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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 17,239 2,534 15.6 14.8-16.4 14,705 84.4 83.6-85.2
-Piedmont NC 9,673 1,338 14.5 13.5-15.5 8,335 85.5 84.5-86.5
GENDER
Male 3,524 391 12.5 11.0-14.1 3,133 87.5 85.9-89.0
Female 6,149 947 16.4 15.2-17.7 5,202 83.6 82.3-84.8
RACE
White 7,514 875 12.0 11.0-13.0 6,639 88.0 87.0-89.0
African American 1,573 326 20.3 17.7-23.1 1,247 79.7 76.9-82.3
Other Minorities 546 128 22.2 17.7-27.3 418 77.8 72.7-82.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 556 149 24.3 19.8-29.4 407 75.7 70.6-80.2
Non-Hispanic 9,111 1,188 13.4 12.4-14.4 7,923 86.6 85.6-87.6
AGE
18-24 438 80 15.9 12.3-20.3 358 84.1 79.7-87.7
25-34 1,357 250 18.8 16.2-21.7 1,107 81.2 78.3-83.8
35-44 1,890 315 16.0 13.9-18.4 1,575 84.0 81.6-86.1
45-54 1,843 288 15.1 13.1-17.2 1,555 84.9 82.8-86.9
55-64 1,731 265 13.5 11.7-15.4 1,466 86.5 84.6-88.3
65-74 1,301 83 7.1 5.4- 9.3 1,218 92.9 90.7-94.6
75+ 1,065 54 4.7 3.5- 6.4 1,011 95.3 93.6-96.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,514 364 27.3 23.9-31.0 1,150 72.7 69.0-76.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,752 414 16.2 14.3-18.2 2,338 83.8 81.8-85.7
Some Post-H.S. 2,297 321 13.6 11.8-15.7 1,976 86.4 84.3-88.2
College Graduate 3,091 235 7.1 6.1- 8.2 2,856 92.9 91.8-93.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,045 294 28.2 24.5-32.2 751 71.8 67.8-75.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,640 374 25.9 22.7-29.3 1,266 74.1 70.7-77.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,137 200 19.1 16.1-22.4 937 80.9 77.6-83.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,264 141 13.1 10.6-16.0 1,123 86.9 84.0-89.4
$50,000-74,999 1,314 103 7.6 5.9- 9.7 1,211 92.4 90.3-94.1
$75,000+ 1,812 46 2.3 1.6- 3.3 1,766 97.7 96.7-98.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,842 607 23.0 20.9-25.3 2,235 77.0 74.7-79.1
No 6,563 691 11.4 10.4-12.6 5,872 88.6 87.4-89.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,150 87 7.7 5.9-10.0 1,063 92.3 90.0-94.1
Non-Veteran 8,511 1,249 15.3 14.2-16.4 7,262 84.7 83.6-85.8

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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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