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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,780 13,877 74.7 73.6-75.7 2,903 25.3 24.3-26.4
-Piedmont NC 9,423 7,825 75.0 73.6-76.4 1,598 25.0 23.6-26.4
GENDER
Male 3,442 2,796 73.0 70.6-75.3 646 27.0 24.7-29.4
Female 5,981 5,029 77.0 75.3-78.6 952 23.0 21.4-24.7
RACE
White 7,322 6,361 80.9 79.3-82.3 961 19.1 17.7-20.7
African American 1,534 1,181 69.3 65.6-72.7 353 30.7 27.3-34.4
Other Minorities 529 252 40.9 35.4-46.6 277 59.1 53.4-64.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 539 188 28.6 24.0-33.8 351 71.4 66.2-76.0
Non-Hispanic 8,878 7,631 80.1 78.7-81.4 1,247 19.9 18.6-21.3
AGE
18-24 406 145 34.5 28.8-40.6 261 65.5 59.4-71.2
25-34 1,285 779 56.9 53.5-60.4 506 43.1 39.6-46.5
35-44 1,844 1,470 78.2 75.5-80.7 374 21.8 19.3-24.5
45-54 1,816 1,606 87.8 85.8-89.5 210 12.2 10.5-14.2
55-64 1,709 1,607 93.8 92.0-95.1 102 6.2 4.9- 8.0
65-74 1,286 1,207 93.5 91.6-95.0 79 6.5 5.0- 8.4
75+ 1,030 968 94.1 92.2-95.6 62 5.9 4.4- 7.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,467 1,040 54.7 50.5-58.9 427 45.3 41.1-49.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,675 2,155 70.9 68.1-73.5 520 29.1 26.5-31.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,250 1,929 78.6 75.6-81.2 321 21.4 18.8-24.4
College Graduate 3,012 2,686 86.2 84.4-87.8 326 13.8 12.2-15.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,008 747 57.8 53.0-62.5 261 42.2 37.5-47.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,596 1,212 61.2 57.1-65.2 384 38.8 34.8-42.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,106 876 69.5 65.1-73.5 230 30.5 26.5-34.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,235 1,059 80.5 76.3-84.0 176 19.5 16.0-23.7
$50,000-74,999 1,285 1,133 82.8 79.3-85.7 152 17.2 14.3-20.7
$75,000+ 1,783 1,647 91.2 89.4-92.7 136 8.8 7.3-10.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,762 2,443 83.0 80.5-85.2 319 17.0 14.8-19.5
No 6,397 5,183 72.5 70.8-74.2 1,214 27.5 25.8-29.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,126 1,030 89.1 85.4-92.0 96 10.9 8.0-14.6
Non-Veteran 8,285 6,786 73.2 71.6-74.7 1,499 26.8 25.3-28.4

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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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