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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Daily Weekly Monthly Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,988 6,981 39.9 38.7-41.1 866 6.7 6.1- 7.4 343 2.8 2.4- 3.3 6,798 50.5 49.3-51.8
-Western NC 2,776 1,343 42.6 40.1-45.2 170 7.5 6.2- 9.1 54 2.3 1.5- 3.3 1,209 47.6 44.9-50.2
GENDER
Male 1,097 451 34.5 30.8-38.3 62 7.5 5.5-10.2 21 2.7 1.4- 4.8 563 55.4 51.2-59.5
Female 1,679 892 50.1 46.8-53.4 108 7.5 6.0- 9.4 33 1.9 1.3- 2.9 646 40.4 37.3-43.7
RACE
White 2,566 1,264 44.5 41.8-47.1 154 7.4 6.1- 9.0 52 2.2 1.6- 3.2 1,096 45.9 43.2-48.6
African American 78 31 26.7 17.2-39.0 8 16.0 7.1-32.1 0 0.0 . - . 39 57.3 42.7-70.7
Other Minorities 122 46 25.1 16.3-36.6 5 4.0 1.0-14.2 1 3.5 0.5-21.0 70 67.3 54.0-78.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 60 19 19.0 10.1-32.8 2 4.2 0.7-20.9 2 5.5 0.9-26.6 37 71.4 54.0-84.1
Non-Hispanic 2,711 1,321 43.7 41.2-46.3 168 7.7 6.4- 9.2 52 2.1 1.5- 3.1 1,170 46.5 43.9-49.1
AGE
18-24 73 21 27.3 16.4-41.8 7 9.8 4.4-20.5 1 1.2 0.2- 7.8 44 61.7 47.2-74.5
25-34 216 78 36.3 28.9-44.4 24 9.0 5.9-13.5 7 3.2 1.3- 7.8 107 51.6 43.5-59.6
35-44 356 110 28.8 23.6-34.5 32 10.0 6.7-14.8 8 3.4 1.4- 8.2 206 57.8 51.5-63.8
45-54 509 234 43.7 38.7-48.9 37 8.9 6.0-13.0 16 2.9 1.6- 5.2 222 44.5 39.5-49.7
55-64 665 341 52.7 48.3-57.0 34 5.2 3.6- 7.4 14 2.0 1.2- 3.4 276 40.2 36.0-44.5
65-74 539 315 55.0 49.8-60.0 20 4.3 2.6- 7.1 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1 198 39.8 34.9-45.0
75+ 407 239 59.3 53.5-64.8 14 3.4 1.9- 6.0 2 0.5 0.1- 2.2 152 36.7 31.3-42.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 411 160 31.0 25.1-37.7 14 4.3 2.1- 8.8 8 3.0 1.0- 8.3 229 61.7 54.4-68.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 849 392 39.0 34.4-43.8 50 7.8 5.5-11.1 8 0.8 0.3- 2.1 399 52.3 47.3-57.3
Some Post-H.S. 725 369 45.2 40.4-50.1 51 8.7 6.2-12.2 16 2.1 1.2- 3.8 289 44.0 39.1-49.0
College Graduate 786 421 50.8 46.3-55.3 54 7.8 5.8-10.5 22 3.7 2.0- 6.5 289 37.7 33.5-42.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 367 169 41.0 33.9-48.6 17 3.2 1.8- 5.6 10 3.7 1.3-10.3 171 52.1 44.5-59.6
$15,000- 24,999 497 233 37.9 32.0-44.1 23 5.9 3.3-10.1 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4 237 55.2 48.6-61.7
$25,000- 34,999 335 174 46.7 40.2-53.3 22 7.5 4.6-12.1 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4 135 44.5 38.0-51.2
$35,000- 49,999 417 203 44.6 38.1-51.2 31 10.8 6.8-16.6 11 2.5 1.2- 5.2 172 42.1 35.8-48.7
$50,000-74,999 387 186 45.4 39.0-52.0 29 8.5 5.6-12.5 13 3.2 1.7- 6.0 159 43.0 36.6-49.5
$75,000+ 403 196 40.2 33.9-46.7 28 8.3 5.5-12.5 8 2.8 1.0- 7.9 171 48.7 41.7-55.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,136 573 45.6 41.7-49.5 56 6.4 4.5- 9.1 22 2.3 1.4- 3.8 485 45.6 41.7-49.6
No 1,616 764 41.2 37.9-44.6 110 8.0 6.4-10.0 32 2.3 1.3- 3.8 710 48.5 45.0-52.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 404 208 49.2 42.9-55.6 18 6.9 3.9-12.0 7 1.4 0.7- 3.1 171 42.4 36.3-48.8
Non-Veteran 2,371 1,135 41.7 38.9-44.5 152 7.6 6.2- 9.3 47 2.4 1.6- 3.6 1,037 48.3 45.4-51.2

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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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