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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 15,611 11,931 72.0 70.8-73.1 1,711 12.9 12.1-13.8 945 7.4 6.8- 8.2 902 6.6 5.9- 7.4 122 1.0 0.8- 1.3
GENDER
Male 5,909 4,182 65.2 63.2-67.1 711 14.5 13.1-16.0 459 9.5 8.3-10.8 494 9.3 8.1-10.7 63 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Female 9,702 7,749 78.3 77.0-79.6 1,000 11.5 10.5-12.5 486 5.5 4.9- 6.3 408 4.1 3.5- 4.7 59 0.6 0.4- 0.8
RACE
White 12,103 9,197 72.2 71.0-73.5 1,306 12.5 11.6-13.4 767 7.8 7.0- 8.6 752 6.8 6.1- 7.6 81 0.7 0.5- 0.9
African American 2,369 1,991 80.7 78.1-83.1 230 11.2 9.4-13.3 85 5.1 3.7- 7.1 58 2.8 2.0- 4.0 5 0.2 0.1- 0.5
Asian 107 77 70.1 56.1-81.2 17 12.0 6.6-20.8 5 8.7 2.5-26.2 5 5.5 1.8-15.2 3 3.7 0.7-16.8
Native American 313 220 67.0 59.4-73.7 38 13.1 8.9-18.9 24 10.4 6.3-16.7 28 7.7 5.0-11.8 3 1.8 0.5- 6.3
Other Minorities 654 401 53.0 47.0-58.9 110 20.1 15.5-25.7 58 8.8 6.1-12.4 55 12.8 8.5-18.9 30 5.3 3.4- 8.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 630 398 55.8 49.6-61.8 103 17.1 12.9-22.2 51 9.2 6.4-13.2 52 13.1 8.6-19.6 26 4.8 3.0- 7.7
-English Speaking 234 178 66.6 51.3-79.0 31 11.9 7.3-18.7 12 6.0 3.0-11.7 13 15.5 5.1-38.6 0 0.0 . - .
-Spanish Speaking 396 220 52.0 45.1-58.9 72 18.9 13.7-25.4 39 10.3 6.8-15.4 39 12.3 8.4-17.6 26 6.5 4.0-10.3
Non-Hispanic 14,935 11,493 73.4 72.2-74.5 1,607 12.6 11.7-13.5 891 7.3 6.6- 8.0 848 6.1 5.5- 6.7 96 0.7 0.5- 0.9
AGE
18-24 455 311 65.4 59.2-71.1 74 17.1 13.1-22.1 39 9.5 6.4-13.7 21 6.6 3.6-11.9 10 1.5 0.7- 2.8
25-34 1,490 995 63.6 60.3-66.8 225 15.8 13.5-18.3 121 8.8 7.0-11.1 129 9.8 7.9-12.1 20 2.0 1.2- 3.5
35-44 2,435 1,619 66.0 63.5-68.4 384 15.9 14.1-17.8 229 10.0 8.6-11.8 183 7.2 6.0- 8.5 20 0.9 0.6- 1.5
45-54 3,049 2,169 71.3 69.2-73.3 389 12.8 11.3-14.4 249 8.0 6.8- 9.3 222 7.2 6.1- 8.4 20 0.8 0.5- 1.3
55-64 3,353 2,659 79.5 77.7-81.2 310 9.3 8.1-10.6 165 4.9 4.1- 5.9 201 5.8 4.9- 6.9 18 0.5 0.3- 0.8
65-74 2,700 2,303 84.9 83.2-86.6 204 7.9 6.7- 9.4 95 3.8 3.0- 4.8 87 3.1 2.4- 3.9 11 0.3 0.1- 0.5
75+ 2,017 1,792 89.0 87.1-90.7 118 5.9 4.7- 7.3 40 2.2 1.4- 3.6 51 2.1 1.5- 2.9 16 0.8 0.4- 1.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,204 1,633 64.2 60.5-67.7 229 14.3 11.6-17.4 134 8.3 6.4-10.7 168 10.1 8.1-12.5 40 3.2 2.0- 4.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,580 3,492 70.4 67.9-72.8 474 13.8 12.1-15.8 279 7.6 6.2- 9.2 296 7.2 5.7- 8.9 39 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Some Post-H.S. 4,066 3,098 73.3 71.1-75.4 460 12.1 10.7-13.6 259 7.5 6.3- 8.9 230 6.6 5.3- 8.1 19 0.5 0.3- 0.8
College Graduate 4,723 3,675 76.0 74.2-77.6 546 12.1 10.9-13.5 272 6.9 5.9- 8.1 207 4.5 3.8- 5.4 23 0.5 0.2- 0.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,745 1,261 65.1 60.8-69.1 196 13.9 10.9-17.6 113 7.9 6.0-10.3 151 10.9 8.5-13.8 24 2.3 1.2- 4.2
$15,000- 24,999 2,502 1,819 64.3 60.5-68.0 270 13.8 11.3-16.7 180 9.9 7.8-12.6 198 10.1 7.5-13.3 35 1.9 1.1- 3.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,662 1,258 70.5 66.7-74.0 186 14.4 11.8-17.4 101 6.2 4.8- 8.0 107 7.7 5.5-10.7 10 1.2 0.5- 2.7
$35,000- 49,999 2,175 1,657 71.2 68.2-74.0 244 13.8 11.7-16.3 132 7.3 5.7- 9.3 126 6.7 5.3- 8.5 16 1.0 0.5- 1.7
$50,000-74,999 2,231 1,758 75.4 72.7-77.9 231 11.9 10.1-14.1 137 7.4 6.0- 9.1 97 4.8 3.6- 6.2 8 0.5 0.2- 1.2
$75,000+ 3,206 2,503 76.0 73.9-78.1 389 12.5 11.0-14.2 180 7.0 5.7- 8.6 125 4.3 3.4- 5.3 9 0.2 0.1- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,776 4,600 76.1 74.3-77.8 544 11.3 10.0-12.7 308 6.3 5.4- 7.4 283 5.7 4.8- 6.7 41 0.7 0.4- 1.0
No 9,393 6,998 70.0 68.5-71.6 1,115 13.7 12.6-14.9 619 8.1 7.2- 9.1 586 7.1 6.2- 8.1 75 1.1 0.8- 1.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,359 1,900 77.2 74.6-79.7 214 10.5 8.8-12.3 114 7.2 5.5- 9.3 122 4.8 3.8- 6.0 9 0.3 0.2- 0.8
Non-Veteran 13,246 10,026 71.1 69.8-72.4 1,497 13.3 12.4-14.3 831 7.5 6.8- 8.3 779 6.9 6.2- 7.8 113 1.1 0.9- 1.5

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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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