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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,318 3,126 19.4 18.5-20.4 12,192 80.6 79.6-81.5
-AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES 1,577 386 25.8 22.7-29.1 1,191 74.2 70.9-77.3
AGE
18-24 49 12 35.1 19.4-54.8 37 64.9 45.2-80.6
25-34 191 39 19.7 13.8-27.2 152 80.3 72.8-86.2
35-44 261 49 18.2 13.1-24.6 212 81.8 75.4-86.9
45-54 338 96 32.4 25.8-39.8 242 67.6 60.2-74.2
55-64 296 92 33.9 27.3-41.2 204 66.1 58.8-72.7
65-74 256 63 24.8 18.7-32.0 193 75.2 68.0-81.3
75+ 170 31 18.4 12.3-26.7 139 81.6 73.3-87.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 297 57 22.6 16.6-29.9 240 77.4 70.1-83.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 513 133 28.0 22.2-34.7 380 72.0 65.3-77.8
Some Post-H.S. 402 106 24.7 19.6-30.6 296 75.3 69.4-80.4
College Graduate 363 90 26.2 20.0-33.5 273 73.8 66.5-80.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 316 67 23.5 17.4-31.0 249 76.5 69.0-82.6
$15,000- 24,999 360 99 29.0 22.6-36.3 261 71.0 63.7-77.4
$25,000- 34,999 200 59 29.7 22.0-38.8 141 70.3 61.2-78.0
$35,000- 49,999 184 47 27.0 19.3-36.4 137 73.0 63.6-80.7
$50,000-74,999 159 38 21.1 14.4-29.9 121 78.9 70.1-85.6
$75,000+ 137 31 22.2 13.5-34.3 106 77.8 65.7-86.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 626 144 25.7 21.1-31.0 482 74.3 69.0-78.9
No 937 239 25.9 21.9-30.3 698 74.1 69.7-78.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 50 9 14.8 6.4-30.4 41 85.2 69.6-93.6
Non-Veteran 1,527 377 26.2 23.1-29.7 1,150 73.8 70.3-76.9

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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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