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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Gambling

Have you ever played games for money, such as casino gambling, scratch card games,
video poker, or the lottery?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,183 8,470 57.9 56.6-59.1 6,713 42.1 40.9-43.4
-Western NC 2,814 1,436 53.0 50.4-55.7 1,378 47.0 44.3-49.6
GENDER
Male 1,118 634 57.5 53.3-61.7 484 42.5 38.3-46.7
Female 1,696 802 48.9 45.6-52.1 894 51.1 47.9-54.4
RACE
White 2,602 1,336 54.3 51.7-57.0 1,266 45.7 43.0-48.3
African American 78 41 61.0 46.7-73.7 37 39.0 26.3-53.3
Other Minorities 124 55 31.7 21.1-44.5 69 68.3 55.5-78.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 19 26.5 14.5-43.5 41 73.5 56.5-85.5
Non-Hispanic 2,747 1,416 54.4 51.8-57.0 1,331 45.6 43.0-48.2
AGE
18-24 73 34 51.6 37.2-65.9 39 48.4 34.1-62.8
25-34 220 123 52.8 44.7-60.8 97 47.2 39.2-55.3
35-44 356 216 61.4 55.2-67.3 140 38.6 32.7-44.8
45-54 513 309 60.9 55.7-65.8 204 39.1 34.2-44.3
55-64 674 356 52.2 47.9-56.6 318 47.8 43.4-52.1
65-74 544 256 46.9 42.0-51.9 288 53.1 48.1-58.0
75+ 423 137 33.2 28.1-38.7 286 66.8 61.3-71.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 424 155 41.1 34.1-48.4 269 58.9 51.6-65.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 858 401 49.4 44.4-54.5 457 50.6 45.5-55.6
Some Post-H.S. 731 431 58.4 53.4-63.3 300 41.6 36.7-46.6
College Graduate 796 448 59.0 54.5-63.3 348 41.0 36.7-45.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 373 155 42.5 35.3-50.0 218 57.5 50.0-64.7
$15,000- 24,999 497 223 47.2 40.5-53.9 274 52.8 46.1-59.5
$25,000- 34,999 336 156 43.9 37.5-50.5 180 56.1 49.5-62.5
$35,000- 49,999 422 236 55.3 48.6-61.8 186 44.7 38.2-51.4
$50,000-74,999 395 249 61.9 55.3-68.1 146 38.1 31.9-44.7
$75,000+ 409 267 68.6 62.5-74.1 142 31.4 25.9-37.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,158 550 48.7 44.8-52.6 608 51.3 47.4-55.2
No 1,631 874 55.4 51.9-58.8 757 44.6 41.2-48.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 414 244 60.4 54.2-66.3 170 39.6 33.7-45.8
Non-Veteran 2,399 1,192 51.9 49.1-54.8 1,207 48.1 45.2-50.9

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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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