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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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
-Eastern NC 5,112 1,026 20.0 18.3-21.8 4,086 80.0 78.2-81.7
GENDER
Male 1,844 307 17.8 15.0-21.1 1,537 82.2 78.9-85.0
Female 3,268 719 22.0 20.2-24.0 2,549 78.0 76.0-79.8
RACE
White 3,446 698 20.6 18.5-22.8 2,748 79.4 77.2-81.5
African American 1,166 249 22.2 18.2-26.6 917 77.8 73.4-81.8
Other Minorities 474 75 12.9 9.6-17.2 399 87.1 82.8-90.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 218 18 7.6 4.2-13.4 200 92.4 86.6-95.8
Non-Hispanic 4,875 1,004 21.0 19.2-22.9 3,871 79.0 77.1-80.8
AGE
18-24 180 32 22.9 15.1-33.0 148 77.1 67.0-84.9
25-34 508 82 14.8 11.6-18.7 426 85.2 81.3-88.4
35-44 791 132 16.0 13.2-19.3 659 84.0 80.7-86.8
45-54 980 236 22.9 19.9-26.2 744 77.1 73.8-80.1
55-64 1,066 254 25.3 22.4-28.6 812 74.7 71.4-77.6
65-74 918 185 20.7 17.7-24.0 733 79.3 76.0-82.3
75+ 639 98 18.5 15.0-22.6 541 81.5 77.4-85.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 799 120 15.7 12.3-19.9 679 84.3 80.1-87.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,573 303 20.3 16.7-24.4 1,270 79.7 75.6-83.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,386 325 22.5 19.4-25.9 1,061 77.5 74.1-80.6
College Graduate 1,342 277 19.8 17.3-22.6 1,065 80.2 77.4-82.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 662 111 16.6 12.7-21.3 551 83.4 78.7-87.3
$15,000- 24,999 818 189 24.3 19.2-30.2 629 75.7 69.8-80.8
$25,000- 34,999 568 114 21.6 15.5-29.4 454 78.4 70.6-84.5
$35,000- 49,999 729 136 17.7 14.4-21.5 593 82.3 78.5-85.6
$50,000-74,999 758 164 19.6 16.2-23.5 594 80.4 76.5-83.8
$75,000+ 919 185 19.6 16.1-23.6 734 80.4 76.4-83.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,033 403 21.4 18.5-24.6 1,630 78.6 75.4-81.5
No 3,041 618 19.3 17.2-21.6 2,423 80.7 78.4-82.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 919 159 19.4 15.0-24.8 760 80.6 75.2-85.0
Non-Veteran 4,190 866 20.1 18.3-22.0 3,324 79.9 78.0-81.7

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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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