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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,219 8,705 77.3 76.3-78.2 2,514 22.7 21.8-23.7
GENDER
Male 4,186 3,144 75.0 73.4-76.6 1,042 25.0 23.4-26.6
Female 7,033 5,561 79.3 78.2-80.5 1,472 20.7 19.5-21.8
AGE
18-24 520 366 66.5 61.1-71.4 154 33.5 28.6-38.9
25-34 1,581 1,147 72.8 70.0-75.4 434 27.2 24.6-30.0
35-44 2,045 1,475 72.6 70.1-74.9 570 27.4 25.1-29.9
45-54 2,125 1,568 75.2 72.9-77.4 557 24.8 22.6-27.1
55-64 2,026 1,557 77.8 75.4-80.0 469 22.2 20.0-24.6
65-74 1,611 1,382 86.5 84.3-88.5 229 13.5 11.5-15.7
75+ 1,268 1,172 93.2 91.5-94.6 96 6.8 5.4- 8.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,450 971 63.6 60.3-66.8 479 36.4 33.2-39.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,231 2,332 70.9 68.9-72.9 899 29.1 27.1-31.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,894 2,212 76.5 74.5-78.4 682 23.5 21.6-25.5
College Graduate 3,630 3,179 88.0 86.6-89.2 451 12.0 10.8-13.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,046 684 64.6 60.7-68.4 362 35.4 31.6-39.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,589 1,123 68.9 65.9-71.8 466 31.1 28.2-34.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,278 927 69.6 66.3-72.8 351 30.4 27.2-33.7
$35,000- 49,999 1,574 1,185 73.8 71.0-76.4 389 26.2 23.6-29.0
$50,000-74,999 1,539 1,268 81.9 79.4-84.1 271 18.1 15.9-20.6
$75,000+ 1,801 1,558 86.9 84.9-88.6 243 13.1 11.4-15.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,547 2,622 73.2 71.3-75.0 925 26.8 25.0-28.7
No 7,379 5,874 79.4 78.2-80.5 1,505 20.6 19.5-21.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,559 1,225 79.1 76.6-81.4 334 20.9 18.6-23.4
Non-Veteran 9,537 7,400 77.1 76.0-78.2 2,137 22.9 21.8-24.0
Currently Serving 107 66 57.9 46.6-68.3 41 42.1 31.7-53.4

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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