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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Care Giving

People may provide regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.
During the past month, did you provide any such care or assistance to a family member or friend?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,318 3,126 19.4 18.5-20.4 12,192 80.6 79.6-81.5
-Western NC 2,833 617 21.5 19.5-23.6 2,216 78.5 76.4-80.5
GENDER
Male 1,125 218 19.1 16.1-22.4 907 80.9 77.6-83.9
Female 1,708 399 23.7 21.1-26.4 1,309 76.3 73.6-78.9
RACE
White 2,620 572 22.2 20.1-24.5 2,048 77.8 75.5-79.9
African American 78 20 23.5 13.9-36.8 58 76.5 63.2-86.1
Other Minorities 125 24 10.5 6.2-17.3 101 89.5 82.7-93.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 7 9.8 4.1-21.5 53 90.2 78.5-95.9
Non-Hispanic 2,766 609 22.0 20.0-24.2 2,157 78.0 75.8-80.0
AGE
18-24 74 18 17.9 10.2-29.4 56 82.1 70.6-89.8
25-34 221 41 19.1 13.5-26.4 180 80.9 73.6-86.5
35-44 360 69 18.6 14.4-23.7 291 81.4 76.3-85.6
45-54 515 126 22.4 18.6-26.8 389 77.6 73.2-81.4
55-64 678 184 29.5 25.6-33.8 494 70.5 66.2-74.4
65-74 547 117 22.7 18.6-27.4 430 77.3 72.6-81.4
75+ 427 61 16.9 12.9-22.0 366 83.1 78.0-87.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 428 74 18.6 13.7-24.7 354 81.4 75.3-86.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 868 191 22.3 18.6-26.4 677 77.7 73.6-81.4
Some Post-H.S. 733 167 23.3 19.4-27.8 566 76.7 72.2-80.6
College Graduate 799 184 20.5 17.3-24.0 615 79.5 76.0-82.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 375 88 25.6 19.6-32.7 287 74.4 67.3-80.4
$15,000- 24,999 502 111 21.8 17.3-27.2 391 78.2 72.8-82.7
$25,000- 34,999 338 71 21.1 16.3-26.8 267 78.9 73.2-83.7
$35,000- 49,999 426 108 22.5 18.0-27.6 318 77.5 72.4-82.0
$50,000-74,999 398 87 21.3 16.3-27.2 311 78.7 72.8-83.7
$75,000+ 410 78 17.0 13.0-22.0 332 83.0 78.0-87.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,168 267 25.6 22.3-29.1 901 74.4 70.9-77.7
No 1,640 342 19.0 16.6-21.7 1,298 81.0 78.3-83.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 414 90 25.2 19.5-31.9 324 74.8 68.1-80.5
Non-Veteran 2,418 527 20.9 18.8-23.1 1,891 79.1 76.9-81.2

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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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