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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-MALES

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,464 521 9.3 8.4-10.3 4,943 90.7 89.7-91.6
RACE
White 4,128 376 8.8 7.8- 9.9 3,752 91.2 90.1-92.2
African American 881 98 10.6 8.4-13.2 783 89.4 86.8-91.6
Asian 39 6 14.2 5.8-30.6 33 85.8 69.4-94.2
Native American 91 10 13.8 6.6-26.7 81 86.2 73.3-93.4
Other Minorities 298 29 10.9 6.8-16.9 269 89.1 83.1-93.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 303 33 11.8 7.6-17.8 270 88.2 82.2-92.4
-English Speaking 102 10 10.6 4.8-21.8 92 89.4 78.2-95.2
-Spanish Speaking 201 23 12.1 7.2-19.8 178 87.9 80.2-92.8
Non-Hispanic 5,153 487 9.1 8.2-10.1 4,666 90.9 89.9-91.8
AGE
18-24 336 34 8.7 5.8-12.9 302 91.3 87.1-94.2
25-34 888 89 8.3 6.5-10.4 799 91.7 89.6-93.5
35-44 1,082 109 10.4 8.3-13.1 973 89.6 86.9-91.7
45-54 1,034 101 11.1 8.8-14.0 933 88.9 86.0-91.2
55-64 981 99 9.8 7.8-12.3 882 90.2 87.7-92.2
65-74 685 61 7.5 5.6- 9.9 624 92.5 90.1-94.4
75+ 439 27 7.1 4.4-11.3 412 92.9 88.7-95.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 953 100 9.5 7.5-12.0 853 90.5 88.0-92.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,563 128 8.1 6.5-10.1 1,435 91.9 89.9-93.5
Some Post-H.S. 1,277 141 12.1 10.0-14.6 1,136 87.9 85.4-90.0
College Graduate 1,659 151 8.3 6.9-10.0 1,508 91.7 90.0-93.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 491 62 13.0 9.1-18.2 429 87.0 81.8-90.9
$15,000- 24,999 827 71 8.1 6.1-10.6 756 91.9 89.4-93.9
$25,000- 34,999 658 62 9.4 7.2-12.2 596 90.6 87.8-92.8
$35,000- 49,999 817 79 10.3 7.9-13.3 738 89.7 86.7-92.1
$50,000-74,999 775 69 8.9 6.8-11.6 706 91.1 88.4-93.2
$75,000+ 889 57 6.2 4.6- 8.2 832 93.8 91.8-95.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,614 229 15.2 13.1-17.6 1,385 84.8 82.4-86.9
No 3,649 283 7.3 6.3- 8.4 3,366 92.7 91.6-93.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,735 162 9.5 7.9-11.5 1,573 90.5 88.5-92.1
Non-Veteran 3,579 349 9.4 8.3-10.6 3,230 90.6 89.4-91.7
Currently Serving 132 9 6.3 2.9-12.9 123 93.7 87.1-97.1

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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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