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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-WHITE FEMALES

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 6,934 1,317 20.0 18.9-21.2 5,617 80.0 78.8-81.1
AGE
18-24 309 79 24.9 19.5-31.2 230 75.1 68.8-80.5
25-34 958 221 23.9 20.8-27.3 737 76.1 72.7-79.2
35-44 1,220 290 23.9 21.1-27.0 930 76.1 73.0-78.9
45-54 1,303 296 23.7 20.9-26.7 1,007 76.3 73.3-79.1
55-64 1,206 230 19.1 16.6-22.0 976 80.9 78.0-83.4
65-74 1,026 123 11.0 9.0-13.5 903 89.0 86.5-91.0
75+ 879 73 8.6 6.4-11.3 806 91.4 88.7-93.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 899 136 17.7 14.6-21.2 763 82.3 78.8-85.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,045 338 16.9 15.0-19.0 1,707 83.1 81.0-85.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,841 374 22.1 19.8-24.7 1,467 77.9 75.3-80.2
College Graduate 2,141 469 21.9 19.8-24.0 1,672 78.1 76.0-80.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 729 148 23.7 19.9-28.0 581 76.3 72.0-80.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,085 211 19.7 16.9-22.8 874 80.3 77.2-83.1
$25,000- 34,999 765 160 20.7 17.3-24.5 605 79.3 75.5-82.7
$35,000- 49,999 893 169 20.0 17.0-23.4 724 80.0 76.6-83.0
$50,000-74,999 871 204 23.1 20.0-26.6 667 76.9 73.4-80.0
$75,000+ 994 177 20.0 17.1-23.3 817 80.0 76.7-82.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,261 516 24.9 22.7-27.3 1,745 75.1 72.7-77.3
No 4,532 782 17.9 16.6-19.4 3,750 82.1 80.6-83.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 18 23.0 13.8-35.8 79 77.0 64.2-86.2
Non-Veteran 6,813 1,293 19.9 18.8-21.2 5,520 80.1 78.8-81.2
Currently Serving 20 5 29.3 11.4-57.3 15 70.7 42.7-88.6

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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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