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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,848 7,746 46.7 45.5-47.8 7,102 53.3 52.2-54.5
-Piedmont NC 8,325 4,374 46.6 45.1-48.2 3,951 53.4 51.8-54.9
GENDER
Male 3,088 1,413 39.3 37.0-41.7 1,675 60.7 58.3-63.0
Female 5,237 2,961 53.7 51.9-55.5 2,276 46.3 44.5-48.1
RACE
White 6,455 3,632 52.1 50.4-53.9 2,823 47.9 46.1-49.6
African American 1,266 539 37.9 34.5-41.4 727 62.1 58.6-65.5
Other Minorities 568 182 26.5 22.2-31.3 386 73.5 68.7-77.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 469 144 24.8 20.2-30.1 325 75.2 69.9-79.8
Non-Hispanic 7,842 4,222 49.1 47.6-50.7 3,620 50.9 49.3-52.4
AGE
18-24 323 107 29.8 24.0-36.3 216 70.2 63.7-76.0
25-34 1,032 425 37.6 34.0-41.2 607 62.4 58.8-66.0
35-44 1,535 706 44.6 41.6-47.7 829 55.4 52.3-58.4
45-54 1,658 876 51.5 48.4-54.5 782 48.5 45.5-51.6
55-64 1,626 977 58.9 55.9-61.9 649 41.1 38.1-44.1
65-74 1,203 721 60.0 56.6-63.3 482 40.0 36.7-43.4
75+ 887 525 58.6 54.6-62.5 362 41.4 37.5-45.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,182 426 27.5 24.2-31.1 756 72.5 68.9-75.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,389 1,125 39.7 37.1-42.5 1,264 60.3 57.5-62.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,026 1,136 49.5 46.1-52.8 890 50.5 47.2-53.9
College Graduate 2,706 1,676 58.3 55.9-60.7 1,030 41.7 39.3-44.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 830 377 36.1 31.3-41.3 453 63.9 58.7-68.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,308 598 34.7 31.3-38.1 710 65.3 61.9-68.7
$25,000- 34,999 918 460 42.9 38.4-47.5 458 57.1 52.5-61.6
$35,000- 49,999 1,155 636 50.3 46.3-54.3 519 49.7 45.7-53.7
$50,000-74,999 1,092 591 49.3 45.3-53.3 501 50.7 46.7-54.7
$75,000+ 1,834 1,101 56.5 53.5-59.4 733 43.5 40.6-46.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,829 1,483 47.6 44.9-50.3 1,346 52.4 49.7-55.1
No 5,341 2,823 46.4 44.6-48.3 2,518 53.6 51.7-55.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,085 586 52.3 48.3-56.2 499 47.7 43.8-51.7
Non-Veteran 7,232 3,783 45.9 44.2-47.5 3,449 54.1 52.5-55.8

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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