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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,038 681 65.3 61.6-68.9 228 22.3 19.3-25.7 43 3.8 2.7- 5.4 25 2.2 1.4- 3.4 61 6.4 4.7- 8.8
GENDER
Male 426 277 65.1 59.5-70.4 94 23.3 18.8-28.6 19 3.7 2.3- 6.0 8 1.4 0.7- 3.2 28 6.3 4.0- 9.9
Female 612 404 65.5 60.6-70.1 134 21.2 17.5-25.5 24 3.8 2.3- 6.3 17 3.0 1.7- 5.2 33 6.5 4.2-10.1
AGE
18-24 10 8 54.3 14.1-89.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.7 0.4-25.3 0 0.0 . - . 1 42.0 8.1-85.6
25-34 31 17 62.3 42.8-78.5 7 19.0 8.1-38.6 3 6.2 1.8-19.1 1 2.6 0.4-16.7 3 9.8 2.9-28.3
35-44 59 42 70.8 53.5-83.6 13 17.3 8.9-30.9 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.0 0.1- 7.0 3 10.9 3.0-32.5
45-54 165 105 64.9 56.0-72.9 35 21.9 15.4-30.2 6 3.1 1.2- 7.6 8 5.1 2.3-10.8 11 5.0 2.5- 9.8
55-64 267 179 66.2 58.9-72.7 60 22.3 16.9-28.9 14 4.7 2.6- 8.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 13 6.0 3.2-10.8
65-74 286 185 63.8 56.3-70.8 67 25.3 19.1-32.8 11 4.7 2.3- 9.3 5 1.0 0.4- 2.5 18 5.2 2.9- 9.1
75+ 216 144 66.5 58.2-73.9 44 20.6 14.6-28.4 8 2.9 1.4- 6.1 9 3.7 1.8- 7.6 11 6.2 3.0-12.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 253 167 66.5 58.4-73.7 56 22.7 16.5-30.3 9 3.0 1.5- 5.8 7 2.0 0.9- 4.6 14 5.9 3.0-11.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 337 227 68.1 61.7-73.8 69 19.8 15.1-25.6 11 3.4 1.7- 6.4 7 2.4 1.0- 5.3 23 6.4 4.0-10.2
Some Post-H.S. 230 150 63.8 55.5-71.4 51 22.2 16.2-29.7 12 5.1 2.6- 9.9 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4 13 7.6 3.6-15.3
College Graduate 216 136 61.7 53.5-69.3 51 25.5 19.0-33.3 11 3.9 1.8- 8.2 7 2.9 1.2- 7.3 11 5.9 2.9-11.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 143 77.7 69.5-84.2 17 6.9 4.0-11.8 9 5.5 2.3-12.8 4 2.5 0.8- 8.1 16 7.3 4.3-12.3
$15,000- 24,999 197 136 69.2 60.6-76.6 41 16.9 12.0-23.2 5 2.7 1.0- 7.0 3 2.1 0.5- 8.1 12 9.2 4.4-18.1
$25,000- 34,999 112 68 64.3 52.8-74.3 26 21.6 13.7-32.2 10 6.9 3.6-12.9 4 1.7 0.6- 4.8 4 5.5 1.7-16.1
$35,000- 49,999 109 75 71.1 60.3-79.9 23 20.0 12.6-30.3 3 4.3 1.3-13.3 3 1.7 0.5- 5.2 5 2.9 1.1- 7.4
$50,000-74,999 92 55 56.3 44.2-67.8 25 31.2 21.1-43.5 4 2.9 0.9- 8.5 3 2.4 0.7- 8.3 5 7.2 2.7-17.6
$75,000+ 72 45 61.4 47.6-73.6 21 30.9 19.8-44.7 3 3.2 0.9-10.4 2 1.6 0.4- 6.1 1 3.0 0.4-18.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 625 451 71.9 67.1-76.1 103 15.6 12.4-19.5 24 3.9 2.4- 6.3 16 2.7 1.5- 4.7 31 5.9 3.8- 9.3
No 387 213 56.0 49.7-62.0 119 31.3 25.9-37.4 18 3.8 2.2- 6.4 9 1.6 0.8- 3.3 28 7.3 4.5-11.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 217 140 64.3 56.4-71.5 51 24.9 18.6-32.4 14 5.2 3.0- 9.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6 11 5.4 2.8-10.2
Non-Veteran 819 540 65.7 61.4-69.7 177 21.5 18.1-25.3 29 3.3 2.1- 5.2 24 2.8 1.8- 4.5 49 6.7 4.6- 9.6
Currently Serving 1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .

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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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