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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction

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  Total
Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 12,553 5,717 45.4 43.8-47.0 6,090 48.9 47.3-50.5 603 4.6 3.9- 5.3 143 1.2 0.9- 1.6
GENDER
Male 4,683 2,179 46.4 43.8-49.0 2,253 49.2 46.6-51.8 200 3.3 2.5- 4.4 51 1.1 0.7- 1.7
Female 7,870 3,538 44.4 42.6-46.3 3,837 48.6 46.7-50.4 403 5.7 4.8- 6.8 92 1.3 0.9- 1.9
RACE
White 9,987 4,741 49.3 47.6-51.0 4,664 45.1 43.4-46.8 466 4.5 3.8- 5.3 116 1.1 0.8- 1.5
African American 1,718 631 33.1 29.7-36.8 972 60.3 56.4-64.0 96 5.0 3.7- 6.7 19 1.6 0.7- 3.6
Asian 97 46 41.2 29.4-54.2 49 57.4 44.5-69.5 2 1.3 0.3- 5.5 0 0.0 . - .
Native American 289 117 45.4 34.8-56.5 143 43.6 33.8-53.9 24 8.2 4.6-14.3 5 2.8 0.8- 8.6
Other Minorities 380 146 36.8 27.8-46.8 220 58.9 48.9-68.3 12 4.1 1.2-13.1 2 0.2 0.1- 0.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 415 168 39.9 31.3-49.2 232 56.3 47.0-65.3 12 3.5 0.9-12.1 3 0.2 0.1- 0.8
-English Speaking 221 98 42.8 32.9-53.3 112 54.2 43.7-64.2 9 2.7 1.2- 5.8 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
-Spanish Speaking 194 70 38.4 26.7-51.6 120 57.5 44.2-69.8 3 3.9 0.7-19.8 1 0.2 0.0- 1.2
Non-Hispanic 12,106 5,535 45.7 44.2-47.3 5,840 48.4 46.8-49.9 591 4.6 4.1- 5.3 140 1.3 0.9- 1.7
AGE
18-24 376 156 45.2 37.7-52.9 196 48.6 41.2-56.1 20 5.1 2.7- 9.3 4 1.1 0.4- 3.2
25-34 1,144 522 43.4 39.0-47.9 568 52.4 47.9-57.0 49 3.3 2.3- 4.8 5 0.8 0.2- 3.3
35-44 1,869 875 44.5 41.1-47.8 868 47.5 44.0-50.9 98 6.1 4.3- 8.8 28 1.9 1.1- 3.3
45-54 2,434 1,035 43.9 41.0-46.8 1,208 50.1 47.2-53.1 153 4.8 3.8- 5.9 38 1.2 0.8- 2.0
55-64 2,650 1,218 45.9 43.2-48.7 1,246 47.9 45.1-50.6 155 5.3 4.2- 6.6 31 0.9 0.6- 1.5
65-74 2,243 1,105 51.4 48.4-54.5 1,042 45.3 42.3-48.3 72 2.4 1.8- 3.3 24 0.9 0.5- 1.5
75+ 1,736 755 47.7 44.0-51.4 915 47.9 44.3-51.6 54 3.4 2.3- 4.9 12 1.0 0.5- 2.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,579 513 34.1 29.0-39.7 922 58.5 53.0-63.8 114 5.6 4.0- 7.9 30 1.7 0.9- 3.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,712 1,492 40.4 37.4-43.5 1,978 52.9 49.8-56.0 195 5.2 4.0- 6.7 47 1.5 0.8- 2.6
Some Post-H.S. 3,205 1,464 44.4 41.3-47.6 1,544 48.9 45.8-52.0 150 5.1 3.7- 7.0 47 1.6 1.0- 2.5
College Graduate 4,039 2,240 55.6 53.2-57.9 1,636 41.0 38.8-43.4 144 3.1 2.4- 3.8 19 0.3 0.2- 0.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,348 367 29.3 24.3-34.9 779 57.0 51.2-62.5 148 9.1 7.0-11.9 54 4.6 2.9- 7.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,980 684 31.5 27.9-35.4 1,113 58.4 54.1-62.4 144 7.6 5.3-10.6 39 2.5 1.3- 4.8
$25,000- 34,999 1,297 503 39.3 34.4-44.5 718 55.2 50.0-60.2 65 4.7 3.2- 6.8 11 0.8 0.3- 2.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,635 748 43.2 39.4-47.1 816 52.8 48.9-56.7 59 3.4 2.2- 5.1 12 0.6 0.2- 1.5
$50,000-74,999 1,751 902 50.1 46.3-53.9 794 46.5 42.8-50.4 53 3.3 2.2- 4.8 2 0.1 0.0- 0.4
$75,000+ 2,685 1,712 63.1 60.3-65.9 917 35.0 32.3-37.8 50 1.6 1.1- 2.4 6 0.2 0.1- 0.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,418 1,432 32.3 29.7-34.9 2,439 54.8 52.1-57.6 424 9.6 8.1-11.2 123 3.3 2.4- 4.6
No 7,846 4,168 51.1 49.2-53.1 3,492 46.1 44.1-48.0 169 2.5 1.9- 3.4 17 0.3 0.1- 0.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,636 833 50.4 46.3-54.5 730 44.2 40.3-48.3 55 4.3 2.2- 8.2 18 1.1 0.4- 2.8
Non-Veteran 9,867 4,425 45.0 43.2-46.8 4,836 49.1 47.3-50.9 495 4.7 4.0- 5.5 111 1.2 0.9- 1.7

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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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