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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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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
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,369 1,991 80.7 78.1-83.1 230 11.2 9.4-13.3 85 5.1 3.7- 7.1 58 2.8 2.0- 4.0 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
GENDER
Males 722 580 76.4 71.4-80.8 74 11.5 8.5-15.4 40 7.7 5.0-11.8 28 4.3 2.7- 6.7 0 0.0 . - .
Females 1,647 1,411 84.3 81.7-86.6 156 10.8 8.9-13.2 45 2.9 2.0- 4.2 30 1.6 1.1- 2.5 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 23 94.0 74.6-98.8 2 6.0 1.2-25.4 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 2,334 1,959 80.6 77.9-83.0 228 11.2 9.4-13.4 85 5.2 3.7- 7.1 57 2.9 2.0- 4.0 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
AGE
18-24 81 62 74.3 60.1-84.7 14 15.2 8.3-26.0 4 10.0 3.4-25.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
25-34 272 224 76.9 68.8-83.4 28 13.4 8.3-20.9 13 6.2 3.1-11.9 6 3.3 1.3- 8.2 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8
35-44 414 323 78.7 73.4-83.3 54 11.3 8.2-15.4 24 5.4 3.3- 8.6 12 4.4 2.2- 8.5 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
45-54 532 437 79.3 73.9-83.8 54 12.2 8.7-16.9 22 4.9 2.9- 8.3 19 3.6 2.0- 6.4 0 0.0 . - .
55-64 462 394 85.1 80.7-88.6 41 8.9 6.2-12.7 12 2.9 1.6- 5.4 14 3.0 1.6- 5.6 1 0.0 0.0- 0.3
65-74 347 312 88.3 82.9-92.1 26 8.9 5.6-13.9 6 1.7 0.7- 4.5 2 1.0 0.2- 4.3 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
75+ 235 216 91.9 84.9-95.8 12 3.8 1.9- 7.2 2 2.6 0.5-13.8 5 1.7 0.6- 4.2 0 0.0 . - .
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 434 373 85.1 79.6-89.3 40 8.3 5.7-12.1 7 1.6 0.7- 3.6 12 4.7 2.1- 9.9 2 0.3 0.1- 1.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 832 693 77.4 72.0-82.0 76 12.6 9.2-17.1 33 5.9 3.3-10.3 28 4.0 2.4- 6.5 2 0.2 0.0- 1.1
Some Post-H.S. 582 469 77.9 73.0-82.2 71 13.5 10.2-17.6 26 6.1 3.7- 9.8 16 2.5 1.4- 4.5 0 0.0 . - .
College Graduate 515 450 86.9 82.2-90.4 43 7.8 5.4-11.1 19 4.9 2.6- 9.1 2 0.2 0.0- 0.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 426 346 74.4 67.5-80.3 43 11.7 7.8-17.2 19 6.6 3.7-11.6 16 6.9 3.8-12.2 2 0.3 0.1- 1.6
$15,000- 24,999 508 421 78.4 71.4-84.1 49 12.3 7.9-18.7 24 5.8 3.3-10.1 14 3.5 1.6- 7.5 0 0.0 . - .
$25,000- 34,999 301 255 82.6 76.2-87.6 36 13.4 9.2-19.0 4 1.6 0.5- 4.5 6 2.4 0.8- 7.3 0 0.0 . - .
$35,000- 49,999 323 269 78.0 70.6-83.9 38 16.9 11.5-24.1 7 2.9 1.2- 6.9 8 2.0 0.8- 4.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
$50,000-74,999 253 210 79.7 71.6-85.9 27 11.3 7.0-17.7 12 7.9 3.9-15.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.7 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 241 218 90.6 83.9-94.7 10 3.1 1.3- 7.1 10 5.3 2.2-12.3 3 0.9 0.3- 3.0 0 0.0 . - .
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 935 788 79.5 75.1-83.2 95 12.0 9.3-15.4 25 3.7 2.2- 6.3 24 4.5 2.6- 7.6 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
No 1,325 1,112 81.2 77.5-84.3 124 10.7 8.4-13.6 56 6.0 4.0- 9.0 31 1.9 1.2- 3.0 2 0.1 0.0- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 295 244 80.2 72.8-86.0 28 9.2 5.8-14.2 14 8.1 4.1-15.4 9 2.6 1.1- 5.7 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Veteran 2,074 1,747 80.8 77.9-83.4 202 11.5 9.5-13.9 71 4.6 3.2- 6.6 49 2.9 2.0- 4.2 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6

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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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