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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,528 9,149 74.4 73.0-75.9 1,210 13.0 12.0-14.2 775 8.4 7.5- 9.4 394 4.1 3.4- 4.9
GENDER
Male 4,241 3,347 72.6 70.1-75.0 423 13.5 11.7-15.5 309 9.2 7.8-10.9 162 4.7 3.6- 6.3
Female 7,287 5,802 76.0 74.3-77.7 787 12.7 11.4-14.0 466 7.8 6.7- 9.0 232 3.5 2.8- 4.4
RACE
White 9,287 7,330 73.8 72.1-75.3 971 12.9 11.7-14.2 641 9.0 7.9-10.2 345 4.3 3.6- 5.1
African American 1,578 1,327 80.7 77.0-83.9 153 11.8 9.2-15.0 76 5.5 4.0- 7.4 22 2.0 0.9- 4.4
Asian 81 59 67.1 52.2-79.3 12 19.0 9.6-34.2 9 12.5 5.7-25.4 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0
Native American 258 205 74.5 65.3-81.9 22 6.3 3.9- 9.9 17 10.3 5.7-17.8 14 9.0 4.3-17.7
Other Minorities 257 180 61.6 50.0-72.0 42 21.6 13.7-32.3 26 9.1 5.2-15.3 9 7.8 2.1-24.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 286 198 65.3 55.0-74.3 45 17.5 11.5-25.8 32 9.8 6.1-15.2 11 7.4 2.2-22.2
-English Speaking 194 149 77.4 67.7-84.8 21 11.3 6.2-19.9 21 10.5 5.8-18.3 3 0.8 0.2- 2.9
-Spanish Speaking 92 49 47.3 31.0-64.3 24 26.8 14.9-43.4 11 8.7 4.1-17.4 8 17.2 5.0-45.3
Non-Hispanic 11,214 8,928 74.9 73.4-76.3 1,162 12.9 11.8-14.1 741 8.4 7.4- 9.4 383 3.9 3.3- 4.7
AGE
18-24 156 98 61.8 49.8-72.6 34 20.0 12.7-30.1 20 15.9 8.3-28.3 4 2.3 0.8- 6.2
25-34 804 480 55.3 50.1-60.3 158 24.4 19.9-29.4 123 13.5 10.8-16.8 43 6.9 4.3-10.7
35-44 1,659 1,093 66.5 63.0-69.9 267 15.8 13.5-18.5 189 11.0 9.1-13.2 110 6.7 4.6- 9.5
45-54 2,307 1,704 74.0 71.3-76.5 304 13.1 11.3-15.2 186 8.5 6.9-10.4 113 4.4 3.4- 5.8
55-64 2,623 2,180 83.5 81.3-85.4 223 8.3 6.9-10.0 148 5.5 4.4- 6.8 72 2.8 2.0- 3.8
65-74 2,236 2,015 91.3 89.7-92.7 130 5.3 4.2- 6.5 57 2.2 1.6- 3.2 34 1.2 0.7- 1.9
75+ 1,637 1,499 92.1 89.6-94.0 78 3.9 2.9- 5.1 45 3.5 2.0- 6.1 15 0.6 0.3- 1.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,329 1,138 83.2 79.4-86.5 92 7.9 5.7-11.0 65 6.2 4.3- 8.9 34 2.6 1.6- 4.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,357 2,711 74.6 71.5-77.4 324 12.5 10.4-15.0 201 8.3 6.5-10.6 121 4.6 3.4- 6.2
Some Post-H.S. 2,925 2,289 74.5 71.3-77.4 312 11.5 9.7-13.6 210 8.3 6.6-10.4 114 5.7 3.9- 8.3
College Graduate 3,897 2,995 71.9 69.5-74.1 480 16.1 14.1-18.2 297 9.2 7.8-10.7 125 2.9 2.3- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,149 929 75.7 71.1-79.8 115 10.9 8.4-14.1 64 9.5 6.7-13.2 41 3.9 2.2- 6.7
$15,000- 24,999 1,752 1,398 74.8 70.0-79.0 174 11.2 8.7-14.4 105 6.4 4.7- 8.6 75 7.6 4.5-12.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,182 950 74.9 69.2-79.8 110 10.3 7.6-13.7 77 10.2 6.2-16.3 45 4.7 3.1- 6.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,517 1,203 76.1 72.4-79.5 144 11.7 9.2-14.8 111 8.4 6.5-10.8 59 3.8 2.6- 5.4
$50,000-74,999 1,636 1,260 71.3 67.4-74.9 198 16.2 13.1-19.8 134 9.8 7.7-12.3 44 2.8 1.8- 4.1
$75,000+ 2,632 2,036 73.8 71.0-76.4 316 13.9 12.0-16.2 193 8.7 7.0-10.8 87 3.6 2.7- 4.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,037 3,427 81.7 79.4-83.7 329 10.0 8.4-11.8 190 5.0 4.1- 6.1 91 3.4 2.3- 4.9
No 6,857 5,230 71.2 69.2-73.1 807 14.3 12.9-15.8 533 10.0 8.7-11.4 287 4.6 3.7- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,597 1,368 82.3 78.0-86.0 114 7.5 5.4-10.3 86 5.9 4.3- 8.0 29 4.3 2.0- 8.9
Non-Veteran 8,947 6,977 72.8 71.1-74.4 998 14.1 12.8-15.5 627 8.9 7.8-10.1 345 4.2 3.5- 5.0

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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.

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