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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,228 7,990 51.3 50.1-52.6 4,293 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,792 12.3 11.5-13.2 506 3.6 3.1- 4.2 647 3.6 3.2- 4.1
GENDER
Male 5,705 3,058 52.1 50.1-54.1 1,520 27.7 26.0-29.5 644 12.3 10.9-13.8 202 4.0 3.2- 4.9 281 4.0 3.4- 4.6
Female 9,523 4,932 50.6 49.0-52.1 2,773 30.4 29.1-31.9 1,148 12.4 11.4-13.4 304 3.2 2.6- 4.0 366 3.3 2.8- 4.0
RACE
White 11,860 6,398 53.6 52.2-54.9 3,612 32.0 30.7-33.3 1,117 9.0 8.3- 9.7 353 2.9 2.4- 3.4 380 2.6 2.2- 3.0
African American 2,269 1,097 48.1 45.0-51.1 448 21.7 19.3-24.4 455 20.3 17.9-22.9 98 4.6 3.4- 6.2 171 5.4 4.4- 6.6
Asian 101 56 63.8 50.1-75.6 13 7.8 3.7-15.6 17 17.8 9.0-32.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.4 14 10.3 5.2-19.7
Native American 305 145 46.8 39.1-54.7 51 19.8 14.1-27.1 76 24.7 18.4-32.4 15 4.1 2.1- 7.9 18 4.5 2.5- 8.0
Other Minorities 638 272 39.5 34.0-45.2 152 25.5 20.6-31.1 118 20.5 15.6-26.6 38 7.8 4.8-12.5 58 6.7 4.7- 9.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 615 274 41.0 35.3-46.9 142 24.6 19.6-30.5 111 19.9 14.9-26.1 33 6.8 4.1-11.1 55 7.7 5.2-11.1
-English Speaking 226 108 45.2 33.7-57.1 50 19.6 12.4-29.5 41 28.2 15.9-45.0 12 2.8 1.3- 5.7 15 4.2 2.2- 8.0
-Spanish Speaking 389 166 39.5 33.1-46.4 92 26.4 20.3-33.5 70 17.0 12.6-22.5 21 8.2 4.7-13.9 40 8.9 5.8-13.4
Non-Hispanic 14,573 7,698 52.2 51.0-53.5 4,147 29.6 28.4-30.7 1,676 11.7 10.9-12.5 469 3.3 2.8- 3.8 583 3.3 2.9- 3.7
AGE
18-24 467 218 48.8 42.8-54.8 149 30.5 25.3-36.2 66 12.9 9.2-17.8 23 5.7 3.4- 9.3 11 2.2 1.1- 4.6
25-34 1,474 714 48.9 45.6-52.2 489 31.5 28.6-34.5 195 13.7 11.5-16.2 53 4.0 2.7- 5.9 23 2.0 1.1- 3.5
35-44 2,404 1,109 46.6 44.1-49.2 814 33.6 31.2-36.1 340 13.4 11.8-15.3 74 3.3 2.4- 4.5 67 3.1 2.3- 4.1
45-54 2,998 1,370 48.4 46.1-50.8 958 30.9 28.8-33.0 431 13.4 11.9-15.1 111 3.3 2.6- 4.1 128 4.1 3.2- 5.1
55-64 3,270 1,733 54.1 51.9-56.2 918 27.5 25.6-29.4 362 11.0 9.7-12.6 112 3.2 2.5- 4.1 145 4.3 3.4- 5.3
65-74 2,620 1,634 63.8 61.5-66.1 574 20.7 18.9-22.6 216 8.1 6.8- 9.6 66 2.3 1.7- 3.2 130 5.1 4.1- 6.2
75+ 1,896 1,162 60.9 58.0-63.7 365 18.0 15.9-20.2 171 10.2 8.4-12.4 61 3.2 2.4- 4.4 137 7.7 6.2- 9.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,083 1,013 44.0 40.5-47.7 351 20.0 17.0-23.4 374 19.5 16.8-22.6 109 7.0 5.1- 9.5 236 9.4 7.8-11.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,449 2,376 50.6 48.1-53.0 1,058 25.9 23.8-28.1 613 14.5 12.7-16.5 174 4.6 3.5- 5.9 228 4.5 3.6- 5.6
Some Post-H.S. 4,011 2,128 51.5 49.1-53.9 1,167 30.4 28.2-32.6 456 12.4 10.9-14.0 143 3.4 2.6- 4.3 117 2.4 1.9- 3.1
College Graduate 4,654 2,457 55.3 53.3-57.2 1,707 35.5 33.7-37.4 346 6.8 5.9- 7.9 80 1.3 0.9- 1.7 64 1.1 0.8- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,686 680 38.0 34.0-42.2 340 21.1 18.0-24.6 375 23.9 20.4-27.9 129 8.4 5.9-11.7 162 8.5 6.8-10.7
$15,000- 24,999 2,437 1,215 45.9 42.4-49.6 528 21.9 19.0-25.1 412 18.8 15.9-22.0 116 6.8 5.0- 9.2 166 6.6 5.2- 8.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,625 828 49.4 45.7-53.1 448 30.2 26.6-34.0 206 12.6 10.5-15.0 65 3.3 2.4- 4.5 78 4.6 3.4- 6.2
$35,000- 49,999 2,146 1,159 51.5 48.5-54.6 654 31.2 28.5-34.1 216 12.1 10.1-14.5 53 2.0 1.4- 2.9 64 3.1 2.1- 4.7
$50,000-74,999 2,194 1,235 56.5 53.5-59.4 714 31.6 28.9-34.5 170 8.7 7.1-10.6 42 2.0 1.4- 2.9 33 1.2 0.8- 1.8
$75,000+ 3,178 1,763 56.5 54.0-58.9 1,146 35.4 33.1-37.7 199 6.1 5.1- 7.3 33 1.2 0.7- 1.8 37 0.9 0.6- 1.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,655 2,558 42.4 40.4-44.4 1,523 28.5 26.7-30.4 950 17.9 16.4-19.5 304 6.1 5.0- 7.3 320 5.2 4.4- 6.1
No 9,321 5,315 55.4 53.8-57.0 2,710 29.6 28.2-31.1 801 9.7 8.7-10.8 191 2.5 2.0- 3.2 304 2.8 2.3- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,269 1,358 60.0 57.0-62.8 521 22.6 20.3-25.2 207 10.8 8.9-13.1 65 2.6 1.9- 3.7 118 4.0 3.1- 5.2
Non-Veteran 12,953 6,631 49.9 48.6-51.3 3,768 30.2 28.9-31.4 1,584 12.6 11.7-13.6 441 3.7 3.2- 4.4 529 3.6 3.1- 4.1

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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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