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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund

The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund works to improve the health of the people of North Carolina
by funding programs to reduce youth tobacco use, obesity, and health disparities,
as well as help low-income populations access prescription drugs.

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 14,491 4,214 29.8 28.6-31.0 10,277 70.2 69.0-71.4
GENDER
Male 5,524 1,585 29.4 27.6-31.4 3,939 70.6 68.6-72.4
Female 8,967 2,629 30.1 28.6-31.6 6,338 69.9 68.4-71.4
RACE
White 11,282 3,250 30.3 29.0-31.6 8,032 69.7 68.4-71.0
African American 2,142 723 34.6 31.5-37.9 1,419 65.4 62.1-68.5
Asian 94 19 15.3 8.4-26.1 75 84.7 73.9-91.6
Native American 295 79 30.1 23.1-38.1 216 69.9 61.9-76.9
Other Minorities 627 133 17.5 13.4-22.5 494 82.5 77.5-86.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 598 137 21.5 16.8-27.0 461 78.5 73.0-83.2
-English Speaking 217 63 30.5 21.1-41.8 154 69.5 58.2-78.9
-Spanish Speaking 381 74 18.5 13.2-25.2 307 81.5 74.8-86.8
Non-Hispanic 13,853 4,067 30.5 29.3-31.7 9,786 69.5 68.3-70.7
AGE
18-24 449 158 35.9 30.2-42.0 291 64.1 58.0-69.8
25-34 1,427 448 30.3 27.4-33.4 979 69.7 66.6-72.6
35-44 2,258 637 27.2 24.9-29.6 1,621 72.8 70.4-75.1
45-54 2,865 805 28.0 25.9-30.1 2,060 72.0 69.9-74.1
55-64 3,107 911 29.7 27.7-31.8 2,196 70.3 68.2-72.3
65-74 2,479 740 31.6 29.4-34.0 1,739 68.4 66.0-70.6
75+ 1,816 495 27.6 25.0-30.3 1,321 72.4 69.7-75.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 2,018 502 24.3 21.2-27.6 1,516 75.7 72.4-78.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 4,192 1,244 30.1 27.8-32.5 2,948 69.9 67.5-72.2
Some Post-H.S. 3,797 1,134 31.8 29.5-34.2 2,663 68.2 65.8-70.5
College Graduate 4,451 1,328 30.4 28.5-32.3 3,123 69.6 67.7-71.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,623 405 22.9 19.7-26.5 1,218 77.1 73.5-80.3
$15,000- 24,999 2,335 673 27.8 24.7-31.2 1,662 72.2 68.8-75.3
$25,000- 34,999 1,535 469 33.9 30.0-38.0 1,066 66.1 62.0-70.0
$35,000- 49,999 2,017 625 30.8 27.9-33.8 1,392 69.2 66.2-72.1
$50,000-74,999 2,094 642 31.6 28.9-34.5 1,452 68.4 65.5-71.1
$75,000+ 3,033 894 30.4 28.1-32.9 2,139 69.6 67.1-71.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 5,415 1,497 27.7 25.9-29.5 3,918 72.3 70.5-74.1
No 8,986 2,697 30.8 29.3-32.3 6,289 69.2 67.7-70.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 2,194 635 29.6 26.7-32.7 1,559 70.4 67.3-73.3
Non-Veteran 12,291 3,579 29.8 28.5-31.1 8,712 70.2 68.9-71.5

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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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