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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,782 8,665 51.5 50.5-52.6 4,565 27.9 27.0-28.8 2,238 13.2 12.5-13.9 756 4.3 3.9- 4.8 558 3.1 2.7- 3.4
-Piedmont NC 9,438 4,820 51.1 49.7-52.5 2,706 29.4 28.2-30.7 1,211 12.5 11.6-13.4 379 3.8 3.3- 4.4 322 3.2 2.8- 3.7
GENDER
Male 3,427 1,735 50.8 48.5-53.1 960 29.0 27.0-31.1 444 13.0 11.5-14.7 141 3.6 2.8- 4.5 147 3.6 2.9- 4.5
Female 6,011 3,085 51.4 49.7-53.0 1,746 29.8 28.3-31.3 767 12.0 11.0-13.1 238 4.0 3.4- 4.8 175 2.8 2.3- 3.4
RACE
White 7,357 3,845 53.1 51.5-54.6 2,227 30.8 29.4-32.3 848 10.8 9.9-11.8 252 3.0 2.6- 3.6 185 2.2 1.8- 2.7
African American 1,509 707 46.8 43.3-50.4 333 24.6 21.7-27.7 291 18.0 15.6-20.7 95 6.2 4.8- 8.0 83 4.4 3.3- 5.8
Other Minorities 532 245 43.3 37.6-49.2 139 27.5 22.6-33.0 66 14.8 10.7-20.2 29 5.3 3.1- 8.9 53 9.0 6.5-12.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 545 246 40.7 35.2-46.5 151 30.8 25.7-36.4 70 14.0 10.1-19.1 36 6.8 4.4-10.5 42 7.6 5.3-10.9
Non-Hispanic 8,887 4,569 52.2 50.8-53.6 2,555 29.3 28.0-30.6 1,140 12.3 11.4-13.2 343 3.5 3.0- 4.0 280 2.7 2.3- 3.2
AGE
18-24 424 212 51.7 45.6-57.8 123 29.7 24.4-35.6 52 11.2 8.1-15.3 22 5.0 2.9- 8.4 15 2.4 1.3- 4.4
25-34 1,324 648 49.4 46.0-52.7 415 31.5 28.4-34.7 161 12.0 9.9-14.5 62 4.1 3.0- 5.5 38 3.1 2.1- 4.6
35-44 1,847 856 46.8 44.0-49.7 636 33.6 31.0-36.3 236 13.3 11.2-15.8 68 3.2 2.4- 4.2 51 3.1 2.2- 4.4
45-54 1,812 863 48.3 45.4-51.2 554 31.0 28.4-33.7 272 14.2 12.3-16.3 81 3.9 3.0- 5.1 42 2.6 1.7- 3.9
55-64 1,698 867 52.7 49.8-55.5 485 28.6 26.1-31.3 208 11.4 9.7-13.3 64 3.2 2.4- 4.3 74 4.1 3.1- 5.5
65-74 1,267 745 59.8 56.5-63.0 273 20.2 17.8-22.9 162 13.3 11.1-15.8 42 3.5 2.5- 5.0 45 3.2 2.3- 4.5
75+ 1,022 609 62.0 58.4-65.5 205 18.6 16.0-21.5 116 10.4 8.4-12.7 38 4.0 2.7- 5.8 54 5.1 3.7- 6.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,449 660 44.8 40.8-48.9 316 24.3 20.8-28.2 258 16.6 13.8-19.7 95 7.0 5.2- 9.3 120 7.3 5.7- 9.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,679 1,387 50.6 48.0-53.2 681 26.4 24.1-28.7 370 14.5 12.7-16.6 142 4.9 4.0- 6.0 99 3.6 2.8- 4.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,256 1,182 53.2 50.4-56.1 660 29.5 27.0-32.2 272 11.0 9.4-12.7 87 3.9 3.0- 5.1 55 2.4 1.7- 3.4
College Graduate 3,040 1,585 53.1 50.8-55.3 1,046 34.4 32.3-36.6 310 9.9 8.6-11.4 55 1.3 0.9- 1.8 44 1.3 0.9- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,013 415 39.7 35.3-44.2 226 24.8 20.7-29.3 197 18.9 15.8-22.5 87 7.9 5.9-10.5 88 8.7 6.5-11.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,595 735 43.6 39.9-47.4 385 24.2 21.2-27.5 301 20.2 17.1-23.7 99 6.8 5.1- 9.0 75 5.1 3.8- 7.0
$25,000- 34,999 1,117 574 50.5 46.4-54.5 281 25.4 21.9-29.3 165 14.8 12.2-18.0 53 5.0 3.5- 6.9 44 4.3 2.9- 6.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,240 643 52.8 49.0-56.5 386 31.8 28.5-35.4 145 10.5 8.5-12.8 37 3.0 2.0- 4.3 29 1.9 1.2- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 1,293 679 54.4 50.8-57.8 427 31.1 28.0-34.3 138 10.6 8.7-13.0 31 2.2 1.4- 3.3 18 1.8 0.9- 3.3
$75,000+ 1,789 990 54.2 51.3-57.1 644 36.9 34.2-39.8 121 7.4 6.0- 9.1 19 0.9 0.5- 1.5 15 0.6 0.3- 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,782 1,246 43.7 41.2-46.3 734 27.3 25.0-29.6 485 17.4 15.5-19.5 175 6.7 5.4- 8.3 142 4.9 3.9- 6.1
No 6,504 3,517 53.9 52.2-55.6 1,929 30.2 28.7-31.7 698 10.6 9.6-11.7 191 2.8 2.3- 3.3 169 2.6 2.1- 3.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,121 610 57.1 53.3-60.8 271 25.4 22.2-28.9 128 9.9 8.1-12.1 61 4.6 3.4- 6.2 51 3.0 2.2- 4.1
Non-Veteran 8,313 4,208 50.3 48.8-51.8 2,434 29.9 28.6-31.3 1,083 12.8 11.8-13.9 318 3.7 3.2- 4.3 270 3.2 2.7- 3.8

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.
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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