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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

How often do you get the social and emotional support you need?

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  Total
Respond.^
Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,419 6,064 48.7 47.1-50.3 3,566 28.6 27.2-30.0 1,726 14.4 13.2-15.7 507 4.0 3.4- 4.8 556 4.3 3.6- 5.1
GENDER
Male 4,593 2,266 49.9 47.3-52.5 1,266 27.6 25.5-29.8 628 13.8 12.0-15.8 184 3.7 2.8- 4.9 249 5.0 3.9- 6.4
Female 7,826 3,798 47.6 45.7-49.5 2,300 29.5 27.9-31.2 1,098 14.9 13.4-16.6 323 4.3 3.6- 5.3 307 3.6 2.9- 4.4
RACE
White 9,885 4,924 51.0 49.3-52.8 3,041 31.4 29.9-33.0 1,210 11.8 10.7-12.9 363 3.3 2.7- 4.0 347 2.5 2.1- 3.0
African American 1,694 750 41.0 37.2-44.8 342 22.5 19.2-26.2 369 23.1 19.5-27.1 101 6.0 4.6- 8.0 132 7.4 5.4-10.1
Asian 95 40 44.1 31.3-57.7 26 23.7 14.1-37.2 12 11.0 5.6-20.5 3 3.7 1.2-11.2 14 17.4 9.7-29.4
Native American 288 128 50.4 39.9-60.9 52 19.3 12.5-28.5 64 18.7 12.6-26.9 20 4.3 2.4- 7.6 24 7.3 4.0-13.1
Other Minorities 379 187 47.4 37.8-57.3 89 19.9 14.5-26.7 53 14.7 8.2-24.7 17 6.5 2.6-15.3 33 11.6 6.4-19.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 414 204 45.2 36.2-54.4 92 19.6 14.5-25.9 62 18.4 11.5-28.0 21 6.0 2.5-13.9 35 10.8 6.1-18.5
-English Speaking 221 111 45.3 35.2-55.9 55 28.5 20.3-38.4 27 12.5 7.6-19.8 12 4.7 2.3- 9.3 16 9.0 3.3-22.1
-Spanish Speaking 193 93 45.1 32.7-58.0 37 14.9 9.3-23.1 35 21.5 11.9-35.6 9 6.7 2.1-19.9 19 11.8 5.8-22.5
Non-Hispanic 11,974 5,847 49.0 47.4-50.6 3,463 29.3 27.9-30.7 1,661 14.1 13.0-15.3 485 3.9 3.3- 4.5 518 3.8 3.2- 4.4
AGE
18-24 378 190 49.7 42.3-57.2 107 24.8 19.4-31.3 53 18.0 12.2-25.7 19 4.3 2.2- 8.2 9 3.1 1.4- 6.9
25-34 1,145 553 48.8 44.2-53.4 364 30.8 27.0-34.9 146 13.5 10.7-17.0 48 4.1 2.3- 7.1 34 2.9 1.7- 4.9
35-44 1,864 836 45.0 41.6-48.4 648 31.6 28.7-34.7 242 13.7 11.5-16.4 73 4.2 2.9- 5.9 65 5.5 3.5- 8.5
45-54 2,422 1,067 46.7 43.7-49.6 775 29.9 27.3-32.7 374 15.5 13.4-17.8 110 4.0 3.0- 5.2 96 4.0 3.0- 5.4
55-64 2,643 1,277 47.5 44.7-50.3 765 30.6 28.0-33.3 364 12.7 11.0-14.5 112 4.3 3.3- 5.7 125 4.9 3.7- 6.6
65-74 2,201 1,193 56.2 53.2-59.2 539 23.6 21.1-26.2 289 12.5 10.6-14.7 79 3.3 2.3- 4.6 101 4.4 3.3- 5.8
75+ 1,668 887 53.9 50.1-57.7 350 20.9 18.1-24.0 244 15.4 12.6-18.6 65 3.7 2.6- 5.3 122 6.1 4.8- 7.7
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,541 682 41.9 36.6-47.3 244 17.2 13.7-21.3 327 22.0 17.4-27.3 98 7.9 4.9-12.5 190 11.2 8.5-14.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,648 1,820 48.6 45.5-51.7 857 23.6 21.1-26.2 584 17.6 15.1-20.4 182 4.6 3.6- 5.8 205 5.7 4.3- 7.4
Some Post-H.S. 3,182 1,566 49.7 46.5-52.8 969 30.3 27.6-33.2 422 13.3 11.3-15.6 131 3.9 3.0- 5.0 94 2.9 1.7- 4.7
College Graduate 4,032 1,988 50.9 48.6-53.2 1,494 36.6 34.4-38.8 390 9.1 7.9-10.5 95 2.0 1.5- 2.7 65 1.3 0.9- 1.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,339 487 35.3 29.6-41.5 242 16.5 13.3-20.2 332 26.9 21.8-32.6 120 10.0 6.6-15.1 158 11.2 8.6-14.6
$15,000- 24,999 1,958 883 42.8 38.8-47.0 448 23.5 20.1-27.2 362 19.2 16.1-22.7 131 5.7 4.4- 7.5 134 8.8 6.0-12.7
$25,000- 34,999 1,291 594 43.8 38.9-48.9 378 29.8 25.0-35.2 202 14.6 11.8-18.0 60 5.9 3.4- 9.9 57 5.9 3.9- 8.8
$35,000- 49,999 1,620 840 52.8 48.9-56.7 493 30.2 26.7-34.0 198 12.5 10.1-15.3 56 3.3 2.1- 5.0 33 1.3 0.8- 2.0
$50,000-74,999 1,741 887 51.6 47.8-55.4 590 32.7 29.3-36.3 186 12.0 9.4-15.1 46 2.5 1.6- 3.8 32 1.2 0.8- 1.9
$75,000+ 2,673 1,439 55.3 52.3-58.2 979 35.5 32.8-38.3 202 7.1 5.9- 8.6 29 1.2 0.7- 2.0 24 1.0 0.6- 1.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,364 1,776 39.7 37.0-42.4 1,148 26.3 24.1-28.7 838 20.6 18.3-23.1 304 6.7 5.6- 8.0 298 6.7 5.4- 8.3
No 7,782 4,150 52.5 50.5-54.4 2,350 30.0 28.3-31.7 853 11.4 10.2-12.8 193 2.9 2.2- 3.9 236 3.2 2.4- 4.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,606 858 52.7 48.5-56.8 396 26.1 22.8-29.6 197 11.7 9.4-14.4 73 4.5 3.0- 6.7 82 5.1 2.8- 9.1
Non-Veteran 9,772 4,688 47.8 45.9-49.6 2,874 29.2 27.6-30.8 1,391 15.0 13.6-16.5 385 3.8 3.2- 4.6 434 4.3 3.6- 5.1

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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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