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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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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
-Piedmont NC 7,449 3,459 46.1 44.4-47.9 3,589 47.9 46.1-49.6 324 4.8 4.0- 5.8 77 1.2 0.8- 1.8
GENDER
Male 2,855 1,331 45.4 42.7-48.2 1,374 48.3 45.5-51.0 122 5.2 3.8- 7.2 28 1.1 0.6- 1.9
Female 4,594 2,128 46.8 44.6-49.0 2,215 47.5 45.3-49.7 202 4.4 3.6- 5.4 49 1.3 0.7- 2.4
RACE
White 5,928 2,871 50.5 48.6-52.5 2,753 44.2 42.3-46.2 245 4.1 3.4- 4.9 59 1.1 0.7- 1.9
African American 1,050 419 40.1 35.8-44.5 558 52.6 48.2-56.9 61 6.4 4.4- 9.3 12 0.9 0.4- 1.8
Other Minorities 449 161 30.1 24.7-36.1 267 61.6 54.5-68.2 17 6.6 2.8-14.9 4 1.7 0.3- 7.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 338 109 27.6 21.5-34.7 214 64.5 56.0-72.2 13 7.5 2.8-18.5 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9
Non-Hispanic 7,093 3,340 47.9 46.2-49.7 3,369 46.2 44.5-48.0 310 4.6 3.9- 5.4 74 1.3 0.8- 2.0
AGE
18-24 211 84 37.7 30.0-46.1 108 52.0 43.4-60.4 16 7.6 3.5-15.5 3 2.8 0.8- 8.8
25-34 743 317 43.2 38.7-47.8 387 50.1 45.4-54.7 35 5.7 3.7- 8.7 4 1.1 0.3- 3.9
35-44 1,230 560 46.8 43.3-50.3 606 48.1 44.6-51.7 55 4.2 3.1- 5.8 9 0.9 0.4- 1.9
45-54 1,502 687 47.8 44.5-51.1 722 46.7 43.4-50.0 75 4.6 3.4- 6.1 18 0.9 0.5- 1.6
55-64 1,558 739 47.6 44.4-50.8 712 46.1 42.9-49.3 81 5.1 3.9- 6.8 26 1.2 0.7- 2.1
65-74 1,214 633 54.2 50.7-57.6 536 42.0 38.6-45.5 34 2.9 1.9- 4.4 11 1.0 0.5- 1.9
75+ 931 411 49.1 45.0-53.3 489 48.3 44.2-52.5 26 2.1 1.3- 3.3 5 0.4 0.2- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 938 309 29.9 25.3-35.0 560 60.8 55.3-65.9 49 6.9 4.6-10.3 20 2.4 1.1- 5.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,057 847 38.6 35.2-42.1 1,071 52.7 49.0-56.3 115 7.3 5.0-10.5 24 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,907 859 45.3 42.0-48.8 929 48.5 45.1-51.9 97 4.8 3.6- 6.3 22 1.4 0.6- 3.1
College Graduate 2,530 1,433 59.4 56.7-61.9 1,024 38.4 35.8-41.0 63 2.0 1.4- 2.7 10 0.3 0.1- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 688 177 23.5 18.5-29.4 403 61.1 54.3-67.5 79 10.0 7.1-13.9 29 5.4 2.5-11.4
$15,000- 24,999 1,132 417 33.5 28.8-38.6 621 55.1 49.5-60.5 77 10.6 6.6-16.5 17 0.9 0.5- 1.6
$25,000- 34,999 730 293 38.5 33.5-43.9 382 54.4 49.0-59.7 45 6.1 4.1- 9.1 10 1.0 0.4- 2.2
$35,000- 49,999 989 420 40.9 36.5-45.4 535 54.3 49.7-58.8 32 4.2 2.7- 6.4 2 0.6 0.1- 3.9
$50,000-74,999 1,057 539 50.6 46.3-54.8 486 46.6 42.3-50.9 29 2.6 1.7- 4.1 3 0.2 0.1- 0.9
$75,000+ 1,850 1,153 62.8 59.7-65.8 677 36.3 33.3-39.4 18 0.8 0.4- 1.4 2 0.1 0.0- 0.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,544 856 31.8 29.2-34.6 1,395 53.9 50.9-56.9 226 10.5 8.8-12.5 67 3.8 2.4- 5.9
No 4,792 2,550 51.9 49.7-54.1 2,139 45.3 43.2-47.5 94 2.6 1.7- 4.0 9 0.2 0.0- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 997 481 49.9 45.4-54.3 468 46.0 41.6-50.5 40 3.2 2.1- 4.8 8 1.0 0.3- 3.3
Non-Veteran 6,449 2,977 45.6 43.7-47.5 3,121 48.1 46.2-50.1 282 5.0 4.1- 6.2 69 1.2 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.

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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