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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,380 4,684 81.6 79.4-83.6 696 18.4 16.4-20.6
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 958 848 85.7 81.5-89.1 110 14.3 10.9-18.5
GENDER
Male 303 252 80.4 72.4-86.5 51 19.6 13.5-27.6
Female 655 596 89.6 84.8-93.1 59 10.4 6.9-15.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 9 7 85.5 47.3-97.5 2 14.5 2.5-52.7
Non-Hispanic 948 840 85.7 81.4-89.1 108 14.3 10.9-18.6
AGE
18-24 10 1 2.9 0.4-19.8 9 97.1 80.2-99.6
25-34 30 22 70.1 43.9-87.5 8 29.9 12.5-56.1
35-44 85 55 74.3 62.5-83.3 30 25.7 16.7-37.5
45-54 206 180 90.9 84.2-95.0 26 9.1 5.0-15.8
55-64 273 253 92.1 86.8-95.4 20 7.9 4.6-13.2
65+ 348 331 96.0 91.1-98.2 17 4.0 1.8- 8.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 203 185 90.5 81.8-95.3 18 9.5 4.7-18.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 347 308 86.5 78.9-91.7 39 13.5 8.3-21.1
Some Post-H.S. 230 196 78.7 68.5-86.3 34 21.3 13.7-31.5
College Graduate 177 158 87.6 76.6-93.9 19 12.4 6.1-23.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 223 188 82.8 75.0-88.5 35 17.2 11.5-25.0
$15,000- 24,999 214 200 95.4 91.5-97.5 14 4.6 2.5- 8.5
$25,000- 34,999 103 84 81.5 63.1-91.9 19 18.5 8.1-36.9
$35,000-49,999 103 91 75.1 58.1-86.7 12 24.9 13.3-41.9
$50,000- 74,999 83 73 82.8 67.1-91.9 10 17.2 8.1-32.9
$75,000+ 78 69 86.3 69.5-94.6 9 13.7 5.4-30.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 495 445 87.9 82.2-92.0 50 12.1 8.0-17.8
No 407 354 83.5 76.4-88.8 53 16.5 11.2-23.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 122 111 88.1 76.6-94.3 11 11.9 5.7-23.4
Non-Veteran 751 662 84.9 79.8-88.9 89 15.1 11.1-20.2

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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.

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