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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-WHITE MALES

Things like dust, mold, smoke, and chemicals inside the home or office can cause poor indoor air quality. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by something in the air inside a home, office, or other building?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,142 523 13.1 11.9-14.4 3,619 86.9 85.6-88.1
AGE
18-24 204 40 20.4 14.5-28.0 164 79.6 72.0-85.5
25-34 611 88 13.5 10.6-17.0 523 86.5 83.0-89.4
35-44 802 124 16.6 13.7-20.0 678 83.4 80.0-86.3
45-54 799 112 15.2 12.4-18.5 687 84.8 81.5-87.6
55-64 789 93 11.6 9.1-14.6 696 88.4 85.4-90.9
65-74 565 50 7.7 5.6-10.5 515 92.3 89.5-94.4
75+ 362 16 4.5 2.5- 7.7 346 95.5 92.3-97.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 531 61 11.7 8.7-15.6 470 88.3 84.4-91.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,143 133 11.5 9.4-13.9 1,010 88.5 86.1-90.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,018 142 15.8 13.2-18.9 876 84.2 81.1-86.8
College Graduate 1,444 187 12.9 11.0-15.1 1,257 87.1 84.9-89.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 298 44 11.4 8.1-15.8 254 88.6 84.2-91.9
$15,000- 24,999 483 53 10.1 7.3-14.0 430 89.9 86.0-92.7
$25,000- 34,999 494 53 13.5 10.0-18.0 441 86.5 82.0-90.0
$35,000- 49,999 654 88 13.7 10.8-17.2 566 86.3 82.8-89.2
$50,000-74,999 651 92 16.3 13.1-20.1 559 83.7 79.9-86.9
$75,000+ 794 110 13.9 11.3-17.0 684 86.1 83.0-88.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,210 196 16.1 13.8-18.8 1,014 83.9 81.2-86.2
No 2,783 314 12.1 10.7-13.7 2,469 87.9 86.3-89.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,442 161 11.6 9.7-13.8 1,281 88.4 86.2-90.3
Non-Veteran 2,602 350 13.9 12.3-15.6 2,252 86.1 84.4-87.7
Currently Serving 87 10 11.5 5.9-21.2 77 88.5 78.8-94.1

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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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