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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,611 11,931 72.0 70.8-73.1 1,711 12.9 12.1-13.8 945 7.4 6.8- 8.2 902 6.6 5.9- 7.4 122 1.0 0.8- 1.3
-Piedmont NC 7,517 5,702 72.3 70.6-73.9 871 13.2 12.0-14.5 476 7.4 6.5- 8.4 406 6.1 5.2- 7.2 62 1.1 0.8- 1.5
GENDER
Male 2,879 2,013 65.4 62.6-68.1 385 15.3 13.4-17.5 229 9.1 7.6-10.9 219 8.7 6.9-10.8 33 1.5 0.9- 2.4
Female 4,638 3,689 78.6 76.8-80.4 486 11.2 9.8-12.6 247 5.8 4.9- 6.8 187 3.7 3.0- 4.6 29 0.7 0.4- 1.1
RACE
White 5,957 4,508 72.8 71.0-74.5 672 12.7 11.5-14.0 384 7.3 6.4- 8.4 348 6.4 5.4- 7.5 45 0.8 0.5- 1.2
African American 1,074 895 81.4 77.6-84.7 111 10.5 8.2-13.5 44 5.7 3.7- 8.7 23 2.3 1.3- 3.9 1 0.1 0.0- 0.5
Other Minorities 462 283 55.2 48.1-62.0 84 19.9 14.6-26.4 46 10.3 7.0-14.9 33 10.3 5.8-17.7 16 4.3 2.4- 7.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 346 219 56.4 48.0-64.5 55 17.7 12.2-25.1 32 10.1 6.4-15.5 27 11.4 5.8-21.0 13 4.4 2.2- 8.7
Non-Hispanic 7,155 5,470 73.8 72.2-75.4 815 12.7 11.6-14.0 443 7.1 6.2- 8.1 378 5.6 4.8- 6.5 49 0.8 0.5- 1.1
AGE
18-24 208 142 66.7 57.8-74.6 35 17.0 11.5-24.3 17 6.9 3.8-12.1 9 8.0 3.5-17.1 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7
25-34 749 498 64.0 59.4-68.4 117 15.8 12.7-19.6 63 9.1 6.6-12.4 58 8.6 6.3-11.6 13 2.5 1.2- 4.8
35-44 1,247 852 68.3 65.0-71.5 192 15.4 13.1-18.1 115 9.7 7.8-12.0 79 5.9 4.5- 7.8 9 0.6 0.3- 1.2
45-54 1,513 1,083 71.8 68.8-74.7 197 13.0 10.9-15.3 130 8.5 6.8-10.5 92 5.9 4.6- 7.6 11 0.8 0.4- 1.6
55-64 1,589 1,237 78.4 75.8-80.8 165 10.2 8.5-12.2 80 5.0 3.8- 6.4 97 5.8 4.5- 7.5 10 0.5 0.3- 1.2
65-74 1,220 1,033 84.8 82.2-87.1 94 7.7 6.0- 9.7 45 4.4 3.1- 6.1 44 2.9 2.0- 4.2 4 0.2 0.1- 0.6
75+ 930 810 87.2 84.0-89.8 67 7.0 5.2- 9.3 22 2.8 1.5- 5.3 23 2.0 1.2- 3.3 8 1.0 0.4- 2.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 945 677 63.5 57.8-68.8 113 16.3 12.1-21.6 65 8.8 6.1-12.6 72 8.1 5.7-11.3 18 3.3 1.7- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,075 1,578 71.0 67.2-74.5 227 13.9 11.4-16.9 130 7.0 5.3- 9.2 118 6.8 4.6- 9.8 22 1.3 0.7- 2.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,921 1,466 73.7 70.5-76.7 222 11.8 9.9-14.0 123 7.1 5.5- 9.0 100 6.9 5.0- 9.4 10 0.5 0.3- 1.0
College Graduate 2,558 1,966 75.5 73.2-77.7 307 12.4 10.8-14.1 158 7.4 6.0- 9.0 115 4.3 3.3- 5.5 12 0.5 0.2- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 692 498 68.2 61.3-74.4 83 14.1 9.3-20.7 46 6.0 4.0- 8.8 55 8.9 5.8-13.4 10 2.9 1.2- 6.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,155 840 65.7 59.9-71.0 128 13.9 10.2-18.5 81 9.2 6.5-12.8 90 9.4 5.8-14.9 16 1.9 0.9- 3.9
$25,000- 34,999 740 546 68.9 63.2-74.1 86 13.9 10.4-18.2 52 6.2 4.3- 9.0 50 9.5 5.8-15.1 6 1.5 0.5- 4.4
$35,000- 49,999 1,003 760 69.8 65.2-74.0 115 15.0 11.8-18.9 68 8.6 6.1-11.9 49 5.6 3.6- 8.4 11 1.1 0.6- 2.2
$50,000-74,999 1,059 840 77.3 73.6-80.6 104 10.3 8.1-13.1 66 7.0 5.2- 9.4 45 4.8 3.2- 7.3 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
$75,000+ 1,857 1,423 75.2 72.4-77.8 247 13.5 11.6-15.8 114 7.2 5.7- 9.0 70 3.9 2.9- 5.2 3 0.1 0.0- 0.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,551 2,013 75.9 73.2-78.5 263 12.1 10.2-14.4 139 6.2 4.9- 7.9 118 5.1 4.0- 6.6 18 0.6 0.3- 1.1
No 4,757 3,533 70.7 68.5-72.8 579 13.6 12.1-15.2 327 7.9 6.8- 9.2 277 6.7 5.4- 8.2 41 1.2 0.8- 1.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,005 806 77.0 72.8-80.7 92 9.9 7.7-12.7 50 8.3 5.6-12.0 53 4.4 3.0- 6.3 4 0.5 0.2- 1.2
Non-Veteran 6,510 4,895 71.6 69.7-73.4 779 13.6 12.3-15.1 426 7.3 6.3- 8.3 352 6.4 5.3- 7.6 58 1.2 0.8- 1.7

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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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