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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-MALES

Things like dust, mold, smoke, and chemicals inside the home or office can cause poor indoor air quality. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,481 693 12.9 11.9-14.1 4,788 87.1 85.9-88.1
RACE
White 4,142 523 13.1 11.9-14.4 3,619 86.9 85.6-88.1
African American 885 116 13.4 10.9-16.3 769 86.6 83.7-89.1
Asian 40 9 20.5 9.7-38.4 31 79.5 61.6-90.3
Native American 90 11 13.1 6.6-24.5 79 86.9 75.5-93.4
Other Minorities 297 33 10.8 7.0-16.2 264 89.2 83.8-93.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 300 33 9.9 6.5-14.8 267 90.1 85.2-93.5
-English Speaking 100 14 13.5 7.6-22.9 86 86.5 77.1-92.4
-Spanish Speaking 200 19 8.7 4.9-14.9 181 91.3 85.1-95.1
Non-Hispanic 5,175 660 13.2 12.1-14.4 4,515 86.8 85.6-87.9
AGE
18-24 334 60 16.3 12.2-21.5 274 83.7 78.5-87.8
25-34 891 134 14.5 11.9-17.6 757 85.5 82.4-88.1
35-44 1,083 157 15.2 12.8-18.0 926 84.8 82.0-87.2
45-54 1,035 145 14.8 12.3-17.6 890 85.2 82.4-87.7
55-64 998 118 11.9 9.6-14.6 880 88.1 85.4-90.4
65-74 687 58 7.5 5.5-10.1 629 92.5 89.9-94.5
75+ 435 21 4.9 3.0- 7.8 414 95.1 92.2-97.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 957 105 10.9 8.5-13.8 852 89.1 86.2-91.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,562 177 10.9 9.2-12.8 1,385 89.1 87.2-90.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,284 192 17.1 14.7-19.9 1,092 82.9 80.1-85.3
College Graduate 1,666 218 13.0 11.2-15.1 1,448 87.0 84.9-88.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 498 74 12.6 9.3-16.9 424 87.4 83.1-90.7
$15,000- 24,999 823 89 10.8 8.3-13.9 734 89.2 86.1-91.7
$25,000- 34,999 657 74 13.6 10.6-17.2 583 86.4 82.8-89.4
$35,000- 49,999 814 116 14.4 11.7-17.5 698 85.6 82.5-88.3
$50,000-74,999 781 105 15.2 12.4-18.5 676 84.8 81.5-87.6
$75,000+ 891 131 14.7 12.2-17.6 760 85.3 82.4-87.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,622 264 16.5 14.4-18.8 1,358 83.5 81.2-85.6
No 3,654 406 11.7 10.4-13.0 3,248 88.3 87.0-89.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,748 197 11.9 10.1-14.0 1,551 88.1 86.0-89.9
Non-Veteran 3,581 478 13.5 12.2-14.9 3,103 86.5 85.1-87.8
Currently Serving 134 15 10.2 5.9-17.1 119 89.8 82.9-94.1

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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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