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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Health Status-AFRICAN AMERICANS

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Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,779 2,656 19.7 18.7-20.8 4,932 32.1 31.0-33.2 4,801 30.7 29.5-31.9 2,247 12.5 11.7-13.3 1,143 5.0 4.6- 5.5
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,381 293 15.8 13.5-18.5 562 25.9 23.3-28.6 892 37.8 34.8-40.9 433 14.5 12.7-16.4 201 6.0 5.0- 7.3
GENDER
Males 724 104 17.5 13.6-22.3 161 24.2 20.0-28.8 267 37.7 32.5-43.1 130 14.4 11.4-18.0 62 6.3 4.5- 8.8
Females 1,657 189 14.4 11.9-17.3 401 27.3 24.2-30.6 625 37.9 34.7-41.3 303 14.5 12.6-16.7 139 5.8 4.7- 7.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 25 1 2.2 0.3-14.7 3 16.9 3.5-53.4 13 53.5 27.3-77.9 6 17.8 5.0-47.0 2 9.6 2.0-36.3
Non-Hispanic 2,344 291 16.0 13.7-18.7 558 26.0 23.4-28.8 876 37.7 34.7-40.7 424 14.4 12.6-16.4 195 6.0 4.9- 7.3
AGE
18-24 82 21 26.8 15.8-41.7 24 23.7 14.4-36.6 30 45.5 31.5-60.3 4 2.0 0.6- 5.8 3 2.0 0.6- 6.1
25-34 271 61 23.2 17.2-30.5 85 32.4 25.5-40.3 98 33.2 26.6-40.4 26 10.4 6.7-15.8 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7
35-44 412 72 17.7 13.5-22.9 134 31.7 26.1-37.9 148 34.8 29.0-41.1 47 13.2 9.1-18.8 11 2.6 1.1- 5.7
45-54 537 66 12.7 9.1-17.5 133 26.4 21.3-32.2 207 39.1 33.5-45.0 88 15.9 12.0-20.7 43 5.9 4.0- 8.6
55-64 462 36 8.7 5.9-12.7 88 18.4 14.5-23.0 180 42.8 36.9-49.0 110 19.5 15.4-24.3 48 10.6 7.0-15.7
65-74 353 19 5.3 3.0- 9.4 56 17.9 13.2-23.8 136 37.9 31.7-44.5 90 23.8 18.9-29.6 52 15.1 10.5-21.2
75+ 237 15 9.6 5.1-17.5 35 17.5 11.3-26.1 80 29.7 23.2-37.2 64 25.4 19.1-33.0 43 17.7 12.0-25.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 438 26 6.2 3.8- 9.8 56 17.7 12.3-24.7 138 37.3 30.0-45.4 127 23.0 18.4-28.3 91 15.8 12.0-20.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 836 89 14.2 10.4-19.1 167 22.9 18.5-27.9 346 40.3 35.0-45.8 160 16.9 13.5-20.8 74 5.8 4.2- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 587 83 17.0 12.8-22.3 163 29.9 24.9-35.5 224 36.0 31.0-41.5 92 12.7 9.8-16.4 25 4.3 2.5- 7.1
College Graduate 513 93 23.2 18.0-29.2 175 31.2 26.2-36.7 184 36.3 30.4-42.5 51 7.0 4.6-10.5 10 2.4 0.9- 6.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 429 29 8.2 5.1-12.8 48 10.1 7.1-14.0 136 39.0 32.2-46.4 129 25.8 20.7-31.6 87 16.9 12.3-22.7
$15,000- 24,999 509 46 11.3 6.3-19.5 108 25.1 19.1-32.2 205 37.2 30.5-44.5 102 19.6 14.6-25.6 48 6.8 4.7- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 302 34 14.7 9.2-22.8 81 30.1 23.2-38.0 131 40.2 31.6-49.4 41 10.9 7.5-15.6 15 4.1 2.1- 8.0
$35,000- 49,999 325 41 10.3 7.0-15.0 100 28.8 22.5-36.0 128 45.1 37.9-52.5 48 12.5 8.9-17.3 8 3.3 1.3- 7.9
$50,000-74,999 252 58 28.2 20.7-37.2 92 36.8 29.0-45.4 77 27.2 20.8-34.9 19 5.2 2.7- 9.6 6 2.5 1.0- 6.3
$75,000+ 242 54 28.2 20.9-36.9 89 35.7 28.2-44.0 84 29.9 22.9-37.8 14 6.0 2.9-12.1 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 943 42 6.6 4.4- 9.9 112 14.1 10.9-18.0 304 34.5 29.8-39.5 296 28.3 24.5-32.5 189 16.5 13.5-20.0
No 1,329 236 21.1 17.7-24.9 418 31.8 28.2-35.6 546 39.6 35.7-43.7 121 7.1 5.5- 9.2 8 0.4 0.2- 1.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 294 53 18.9 13.3-26.1 73 26.6 20.2-34.2 106 36.3 28.2-45.2 41 12.0 8.2-17.2 21 6.2 3.3-11.5
Non-Veteran 2,087 240 15.3 12.8-18.1 489 25.7 22.9-28.7 786 38.1 34.9-41.3 392 14.9 13.0-17.1 180 6.0 4.9- 7.3

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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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