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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Rowan County

Environmental Factors

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%)
North Carolina 14,812 2,446 16.4 15.6-17.1 12,366 83.6 82.9-84.4
-Rowan County 435 72 16.1 12.4-20.5 363 83.9 79.5-87.6
GENDER
Male 151 23 15.1 9.5-23.0 128 84.9 77.0-90.5
Female 284 49 16.9 12.6-22.3 235 83.1 77.7-87.4
RACE
White 362 64 16.9 13.0-21.7 298 83.1 78.3-87.0
Other 70 8 13.5 5.8-28.2 62 86.5 71.8-94.2
AGE
18-44 171 28 16.4 10.8-24.1 143 83.6 75.9-89.2
45+ 263 44 15.9 11.5-21.5 219 84.1 78.5-88.5
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 237 32 14.5 9.7-21.1 205 85.5 78.9-90.3
Some College + 198 40 18.1 13.2-24.5 158 81.9 75.5-86.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 252 46 18.0 12.9-24.5 206 82.0 75.5-87.1
$50,000+ 100 16 15.8 9.5-24.9 84 84.2 75.1-90.5

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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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