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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Care Giving

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,089 1,273 40.1 37.4-42.9 1,816 59.9 57.1-62.6
-Western NC 610 239 42.2 37.0-47.6 371 57.8 52.4-63.0
GENDER
Male 217 88 47.3 38.3-56.4 129 52.7 43.6-61.7
Female 393 151 38.4 32.4-44.7 242 61.6 55.3-67.6
RACE
White 566 221 42.2 36.8-47.9 345 57.8 52.1-63.2
African American 20 10 43.3 20.9-68.7 10 56.7 31.3-79.1
Other Minorities 23 8 41.5 20.8-65.8 15 58.5 34.2-79.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 2 44.0 12.0-81.8 5 56.0 18.2-88.0
Non-Hispanic 603 237 42.1 36.9-47.6 366 57.9 52.4-63.1
AGE
18-24 18 6 34.0 13.8-62.3 12 66.0 37.7-86.2
25-34 40 16 48.1 30.2-66.5 24 51.9 33.5-69.8
35-44 69 29 47.4 34.3-60.9 40 52.6 39.1-65.7
45-54 125 55 43.9 34.3-54.0 70 56.1 46.0-65.7
55-64 182 74 41.7 33.5-50.3 108 58.3 49.7-66.5
65-74 117 32 29.6 19.6-42.0 85 70.4 58.0-80.4
75+ 58 27 47.5 32.9-62.6 31 52.5 37.4-67.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 72 25 35.6 21.9-52.0 47 64.4 48.0-78.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 189 86 45.3 36.0-54.9 103 54.7 45.1-64.0
Some Post-H.S. 165 58 38.9 28.8-50.1 107 61.1 49.9-71.2
College Graduate 183 70 45.1 36.3-54.3 113 54.9 45.7-63.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 87 30 28.9 17.9-43.1 57 71.1 56.9-82.1
$15,000- 24,999 109 48 43.6 32.2-55.8 61 56.4 44.2-67.8
$25,000- 34,999 71 22 28.5 18.1-41.7 49 71.5 58.3-81.9
$35,000- 49,999 106 53 53.3 42.1-64.3 53 46.7 35.7-57.9
$50,000-74,999 86 33 39.6 26.7-54.2 53 60.4 45.8-73.3
$75,000+ 77 33 56.0 42.8-68.4 44 44.0 31.6-57.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 263 103 46.1 38.4-53.9 160 53.9 46.1-61.6
No 340 135 39.8 32.8-47.3 205 60.2 52.7-67.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 90 31 43.0 28.2-59.1 59 57.0 40.9-71.8
Non-Veteran 520 208 42.0 36.6-47.7 312 58.0 52.3-63.4

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*Asked only of care givers providing care to those age 60 and older.

^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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