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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,623 2,178 16.0 15.2-16.9 13,445 84.0 83.1-84.8
-Eastern NC 5,231 758 16.4 15.0-17.9 4,473 83.6 82.1-85.0
GENDER
Male 1,853 212 13.4 11.3-15.7 1,641 86.6 84.3-88.7
Female 3,378 546 19.1 17.3-21.1 2,832 80.9 78.9-82.7
RACE
White 3,515 413 14.1 12.5-15.9 3,102 85.9 84.1-87.5
African American 1,208 238 19.3 16.6-22.3 970 80.7 77.7-83.4
Other Minorities 493 104 21.9 17.2-27.6 389 78.1 72.4-82.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 266 58 21.8 16.0-29.0 208 78.2 71.0-84.0
Non-Hispanic 4,954 699 15.8 14.4-17.3 4,255 84.2 82.7-85.6
AGE
18-24 236 57 22.2 16.5-29.1 179 77.8 70.9-83.5
25-34 633 128 20.5 17.0-24.5 505 79.5 75.5-83.0
35-44 850 163 18.9 15.9-22.2 687 81.1 77.8-84.1
45-54 1,041 184 17.6 14.9-20.6 857 82.4 79.4-85.1
55-64 1,048 138 12.0 9.9-14.4 910 88.0 85.6-90.1
65-74 794 61 8.8 6.6-11.7 733 91.2 88.3-93.4
75+ 592 21 4.3 2.6- 7.1 571 95.7 92.9-97.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 862 190 24.6 20.6-29.0 672 75.4 71.0-79.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,683 273 18.0 15.4-20.8 1,410 82.0 79.2-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,334 206 16.8 14.3-19.6 1,128 83.2 80.4-85.7
College Graduate 1,345 89 7.7 5.8-10.0 1,256 92.3 90.0-94.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 665 182 32.5 27.8-37.6 483 67.5 62.4-72.2
$15,000- 24,999 905 205 23.5 19.6-27.9 700 76.5 72.1-80.4
$25,000- 34,999 669 99 18.0 14.3-22.3 570 82.0 77.7-85.7
$35,000- 49,999 746 85 13.5 10.6-17.1 661 86.5 82.9-89.4
$50,000-74,999 701 42 6.7 4.8- 9.3 659 93.3 90.7-95.2
$75,000+ 760 27 4.3 2.8- 6.5 733 95.7 93.5-97.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,981 413 25.7 22.9-28.6 1,568 74.3 71.4-77.1
No 3,080 317 11.9 10.4-13.6 2,763 88.1 86.4-89.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 889 72 9.0 6.9-11.6 817 91.0 88.4-93.1
Non-Veteran 4,331 683 18.0 16.4-19.8 3,648 82.0 80.2-83.6

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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.

** 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.

***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.

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