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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Aging and Caregiving-WHITE FEMALES

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend who is 60 years of age or older?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 6,889 2,022 30.2 28.9-31.6 4,867 69.8 68.4-71.1
AGE
18-24 305 88 30.0 23.9-36.8 217 70.0 63.2-76.1
25-34 951 200 21.1 18.2-24.4 751 78.9 75.6-81.8
35-44 1,210 344 29.1 26.0-32.4 866 70.9 67.6-74.0
45-54 1,284 480 38.3 35.1-41.7 804 61.7 58.3-64.9
55-64 1,215 458 37.8 34.6-41.2 757 62.2 58.8-65.4
65-74 1,016 265 26.7 23.5-30.2 751 73.3 69.8-76.5
75+ 876 179 21.6 18.4-25.3 697 78.4 74.7-81.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 883 223 27.1 23.5-30.9 660 72.9 69.1-76.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,021 581 29.1 26.7-31.7 1,440 70.9 68.3-73.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,837 565 32.2 29.5-35.0 1,272 67.8 65.0-70.5
College Graduate 2,140 653 30.8 28.4-33.2 1,487 69.2 66.8-71.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 720 170 24.1 20.4-28.2 550 75.9 71.8-79.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,076 327 31.6 28.2-35.1 749 68.4 64.9-71.8
$25,000- 34,999 768 231 31.9 27.9-36.3 537 68.1 63.7-72.1
$35,000- 49,999 893 268 29.6 26.2-33.3 625 70.4 66.7-73.8
$50,000-74,999 866 253 27.3 23.9-30.9 613 72.7 69.1-76.1
$75,000+ 997 330 32.1 28.8-35.7 667 67.9 64.3-71.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,276 673 32.3 29.9-34.8 1,603 67.7 65.2-70.1
No 4,581 1,340 29.3 27.7-30.9 3,241 70.7 69.1-72.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 98 21 21.3 12.9-33.0 77 78.7 67.0-87.1
Non-Veteran 6,771 1,994 30.3 29.0-31.7 4,777 69.7 68.3-71.0
Currently Serving 20 7 42.3 20.1-68.1 13 57.7 31.9-79.9

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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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