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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Gambling

Paticipation in the North Carolina Lottery*

(Adults ages 18 and older - see footnote)

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,171 4,271 31.0 29.8-32.1 10,900 69.0 67.9-70.2
-Western NC 2,812 630 24.8 22.5-27.2 2,182 75.2 72.8-77.5
GENDER
Male 1,118 304 29.4 25.6-33.6 814 70.6 66.4-74.4
Female 1,694 326 20.5 18.0-23.2 1,368 79.5 76.8-82.0
RACE
White 2,600 569 24.6 22.2-27.1 2,031 75.4 72.9-77.8
African American 78 31 49.5 35.0-64.1 47 50.5 35.9-65.0
Other Minorities 124 28 15.4 9.4-24.3 96 84.6 75.7-90.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 9 11.1 4.9-23.0 51 88.9 77.0-95.1
Non-Hispanic 2,745 621 25.5 23.1-28.0 2,124 74.5 72.0-76.9
AGE
18-24 73 17 29.3 16.6-46.3 56 70.7 53.7-83.4
25-34 220 64 25.8 19.9-32.9 156 74.2 67.1-80.1
35-44 356 106 32.3 26.6-38.5 250 67.7 61.5-73.4
45-54 513 143 28.3 23.8-33.1 370 71.7 66.9-76.2
55-64 674 166 23.4 19.9-27.3 508 76.6 72.7-80.1
65-74 542 101 18.9 15.3-23.1 441 81.1 76.9-84.7
75+ 423 31 8.1 5.5-11.7 392 91.9 88.3-94.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 424 75 22.4 17.0-28.9 349 77.6 71.1-83.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 858 193 24.9 20.3-30.2 665 75.1 69.8-79.7
Some Post-H.S. 730 200 27.8 23.7-32.2 530 72.2 67.8-76.3
College Graduate 795 161 23.2 19.5-27.4 634 76.8 72.6-80.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 372 66 23.0 17.2-29.9 306 77.0 70.1-82.8
$15,000- 24,999 497 111 22.8 18.1-28.3 386 77.2 71.7-81.9
$25,000- 34,999 336 73 19.8 15.3-25.2 263 80.2 74.8-84.7
$35,000- 49,999 422 109 27.1 21.6-33.3 313 72.9 66.7-78.4
$50,000-74,999 394 112 31.5 25.6-37.9 282 68.5 62.1-74.4
$75,000+ 409 100 28.5 21.6-36.6 309 71.5 63.4-78.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,157 222 21.4 18.3-24.9 935 78.6 75.1-81.7
No 1,630 404 26.7 23.6-30.0 1,226 73.3 70.0-76.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 414 99 25.1 20.2-30.8 315 74.9 69.2-79.8
Non-Veteran 2,397 531 24.7 22.2-27.4 1,866 75.3 72.6-77.8

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*Denominator includes respondents who have NEVER played games for money, such as casino gambling, scratch card games,
video poker, or the lottery.

^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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