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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,843 1,290 44.4 41.9-47.0 1,379 50.3 47.7-52.9 134 4.1 3.3- 5.1 40 1.1 0.8- 1.6
GENDER
Male 1,120 513 43.7 39.7-47.8 531 50.9 46.8-55.1 62 4.3 3.2- 5.9 14 1.0 0.6- 1.9
Female 1,723 777 45.1 41.9-48.3 848 49.7 46.5-53.0 72 4.0 2.9- 5.4 26 1.2 0.7- 1.9
RACE
White 2,628 1,214 45.8 43.2-48.4 1,262 49.2 46.6-51.9 121 4.0 3.2- 5.1 31 1.0 0.6- 1.5
African American 80 32 41.2 27.9-55.8 41 53.4 39.0-67.3 3 2.6 0.8- 8.3 4 2.8 1.0- 7.7
Other Minorities 126 42 27.8 17.7-40.7 70 63.8 50.2-75.5 9 6.0 2.2-15.3 5 2.4 0.9- 6.7
HISPANIC
Hispanic 59 14 17.2 7.9-33.5 41 77.2 59.8-88.5 3 5.3 1.2-21.1 1 0.3 0.0- 2.1
Non-Hispanic 2,776 1,272 45.6 43.1-48.2 1,334 49.1 46.5-51.7 131 4.1 3.3- 5.1 39 1.2 0.8- 1.7
AGE
18-24 75 29 32.1 21.0-45.7 45 66.6 52.9-78.0 1 1.3 0.2- 8.8 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 222 90 38.6 31.3-46.4 122 56.4 48.5-64.1 9 4.7 2.2- 9.6 1 0.3 0.0- 2.3
35-44 366 167 45.4 39.4-51.4 171 48.8 42.7-54.9 23 4.4 2.8- 6.9 5 1.5 0.6- 3.7
45-54 513 201 43.1 38.1-48.4 256 48.3 43.2-53.5 41 6.3 4.5- 8.7 15 2.2 1.3- 3.8
55-64 670 320 49.6 45.2-54.0 305 44.2 39.9-48.5 32 4.4 3.0- 6.5 13 1.8 0.9- 3.8
65-74 552 280 52.5 47.6-57.5 258 45.1 40.2-50.1 11 1.8 0.9- 3.3 3 0.6 0.2- 1.9
75+ 434 197 47.5 41.9-53.2 218 48.6 43.0-54.2 16 3.4 2.0- 5.6 3 0.5 0.2- 1.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 435 135 28.4 22.7-34.9 258 63.4 56.5-69.8 31 6.0 3.7- 9.6 11 2.2 1.1- 4.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 871 347 39.1 34.6-43.8 461 55.0 50.2-59.8 47 4.4 3.0- 6.3 16 1.5 0.8- 2.8
Some Post-H.S. 734 339 46.9 42.1-51.9 353 47.7 42.8-52.6 33 4.5 2.8- 7.2 9 0.9 0.4- 1.9
College Graduate 799 468 57.3 52.7-61.8 304 39.9 35.5-44.5 23 2.5 1.6- 3.9 4 0.3 0.1- 0.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 376 96 24.4 18.5-31.5 215 58.1 50.6-65.3 44 12.4 8.2-18.4 21 5.0 3.1- 8.1
$15,000- 24,999 504 173 30.2 24.8-36.3 294 63.9 57.6-69.7 27 3.8 2.5- 5.8 10 2.0 0.9- 4.5
$25,000- 34,999 337 145 43.5 37.1-50.1 172 51.3 44.8-57.8 18 4.9 2.9- 8.1 2 0.3 0.1- 1.5
$35,000- 49,999 432 214 50.1 43.7-56.6 200 46.6 40.2-53.1 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7 5 0.6 0.2- 1.6
$50,000-74,999 395 228 56.2 49.6-62.5 161 41.6 35.3-48.2 6 2.2 0.8- 6.2 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 414 265 57.9 50.5-65.0 138 40.1 33.0-47.6 10 1.8 0.9- 3.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,164 378 32.9 29.5-36.6 647 56.1 52.2-59.8 104 8.2 6.4-10.5 35 2.7 1.8- 4.1
No 1,636 897 51.1 47.5-54.6 707 47.0 43.4-50.5 27 1.8 1.1- 2.9 5 0.2 0.1- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 411 214 50.9 44.5-57.2 175 45.4 39.1-51.9 18 2.9 1.8- 4.8 4 0.8 0.3- 2.4
Non-Veteran 2,431 1,075 43.5 40.7-46.3 1,204 51.1 48.2-53.9 116 4.3 3.4- 5.5 36 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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