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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5 or more years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 13,711 11,218 79.9 79.0-80.8 1,390 11.0 10.3-11.7 736 5.9 5.4- 6.5 367 3.2 2.8- 3.7
-Piedmont NC 7,731 6,286 79.4 78.1-80.6 819 11.3 10.4-12.3 427 6.2 5.5- 7.0 199 3.1 2.5- 3.8
GENDER
Male 2,764 2,238 79.3 77.2-81.2 288 11.0 9.6-12.6 160 6.1 5.0- 7.4 78 3.6 2.7- 5.0
Female 4,967 4,048 79.5 78.0-80.9 531 11.6 10.5-12.8 267 6.3 5.4- 7.3 121 2.6 2.1- 3.3
RACE
White 6,286 5,039 78.0 76.6-79.3 701 12.1 11.0-13.2 372 6.9 6.0- 7.8 174 3.1 2.6- 3.7
African American 1,167 1,030 87.3 83.9-90.0 85 7.6 5.8- 9.8 39 3.2 2.1- 4.7 13 2.0 0.6- 6.0
Other Minorities 250 193 75.2 67.5-81.5 32 12.5 8.4-18.2 14 5.5 2.8-10.5 11 6.8 3.4-13.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 187 163 82.7 73.7-89.1 13 6.6 3.4-12.5 6 4.6 1.8-11.3 5 6.0 2.3-14.6
Non-Hispanic 7,538 6,119 79.3 78.0-80.5 805 11.5 10.6-12.5 420 6.2 5.5- 7.0 194 3.0 2.5- 3.7
AGE
18-24 138 100 68.2 57.1-77.6 23 16.5 10.4-25.3 11 10.1 4.9-19.5 4 5.2 1.3-18.2
25-34 769 550 71.2 67.1-74.9 119 16.5 13.4-20.0 68 8.1 6.2-10.5 32 4.3 2.8- 6.6
35-44 1,457 1,051 72.0 69.1-74.8 207 13.7 11.7-16.0 126 8.6 7.0-10.5 73 5.6 4.3- 7.4
45-54 1,603 1,268 80.3 77.8-82.5 191 11.1 9.4-13.0 95 5.8 4.6- 7.4 49 2.8 2.0- 4.0
55-64 1,591 1,331 84.0 81.7-86.1 150 8.9 7.4-10.7 80 5.6 4.3- 7.2 30 1.5 1.0- 2.3
65-74 1,195 1,084 90.7 88.5-92.5 80 6.5 5.1- 8.4 24 2.0 1.3- 3.3 7 0.7 0.3- 1.9
75+ 937 865 93.2 91.1-94.8 47 4.7 3.3- 6.7 22 1.8 1.2- 2.9 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,012 892 86.1 82.4-89.1 68 7.1 5.0-10.0 34 4.0 2.6- 6.2 18 2.8 1.4- 5.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,130 1,774 82.0 79.7-84.1 206 10.7 9.0-12.7 104 5.0 4.0- 6.3 46 2.3 1.6- 3.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,913 1,550 78.4 75.6-81.0 206 11.5 9.7-13.5 106 6.7 5.2- 8.6 51 3.4 2.0- 5.6
College Graduate 2,663 2,058 76.1 74.0-78.1 338 12.9 11.4-14.6 183 7.3 6.1- 8.8 84 3.6 2.8- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 726 621 81.1 76.1-85.2 54 9.7 6.8-13.7 30 4.6 3.0- 6.9 21 4.6 2.3- 9.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,201 1,019 85.8 82.9-88.2 97 7.3 5.6- 9.5 53 4.6 3.2- 6.6 32 2.3 1.5- 3.5
$25,000- 34,999 868 688 77.4 73.2-81.0 111 13.1 10.5-16.4 46 6.2 4.0- 9.5 23 3.3 2.0- 5.5
$35,000- 49,999 1,047 840 79.2 75.8-82.2 115 11.4 9.1-14.2 68 6.7 5.1- 8.9 24 2.7 1.6- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 1,127 883 76.8 73.2-80.1 144 12.8 10.5-15.4 71 6.1 4.7- 8.0 29 4.3 2.4- 7.5
$75,000+ 1,640 1,291 77.0 74.3-79.5 191 12.9 10.9-15.3 109 7.2 5.8- 8.9 49 2.8 2.0- 3.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,402 2,069 84.5 82.3-86.5 193 8.7 7.3-10.3 96 4.7 3.6- 6.2 44 2.0 1.3- 3.1
No 5,135 4,053 77.2 75.6-78.7 608 12.5 11.3-13.7 323 6.8 5.9- 7.8 151 3.6 2.9- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,018 881 83.4 80.0-86.3 74 9.8 7.4-12.9 44 4.5 3.2- 6.2 19 2.3 1.3- 4.1
Non-Veteran 6,704 5,397 78.7 77.4-80.1 744 11.5 10.6-12.6 383 6.5 5.7- 7.3 180 3.3 2.6- 4.0

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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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