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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 2,864 2,111 68.8 66.1-71.4 301 12.2 10.5-14.1 202 8.8 7.1-10.8 229 9.4 7.8-11.3 21 0.8 0.4- 1.5
GENDER
Male 1,132 782 61.8 57.3-66.0 112 11.9 9.3-15.2 101 12.0 8.9-15.9 127 13.1 10.2-16.7 10 1.2 0.5- 2.7
Female 1,732 1,329 75.3 72.4-77.9 189 12.4 10.3-14.9 101 5.8 4.6- 7.3 102 6.1 4.8- 7.7 11 0.4 0.2- 0.9
RACE
White 2,645 1,951 69.8 67.1-72.3 278 11.8 10.1-13.7 187 9.2 7.4-11.4 212 8.8 7.5-10.3 17 0.4 0.2- 0.8
African American 80 72 90.1 74.5-96.6 4 6.9 1.6-25.4 2 1.3 0.3- 5.7 2 1.7 0.4- 7.4 0 0.0 . - .
Other Minorities 128 80 44.4 31.6-58.0 18 20.3 11.0-34.4 12 6.5 3.2-12.5 14 22.5 10.4-42.0 4 6.3 2.2-16.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 33 40.2 24.7-58.1 13 22.2 10.6-40.7 4 3.5 1.2-10.0 7 27.4 11.3-52.8 3 6.6 1.9-21.1
Non-Hispanic 2,795 2,069 70.1 67.5-72.6 288 11.7 10.1-13.6 198 9.0 7.3-11.2 222 8.6 7.3-10.1 18 0.5 0.3- 1.0
AGE
18-24 68 48 62.8 45.8-77.1 9 12.4 5.7-25.0 7 16.5 6.0-38.1 3 6.1 1.9-18.3 1 2.2 0.3-14.1
25-34 221 130 57.2 48.9-65.0 34 16.6 11.5-23.4 20 8.4 4.8-14.4 35 16.8 11.0-24.8 2 1.0 0.2- 3.9
35-44 369 217 56.2 50.0-62.2 56 16.7 12.3-22.4 51 15.5 11.5-20.6 43 10.9 7.8-15.0 2 0.6 0.2- 2.5
45-54 520 343 67.3 62.4-71.9 67 12.8 9.6-16.8 47 8.8 6.4-11.9 60 10.3 7.7-13.7 3 0.8 0.2- 2.6
55-64 689 532 78.8 75.2-82.0 63 8.2 6.2-10.7 38 5.3 3.8- 7.5 52 7.4 5.4- 9.9 4 0.3 0.1- 1.0
65-74 555 454 81.3 76.8-85.0 44 8.5 5.8-12.3 31 5.2 3.5- 7.6 23 4.7 2.9- 7.5 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2
75+ 427 379 90.1 86.2-93.0 26 5.4 3.4- 8.5 8 1.6 0.7- 3.5 11 2.4 1.0- 5.4 3 0.5 0.2- 1.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 437 323 63.0 55.0-70.3 40 12.3 7.9-18.6 29 8.1 5.1-12.4 41 14.7 8.9-23.3 4 2.0 0.6- 6.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 879 636 66.3 61.0-71.3 88 13.0 9.7-17.1 65 9.5 6.0-14.7 85 10.8 8.2-14.1 5 0.4 0.1- 1.4
Some Post-H.S. 737 527 67.3 62.3-72.0 86 12.4 9.4-16.3 61 11.2 7.8-15.8 60 8.6 6.3-11.6 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5
College Graduate 806 621 76.1 72.2-79.7 87 11.1 8.6-14.2 47 6.2 4.5- 8.6 43 5.8 4.0- 8.2 8 0.8 0.3- 2.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 381 265 61.7 53.7-69.0 38 13.1 8.1-20.5 28 9.5 5.9-14.8 44 13.3 8.7-19.8 6 2.5 0.7- 7.8
$15,000- 24,999 506 343 58.8 51.6-65.7 63 15.1 10.6-21.2 42 8.7 5.9-12.5 52 16.0 10.3-24.0 6 1.3 0.5- 3.6
$25,000- 34,999 340 243 67.4 60.7-73.4 39 14.4 10.0-20.4 28 8.3 5.5-12.3 28 9.3 6.0-14.4 2 0.6 0.1- 2.7
$35,000- 49,999 428 310 69.7 63.5-75.3 45 12.1 8.2-17.5 35 8.1 5.5-11.8 36 9.3 6.4-13.3 2 0.8 0.1- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 405 312 72.6 66.1-78.2 40 11.2 7.4-16.8 26 8.9 5.5-14.0 27 7.3 4.7-11.1 0 0.0 . - .
$75,000+ 416 336 75.0 66.8-81.7 44 11.9 8.4-16.5 18 8.7 3.7-19.4 15 4.1 2.2- 7.4 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,172 908 74.2 70.6-77.5 99 9.4 7.3-12.0 80 7.5 5.7- 9.8 78 8.4 6.4-11.0 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2
No 1,622 1,151 65.8 62.1-69.4 196 13.8 11.4-16.5 121 9.7 7.3-12.8 142 9.7 7.6-12.4 12 0.9 0.4- 2.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 414 330 74.2 67.0-80.2 27 8.7 5.2-14.2 25 9.1 4.9-16.3 30 7.4 4.9-11.0 2 0.7 0.1- 3.5
Non-Veteran 2,449 1,780 68.0 65.1-70.8 274 12.7 10.8-14.8 177 8.7 7.0-10.9 199 9.7 8.0-11.9 19 0.8 0.4- 1.6

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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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