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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 17,226 14,750 80.9 79.9-81.8 2,476 19.1 18.2-20.1
-Piedmont NC 9,668 8,359 81.9 80.6-83.1 1,309 18.1 16.9-19.4
GENDER
Male 3,517 2,984 79.5 77.4-81.5 533 20.5 18.5-22.6
Female 6,151 5,375 84.1 82.7-85.4 776 15.9 14.6-17.3
RACE
White 7,510 6,803 88.2 87.0-89.3 707 11.8 10.7-13.0
African American 1,573 1,243 75.6 72.3-78.6 330 24.4 21.4-27.7
Other Minorities 546 276 44.7 39.1-50.4 270 55.3 49.6-60.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 556 215 33.7 28.7-39.1 341 66.3 60.9-71.3
Non-Hispanic 9,106 8,138 87.2 86.1-88.2 968 12.8 11.8-13.9
AGE
18-24 434 290 65.5 59.5-71.1 144 34.5 28.9-40.5
25-34 1,359 1,007 70.2 66.8-73.3 352 29.8 26.7-33.2
35-44 1,891 1,595 82.9 80.4-85.2 296 17.1 14.8-19.6
45-54 1,842 1,592 86.9 84.9-88.7 250 13.1 11.3-15.1
55-64 1,727 1,513 87.9 85.8-89.6 214 12.1 10.4-14.2
65-74 1,303 1,269 96.4 94.6-97.6 34 3.6 2.4- 5.4
75+ 1,066 1,049 98.3 96.9-99.1 17 1.7 0.9- 3.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,511 1,081 58.7 54.6-62.8 430 41.3 37.2-45.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 2,303 77.6 75.1-79.9 449 22.4 20.1-24.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,298 2,041 85.9 83.4-88.1 257 14.1 11.9-16.6
College Graduate 3,088 2,918 94.4 93.2-95.3 170 5.6 4.7- 6.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,045 749 61.5 56.8-65.9 296 38.5 34.1-43.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,642 1,208 60.5 56.5-64.3 434 39.5 35.7-43.5
$25,000- 34,999 1,138 962 77.3 73.0-81.1 176 22.7 18.9-27.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,263 1,172 90.9 88.1-93.2 91 9.1 6.8-11.9
$50,000-74,999 1,313 1,258 94.8 92.9-96.2 55 5.2 3.8- 7.1
$75,000+ 1,811 1,770 97.9 97.1-98.6 41 2.1 1.4- 2.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,839 2,432 81.1 78.7-83.3 407 18.9 16.7-21.3
No 6,559 5,704 82.3 80.8-83.7 855 17.7 16.3-19.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,150 1,066 92.6 90.4-94.3 84 7.4 5.7- 9.6
Non-Veteran 8,506 7,284 80.5 79.1-81.8 1,222 19.5 18.2-20.9

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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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