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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 8,042 4,380 51.3 49.8-52.7 3,662 48.7 47.3-50.2
-Piedmont NC 4,321 2,329 51.1 49.1-53.2 1,992 48.9 46.8-50.9
GENDER
Male 1,469 682 43.4 40.1-46.8 787 56.6 53.2-59.9
Female 2,852 1,647 57.4 55.0-59.7 1,205 42.6 40.3-45.0
RACE
White 3,551 1,882 50.6 48.4-52.9 1,669 49.4 47.1-51.6
African American 640 390 58.1 52.9-63.1 250 41.9 36.9-47.1
Other Minorities 111 48 34.5 24.0-46.9 63 65.5 53.1-76.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 99 48 36.9 24.8-50.8 51 63.1 49.2-75.2
Non-Hispanic 4,218 2,280 51.7 49.7-53.8 1,938 48.3 46.2-50.3
AGE
18-24 73 28 35.0 22.9-49.3 45 65.0 50.7-77.1
25-34 270 104 33.2 26.9-40.0 166 66.8 60.0-73.1
35-44 580 286 47.0 41.9-52.3 294 53.0 47.7-58.1
45-54 850 484 55.2 51.0-59.3 366 44.8 40.7-49.0
55-64 1,040 589 57.5 53.9-61.1 451 42.5 38.9-46.1
65-74 793 464 59.2 55.1-63.2 329 40.8 36.8-44.9
75+ 694 363 53.4 49.0-57.8 331 46.6 42.2-51.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 791 393 46.8 41.5-52.2 398 53.2 47.8-58.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,299 686 49.9 46.2-53.6 613 50.1 46.4-53.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,062 603 54.2 50.2-58.1 459 45.8 41.9-49.8
College Graduate 1,163 645 52.7 49.0-56.3 518 47.3 43.7-51.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 606 318 48.2 42.4-54.0 288 51.8 46.0-57.6
$15,000- 24,999 781 410 48.1 43.0-53.2 371 51.9 46.8-57.0
$25,000- 34,999 519 297 57.7 52.1-63.1 222 42.3 36.9-47.9
$35,000- 49,999 530 285 51.6 46.2-57.0 245 48.4 43.0-53.8
$50,000-74,999 541 292 51.1 45.9-56.4 249 48.9 43.6-54.1
$75,000+ 665 363 53.5 48.8-58.2 302 46.5 41.8-51.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,040 1,193 56.7 53.7-59.6 847 43.3 40.4-46.3
No 2,253 1,124 47.0 44.3-49.7 1,129 53.0 50.3-55.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 589 311 50.7 45.3-56.0 278 49.3 44.0-54.7
Non-Veteran 3,731 2,017 51.2 49.0-53.4 1,714 48.8 46.6-51.0

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed arthritis

^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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