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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 2,929 2,243 77.2 75.4-79.0 686 22.8 21.0-24.6
AGE
40-44 416 224 54.4 48.6-60.1 192 45.6 39.9-51.4
45-54 801 559 70.4 66.5-74.1 242 29.6 25.9-33.5
55-64 789 651 85.1 82.1-87.7 138 14.9 12.3-17.9
65-74 561 489 87.7 84.1-90.6 72 12.3 9.4-15.9
75+ 362 320 88.7 84.6-91.8 42 11.3 8.2-15.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 427 323 77.1 72.1-81.4 104 22.9 18.6-27.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 762 547 73.1 69.2-76.6 215 26.9 23.4-30.8
Some Post-H.S. 695 518 74.1 69.9-77.9 177 25.9 22.1-30.1
College Graduate 1,041 853 82.2 79.2-84.8 188 17.8 15.2-20.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 246 181 70.4 62.7-77.1 65 29.6 22.9-37.3
$15,000- 24,999 333 266 79.8 73.8-84.6 67 20.2 15.4-26.2
$25,000- 34,999 309 225 74.4 68.2-79.7 84 25.6 20.3-31.8
$35,000- 49,999 472 348 76.1 71.4-80.3 124 23.9 19.7-28.6
$50,000-74,999 448 345 76.8 71.9-81.1 103 23.2 18.9-28.1
$75,000+ 570 461 81.1 76.9-84.6 109 18.9 15.4-23.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,017 833 80.7 77.5-83.6 184 19.3 16.4-22.5
No 1,825 1,355 76.0 73.6-78.2 470 24.0 21.8-26.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,313 1,094 84.1 81.6-86.2 219 15.9 13.8-18.4
Non-Veteran 1,593 1,131 71.8 69.1-74.4 462 28.2 25.6-30.9
Currently Serving 22 17 82.0 61.0-93.0 5 18.0 7.0-39.0

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* This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

^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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