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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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 11,076 1,840 16.7 15.8-17.5 9,236 83.3 82.5-84.2
GENDER
Male 4,142 523 13.1 11.9-14.4 3,619 86.9 85.6-88.1
Female 6,934 1,317 20.0 18.9-21.2 5,617 80.0 78.8-81.1
AGE
18-24 513 119 22.7 18.6-27.5 394 77.3 72.5-81.4
25-34 1,569 309 18.8 16.6-21.2 1,260 81.2 78.8-83.4
35-44 2,022 414 20.3 18.3-22.6 1,608 79.7 77.4-81.7
45-54 2,102 408 19.7 17.7-21.9 1,694 80.3 78.1-82.3
55-64 1,995 323 15.2 13.4-17.3 1,672 84.8 82.7-86.6
65-74 1,591 173 9.4 7.9-11.2 1,418 90.6 88.8-92.1
75+ 1,241 89 6.9 5.3- 8.8 1,152 93.1 91.2-94.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,430 197 14.7 12.4-17.2 1,233 85.3 82.8-87.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,188 471 14.4 12.9-15.9 2,717 85.6 84.1-87.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,859 516 19.3 17.5-21.2 2,343 80.7 78.8-82.5
College Graduate 3,585 656 17.3 15.9-18.9 2,929 82.7 81.1-84.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,027 192 18.5 15.7-21.6 835 81.5 78.4-84.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,568 264 15.5 13.4-17.8 1,304 84.5 82.2-86.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,259 213 17.2 14.7-20.0 1,046 82.8 80.0-85.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,547 257 16.8 14.7-19.2 1,290 83.2 80.8-85.3
$50,000-74,999 1,522 296 19.5 17.2-22.1 1,226 80.5 77.9-82.8
$75,000+ 1,788 287 16.7 14.7-18.9 1,501 83.3 81.1-85.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,471 712 20.9 19.3-22.6 2,759 79.1 77.4-80.7
No 7,315 1,096 15.1 14.1-16.1 6,219 84.9 83.9-85.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,539 179 12.0 10.2-14.2 1,360 88.0 85.8-89.8
Non-Veteran 9,415 1,643 17.6 16.7-18.6 7,772 82.4 81.4-83.3
Currently Serving 107 15 13.7 7.9-22.6 92 86.3 77.4-92.1

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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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