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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,323 904 38.6 35.6-41.7 1,255 54.0 50.9-57.1 127 6.1 4.6- 8.0 37 1.3 0.8- 1.9
GENDER
Males 704 273 38.5 33.4-43.9 377 52.9 47.5-58.3 43 7.1 4.6-10.9 11 1.4 0.7- 2.7
Females 1,619 631 38.7 35.3-42.1 878 55.0 51.5-58.4 84 5.2 3.8- 7.1 26 1.1 0.7- 1.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 11 25.8 11.5-48.3 12 57.6 30.9-80.5 2 16.5 2.9-56.7 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,286 886 38.6 35.6-41.7 1,239 54.1 51.0-57.2 124 6.0 4.5- 7.9 37 1.3 0.8- 1.9
AGE
18-24 80 27 34.2 21.3-50.0 47 57.9 42.7-71.7 6 7.9 3.2-18.1 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 265 90 34.5 27.7-42.0 151 52.6 44.8-60.3 22 12.3 7.1-20.3 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7
35-44 404 140 37.8 31.6-44.5 232 54.9 48.3-61.3 26 5.4 3.3- 8.8 6 1.8 0.7- 4.5
45-54 521 201 38.3 32.6-44.3 271 54.3 48.3-60.3 39 5.9 3.7- 9.1 10 1.6 0.7- 3.2
55-64 448 192 42.2 36.2-48.4 230 54.0 47.8-60.0 14 1.9 1.0- 3.6 12 2.0 0.8- 4.8
65-74 347 150 44.5 37.9-51.3 177 49.6 42.9-56.4 14 4.2 2.3- 7.5 6 1.7 0.7- 4.1
75+ 236 93 44.5 36.1-53.1 136 53.3 44.8-61.7 6 1.6 0.7- 3.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 431 130 28.5 21.7-36.5 267 62.6 54.7-69.9 24 6.3 3.3-11.9 10 2.5 1.1- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 808 300 36.5 31.3-42.1 437 53.2 47.6-58.8 56 8.9 5.9-13.2 15 1.4 0.7- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 575 213 34.2 29.1-39.7 320 58.6 53.0-64.1 35 6.4 4.1- 9.7 7 0.8 0.3- 2.6
College Graduate 504 258 53.6 47.3-59.7 229 44.7 38.6-50.9 12 0.9 0.5- 1.7 5 0.8 0.3- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 420 94 21.7 16.6-27.9 266 63.8 56.9-70.2 47 11.0 7.2-16.5 13 3.5 1.8- 6.6
$15,000- 24,999 490 172 36.1 28.6-44.4 279 52.2 44.4-59.9 29 10.3 5.7-17.8 10 1.4 0.6- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 300 121 37.5 29.9-45.7 161 58.7 50.3-66.6 14 3.4 1.8- 6.3 4 0.5 0.1- 1.4
$35,000- 49,999 316 122 35.0 28.6-42.1 177 59.1 51.8-65.9 12 4.1 2.0- 8.3 5 1.8 0.7- 4.8
$50,000-74,999 252 128 48.1 39.7-56.7 115 48.9 40.5-57.4 8 2.8 1.1- 7.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9
$75,000+ 240 133 54.1 45.5-62.3 104 45.5 37.2-54.0 2 0.2 0.1- 1.0 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 926 283 28.3 24.4-32.6 534 58.8 54.0-63.5 79 9.8 7.1-13.4 30 3.1 1.9- 4.9
No 1,328 596 44.2 40.1-48.3 682 51.4 47.3-55.4 43 4.1 2.6- 6.7 7 0.3 0.1- 0.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 291 115 36.6 29.3-44.5 160 59.3 51.2-66.9 14 3.5 1.8- 6.7 2 0.6 0.2- 2.4
Non-Veteran 2,032 789 39.0 35.7-42.3 1,095 53.1 49.7-56.4 113 6.6 4.9- 8.8 35 1.4 0.9- 2.1

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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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