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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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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
-Western NC 2,793 1,476 52.1 49.4-54.7 789 30.2 27.8-32.7 308 11.1 9.5-12.8 100 3.2 2.5- 4.2 120 3.4 2.7- 4.3
GENDER
Male 1,097 593 52.9 48.7-57.1 280 27.2 23.7-31.0 118 11.4 8.9-14.5 49 4.4 3.1- 6.2 57 4.1 3.0- 5.6
Female 1,696 883 51.3 48.0-54.5 509 33.0 29.9-36.3 190 10.7 9.0-12.8 51 2.1 1.5- 3.0 63 2.8 2.0- 3.9
RACE
White 2,581 1,379 52.7 50.1-55.4 747 31.0 28.6-33.6 264 9.9 8.4-11.6 87 2.9 2.2- 3.8 104 3.4 2.6- 4.3
African American 79 33 37.2 24.6-51.7 18 27.2 16.0-42.4 20 26.7 14.7-43.4 3 4.8 1.4-14.9 5 4.2 1.5-11.4
Other Minorities 124 61 51.0 36.8-65.1 20 19.4 10.3-33.5 22 19.2 11.0-31.3 10 6.3 2.3-15.8 11 4.1 2.0- 8.4
HISPANIC
Hispanic 58 34 58.0 39.0-74.9 12 21.1 9.5-40.4 6 12.0 4.5-28.4 4 5.4 1.3-20.2 2 3.5 0.6-17.7
Non-Hispanic 2,728 1,437 51.7 49.1-54.4 777 30.7 28.3-33.2 301 11.0 9.5-12.8 96 3.1 2.4- 4.0 117 3.4 2.7- 4.3
AGE
18-24 75 32 45.9 31.8-60.7 30 38.5 25.8-53.0 6 7.3 2.8-17.7 4 4.6 1.6-12.6 3 3.7 1.1-11.9
25-34 219 106 49.6 41.6-57.7 77 35.3 28.1-43.1 23 11.0 6.6-17.6 8 2.5 1.0- 6.0 5 1.6 0.5- 4.5
35-44 365 179 50.2 44.0-56.3 122 33.1 27.6-39.1 48 13.3 9.7-17.9 9 1.7 0.8- 3.7 7 1.8 0.8- 3.9
45-54 515 225 45.1 40.1-50.3 153 31.1 26.5-36.1 91 16.3 12.9-20.4 25 4.2 2.7- 6.4 21 3.2 1.9- 5.3
55-64 671 350 52.7 48.3-57.0 199 29.0 25.2-33.1 69 10.0 7.6-13.0 22 3.7 2.2- 6.1 31 4.7 3.2- 6.8
65-74 540 324 62.7 57.8-67.4 137 23.3 19.5-27.5 37 6.7 4.2-10.4 14 2.4 1.1- 5.2 28 4.9 3.3- 7.3
75+ 397 251 64.6 58.8-70.0 70 16.2 12.5-20.8 33 7.7 5.1-11.5 18 4.7 2.7- 8.1 25 6.7 4.2-10.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 413 222 53.3 45.9-60.6 61 15.6 11.0-21.7 64 18.8 13.8-25.2 19 4.0 2.3- 6.9 47 8.2 5.7-11.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 855 444 49.9 44.9-54.9 216 30.5 25.9-35.5 121 12.2 9.6-15.4 37 3.7 2.4- 5.5 37 3.8 2.5- 5.7
Some Post-H.S. 728 394 53.9 48.9-58.7 209 29.6 25.4-34.1 77 11.2 8.1-15.4 29 3.5 2.0- 6.1 19 1.8 1.1- 3.0
College Graduate 793 414 52.2 47.7-56.7 301 38.4 34.0-43.0 46 5.4 3.8- 7.8 15 2.0 1.1- 3.6 17 2.0 1.0- 3.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 369 152 39.6 32.5-47.2 70 23.4 17.1-31.1 89 23.8 18.2-30.5 29 5.5 3.3- 9.0 29 7.7 4.7-12.4
$15,000- 24,999 491 245 51.7 44.9-58.4 116 22.9 17.9-28.7 77 16.3 12.3-21.3 21 4.6 2.5- 8.3 32 4.5 3.0- 6.7
$25,000- 34,999 339 172 51.8 45.3-58.4 112 33.8 27.7-40.5 24 6.6 4.1-10.5 14 3.5 1.8- 6.6 17 4.2 2.3- 7.4
$35,000- 49,999 427 248 56.5 50.0-62.9 124 32.8 26.7-39.4 33 7.1 4.7-10.6 10 1.1 0.6- 2.2 12 2.5 1.4- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 391 221 55.2 48.6-61.6 131 34.3 28.3-40.9 24 5.7 3.4- 9.4 7 2.7 1.2- 6.3 8 2.1 1.0- 4.5
$75,000+ 414 233 55.0 48.3-61.6 142 35.1 29.2-41.5 29 6.8 4.3-10.7 5 1.6 0.6- 4.0 5 1.5 0.5- 4.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,143 514 44.3 40.5-48.2 319 29.6 26.0-33.4 184 16.1 13.5-19.1 67 5.6 4.0- 7.6 59 4.4 3.1- 6.3
No 1,607 942 56.6 53.1-60.1 459 30.6 27.5-33.9 118 8.2 6.3-10.5 32 1.9 1.2- 2.9 56 2.7 2.0- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 398 245 60.0 53.3-66.4 88 22.7 17.9-28.5 34 10.4 5.9-17.7 14 3.4 1.8- 6.4 17 3.4 2.0- 5.8
Non-Veteran 2,394 1,230 50.9 48.0-53.8 701 31.3 28.7-34.0 274 11.1 9.6-13.0 86 3.2 2.4- 4.2 103 3.4 2.7- 4.4

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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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