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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,473 7,116 45.8 44.6-47.0 7,507 48.5 47.2-49.7 675 4.6 4.0- 5.2 175 1.2 0.9- 1.6
GENDER
Male 5,846 2,738 45.4 43.5-47.4 2,782 48.6 46.6-50.5 263 4.9 3.9- 6.2 63 1.1 0.7- 1.6
Female 9,627 4,378 46.1 44.6-47.6 4,725 48.4 46.9-49.9 412 4.3 3.7- 4.9 112 1.3 0.8- 1.9
RACE
White 12,039 5,816 50.1 48.8-51.5 5,604 44.8 43.4-46.1 496 4.0 3.6- 4.6 123 1.1 0.8- 1.5
African American 2,323 904 38.6 35.6-41.7 1,255 54.0 50.9-57.1 127 6.1 4.6- 8.0 37 1.3 0.8- 1.9
Asian 104 56 54.8 41.1-67.9 47 44.8 31.8-58.6 1 0.4 0.1- 2.7 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 312 127 41.8 34.2-49.7 163 49.3 41.6-57.1 18 7.0 3.7-12.8 4 1.9 0.6- 6.1
Other Minorities 639 193 25.2 20.9-30.1 409 67.2 61.2-72.7 28 6.0 2.8-12.5 9 1.6 0.4- 6.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 616 186 26.0 21.5-31.2 398 67.2 61.0-72.8 29 6.5 3.0-13.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
-English Speaking 232 98 39.0 28.7-50.3 121 48.4 36.5-60.4 12 12.6 3.2-38.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
-Spanish Speaking 384 88 21.4 16.5-27.3 277 73.9 67.7-79.3 17 4.3 2.4- 7.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Non-Hispanic 14,812 6,907 47.5 46.2-48.7 7,092 46.9 45.6-48.1 643 4.4 3.9- 5.0 170 1.2 0.9- 1.7
AGE
18-24 469 185 38.3 32.7-44.2 256 53.9 47.9-59.9 23 5.7 3.0-10.4 5 2.1 0.8- 5.5
25-34 1,481 641 43.4 40.2-46.6 766 50.4 47.1-53.7 66 5.4 4.0- 7.3 8 0.8 0.3- 2.3
35-44 2,402 1,067 45.6 43.1-48.2 1,192 48.8 46.3-51.4 121 4.6 3.7- 5.7 22 1.0 0.6- 1.6
45-54 3,006 1,322 46.2 43.9-48.6 1,456 47.4 45.1-49.8 178 5.0 4.1- 6.0 50 1.4 1.0- 1.9
55-64 3,297 1,571 48.6 46.4-50.8 1,515 45.4 43.3-47.6 155 4.6 3.7- 5.6 56 1.4 1.0- 2.0
65-74 2,695 1,383 53.8 51.5-56.1 1,224 42.8 40.5-45.1 69 2.6 2.0- 3.5 19 0.8 0.5- 1.3
75+ 2,020 901 47.5 44.7-50.3 1,046 49.6 46.8-52.4 59 2.4 1.8- 3.3 14 0.6 0.3- 1.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,192 692 28.8 25.8-32.0 1,331 63.1 59.7-66.4 122 5.9 4.4- 7.7 47 2.2 1.3- 3.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,523 1,890 40.8 38.4-43.2 2,338 51.4 48.9-53.9 236 6.3 4.9- 8.2 59 1.5 0.9- 2.5
Some Post-H.S. 4,041 1,837 45.5 43.2-47.9 1,968 48.6 46.3-51.0 190 4.7 3.8- 5.7 46 1.1 0.6- 2.0
College Graduate 4,682 2,680 59.1 57.1-61.0 1,854 38.4 36.5-40.4 126 2.2 1.7- 2.7 22 0.4 0.2- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,732 450 24.0 20.7-27.5 1,032 61.5 57.4-65.4 181 10.1 8.1-12.6 69 4.5 2.7- 7.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,459 864 32.2 29.0-35.6 1,400 58.0 54.3-61.6 150 8.2 5.7-11.6 45 1.6 1.0- 2.6
$25,000- 34,999 1,647 673 38.8 35.3-42.5 871 54.9 51.1-58.6 86 5.6 4.1- 7.5 17 0.7 0.4- 1.3
$35,000- 49,999 2,161 967 43.3 40.3-46.3 1,111 51.8 48.8-54.8 70 3.9 2.9- 5.2 13 1.0 0.5- 2.2
$50,000-74,999 2,213 1,197 53.9 50.9-56.9 956 43.3 40.4-46.3 55 2.6 1.9- 3.7 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
$75,000+ 3,193 2,023 63.0 60.6-65.3 1,122 35.9 33.5-38.3 44 1.1 0.7- 1.6 4 0.1 0.0- 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,755 1,940 32.2 30.5-34.0 3,195 55.3 53.3-57.3 477 9.4 8.3-10.7 143 3.1 2.2- 4.2
No 9,463 5,067 52.0 50.4-53.5 4,180 45.3 43.7-46.9 186 2.5 1.8- 3.3 30 0.3 0.2- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,341 1,168 49.5 46.5-52.4 1,063 46.4 43.4-49.4 90 3.1 2.4- 4.1 20 1.0 0.5- 2.1
Non-Veteran 13,125 5,945 45.2 43.8-46.5 6,443 48.8 47.5-50.2 582 4.8 4.2- 5.6 155 1.2 0.9- 1.6

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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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