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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Regular Lights Ultra lights
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 2,404 687 30.6 28.3-33.0 1,207 50.0 47.5-52.6 510 19.4 17.5-21.4
GENDER
Male 981 364 37.3 33.6-41.1 480 49.3 45.4-53.1 137 13.4 11.1-16.2
Female 1,423 323 23.2 20.6-26.1 727 50.9 47.7-54.1 373 25.9 23.1-28.8
AGE
18-24 144 61 48.4 38.5-58.4 74 47.3 37.5-57.3 9 4.3 1.9- 9.7
25-34 422 105 27.9 22.6-33.9 248 57.2 51.1-63.1 69 14.9 11.3-19.5
35-44 553 149 26.2 21.9-31.0 283 53.0 47.7-58.1 121 20.8 17.0-25.3
45-54 524 155 32.3 27.4-37.5 257 49.1 43.9-54.4 112 18.6 15.0-22.8
55-64 449 128 28.4 23.7-33.7 205 44.7 39.0-50.6 116 26.9 21.8-32.6
65-74 221 63 30.9 23.4-39.5 100 45.7 37.4-54.1 58 23.5 17.4-30.9
75+ 87 26 35.8 24.4-49.1 38 37.3 26.5-49.6 23 26.9 17.6-38.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 451 170 40.3 34.7-46.1 212 46.5 40.7-52.3 69 13.3 10.0-17.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 860 241 30.7 26.9-34.9 459 52.5 48.2-56.7 160 16.8 13.9-20.1
Some Post-H.S. 657 183 29.7 25.3-34.6 324 47.9 43.0-52.8 150 22.4 18.6-26.8
College Graduate 433 91 21.1 16.9-26.0 211 52.3 46.6-58.0 131 26.5 22.0-31.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 340 131 40.2 33.4-47.4 163 46.5 39.6-53.6 46 13.3 9.5-18.3
$15,000- 24,999 452 157 41.6 35.7-47.7 216 43.8 38.1-49.7 79 14.6 11.2-18.8
$25,000- 34,999 343 95 30.2 24.5-36.7 174 52.5 45.8-59.0 74 17.3 13.0-22.6
$35,000- 49,999 373 88 24.7 19.7-30.6 194 54.7 48.4-60.8 91 20.6 16.2-25.7
$50,000-74,999 259 56 21.5 16.2-27.9 137 54.0 46.6-61.2 66 24.6 18.7-31.7
$75,000+ 232 51 22.8 16.9-30.1 108 48.3 40.5-56.1 73 28.9 22.5-36.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 895 302 36.6 32.6-40.7 399 42.2 38.2-46.3 194 21.2 18.1-24.7
No 1,473 373 27.0 24.2-30.0 787 54.4 51.2-57.6 313 18.6 16.3-21.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 318 124 37.4 31.4-43.9 150 48.3 41.8-54.9 44 14.2 10.2-19.5
Non-Veteran 2,044 550 29.3 26.8-31.9 1,034 50.3 47.5-53.1 460 20.4 18.4-22.7
Currently Serving 41 13 33.7 19.1-52.3 22 52.8 35.4-69.6 6 13.5 5.3-30.3

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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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