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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes, only one Yes, more than one No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,811 11,627 68.9 67.6-70.1 1,803 9.1 8.6- 9.7 2,381 22.0 20.8-23.2
-Western NC 2,911 2,160 70.4 67.8-72.8 305 8.4 7.3- 9.7 446 21.2 18.8-23.7
GENDER
Male 1,156 806 64.7 60.5-68.8 97 6.1 4.8- 7.7 253 29.2 25.2-33.5
Female 1,755 1,354 75.6 72.7-78.3 208 10.6 8.9-12.6 193 13.7 11.5-16.3
RACE
White 2,689 2,037 73.9 71.5-76.2 280 8.6 7.4-10.0 372 17.5 15.4-19.8
African American 80 54 57.8 42.2-71.9 14 14.9 8.0-26.1 12 27.3 14.4-45.6
Other Minorities 131 61 26.2 17.8-36.9 11 3.0 1.3- 6.5 59 70.8 59.8-79.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 21 15.5 8.7-26.1 3 5.0 1.3-17.1 36 79.5 66.4-88.4
Non-Hispanic 2,841 2,134 73.0 70.6-75.3 300 8.6 7.4- 9.9 407 18.5 16.4-20.7
AGE
18-24 75 38 59.0 44.9-71.8 5 3.0 1.0- 8.7 32 38.1 25.8-52.1
25-34 226 135 57.4 49.2-65.2 11 5.0 2.6- 9.2 80 37.6 30.0-46.0
35-44 372 253 65.4 59.2-71.1 27 6.8 4.5-10.2 92 27.8 22.4-33.9
45-54 524 379 73.2 68.4-77.6 58 11.0 8.2-14.7 87 15.8 12.3-20.0
55-64 695 548 79.7 75.9-83.1 69 9.3 7.0-12.2 78 11.0 8.5-14.2
65-74 560 444 80.9 77.0-84.3 71 11.2 8.6-14.3 45 7.9 5.6-11.0
75+ 444 354 80.2 75.5-84.2 61 13.0 9.9-17.0 29 6.8 4.4-10.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 448 312 60.0 52.3-67.3 48 7.8 5.4-11.1 88 32.2 24.9-40.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 899 659 67.8 62.9-72.3 90 7.6 5.8- 9.9 150 24.6 20.4-29.5
Some Post-H.S. 745 545 70.5 65.5-75.1 84 9.6 7.3-12.5 116 19.9 15.6-24.9
College Graduate 814 641 79.1 75.4-82.4 82 8.7 6.7-11.3 91 12.1 9.5-15.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 389 274 66.2 58.5-73.1 41 5.5 3.7- 8.0 74 28.3 21.6-36.3
$15,000- 24,999 513 357 57.7 50.6-64.5 49 6.8 4.9- 9.5 107 35.5 28.6-43.1
$25,000- 34,999 343 253 72.8 66.5-78.3 33 8.0 5.2-12.1 57 19.2 14.4-25.2
$35,000- 49,999 434 325 72.9 66.2-78.6 40 6.9 4.6-10.3 69 20.2 14.9-26.9
$50,000-74,999 408 323 79.2 73.8-83.7 36 8.2 5.4-12.1 49 12.7 9.1-17.3
$75,000+ 421 329 77.4 71.8-82.2 51 11.1 8.0-15.2 41 11.5 7.9-16.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,198 889 72.9 69.2-76.2 179 12.7 10.5-15.2 130 14.4 11.7-17.8
No 1,640 1,217 68.9 65.3-72.2 119 6.1 4.9- 7.6 304 25.0 21.8-28.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 423 316 70.7 63.7-76.9 43 8.8 6.0-12.7 64 20.5 14.7-27.8
Non-Veteran 2,487 1,843 70.3 67.5-73.0 262 8.4 7.2- 9.8 382 21.3 18.8-24.0

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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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