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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,240 7,168 47.4 46.3-48.5 7,295 47.7 46.6-48.9 610 3.8 3.4- 4.2 167 1.1 0.9- 1.3
-Western NC 1,621 756 47.8 44.5-51.1 778 47.6 44.2-50.9 69 3.4 2.5- 4.5 18 1.3 0.6- 2.7
GENDER
Male 608 293 47.5 42.2-52.8 282 47.3 42.1-52.7 25 3.4 2.1- 5.3 8 1.8 0.6- 5.1
Female 1,013 463 48.1 43.9-52.3 496 47.7 43.6-51.9 44 3.4 2.3- 5.0 10 0.8 0.4- 1.9
RACE
White 1,473 694 49.0 45.5-52.6 700 46.0 42.6-49.5 62 3.5 2.6- 4.8 17 1.4 0.6- 3.0
African American 42 17 45.9 27.6-65.3 22 51.4 32.4-69.9 3 2.7 0.8- 8.8 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 97 42 32.9 22.1-45.9 52 66.1 53.1-77.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 22 30.6 18.8-45.8 38 69.4 54.2-81.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,554 732 48.9 45.5-52.3 736 46.2 42.8-49.6 68 3.5 2.6- 4.8 18 1.4 0.6- 2.9
AGE
18-24 50 19 43.6 28.0-60.5 31 56.4 39.5-72.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 169 72 42.5 33.7-51.8 91 52.4 43.0-61.6 4 1.9 0.5- 6.7 2 3.2 0.7-14.2
35-44 242 132 56.1 48.5-63.4 93 37.2 30.3-44.7 15 6.4 3.5-11.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
45-54 311 127 43.2 36.4-50.3 166 52.5 45.5-59.5 13 2.9 1.4- 5.8 5 1.3 0.4- 4.1
55-64 345 179 53.3 47.0-59.5 141 40.3 34.3-46.6 20 4.5 2.7- 7.5 5 1.9 0.7- 4.7
65-74 280 128 48.0 41.1-54.9 138 47.8 41.0-54.8 13 4.0 2.1- 7.6 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
75+ 217 92 44.6 36.7-52.7 118 51.4 43.4-59.4 4 2.6 0.9- 7.3 3 1.4 0.3- 6.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 261 88 34.2 25.6-43.9 153 58.9 49.2-68.0 16 3.7 1.9- 6.9 4 3.2 0.6-14.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 498 214 42.8 36.7-49.1 262 52.8 46.6-58.9 15 3.1 1.7- 5.8 7 1.3 0.5- 3.1
Some Post-H.S. 407 192 49.4 43.2-55.6 185 44.7 38.6-50.9 25 5.0 3.0- 8.1 5 1.0 0.3- 2.8
College Graduate 448 257 61.0 55.1-66.7 176 36.7 31.1-42.6 13 1.9 1.0- 3.6 2 0.4 0.1- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 214 67 27.4 19.9-36.4 117 58.0 48.0-67.4 22 8.1 4.9-13.1 8 6.5 1.8-20.7
$15,000- 24,999 302 104 34.5 27.5-42.2 175 58.0 50.1-65.5 21 6.5 3.6-11.4 2 1.0 0.2- 4.1
$25,000- 34,999 237 94 42.1 33.4-51.3 131 53.8 44.8-62.6 8 3.3 1.5- 7.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.2
$35,000- 49,999 257 138 52.7 44.8-60.4 113 45.6 37.9-53.4 4 0.5 0.2- 1.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.9
$50,000-74,999 191 104 60.7 52.4-68.5 81 36.9 29.3-45.2 6 2.4 0.9- 5.8 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 191 146 73.8 65.0-81.1 45 26.2 18.9-35.0 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 647 223 39.2 33.9-44.8 352 49.0 43.7-54.3 54 7.9 5.6-11.0 18 3.9 1.8- 8.0
No 948 519 52.0 47.6-56.3 414 46.9 42.6-51.3 15 1.1 0.6- 2.1 0 0.0 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 240 123 52.6 44.8-60.2 106 42.3 34.9-50.0 7 3.2 1.4- 7.3 4 1.9 0.6- 5.7
Non-Veteran 1,381 633 47.1 43.4-50.7 672 48.4 44.7-52.0 62 3.4 2.4- 4.7 14 1.2 0.5- 2.9

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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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