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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 11,070 1,342 11.6 10.9-12.3 9,728 88.4 87.7-89.1
GENDER
Male 4,128 376 8.8 7.8- 9.9 3,752 91.2 90.1-92.2
Female 6,942 966 14.2 13.2-15.3 5,976 85.8 84.7-86.8
AGE
18-24 510 64 11.6 8.6-15.5 446 88.4 84.5-91.4
25-34 1,564 161 10.2 8.5-12.1 1,403 89.8 87.9-91.5
35-44 2,026 266 12.7 11.0-14.6 1,760 87.3 85.4-89.0
45-54 2,101 286 13.8 12.0-15.7 1,815 86.2 84.3-88.0
55-64 1,994 282 12.6 11.0-14.4 1,712 87.4 85.6-89.0
65-74 1,584 175 9.5 8.0-11.2 1,409 90.5 88.8-92.0
75+ 1,249 105 7.7 6.0- 9.9 1,144 92.3 90.1-94.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,421 183 11.6 9.8-13.7 1,238 88.4 86.3-90.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,192 376 11.2 10.0-12.6 2,816 88.8 87.4-90.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,859 362 13.2 11.6-14.9 2,497 86.8 85.1-88.4
College Graduate 3,584 419 10.7 9.6-12.0 3,165 89.3 88.0-90.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,013 169 15.8 13.2-18.8 844 84.2 81.2-86.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,570 188 11.3 9.6-13.4 1,382 88.7 86.6-90.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,264 156 12.2 10.2-14.5 1,108 87.8 85.5-89.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,561 165 10.8 9.0-12.9 1,396 89.2 87.1-91.0
$50,000-74,999 1,515 166 10.4 8.7-12.4 1,349 89.6 87.6-91.3
$75,000+ 1,790 169 9.0 7.5-10.7 1,621 91.0 89.3-92.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,463 593 17.0 15.5-18.6 2,870 83.0 81.4-84.5
No 7,322 731 9.5 8.7-10.4 6,591 90.5 89.6-91.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,530 144 9.5 7.8-11.4 1,386 90.5 88.6-92.2
Non-Veteran 9,419 1,190 12.1 11.3-12.9 8,229 87.9 87.1-88.7
Currently Serving 106 8 7.2 3.1-15.8 98 92.8 84.2-96.9

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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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