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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,611 11,931 72.0 70.8-73.1 1,711 12.9 12.1-13.8 945 7.4 6.8- 8.2 902 6.6 5.9- 7.4 122 1.0 0.8- 1.3
-Eastern NC 5,230 4,118 72.9 70.8-74.8 539 12.8 11.4-14.3 267 7.0 5.8- 8.4 267 6.4 5.4- 7.5 39 1.0 0.7- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,898 1,387 66.3 62.9-69.6 214 13.9 11.7-16.5 129 9.2 7.0-11.9 148 9.0 7.3-11.0 20 1.6 0.9- 2.7
Female 3,332 2,731 79.1 76.9-81.1 325 11.6 10.0-13.5 138 4.9 3.9- 6.1 119 3.9 3.0- 5.1 19 0.5 0.2- 0.9
RACE
White 3,501 2,738 72.6 70.1-75.0 356 12.4 10.7-14.4 196 7.9 6.3- 9.9 192 6.5 5.4- 7.8 19 0.5 0.3- 1.0
African American 1,215 1,024 79.0 75.2-82.4 115 12.4 9.8-15.7 39 4.4 2.8- 6.9 33 3.8 2.4- 6.0 4 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Other Minorities 484 335 62.3 55.6-68.6 63 14.8 10.7-20.2 29 6.9 4.0-11.7 41 10.9 7.1-16.4 16 5.0 2.8- 8.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 224 146 58.5 49.6-66.9 35 14.0 9.6-20.0 15 8.7 4.4-16.3 18 13.7 8.1-22.2 10 5.2 2.7- 9.9
Non-Hispanic 4,985 3,954 74.0 71.9-75.9 504 12.7 11.2-14.3 250 6.9 5.6- 8.3 248 5.8 4.9- 6.8 29 0.7 0.4- 1.2
AGE
18-24 179 121 63.6 54.0-72.2 30 18.5 12.5-26.6 15 12.4 6.9-21.2 9 4.3 2.0- 9.0 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
25-34 520 367 65.8 60.3-70.8 74 15.2 11.6-19.6 38 8.5 5.8-12.3 36 9.0 6.1-13.1 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4
35-44 819 550 64.8 60.5-68.8 136 16.5 13.5-19.9 63 8.5 6.2-11.7 61 8.4 6.2-11.3 9 1.8 0.8- 3.7
45-54 1,016 743 71.9 68.3-75.2 125 12.5 10.2-15.1 72 6.5 5.0- 8.5 70 8.5 6.4-11.2 6 0.6 0.2- 1.8
55-64 1,075 890 82.2 79.3-84.8 82 7.8 6.1-10.0 47 4.6 3.3- 6.4 52 5.1 3.7- 6.9 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0
65-74 925 816 87.5 84.6-90.0 66 8.1 6.0-10.8 19 1.9 1.1- 3.2 20 2.2 1.4- 3.7 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7
75+ 660 603 91.9 89.1-94.0 25 4.1 2.5- 6.5 10 1.5 0.7- 3.0 17 2.1 1.2- 3.6 5 0.4 0.1- 1.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 822 633 65.9 60.2-71.2 76 11.8 8.6-16.0 40 7.5 4.5-12.4 55 11.3 8.0-15.8 18 3.5 1.9- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,626 1,278 71.1 67.0-74.9 159 14.0 11.2-17.3 84 7.7 5.4-10.9 93 6.3 4.7- 8.4 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,408 1,105 75.1 71.6-78.3 152 12.6 10.3-15.3 75 6.7 4.8- 9.2 70 5.2 3.9- 7.0 6 0.4 0.1- 1.3
College Graduate 1,359 1,088 77.3 74.0-80.2 152 12.1 9.8-14.7 67 6.0 4.4- 8.1 49 4.6 3.3- 6.3 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 672 498 62.1 55.6-68.2 75 14.0 10.1-19.2 39 10.0 6.2-15.7 52 12.7 8.5-18.5 8 1.2 0.4- 3.2
$15,000- 24,999 841 636 64.4 58.3-70.0 79 13.0 9.5-17.4 57 12.0 7.7-18.4 56 8.4 5.7-12.3 13 2.2 1.0- 4.8
$25,000- 34,999 582 469 74.3 67.9-79.8 61 15.2 10.6-21.2 21 5.3 3.2- 8.6 29 4.3 2.7- 6.8 2 1.0 0.3- 4.0
$35,000- 49,999 744 587 74.8 70.2-78.8 84 12.4 9.5-16.2 29 4.3 2.8- 6.6 41 7.7 5.3-11.0 3 0.8 0.2- 3.0
$50,000-74,999 767 606 73.3 68.1-77.9 87 15.1 11.5-19.8 45 7.4 4.9-10.9 25 3.5 2.2- 5.4 4 0.8 0.2- 3.1
$75,000+ 933 744 79.0 75.3-82.3 98 9.6 7.6-12.0 48 5.7 3.8- 8.5 40 5.4 3.7- 7.8 3 0.3 0.1- 1.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,053 1,679 77.2 74.2-80.0 182 10.8 8.9-13.1 89 5.8 4.3- 7.9 87 5.3 4.0- 7.0 16 0.9 0.4- 1.8
No 3,014 2,314 70.5 67.7-73.1 340 13.8 11.9-16.0 171 7.8 6.1- 9.8 167 6.8 5.5- 8.4 22 1.1 0.6- 1.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 940 764 78.6 74.6-82.0 95 11.7 9.1-15.0 39 5.1 3.5- 7.3 39 4.6 3.1- 6.6 3 0.1 0.0- 0.3
Non-Veteran 4,287 3,351 71.5 69.2-73.7 444 13.0 11.4-14.8 228 7.4 6.0- 9.1 228 6.8 5.7- 8.1 36 1.2 0.8- 1.9

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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.

**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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