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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 8,726 1,152 15.4 14.3-16.6 7,574 84.6 83.4-85.7
GENDER
Male 3,233 366 14.9 13.1-17.0 2,867 85.1 83.0-86.9
Female 5,493 786 15.9 14.6-17.3 4,707 84.1 82.7-85.4
RACE
White 6,761 751 12.5 11.3-13.7 6,010 87.5 86.3-88.7
African American 1,336 227 16.2 13.8-19.0 1,109 83.8 81.0-86.2
Other Minorities 587 170 31.8 26.8-37.3 417 68.2 62.7-73.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 486 137 32.1 26.6-38.2 349 67.9 61.8-73.4
Non-Hispanic 8,222 1,013 13.5 12.5-14.7 7,209 86.5 85.3-87.5
AGE
18-24 340 69 19.2 14.6-24.8 271 80.8 75.2-85.4
25-34 1,056 215 22.7 19.5-26.3 841 77.3 73.7-80.5
35-44 1,572 246 15.6 13.4-18.2 1,326 84.4 81.8-86.6
45-54 1,723 261 14.7 12.7-16.9 1,462 85.3 83.1-87.3
55-64 1,697 239 14.3 12.3-16.6 1,458 85.7 83.4-87.7
65-74 1,279 72 5.0 3.9- 6.6 1,207 95.0 93.4-96.1
75+ 989 38 3.4 2.4- 4.9 951 96.6 95.1-97.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,264 288 29.5 25.5-33.8 976 70.5 66.2-74.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,531 376 17.7 15.4-20.1 2,155 82.3 79.9-84.6
Some Post-H.S. 2,111 288 13.7 11.7-16.1 1,823 86.3 83.9-88.3
College Graduate 2,794 199 8.8 7.3-10.5 2,595 91.2 89.5-92.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 890 244 36.4 30.7-42.5 646 63.6 57.5-69.3
$15,000- 24,999 1,372 337 31.4 27.8-35.3 1,035 68.6 64.7-72.2
$25,000- 34,999 966 156 18.2 15.0-21.9 810 81.8 78.1-85.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,191 148 14.0 11.5-16.9 1,043 86.0 83.1-88.5
$50,000-74,999 1,122 84 10.8 7.9-14.5 1,038 89.2 85.5-92.1
$75,000+ 1,884 55 3.7 2.6- 5.1 1,829 96.3 94.9-97.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,978 614 26.0 23.5-28.7 2,364 74.0 71.3-76.5
No 5,476 504 10.8 9.6-12.1 4,972 89.2 87.9-90.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,143 82 7.8 6.0-10.2 1,061 92.2 89.8-94.0
Non-Veteran 7,565 1,066 16.4 15.2-17.8 6,499 83.6 82.2-84.8

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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.

** 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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