 69.4 63.3-75.0
Non-Hispanic 14,130 8,832 60.5 59.4-61.5 5,298 39.5 38.5-40.6
AGE
18-24 828 361 39.4 35.3-43.7 467 60.6 56.3-64.7
25-34 2,360 1,248 49.9 47.3-52.4 1,112 50.1 47.6-52.7
35-44 2,778 1,588 56.2 53.9-58.5 1,190 43.8 41.5-46.1
45-54 2,756 1,756 62.0 59.7-64.3 1,000 38.0 35.7-40.3
55-64 2,531 1,744 66.8 64.3-69.1 787 33.2 30.9-35.7
65-74 1,979 1,364 68.1 65.4-70.7 615 31.9 29.3-34.6
75+ 1,508 1,033 68.6 65.6-71.5 475 31.4 28.5-34.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,440 1,135 40.9 38.4-43.4 1,305 59.1 56.6-61.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,344 2,438 53.2 51.3-55.1 1,906 46.8 44.9-48.7
Some Post-H.S. 3,717 2,424 64.1 62.1-66.0 1,293 35.9 34.0-37.9
College Graduate 4,284 3,125 70.6 68.8-72.4 1,159 29.4 27.6-31.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,711 886 47.4 44.1-50.7 825 52.6 49.3-55.9
$15,000- 24,999 2,501 1,376 50.0 47.4-52.6 1,125 50.0 47.4-52.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,716 1,011 54.5 51.5-57.4 705 45.5 42.6-48.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,953 1,255 61.9 59.2-64.5 698 38.1 35.5-40.8
$50,000-74,999 1,779 1,215 66.2 63.4-68.8 564 33.8 31.2-36.6
$75,000+ 2,004 1,434 71.2 68.7-73.6 570 28.8 26.4-31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,773 2,965 60.2 58.4-62.0 1,808 39.8 38.0-41.6
No 9,783 6,047 58.9 57.6-60.1 3,736 41.1 39.9-42.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,907 1,199 62.1 59.4-64.7 708 37.9 35.3-40.6
Non-Veteran 12,736 7,839 58.5 57.4-59.6 4,897 41.5 40.4-42.6
Currently Serving 166 101 58.2 49.2-66.7 65 41.8 33.3-50.8

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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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