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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-WHITE FEMALES

Things like smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals can cause outdoor air pollution. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by pollution in the air outdoors?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,942 966 14.2 13.2-15.3 5,976 85.8 84.7-86.8
AGE
18-24 306 43 14.2 9.9-20.1 263 85.8 79.9-90.1
25-34 958 102 11.5 9.3-14.3 856 88.5 85.7-90.7
35-44 1,226 188 15.7 13.3-18.4 1,038 84.3 81.6-86.7
45-54 1,302 215 17.4 15.0-20.1 1,087 82.6 79.9-85.0
55-64 1,214 208 16.8 14.5-19.5 1,006 83.2 80.5-85.5
65-74 1,021 124 11.0 9.0-13.3 897 89.0 86.7-91.0
75+ 883 83 8.5 6.6-10.8 800 91.5 89.2-93.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 894 139 16.4 13.5-19.8 755 83.6 80.2-86.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,049 290 14.6 12.8-16.6 1,759 85.4 83.4-87.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,848 248 14.0 12.1-16.2 1,600 86.0 83.8-87.9
College Graduate 2,143 288 13.2 11.6-15.1 1,855 86.8 84.9-88.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 719 139 21.1 17.5-25.2 580 78.9 74.8-82.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,083 149 14.7 12.2-17.7 934 85.3 82.3-87.8
$25,000- 34,999 771 109 15.0 12.1-18.4 662 85.0 81.6-87.9
$35,000- 49,999 904 112 12.8 10.4-15.7 792 87.2 84.3-89.6
$50,000-74,999 871 103 11.2 8.9-13.9 768 88.8 86.1-91.1
$75,000+ 998 123 13.0 10.6-15.8 875 87.0 84.2-89.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,259 437 20.2 18.1-22.3 1,822 79.8 77.7-81.9
No 4,544 515 11.7 10.6-12.9 4,029 88.3 87.1-89.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 8 8.2 3.4-18.3 90 91.8 81.7-96.6
Non-Veteran 6,820 956 14.3 13.3-15.4 5,864 85.7 84.6-86.7
Currently Serving 20 2 7.3 1.6-28.5 18 92.7 71.5-98.4

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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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