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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Buncombe County

Care Giving

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,318 3,126 19.4 18.5-20.4 12,192 80.6 79.6-81.5
-Buncombe County 342 74 23.3 17.7-30.0 268 76.7 70.0-82.3
GENDER
Male 127 26 24.0 15.1-36.0 101 76.0 64.0-84.9
Female 215 48 22.7 16.3-30.6 167 77.3 69.4-83.7
RACE
White 308 66 23.8 17.8-31.0 242 76.2 69.0-82.2
Other 32 8 18.9 8.5-37.0 24 81.1 63.0-91.5
AGE
18-44 75 16 25.0 14.6-39.4 59 75.0 60.6-85.4
45+ 266 58 22.1 17.0-28.3 208 77.9 71.7-83.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 113 27 29.1 18.7-42.4 86 70.9 57.6-81.3
Some College + 228 47 20.4 14.4-28.1 181 79.6 71.9-85.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 183 40 22.4 15.6-31.0 143 77.6 69.0-84.4
$50,000+ 123 23 19.7 12.1-30.5 100 80.3 69.5-87.9

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^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = 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.

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