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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,880 7,679 46.1 45.1-47.2 8,195 48.5 47.4-49.5 819 4.5 4.1- 4.9 187 0.9 0.8- 1.1
-Piedmont NC 9,491 4,320 46.4 45.0-47.8 4,623 48.4 47.0-49.8 441 4.3 3.7- 4.9 107 0.9 0.7- 1.1
GENDER
Male 3,472 1,584 46.9 44.7-49.2 1,707 48.4 46.1-50.6 146 4.0 3.1- 5.1 35 0.7 0.5- 1.1
Female 6,019 2,736 45.9 44.3-47.6 2,916 48.4 46.8-50.1 295 4.6 3.9- 5.3 72 1.1 0.8- 1.4
RACE
White 7,400 3,585 50.4 48.9-52.0 3,419 45.0 43.5-46.6 316 3.8 3.2- 4.4 80 0.8 0.6- 1.1
African American 1,514 534 36.2 32.8-39.7 858 56.7 53.2-60.2 102 5.9 4.6- 7.5 20 1.2 0.7- 2.0
Other Minorities 536 185 34.9 29.5-40.7 324 59.4 53.4-65.1 21 5.1 2.5-10.0 6 0.7 0.3- 1.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 548 173 32.8 27.5-38.6 350 62.4 56.5-67.9 19 3.7 1.7- 8.0 6 1.1 0.4- 2.8
Non-Hispanic 8,937 4,145 48.0 46.5-49.4 4,270 46.8 45.4-48.3 421 4.3 3.8- 4.9 101 0.9 0.7- 1.1
AGE
18-24 428 171 42.6 36.6-48.8 233 51.7 45.6-57.8 23 5.5 3.2- 9.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.6
25-34 1,325 574 44.9 41.6-48.3 691 51.4 48.0-54.8 52 3.3 2.3- 4.8 8 0.4 0.2- 0.8
35-44 1,853 842 46.8 44.0-49.6 905 47.2 44.4-50.1 92 5.0 3.8- 6.5 14 1.0 0.5- 2.0
45-54 1,810 800 45.3 42.5-48.2 870 48.9 46.0-51.7 107 4.4 3.5- 5.4 33 1.4 1.0- 2.1
55-64 1,699 793 48.6 45.7-51.5 793 45.4 42.6-48.3 82 4.5 3.5- 5.9 31 1.4 1.0- 2.1
65-74 1,282 643 51.3 48.0-54.6 583 44.5 41.3-47.8 45 3.2 2.3- 4.5 11 0.9 0.5- 2.0
75+ 1,047 481 49.9 46.2-53.5 519 46.2 42.6-49.9 38 3.1 2.1- 4.4 9 0.9 0.4- 1.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,477 479 32.8 29.1-36.7 872 59.8 55.8-63.7 98 5.9 4.2- 8.3 28 1.5 0.9- 2.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,689 1,101 40.4 37.9-43.0 1,414 53.6 51.0-56.2 139 4.9 3.9- 6.2 35 1.0 0.7- 1.5
Some Post-H.S. 2,264 1,093 50.7 47.8-53.6 1,042 44.2 41.4-47.0 105 4.2 3.3- 5.4 24 0.9 0.5- 1.6
College Graduate 3,046 1,640 55.2 52.9-57.4 1,288 41.4 39.2-43.6 99 3.0 2.2- 3.9 19 0.5 0.3- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,015 281 28.8 24.7-33.3 580 59.1 54.6-63.5 114 9.3 7.2-11.9 40 2.8 1.9- 4.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,606 556 34.4 30.8-38.1 931 59.1 55.3-62.7 95 5.2 3.8- 7.1 24 1.3 0.8- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,126 458 42.0 38.0-46.0 595 51.0 46.9-55.0 62 6.4 4.1- 9.6 11 0.7 0.4- 1.3
$35,000- 49,999 1,245 585 45.1 41.5-48.8 612 50.7 46.9-54.4 41 3.6 2.3- 5.4 7 0.6 0.3- 1.4
$50,000-74,999 1,297 656 50.3 46.7-53.9 601 46.8 43.2-50.4 37 2.7 1.8- 4.0 3 0.2 0.1- 0.6
$75,000+ 1,792 1,144 62.5 59.6-65.2 612 35.4 32.7-38.2 26 1.5 0.9- 2.5 10 0.7 0.3- 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,791 908 32.9 30.6-35.4 1,540 54.9 52.4-57.5 265 9.6 8.1-11.3 78 2.5 1.9- 3.3
No 6,549 3,344 51.0 49.3-52.6 3,006 46.2 44.6-47.9 171 2.5 1.9- 3.1 28 0.3 0.2- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,136 568 52.0 48.1-55.8 510 44.2 40.4-48.1 42 2.8 2.0- 4.1 16 1.0 0.6- 1.7
Non-Veteran 8,351 3,751 45.7 44.2-47.2 4,110 48.9 47.4-50.4 399 4.5 3.8- 5.2 91 0.9 0.7- 1.2

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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: 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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