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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Environmental Factors-WHITE MALES

Things like smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals can cause outdoor air pollution. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by pollution in the air outdoors?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 4,128 376 8.8 7.8- 9.9 3,752 91.2 90.1-92.2
AGE
18-24 204 21 8.9 5.4-14.5 183 91.1 85.5-94.6
25-34 606 59 8.8 6.5-11.6 547 91.2 88.4-93.5
35-44 800 78 9.6 7.5-12.3 722 90.4 87.7-92.5
45-54 799 71 9.6 7.4-12.4 728 90.4 87.6-92.6
55-64 780 74 8.7 6.6-11.3 706 91.3 88.7-93.4
65-74 563 51 7.9 5.8-10.7 512 92.1 89.3-94.2
75+ 366 22 6.6 3.7-11.3 344 93.4 88.7-96.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 527 44 6.9 4.9- 9.6 483 93.1 90.4-95.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,143 86 7.4 5.8- 9.4 1,057 92.6 90.6-94.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,011 114 12.1 9.8-14.9 897 87.9 85.1-90.2
College Graduate 1,441 131 8.3 6.8-10.0 1,310 91.7 90.0-93.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 294 30 8.6 5.6-12.9 264 91.4 87.1-94.4
$15,000- 24,999 487 39 7.1 4.9-10.1 448 92.9 89.9-95.1
$25,000- 34,999 493 47 9.2 6.8-12.5 446 90.8 87.5-93.2
$35,000- 49,999 657 53 8.8 6.3-12.1 604 91.2 87.9-93.7
$50,000-74,999 644 63 9.8 7.3-12.9 581 90.2 87.1-92.7
$75,000+ 792 46 5.5 4.0- 7.6 746 94.5 92.4-96.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,204 156 13.3 11.2-15.8 1,048 86.7 84.2-88.8
No 2,778 216 7.3 6.2- 8.5 2,562 92.7 91.5-93.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,432 136 9.5 7.8-11.5 1,296 90.5 88.5-92.2
Non-Veteran 2,599 234 8.5 7.3- 9.8 2,365 91.5 90.2-92.7
Currently Serving 86 6 7.2 2.8-17.1 80 92.8 82.9-97.2

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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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