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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 11,096 7,259 63.2 62.0-64.3 3,837 36.8 35.7-38.0
GENDER
Male 4,114 2,360 55.9 54.1-57.8 1,754 44.1 42.2-45.9
Female 6,982 4,899 69.8 68.5-71.2 2,083 30.2 28.8-31.5
AGE
18-24 511 245 46.0 40.8-51.4 266 54.0 48.6-59.2
25-34 1,563 919 56.7 53.6-59.8 644 43.3 40.2-46.4
35-44 2,020 1,208 58.9 56.2-61.5 812 41.1 38.5-43.8
45-54 2,095 1,382 63.7 61.0-66.2 713 36.3 33.8-39.0
55-64 2,012 1,434 68.9 66.2-71.5 578 31.1 28.5-33.8
65-74 1,596 1,154 71.2 68.3-73.9 442 28.8 26.1-31.7
75+ 1,258 890 70.9 67.7-74.0 368 29.1 26.0-32.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,417 740 47.1 43.8-50.4 677 52.9 49.6-56.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,191 1,900 56.7 54.5-58.9 1,291 43.3 41.1-45.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,869 1,927 65.9 63.7-68.1 942 34.1 31.9-36.3
College Graduate 3,605 2,681 72.0 70.1-73.9 924 28.0 26.1-29.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,032 595 53.8 49.7-57.9 437 46.2 42.1-50.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,570 934 55.2 52.1-58.4 636 44.8 41.6-47.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,273 792 57.0 53.5-60.4 481 43.0 39.6-46.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,558 1,029 64.2 61.3-67.1 529 35.8 32.9-38.7
$50,000-74,999 1,525 1,058 66.5 63.5-69.4 467 33.5 30.6-36.5
$75,000+ 1,796 1,295 71.9 69.3-74.4 501 28.1 25.6-30.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,535 2,336 64.6 62.6-66.6 1,199 35.4 33.4-37.4
No 7,393 4,827 62.7 61.3-64.1 2,566 37.3 35.9-38.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,538 997 64.0 61.0-66.9 541 36.0 33.1-39.0
Non-Veteran 9,450 6,192 63.0 61.7-64.2 3,258 37.0 35.8-38.3
Currently Serving 106 69 63.0 51.9-72.9 37 37.0 27.1-48.1

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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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