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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Health Status

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  Total
Respond.^
Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,779 2,656 19.7 18.7-20.8 4,932 32.1 31.0-33.2 4,801 30.7 29.5-31.9 2,247 12.5 11.7-13.3 1,143 5.0 4.6- 5.5
-Western NC 2,903 436 17.4 15.5-19.6 914 33.0 30.6-35.5 873 30.3 27.9-32.9 413 12.6 11.1-14.2 267 6.7 5.7- 7.8
GENDER
Male 1,153 170 17.4 14.4-20.9 357 31.2 27.6-35.1 355 32.5 28.5-36.7 167 12.7 10.5-15.4 104 6.1 4.7- 7.9
Female 1,750 266 17.5 15.0-20.2 557 34.6 31.5-37.9 518 28.4 25.7-31.2 246 12.4 10.6-14.5 163 7.2 5.9- 8.7
RACE
White 2,682 408 17.5 15.5-19.7 865 34.6 32.1-37.2 799 29.5 27.1-32.0 370 11.7 10.3-13.3 240 6.7 5.6- 7.9
African American 79 9 14.3 6.7-27.9 15 14.9 8.4-25.0 31 47.9 33.4-62.8 14 14.2 7.7-24.8 10 8.6 4.1-17.3
Other Minorities 131 18 18.2 9.3-32.5 30 18.4 10.8-29.7 39 33.7 20.9-49.3 29 24.7 14.8-38.2 15 5.0 2.6- 9.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 8 19.4 8.1-39.5 15 19.8 9.7-36.4 18 33.9 17.5-55.3 16 25.3 13.3-42.9 3 1.6 0.4- 6.2
Non-Hispanic 2,833 427 17.4 15.4-19.5 896 33.6 31.2-36.1 852 30.2 27.8-32.6 397 12.0 10.6-13.6 261 6.8 5.8- 8.0
AGE
18-24 75 18 21.4 12.4-34.5 28 37.8 25.2-52.5 25 33.5 20.7-49.3 4 7.2 2.6-18.6 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 226 56 25.1 18.9-32.5 85 36.5 29.3-44.4 64 28.2 21.4-36.2 18 8.1 5.0-13.1 3 2.0 0.6- 6.8
35-44 372 63 17.8 13.4-23.3 144 39.7 34.0-45.8 109 28.6 23.5-34.3 39 9.5 6.6-13.5 17 4.3 2.5- 7.4
45-54 524 96 18.5 14.9-22.7 166 32.1 27.6-37.0 142 27.6 23.1-32.5 74 14.6 11.2-18.8 46 7.2 5.2- 9.9
55-64 692 92 13.9 11.1-17.3 220 31.2 27.5-35.2 193 28.3 24.6-32.4 117 17.0 13.9-20.5 70 9.6 7.2-12.6
65-74 559 73 12.5 9.6-15.9 165 27.9 23.9-32.4 192 36.8 32.0-41.8 75 13.1 10.2-16.8 54 9.7 6.9-13.5
75+ 440 33 7.6 5.2-10.9 105 21.5 17.6-26.2 143 34.6 29.5-40.1 83 19.9 15.6-25.1 76 16.4 12.5-21.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 444 24 9.9 5.7-16.7 60 15.4 10.9-21.4 136 31.7 24.9-39.4 120 26.0 20.6-32.2 104 17.1 12.9-22.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 898 87 11.5 8.8-15.0 262 30.8 26.5-35.6 299 35.5 30.7-40.6 154 14.5 11.8-17.6 96 7.7 5.9- 9.9
Some Post-H.S. 743 103 17.0 13.2-21.7 263 37.2 32.6-42.1 237 30.6 26.5-35.1 93 10.8 8.2-14.1 47 4.3 3.1- 6.0
College Graduate 813 220 28.6 24.7-32.8 329 41.8 37.4-46.4 199 23.6 20.2-27.4 46 4.5 3.1- 6.3 19 1.5 0.9- 2.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 387 24 9.0 5.0-15.5 57 16.7 11.3-24.1 107 31.2 24.6-38.6 102 23.9 18.6-30.1 97 19.2 14.4-25.2
$15,000- 24,999 511 35 10.2 6.0-16.6 124 22.5 17.9-27.9 186 37.1 30.7-44.0 103 20.3 15.6-26.0 63 10.0 7.3-13.5
$25,000- 34,999 343 39 11.6 8.0-16.4 115 37.6 31.4-44.3 120 33.3 27.5-39.7 44 12.0 8.5-16.6 25 5.5 3.5- 8.5
$35,000- 49,999 434 86 21.3 16.2-27.5 162 35.4 29.4-41.8 116 29.7 24.2-35.8 53 11.2 7.9-15.6 17 2.5 1.5- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 408 98 27.1 21.5-33.5 156 39.4 33.2-45.8 121 27.6 22.6-33.2 22 3.9 2.3- 6.4 11 2.1 1.1- 3.9
$75,000+ 421 107 25.7 20.7-31.5 189 44.7 38.2-51.5 105 26.1 19.6-33.8 17 3.0 1.6- 5.6 3 0.4 0.1- 2.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,191 52 5.4 3.8- 7.5 217 21.2 17.8-24.9 357 32.0 28.5-35.7 320 24.6 21.7-27.9 245 16.9 14.4-19.7
No 1,640 369 24.2 21.3-27.3 678 40.0 36.7-43.4 491 29.2 26.0-32.6 85 5.8 4.3- 7.7 17 0.9 0.4- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 58 14.5 10.8-19.3 131 32.4 26.5-38.8 128 30.3 25.0-36.2 62 14.6 10.7-19.6 44 8.2 5.6-11.7
Non-Veteran 2,479 378 17.9 15.7-20.2 783 33.1 30.5-35.8 744 30.3 27.7-33.1 351 12.3 10.7-14.0 223 6.4 5.4- 7.7

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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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