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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,798 4,362 63.8 62.4-65.2 2,436 36.2 34.8-37.6
AGE
18-24 303 144 46.3 39.5-53.2 159 53.7 46.8-60.5
25-34 951 586 62.9 59.2-66.5 365 37.1 33.5-40.8
35-44 1,206 757 62.4 58.9-65.7 449 37.6 34.3-41.1
45-54 1,274 808 62.4 59.1-65.7 466 37.6 34.3-40.9
55-64 1,197 810 67.6 64.2-70.7 387 32.4 29.3-35.8
65-74 993 691 70.1 66.5-73.4 302 29.9 26.6-33.5
75+ 843 546 66.8 62.8-70.5 297 33.2 29.5-37.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 859 434 48.3 44.2-52.5 425 51.7 47.5-55.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,996 1,181 59.5 56.8-62.2 815 40.5 37.8-43.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,818 1,195 64.4 61.5-67.1 623 35.6 32.9-38.5
College Graduate 2,117 1,546 72.5 70.1-74.8 571 27.5 25.2-29.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 702 379 53.7 49.0-58.3 323 46.3 41.7-51.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,050 601 55.4 51.7-59.1 449 44.6 40.9-48.3
$25,000- 34,999 760 479 60.0 55.5-64.4 281 40.0 35.6-44.5
$35,000- 49,999 877 572 64.0 60.1-67.7 305 36.0 32.3-39.9
$50,000-74,999 865 604 68.5 64.6-72.2 261 31.5 27.8-35.4
$75,000+ 989 712 72.2 68.7-75.5 277 27.8 24.5-31.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,218 1,375 61.9 59.3-64.5 843 38.1 35.5-40.7
No 4,497 2,938 64.7 63.0-66.4 1,559 35.3 33.6-37.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 97 74 73.1 61.1-82.4 23 26.9 17.6-38.9
Non-Veteran 6,681 4,273 63.6 62.2-65.1 2,408 36.4 34.9-37.8
Currently Serving 20 15 80.6 57.0-92.9 5 19.4 7.1-43.0

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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