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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,022 8,155 53.9 52.8-55.0 3,900 26.6 25.6-27.6 1,741 11.5 10.8-12.3 483 3.3 2.9- 3.8 743 4.7 4.2- 5.2
-Piedmont NC 8,402 4,473 53.7 52.2-55.3 2,308 27.5 26.1-28.8 970 11.8 10.8-12.9 269 2.9 2.5- 3.5 382 4.0 3.5- 4.6
GENDER
Male 3,077 1,687 54.6 52.1-57.1 795 26.3 24.2-28.5 334 11.6 10.0-13.5 89 2.8 2.1- 3.7 172 4.7 3.8- 5.8
Female 5,325 2,786 52.9 51.1-54.7 1,513 28.6 27.0-30.2 636 12.0 10.9-13.2 180 3.1 2.6- 3.7 210 3.4 2.8- 4.1
RACE
White 6,538 3,577 56.1 54.4-57.8 1,914 29.2 27.7-30.8 638 9.6 8.6-10.7 174 2.3 1.9- 2.8 235 2.8 2.3- 3.3
African American 1,274 649 53.8 50.1-57.5 240 20.3 17.5-23.4 243 16.8 14.4-19.6 54 3.2 2.3- 4.5 88 5.8 4.2- 8.0
Other Minorities 553 228 39.6 34.1-45.3 144 26.6 22.0-31.8 83 18.2 13.8-23.6 40 6.3 4.3- 9.4 58 9.3 6.8-12.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 454 213 44.8 38.7-51.1 115 25.9 20.9-31.6 60 16.2 11.8-21.9 21 4.0 2.3- 7.0 45 9.0 6.3-12.7
Non-Hispanic 7,933 4,253 54.7 53.2-56.3 2,189 27.6 26.3-29.0 908 11.3 10.4-12.4 247 2.8 2.4- 3.3 336 3.5 3.0- 4.1
AGE
18-24 328 177 54.8 48.0-61.4 84 23.8 18.7-29.8 50 17.0 12.4-22.9 10 2.4 1.2- 4.4 7 2.0 0.9- 4.8
25-34 1,027 527 50.5 46.7-54.4 314 30.1 26.7-33.7 118 12.4 9.9-15.2 30 2.8 1.8- 4.5 38 4.2 2.9- 6.1
35-44 1,535 722 50.1 47.0-53.2 523 33.0 30.2-35.9 184 10.0 8.5-11.8 56 3.3 2.4- 4.6 50 3.7 2.5- 5.3
45-54 1,670 803 50.4 47.4-53.4 504 29.4 26.7-32.1 232 13.2 11.3-15.2 68 3.6 2.7- 4.7 63 3.5 2.6- 4.6
55-64 1,643 892 57.4 54.4-60.3 438 25.4 22.9-28.0 199 10.6 9.0-12.5 47 2.8 2.0- 3.9 67 3.8 2.9- 5.0
65-74 1,227 763 63.1 59.8-66.2 249 20.7 18.1-23.5 102 8.3 6.7-10.2 32 2.2 1.5- 3.2 81 5.8 4.5- 7.4
75+ 908 557 63.5 59.6-67.2 179 17.5 14.8-20.4 82 9.1 7.1-11.6 19 2.0 1.2- 3.3 71 7.9 5.9-10.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,185 573 45.1 40.8-49.5 212 20.4 17.0-24.2 209 18.5 15.4-22.2 58 5.4 3.7- 7.7 133 10.6 8.3-13.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,414 1,309 54.6 51.7-57.5 557 22.9 20.6-25.4 337 14.7 12.7-17.1 85 3.1 2.4- 4.1 126 4.6 3.6- 5.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,051 1,095 55.3 51.9-58.5 583 27.6 24.8-30.5 225 11.4 9.4-13.8 74 2.8 2.1- 3.8 74 2.9 2.2- 3.9
College Graduate 2,730 1,485 55.6 53.2-58.0 950 33.9 31.7-36.2 196 6.9 5.8- 8.2 51 1.9 1.3- 2.7 48 1.7 1.2- 2.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 841 363 40.6 35.1-46.4 150 17.9 14.0-22.5 187 25.1 20.5-30.5 53 6.2 4.3- 9.0 88 10.1 7.2-14.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,320 608 43.3 39.4-47.3 337 27.3 23.8-31.1 216 17.7 14.8-21.1 68 4.9 3.7- 6.5 91 6.7 5.1- 8.8
$25,000- 34,999 932 511 55.1 50.5-59.6 227 24.4 20.7-28.7 125 13.8 11.1-17.1 29 2.9 1.8- 4.7 40 3.8 2.6- 5.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,156 624 53.2 49.1-57.2 343 29.5 25.9-33.2 115 11.8 9.1-15.3 39 2.9 1.9- 4.3 35 2.7 1.8- 3.9
$50,000-74,999 1,095 583 55.4 51.4-59.4 359 31.2 27.6-35.1 108 9.5 7.4-12.2 21 2.0 1.1- 3.6 24 1.8 1.1- 2.9
$75,000+ 1,855 1,077 59.5 56.6-62.3 622 32.2 29.6-34.9 112 6.0 4.7- 7.5 23 1.3 0.8- 2.2 21 1.1 0.6- 1.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,880 1,376 47.2 44.5-49.9 730 25.2 23.0-27.5 468 16.8 14.8-18.9 150 5.0 4.0- 6.3 156 5.8 4.6- 7.3
No 5,363 3,023 56.8 54.9-58.6 1,541 28.5 26.8-30.2 480 9.6 8.5-10.9 113 2.0 1.6- 2.5 206 3.1 2.6- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,091 653 61.5 57.5-65.3 248 22.0 19.0-25.3 107 9.8 7.3-13.0 25 2.3 1.4- 3.8 58 4.5 3.2- 6.3
Non-Veteran 7,304 3,817 52.7 51.0-54.4 2,059 28.2 26.8-29.7 862 12.1 11.0-13.3 244 3.0 2.6- 3.6 322 4.0 3.4- 4.6

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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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