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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 13,746 5,458 36.3 35.2-37.3 8,288 63.7 62.7-64.8
-Piedmont NC 7,757 2,997 35.3 34.0-36.7 4,760 64.7 63.3-66.0
GENDER
Male 2,769 1,087 35.1 33.0-37.4 1,682 64.9 62.6-67.0
Female 4,988 1,910 35.5 33.9-37.1 3,078 64.5 62.9-66.1
RACE
White 6,310 2,499 36.4 34.9-37.9 3,811 63.6 62.1-65.1
African American 1,166 411 32.5 29.2-36.1 755 67.5 63.9-70.8
Other Minorities 250 78 27.7 21.4-35.1 172 72.3 64.9-78.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 188 71 32.4 24.7-41.2 117 67.6 58.8-75.3
Non-Hispanic 7,563 2,924 35.4 34.1-36.8 4,639 64.6 63.2-65.9
AGE
18-24 142 19 9.5 5.7-15.4 123 90.5 84.6-94.3
25-34 775 162 21.6 18.2-25.4 613 78.4 74.6-81.8
35-44 1,464 372 25.5 22.9-28.3 1,092 74.5 71.7-77.1
45-54 1,596 576 37.9 34.9-41.0 1,020 62.1 59.0-65.1
55-64 1,594 782 49.9 47.0-52.9 812 50.1 47.1-53.0
65-74 1,199 640 52.6 49.3-56.0 559 47.4 44.0-50.7
75+ 945 428 44.3 40.4-48.2 517 55.7 51.8-59.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,019 490 43.2 39.0-47.4 529 56.8 52.6-61.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,135 908 39.3 36.7-42.0 1,227 60.7 58.0-63.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,918 705 34.0 31.3-36.7 1,213 66.0 63.3-68.7
College Graduate 2,671 887 30.9 28.8-33.1 1,784 69.1 66.9-71.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 735 368 46.9 42.0-51.9 367 53.1 48.1-58.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,199 494 36.2 32.7-39.9 705 63.8 60.1-67.3
$25,000- 34,999 870 342 35.3 31.4-39.5 528 64.7 60.5-68.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,049 382 33.1 29.7-36.6 667 66.9 63.4-70.3
$50,000-74,999 1,128 430 36.4 32.9-39.9 698 63.6 60.1-67.1
$75,000+ 1,639 515 30.9 28.2-33.6 1,124 69.1 66.4-71.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,411 1,167 45.3 42.7-47.9 1,244 54.7 52.1-57.3
No 5,148 1,775 31.8 30.3-33.4 3,373 68.2 66.6-69.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,023 443 41.7 38.0-45.5 580 58.3 54.5-62.0
Non-Veteran 6,725 2,551 34.3 32.9-35.8 4,174 65.7 64.2-67.1

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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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