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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,228 7,990 51.3 50.1-52.6 4,293 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,792 12.3 11.5-13.2 506 3.6 3.1- 4.2 647 3.6 3.2- 4.1
-Eastern NC 5,082 2,648 52.1 50.0-54.1 1,335 26.4 24.7-28.2 683 14.0 12.6-15.5 158 3.3 2.6- 4.2 258 4.2 3.5- 5.0
GENDER
Male 1,816 980 52.5 49.1-56.0 439 24.8 22.0-27.8 240 14.2 12.0-16.8 59 3.7 2.6- 5.3 98 4.7 3.6- 6.2
Female 3,266 1,668 51.6 49.3-54.0 896 27.9 25.9-30.0 443 13.8 12.2-15.5 99 3.0 2.2- 4.0 160 3.7 3.1- 4.5
RACE
White 3,431 1,873 55.6 53.1-58.1 1,023 29.4 27.2-31.7 336 9.6 8.3-11.0 86 3.0 2.1- 4.2 113 2.4 1.9- 3.1
African American 1,154 555 47.1 43.2-51.1 215 19.9 17.0-23.3 238 22.9 19.3-26.8 49 4.0 2.9- 5.6 97 6.1 4.8- 7.7
Other Minorities 472 208 43.0 36.6-49.7 92 23.1 17.7-29.6 104 20.1 15.6-25.4 23 4.0 2.4- 6.8 45 9.8 6.4-14.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 219 88 39.9 31.6-48.8 47 22.5 15.5-31.5 45 20.7 14.9-28.0 9 3.3 1.4- 7.5 30 13.6 8.4-21.3
Non-Hispanic 4,845 2,552 53.1 51.0-55.2 1,287 26.8 25.0-28.6 637 13.4 12.1-15.0 147 3.3 2.6- 4.2 222 3.3 2.8- 3.9
AGE
18-24 181 84 50.4 41.2-59.6 52 26.6 19.5-35.2 32 15.6 10.3-22.8 9 5.3 2.4-11.1 4 2.1 0.7- 6.5
25-34 515 259 52.3 47.0-57.5 162 28.8 24.5-33.5 72 13.7 10.5-17.7 15 3.4 1.9- 6.0 7 1.9 0.7- 5.0
35-44 808 369 47.4 43.2-51.7 245 29.5 25.7-33.6 139 17.1 14.0-20.6 27 2.7 1.7- 4.2 28 3.3 2.1- 5.1
45-54 989 462 49.9 46.1-53.8 283 27.2 24.0-30.6 154 14.3 11.9-17.2 34 3.4 2.2- 5.2 56 5.2 3.7- 7.1
55-64 1,050 562 54.5 50.9-58.0 261 24.4 21.4-27.6 138 13.5 11.2-16.2 36 3.0 2.0- 4.4 53 4.6 3.4- 6.3
65-74 892 544 62.2 58.3-65.9 196 21.2 18.3-24.4 82 8.6 6.5-11.3 21 2.2 1.3- 3.6 49 5.9 4.3- 8.0
75+ 617 355 54.7 50.0-59.3 127 20.9 17.4-24.8 64 10.8 8.2-14.1 13 2.8 1.4- 5.2 58 10.8 8.1-14.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 770 337 39.6 34.4-45.0 134 22.1 17.5-27.6 162 20.2 16.4-24.8 34 6.1 3.7- 9.8 103 12.0 9.0-15.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,570 851 54.3 50.3-58.2 330 22.0 18.8-25.5 248 15.8 13.3-18.8 53 4.2 2.8- 6.2 88 3.7 2.8- 4.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,387 727 52.5 48.7-56.2 406 28.3 25.3-31.6 164 13.8 11.2-16.8 45 2.7 1.8- 4.0 45 2.7 1.9- 4.0
College Graduate 1,344 727 57.0 53.6-60.3 463 33.0 30.0-36.3 107 7.6 6.0- 9.5 26 1.1 0.7- 1.8 21 1.3 0.8- 2.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 645 246 37.1 31.4-43.2 132 22.5 17.7-28.0 148 23.6 18.7-29.2 49 6.7 4.5- 9.8 70 10.2 6.9-14.6
$15,000- 24,999 827 406 45.5 40.1-51.1 168 21.3 17.0-26.2 158 19.0 15.5-23.2 34 7.2 4.3-11.8 61 7.0 4.8-10.0
$25,000- 34,999 568 294 52.1 45.9-58.3 141 26.5 21.3-32.6 84 14.3 10.6-19.0 19 2.6 1.4- 4.5 30 4.5 2.8- 7.2
$35,000- 49,999 733 393 54.2 49.6-58.8 217 27.4 23.6-31.6 85 13.8 10.6-17.8 14 2.1 1.1- 3.7 24 2.5 1.5- 4.0
$50,000-74,999 754 424 58.1 53.0-63.0 247 30.9 26.6-35.5 54 8.3 5.7-11.8 13 1.2 0.5- 2.5 16 1.6 0.9- 2.9
$75,000+ 923 538 60.0 55.8-64.0 292 28.9 25.5-32.6 68 8.4 6.1-11.3 9 1.3 0.5- 3.2 16 1.4 0.8- 2.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,000 900 42.6 39.6-45.6 514 26.3 23.5-29.2 355 20.1 17.5-22.9 97 5.1 3.9- 6.8 134 6.0 4.7- 7.6
No 2,989 1,706 57.0 54.4-59.7 800 26.7 24.5-29.1 310 10.7 9.1-12.4 56 2.4 1.6- 3.6 117 3.2 2.5- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 909 536 60.0 55.7-64.2 218 23.8 20.5-27.5 87 10.7 8.2-13.8 19 1.8 1.1- 3.2 49 3.7 2.6- 5.2
Non-Veteran 4,170 2,112 50.4 48.1-52.7 1,115 26.9 25.0-29.0 595 14.7 13.2-16.4 139 3.7 2.8- 4.7 209 4.3 3.5- 5.2

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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.

**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.

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