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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 1,572 881 51.0 47.6-54.4 691 49.0 45.6-52.4
GENDER
Male 590 290 45.6 40.4-50.9 300 54.4 49.1-59.6
Female 982 591 56.0 51.7-60.2 391 44.0 39.8-48.3
RACE
White 1,427 824 53.4 49.8-56.9 603 46.6 43.1-50.2
African American 41 19 44.3 26.6-63.6 22 55.7 36.4-73.4
Other Minorities 96 32 23.1 14.6-34.5 64 76.9 65.5-85.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 19 24.6 14.3-39.0 41 75.4 61.0-85.7
Non-Hispanic 1,506 859 52.8 49.2-56.2 647 47.2 43.8-50.8
AGE
18-24 49 18 35.2 21.3-52.2 31 64.8 47.8-78.7
25-34 169 77 39.3 30.9-48.5 92 60.7 51.5-69.1
35-44 236 121 50.2 42.7-57.7 115 49.8 42.3-57.3
45-54 303 172 55.3 48.2-62.2 131 44.7 37.8-51.8
55-64 337 208 59.4 52.9-65.5 129 40.6 34.5-47.1
65-74 270 155 58.7 51.6-65.5 115 41.3 34.5-48.4
75+ 201 125 61.0 52.5-68.9 76 39.0 31.1-47.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 248 105 30.5 23.5-38.4 143 69.5 61.6-76.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 484 237 46.5 40.3-52.9 247 53.5 47.1-59.7
Some Post-H.S. 398 242 57.6 51.3-63.7 156 42.4 36.3-48.7
College Graduate 436 293 63.3 57.0-69.1 143 36.7 30.9-43.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 206 101 36.7 28.6-45.7 105 63.3 54.3-71.4
$15,000- 24,999 295 147 38.6 31.5-46.2 148 61.4 53.8-68.5
$25,000- 34,999 225 116 49.6 40.5-58.7 109 50.4 41.3-59.5
$35,000- 49,999 248 152 63.4 55.7-70.6 96 36.6 29.4-44.3
$50,000-74,999 189 105 54.7 46.0-63.0 84 45.3 37.0-54.0
$75,000+ 190 138 69.7 61.1-77.1 52 30.3 22.9-38.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 630 350 52.1 46.7-57.6 280 47.9 42.4-53.3
No 918 518 50.4 46.0-54.8 400 49.6 45.2-54.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 228 135 62.3 54.4-69.7 93 37.7 30.3-45.6
Non-Veteran 1,344 746 49.3 45.6-53.0 598 50.7 47.0-54.4

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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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