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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,269 1,097 48.1 45.0-51.1 448 21.7 19.3-24.4 455 20.3 17.9-22.9 98 4.6 3.4- 6.2 171 5.4 4.4- 6.6
GENDER
Males 682 312 46.6 41.3-52.0 146 22.2 18.2-26.9 144 21.0 17.1-25.5 34 5.5 3.4- 8.9 46 4.7 3.2- 6.8
Females 1,587 785 49.3 45.8-52.8 302 21.3 18.4-24.5 311 19.7 16.9-22.7 64 3.8 2.8- 5.2 125 5.9 4.7- 7.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 12 39.3 17.9-65.7 6 15.0 4.7-39.1 6 41.1 17.4-69.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.6 0.6-27.1
Non-Hispanic 2,235 1,082 48.2 45.0-51.3 441 21.8 19.3-24.5 448 20.1 17.7-22.7 97 4.6 3.4- 6.2 167 5.3 4.3- 6.6
AGE
18-24 79 37 46.7 32.6-61.3 21 27.2 16.6-41.3 17 23.4 13.8-36.9 2 1.7 0.4- 7.2 2 0.9 0.2- 4.8
25-34 264 117 46.2 38.6-54.0 78 26.6 20.7-33.6 49 17.8 12.8-24.3 17 8.2 4.0-15.9 3 1.1 0.3- 3.5
35-44 405 188 42.8 36.6-49.2 98 28.0 22.2-34.6 83 20.4 15.7-25.9 18 4.6 2.5- 8.2 18 4.3 2.3- 7.9
45-54 518 231 47.4 41.3-53.5 104 17.8 14.0-22.5 119 24.0 19.1-29.8 22 4.0 2.4- 6.7 42 6.7 4.5-10.0
55-64 439 229 54.6 48.3-60.7 71 15.6 11.9-20.1 80 17.6 13.0-23.3 16 3.1 1.6- 5.8 43 9.2 6.3-13.2
65-74 333 179 56.1 49.2-62.7 42 12.0 8.5-16.8 68 18.9 14.2-24.8 14 4.3 2.3- 7.9 30 8.7 5.6-13.4
75+ 210 103 49.3 40.4-58.2 28 14.4 9.1-22.0 39 19.6 12.7-28.9 8 4.6 2.1- 9.7 32 12.2 8.0-18.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 401 152 38.5 31.0-46.6 48 14.9 10.2-21.3 106 24.6 18.6-31.7 28 9.0 5.8-13.7 67 13.0 9.4-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 795 370 44.6 39.2-50.1 130 19.7 15.6-24.5 188 23.4 19.3-28.1 36 5.9 3.5- 9.8 71 6.5 4.7- 8.9
Some Post-H.S. 569 286 46.6 41.0-52.3 128 23.7 19.1-29.1 104 22.0 17.4-27.5 25 3.9 2.4- 6.4 26 3.7 2.3- 6.0
College Graduate 500 287 61.4 55.2-67.2 141 26.8 21.7-32.7 56 10.3 7.2-14.6 9 0.5 0.2- 1.1 7 0.9 0.3- 2.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 407 144 33.2 27.2-39.8 61 19.0 13.2-26.5 118 29.6 23.4-36.7 30 8.9 5.8-13.6 54 9.2 6.5-12.9
$15,000- 24,999 488 227 43.8 36.2-51.7 80 17.9 13.0-24.0 117 25.8 20.0-32.6 20 6.6 3.0-13.8 44 6.0 4.1- 8.7
$25,000- 34,999 291 141 43.8 36.6-51.4 56 25.2 18.5-33.4 59 19.5 14.3-26.1 11 2.8 1.4- 5.4 24 8.7 5.1-14.3
$35,000- 49,999 314 166 52.8 45.3-60.1 71 21.2 15.8-27.7 54 19.0 13.5-26.0 13 4.2 2.1- 8.4 10 2.9 1.4- 6.1
$50,000-74,999 250 139 56.0 47.4-64.2 64 21.5 15.7-28.8 35 18.0 12.1-26.0 7 3.3 1.2- 8.4 5 1.2 0.4- 3.3
$75,000+ 240 138 58.8 50.3-66.9 73 29.7 22.7-37.8 19 8.6 4.6-15.8 3 1.4 0.3- 6.6 7 1.4 0.6- 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 901 355 38.0 33.6-42.6 155 18.6 15.2-22.6 253 29.4 25.2-34.1 51 6.6 4.6- 9.3 87 7.4 5.6- 9.7
No 1,301 709 53.3 49.2-57.4 282 23.5 20.2-27.2 187 15.4 12.7-18.6 42 3.4 2.1- 5.7 81 4.3 3.2- 5.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 281 158 59.9 52.3-67.1 57 17.6 13.0-23.4 39 15.1 10.1-22.0 9 3.9 1.7- 8.9 18 3.4 1.9- 5.9
Non-Veteran 1,988 939 46.0 42.6-49.4 391 22.4 19.7-25.4 416 21.2 18.6-24.0 89 4.7 3.4- 6.4 153 5.7 4.6- 7.1

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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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