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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,228 7,990 51.3 50.1-52.6 4,293 29.1 28.0-30.3 1,792 12.3 11.5-13.2 506 3.6 3.1- 4.2 647 3.6 3.2- 4.1
-Piedmont NC 7,353 3,866 50.8 49.0-52.6 2,169 30.2 28.6-31.8 801 11.8 10.6-13.1 248 3.8 3.1- 4.7 269 3.4 2.9- 4.1
GENDER
Male 2,792 1,485 51.7 48.9-54.5 801 29.2 26.7-31.8 286 11.5 9.6-13.8 94 4.0 2.9- 5.5 126 3.6 2.8- 4.5
Female 4,561 2,381 49.9 47.7-52.1 1,368 31.1 29.1-33.2 515 12.1 10.7-13.6 154 3.6 2.7- 4.8 143 3.3 2.5- 4.3
RACE
White 5,848 3,146 52.9 51.0-54.9 1,842 33.4 31.6-35.2 517 8.5 7.5- 9.5 180 2.8 2.2- 3.6 163 2.4 1.9- 3.1
African American 1,036 509 49.0 44.6-53.5 215 22.6 19.1-26.5 197 18.5 15.4-22.0 46 4.9 3.2- 7.4 69 5.0 3.7- 6.8
Other Minorities 448 204 41.6 35.2-48.4 104 23.4 18.0-29.9 85 21.4 15.5-28.9 21 8.0 4.5-13.8 34 5.5 3.6- 8.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 338 152 39.6 32.2-47.4 83 25.9 19.2-33.9 60 20.5 13.7-29.5 20 8.4 4.6-14.8 23 5.7 3.1-10.2
Non-Hispanic 7,000 3,709 51.9 50.1-53.7 2,083 30.6 29.0-32.3 738 11.0 9.9-12.1 226 3.3 2.7- 4.2 244 3.2 2.6- 3.8
AGE
18-24 211 102 48.3 39.9-56.8 67 31.3 24.0-39.7 28 12.3 7.2-20.1 10 6.0 2.9-12.0 4 2.1 0.7- 6.2
25-34 740 349 47.1 42.5-51.7 250 31.9 27.8-36.3 100 14.3 11.2-18.1 30 4.6 2.7- 7.7 11 2.1 1.0- 4.6
35-44 1,231 561 45.6 42.1-49.2 447 35.5 32.2-38.9 153 11.9 9.8-14.4 38 3.8 2.5- 5.7 32 3.2 2.1- 4.7
45-54 1,494 683 48.4 45.1-51.8 522 32.5 29.5-35.6 186 12.3 10.2-14.8 52 3.0 2.2- 4.2 51 3.7 2.7- 5.2
55-64 1,549 821 54.2 51.0-57.4 458 28.5 25.8-31.4 155 10.1 8.2-12.4 54 3.1 2.1- 4.5 61 4.0 2.8- 5.7
65-74 1,188 766 65.1 61.7-68.4 241 19.5 16.9-22.4 97 8.3 6.6-10.5 31 2.3 1.5- 3.7 53 4.8 3.4- 6.6
75+ 882 556 63.0 58.7-67.1 168 17.0 14.1-20.4 74 10.6 7.8-14.2 30 3.1 2.0- 4.8 54 6.3 4.5- 8.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 900 454 44.3 38.9-49.9 156 19.9 15.5-25.3 148 19.3 15.1-24.3 56 8.3 5.3-12.8 86 8.2 6.0-11.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,024 1,081 48.7 45.0-52.4 512 26.9 23.8-30.2 244 14.3 11.6-17.6 84 5.0 3.4- 7.3 103 5.1 3.8- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 1,896 1,007 50.5 47.0-53.9 552 31.6 28.3-35.0 215 11.9 10.0-14.2 69 3.7 2.5- 5.2 53 2.4 1.6- 3.4
College Graduate 2,517 1,316 55.3 52.6-57.9 943 35.8 33.4-38.3 193 6.8 5.6- 8.2 39 1.2 0.8- 1.8 26 0.9 0.5- 1.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 672 282 38.1 31.6-44.9 138 19.5 14.9-25.1 138 24.2 18.5-31.0 51 10.4 6.2-17.0 63 7.8 5.5-11.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,119 564 44.7 39.5-50.1 244 21.9 17.6-26.9 177 19.2 14.7-24.6 61 7.2 4.7-10.9 73 7.0 4.9- 9.9
$25,000- 34,999 718 362 47.1 41.7-52.6 195 31.4 26.0-37.3 98 13.1 10.2-16.8 32 3.7 2.3- 5.7 31 4.8 3.0- 7.5
$35,000- 49,999 986 518 48.8 44.2-53.3 313 32.8 28.7-37.1 98 12.7 9.7-16.5 29 2.2 1.3- 3.7 28 3.6 2.0- 6.5
$50,000-74,999 1,049 590 56.0 51.7-60.2 336 31.4 27.5-35.5 92 9.6 7.4-12.5 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8 9 0.7 0.3- 1.7
$75,000+ 1,841 992 55.5 52.4-58.6 712 37.6 34.6-40.6 102 5.3 4.1- 6.7 19 1.0 0.6- 1.8 16 0.6 0.3- 1.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,512 1,144 41.8 38.8-44.8 690 29.5 26.7-32.3 411 17.1 15.0-19.5 140 6.7 5.0- 8.9 127 4.9 3.8- 6.3
No 4,725 2,667 54.4 52.2-56.6 1,451 30.7 28.8-32.8 373 9.6 8.2-11.2 103 2.7 2.0- 3.7 131 2.6 2.0- 3.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 962 577 59.9 55.3-64.3 215 21.7 18.1-25.8 86 11.0 8.1-14.7 32 3.0 1.8- 5.0 52 4.4 3.0- 6.4
Non-Veteran 6,389 3,289 49.5 47.6-51.5 1,952 31.3 29.6-33.1 715 11.9 10.7-13.4 216 3.9 3.1- 4.9 217 3.3 2.7- 4.0

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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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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