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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund-AFRICAN AMERICANS

The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund works to improve the health of the people of North Carolina
by funding programs to reduce youth tobacco use, obesity, and health disparities,
as well as help low-income populations access prescription drugs.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,491 4,214 29.8 28.6-31.0 10,277 70.2 69.0-71.4
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 2,142 723 34.6 31.5-37.9 1,419 65.4 62.1-68.5
GENDER
Males 656 217 34.7 29.4-40.4 439 65.3 59.6-70.6
Females 1,486 506 34.6 31.2-38.2 980 65.4 61.8-68.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 23 8 43.3 18.8-71.6 15 56.7 28.4-81.2
Non-Hispanic 2,107 711 34.6 31.5-37.9 1,396 65.4 62.1-68.5
AGE
18-24 73 27 40.4 25.9-56.7 46 59.6 43.3-74.1
25-34 250 83 32.4 25.6-39.9 167 67.6 60.1-74.4
35-44 377 118 34.5 28.2-41.5 259 65.5 58.5-71.8
45-54 488 161 31.4 26.0-37.3 327 68.6 62.7-74.0
55-64 409 139 34.1 28.4-40.4 270 65.9 59.6-71.6
65-74 320 123 44.1 37.3-51.2 197 55.9 48.8-62.7
75+ 206 68 32.0 24.0-41.2 138 68.0 58.8-76.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 377 114 33.6 26.7-41.4 263 66.4 58.6-73.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 751 267 34.7 29.1-40.7 484 65.3 59.3-70.9
Some Post-H.S. 540 170 34.3 28.9-40.3 370 65.7 59.7-71.1
College Graduate 470 171 35.6 29.8-42.0 299 64.4 58.0-70.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 400 138 32.0 25.5-39.3 262 68.0 60.7-74.5
$15,000- 24,999 467 164 34.2 27.1-42.1 303 65.8 57.9-72.9
$25,000- 34,999 264 100 42.6 33.1-52.7 164 57.4 47.3-66.9
$35,000- 49,999 295 101 34.7 27.8-42.3 194 65.3 57.7-72.2
$50,000-74,999 233 73 32.1 24.5-40.9 160 67.9 59.1-75.5
$75,000+ 229 70 32.1 24.4-40.9 159 67.9 59.1-75.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 859 273 32.2 27.4-37.4 586 67.8 62.6-72.6
No 1,261 444 36.0 32.1-40.2 817 64.0 59.8-67.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 275 82 31.6 23.3-41.2 193 68.4 58.8-76.7
Non-Veteran 1,867 641 35.2 31.9-38.6 1,226 64.8 61.4-68.1

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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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