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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,322 575 44.8 41.5-48.2 589 43.9 40.6-47.2 158 11.3 9.4-13.5
RACE
White 981 364 37.3 33.6-41.1 480 49.3 45.4-53.1 137 13.4 11.1-16.2
African American 227 153 73.8 67.2-79.4 63 22.8 17.6-29.1 11 3.4 1.7- 6.5
Asian 5 1 32.4 5.0-81.4 2 38.7 8.7-80.7 2 29.0 5.9-72.6
Native American 32 16 52.3 31.7-72.2 12 26.5 13.3-45.9 4 21.1 6.7-49.9
Other Minorities 71 38 46.3 32.0-61.2 30 46.7 32.1-61.8 3 7.0 1.9-22.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 75 40 49.6 35.5-63.8 32 45.4 31.6-59.9 3 5.0 1.2-18.3
-English Speaking 24 15 64.3 41.1-82.3 8 32.2 15.1-55.8 1 3.5 0.5-21.6
-Spanish Speaking 51 25 45.1 28.8-62.5 24 49.5 32.6-66.5 2 5.4 1.0-24.0
Non-Hispanic 1,246 535 44.4 41.0-47.9 556 43.7 40.3-47.1 155 11.9 9.9-14.2
AGE
18-24 108 54 54.8 43.4-65.8 51 42.8 32.1-54.3 3 2.3 0.7- 7.6
25-34 252 114 49.1 41.5-56.7 120 44.2 36.8-51.9 18 6.7 3.8-11.5
35-44 311 132 43.1 36.5-49.9 137 44.5 37.9-51.4 42 12.4 8.8-17.3
45-54 282 115 41.5 34.6-48.8 133 47.7 40.5-55.0 34 10.8 7.3-15.7
55-64 234 93 36.9 29.9-44.4 99 41.2 33.8-49.1 42 21.9 15.6-29.8
65-74 101 47 46.0 34.5-58.0 37 40.2 29.2-52.2 17 13.8 8.0-22.8
75+ 31 18 59.1 39.2-76.4 11 35.6 19.5-55.7 2 5.3 1.3-19.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 170 53.9 46.8-60.8 122 39.2 32.5-46.3 23 6.9 4.3-11.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 475 207 44.5 39.1-50.0 223 45.3 39.9-50.8 45 10.2 7.2-14.4
Some Post-H.S. 313 129 45.0 38.3-52.0 135 40.1 33.6-47.0 49 14.8 10.6-20.3
College Graduate 215 66 28.6 22.3-36.0 108 54.8 46.9-62.4 41 16.6 11.8-22.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 168 101 61.9 52.0-70.9 60 35.0 26.2-44.9 7 3.1 1.4- 6.7
$15,000- 24,999 256 118 46.3 38.6-54.1 115 43.9 36.3-51.8 23 9.8 6.0-15.7
$25,000- 34,999 180 76 43.7 35.3-52.5 83 47.1 38.5-55.8 21 9.2 5.6-14.7
$35,000- 49,999 227 93 42.8 35.2-50.8 103 46.2 38.3-54.2 31 11.1 7.2-16.6
$50,000-74,999 155 56 32.7 25.0-41.5 72 48.9 39.8-58.1 27 18.4 11.9-27.3
$75,000+ 123 33 27.3 18.9-37.6 60 50.2 39.8-60.5 30 22.6 15.2-32.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 474 240 52.1 46.4-57.7 179 36.6 31.4-42.2 55 11.3 8.4-15.2
No 824 326 40.9 36.8-45.1 397 47.9 43.7-52.1 101 11.3 8.9-14.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 368 162 42.2 36.3-48.3 158 44.5 38.4-50.7 48 13.3 9.6-18.1
Non-Veteran 911 397 46.1 42.0-50.2 409 43.3 39.3-47.4 105 10.6 8.4-13.3
Currently Serving 42 16 36.8 22.2-54.3 21 51.4 34.7-67.8 5 11.8 4.5-27.6

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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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