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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 10,965 2,468 23.4 22.4-24.4 8,497 76.6 75.6-77.6
GENDER
Male 4,064 785 20.4 18.9-21.9 3,279 79.6 78.1-81.1
Female 6,901 1,683 26.2 24.9-27.5 5,218 73.8 72.5-75.1
AGE
18-24 505 273 52.3 46.9-57.7 232 47.7 42.3-53.1
25-34 1,550 616 40.3 37.3-43.3 934 59.7 56.7-62.7
35-44 1,997 677 31.8 29.4-34.4 1,320 68.2 65.6-70.6
45-54 2,078 483 22.2 20.1-24.4 1,595 77.8 75.6-79.9
55-64 1,993 270 12.6 10.9-14.5 1,723 87.4 85.5-89.1
65-74 1,572 103 7.0 5.6- 8.8 1,469 93.0 91.2-94.4
75+ 1,229 39 2.9 1.9- 4.2 1,190 97.1 95.8-98.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,388 143 13.1 10.8-15.7 1,245 86.9 84.3-89.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,139 630 20.5 18.8-22.3 2,509 79.5 77.7-81.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,842 695 25.5 23.5-27.7 2,147 74.5 72.3-76.5
College Graduate 3,582 995 27.6 25.9-29.5 2,587 72.4 70.5-74.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,008 104 9.9 7.7-12.5 904 90.1 87.5-92.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,552 273 18.9 16.4-21.6 1,279 81.1 78.4-83.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,260 290 22.9 20.1-25.9 970 77.1 74.1-79.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,541 403 25.4 22.9-28.2 1,138 74.6 71.8-77.1
$50,000-74,999 1,512 425 28.1 25.4-31.0 1,087 71.9 69.0-74.6
$75,000+ 1,783 556 30.0 27.6-32.7 1,227 70.0 67.3-72.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,499 485 15.2 13.7-16.8 3,014 84.8 83.2-86.3
No 7,392 1,972 27.0 25.8-28.3 5,420 73.0 71.7-74.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,515 222 14.0 12.0-16.1 1,293 86.0 83.9-88.0
Non-Veteran 9,342 2,206 25.1 24.0-26.3 7,136 74.9 73.7-76.0
Currently Serving 106 39 34.1 24.7-44.9 67 65.9 55.1-75.3

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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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