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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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 15,473 7,116 45.8 44.6-47.0 7,507 48.5 47.2-49.7 675 4.6 4.0- 5.2 175 1.2 0.9- 1.6
-Eastern NC 5,181 2,367 45.6 43.6-47.7 2,539 48.9 46.8-50.9 217 4.3 3.6- 5.3 58 1.2 0.8- 1.7
GENDER
Male 1,871 894 46.3 42.8-49.8 877 48.0 44.6-51.5 79 4.6 3.3- 6.3 21 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Female 3,310 1,473 45.1 42.8-47.4 1,662 49.6 47.3-52.0 138 4.1 3.3- 5.1 37 1.2 0.7- 2.1
RACE
White 3,483 1,731 52.0 49.5-54.5 1,589 43.1 40.6-45.6 130 3.9 3.0- 5.0 33 1.0 0.6- 1.8
African American 1,193 453 36.0 32.2-39.9 656 56.4 52.3-60.5 63 5.8 4.0- 8.4 21 1.7 1.0- 3.0
Other Minorities 480 173 31.3 25.8-37.5 282 64.3 58.0-70.1 21 3.5 2.0- 6.0 4 0.9 0.3- 2.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 219 63 24.4 17.9-32.3 143 71.2 63.0-78.3 13 4.4 2.0- 9.3 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 4,943 2,295 47.4 45.3-49.5 2,389 47.1 45.0-49.2 202 4.3 3.5- 5.3 57 1.3 0.9- 1.8
AGE
18-24 183 72 41.1 32.1-50.8 103 54.0 44.5-63.3 6 3.5 1.3- 8.6 2 1.5 0.3- 6.3
25-34 516 234 46.1 40.9-51.4 257 48.2 43.0-53.5 22 5.2 3.2- 8.2 3 0.5 0.1- 1.7
35-44 806 340 43.0 38.8-47.2 415 50.5 46.2-54.8 43 5.6 3.8- 8.1 8 1.0 0.4- 2.4
45-54 991 434 44.1 40.4-47.9 478 48.6 44.8-52.4 62 5.3 3.9- 7.3 17 1.9 1.1- 3.4
55-64 1,069 512 50.2 46.7-53.7 498 44.8 41.4-48.3 42 3.4 2.3- 5.0 17 1.6 0.9- 2.9
65-74 929 470 54.0 50.1-57.8 430 42.8 39.1-46.7 24 2.6 1.7- 4.1 5 0.6 0.2- 1.4
75+ 655 293 44.2 39.8-48.7 339 52.4 47.9-56.9 17 2.5 1.5- 4.4 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 819 248 27.3 23.0-32.0 513 66.8 61.9-71.4 42 4.1 2.7- 6.1 16 1.8 0.9- 3.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,595 696 45.4 41.3-49.5 806 47.6 43.5-51.7 74 5.4 3.8- 7.6 19 1.7 0.8- 3.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,400 639 45.3 41.6-49.1 686 49.3 45.5-53.0 60 4.7 3.3- 6.6 15 0.7 0.4- 1.3
College Graduate 1,353 779 59.1 55.7-62.5 526 37.7 34.4-41.2 40 2.6 1.7- 3.8 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 668 177 24.4 19.9-29.7 414 63.8 58.0-69.2 58 9.1 6.1-13.3 19 2.7 1.6- 4.6
$15,000- 24,999 823 274 30.7 25.6-36.3 485 60.9 55.2-66.3 46 5.5 3.5- 8.6 18 2.9 1.4- 6.1
$25,000- 34,999 580 235 37.4 31.3-44.0 317 57.1 50.4-63.6 23 5.0 2.7- 9.2 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2
$35,000- 49,999 740 333 44.3 39.7-48.9 376 49.9 45.2-54.5 25 3.9 2.4- 6.2 6 2.0 0.9- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 761 430 58.9 53.8-63.8 309 38.2 33.4-43.2 20 2.8 1.6- 5.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.5
$75,000+ 929 605 65.4 61.2-69.3 307 32.8 28.9-36.8 16 1.8 0.9- 3.5 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,047 706 32.5 29.7-35.4 1,153 57.4 54.2-60.5 147 8.1 6.4-10.1 41 2.1 1.4- 3.0
No 3,035 1,620 52.5 49.8-55.2 1,334 44.4 41.7-47.1 65 2.4 1.7- 3.4 16 0.7 0.3- 1.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 933 473 48.5 43.7-53.2 420 47.2 42.4-52.1 32 3.1 2.0- 4.9 8 1.2 0.5- 2.6
Non-Veteran 4,245 1,893 45.0 42.7-47.3 2,118 49.3 47.0-51.6 184 4.6 3.7- 5.6 50 1.2 0.8- 1.8

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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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