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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Care Giving

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%)
TOTAL 15,318 3,126 19.4 18.5-20.4 12,192 80.6 79.6-81.5
GENDER
Male 5,794 1,008 16.8 15.4-18.3 4,786 83.2 81.7-84.6
Female 9,524 2,118 21.9 20.6-23.1 7,406 78.1 76.9-79.4
RACE
White 11,955 2,464 19.9 18.9-21.0 9,491 80.1 79.0-81.1
African American 2,262 513 23.9 21.2-26.9 1,749 76.1 73.1-78.8
Asian 100 8 4.8 2.2-10.1 92 95.2 89.9-97.8
Native American 311 69 25.6 19.1-33.6 242 74.4 66.4-80.9
Other Minorities 634 61 6.8 4.7- 9.7 573 93.2 90.3-95.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 612 49 6.0 4.0- 8.8 563 94.0 91.2-96.0
-English Speaking 228 33 12.8 8.1-19.8 195 87.2 80.2-91.9
-Spanish Speaking 384 16 3.6 1.8- 7.1 368 96.4 92.9-98.2
Non-Hispanic 14,663 3,069 20.6 19.6-21.6 11,594 79.4 78.4-80.4
AGE
18-24 463 84 19.5 15.0-24.9 379 80.5 75.1-85.0
25-34 1,456 224 13.9 11.9-16.2 1,232 86.1 83.8-88.1
35-44 2,357 383 15.2 13.5-17.0 1,974 84.8 83.0-86.5
45-54 2,979 706 23.3 21.3-25.4 2,273 76.7 74.6-78.7
55-64 3,298 826 25.5 23.6-27.5 2,472 74.5 72.5-76.4
65-74 2,677 564 21.6 19.7-23.6 2,113 78.4 76.4-80.3
75+ 1,988 318 18.9 16.7-21.4 1,670 81.1 78.6-83.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,153 345 14.0 12.1-16.2 1,808 86.0 83.8-87.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,471 925 21.2 19.1-23.4 3,546 78.8 76.6-80.9
Some Post-H.S. 4,013 913 21.9 20.0-23.8 3,100 78.1 76.2-80.0
College Graduate 4,647 939 18.1 16.7-19.6 3,708 81.9 80.4-83.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,719 325 16.8 14.4-19.5 1,394 83.2 80.5-85.6
$15,000- 24,999 2,450 555 21.3 18.7-24.1 1,895 78.7 75.9-81.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,621 349 21.6 18.5-25.1 1,272 78.4 74.9-81.5
$35,000- 49,999 2,140 460 20.8 18.5-23.4 1,680 79.2 76.6-81.5
$50,000-74,999 2,203 467 19.5 17.3-21.9 1,736 80.5 78.1-82.7
$75,000+ 3,165 590 16.9 15.1-18.8 2,575 83.1 81.2-84.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,737 1,226 22.5 20.8-24.2 4,511 77.5 75.8-79.2
No 9,481 1,876 18.0 16.9-19.2 7,605 82.0 80.8-83.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,321 426 18.9 16.5-21.6 1,895 81.1 78.4-83.5
Non-Veteran 12,990 2,699 19.5 18.5-20.5 10,291 80.5 79.5-81.5

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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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