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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction-FEMALES

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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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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 7,383 3,531 49.8 48.1-51.5 3,475 45.1 43.4-46.8 299 4.0 3.4- 4.7 78 1.1 0.7- 1.7
African American 1,619 631 38.7 35.3-42.1 878 55.0 51.5-58.4 84 5.2 3.8- 7.1 26 1.1 0.7- 1.9
Other Minorities 591 207 32.5 27.1-38.5 351 60.3 53.9-66.4 26 4.3 2.5- 7.3 7 2.9 0.7-11.2
AGE
18-24 269 112 42.2 34.7-50.1 142 50.7 42.8-58.5 11 3.0 1.4- 6.1 4 4.2 1.5-11.1
25-34 923 387 42.8 38.8-46.9 487 50.9 46.8-54.9 43 5.9 4.1- 8.4 6 0.4 0.2- 1.1
35-44 1,466 642 44.5 41.3-47.7 737 50.1 46.9-53.3 76 4.8 3.6- 6.3 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
45-54 1,838 832 48.3 45.4-51.3 868 45.3 42.4-48.3 109 5.0 4.0- 6.4 29 1.3 0.9- 2.0
55-64 1,968 943 49.5 46.7-52.2 899 45.2 42.4-48.0 86 3.8 2.9- 4.9 40 1.6 1.0- 2.3
65-74 1,722 849 51.1 48.1-54.0 812 45.0 42.1-47.9 45 2.8 1.9- 4.1 16 1.1 0.6- 1.9
75+ 1,364 583 45.0 41.6-48.5 736 52.1 48.7-55.5 39 2.6 1.8- 3.8 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,327 410 30.4 26.7-34.4 822 61.9 57.8-65.9 67 5.5 3.7- 8.0 28 2.2 1.2- 4.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,807 1,167 41.0 38.1-44.0 1,460 51.8 48.8-54.9 145 5.4 4.3- 6.9 35 1.7 0.8- 3.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,694 1,227 45.2 42.4-48.0 1,310 48.9 46.1-51.7 121 4.5 3.5- 5.7 36 1.4 0.7- 2.8
College Graduate 2,778 1,562 58.4 55.8-60.9 1,124 38.8 36.4-41.4 79 2.5 1.8- 3.3 13 0.3 0.2- 0.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,228 340 24.4 20.9-28.2 722 60.0 55.2-64.7 119 9.8 7.4-12.8 47 5.8 3.1-10.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,584 558 32.7 29.1-36.6 908 59.7 55.7-63.6 91 6.0 4.4- 8.2 27 1.5 0.7- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,019 436 43.1 38.9-47.5 531 52.5 48.1-56.8 41 3.8 2.5- 5.5 11 0.6 0.3- 1.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,283 577 42.5 38.6-46.6 661 52.9 48.9-56.9 41 4.3 2.9- 6.4 4 0.2 0.1- 0.7
$50,000-74,999 1,265 670 52.6 48.8-56.4 560 44.4 40.7-48.2 31 2.7 1.7- 4.4 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
$75,000+ 1,708 1,093 64.2 60.8-67.4 583 34.3 31.1-37.7 30 1.4 0.9- 2.2 2 0.1 0.0- 0.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 3,641 1,220 33.4 31.1-35.7 2,043 54.3 51.7-56.8 287 9.1 7.7-10.7 91 3.3 2.1- 5.2
No 5,839 3,097 52.3 50.3-54.2 2,603 45.4 43.5-47.3 119 2.0 1.6- 2.6 20 0.3 0.1- 0.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 207 83 44.1 35.1-53.4 114 52.8 43.6-61.9 8 2.4 1.1- 5.3 2 0.7 0.2- 3.4
Non-Veteran 9,420 4,295 46.1 44.6-47.7 4,611 48.3 46.7-49.8 404 4.3 3.7- 5.0 110 1.3 0.8- 1.9

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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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