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2009 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 13,066 9,950 70.8 69.3-72.3 1,443 12.7 11.7-13.9 809 7.6 6.8- 8.5 767 7.6 6.7- 8.7 97 1.2 0.8- 1.9
GENDER
Male 4,902 3,484 64.2 61.7-66.7 599 14.1 12.5-16.0 388 9.5 8.2-11.0 372 10.0 8.4-11.9 59 2.1 1.3- 3.4
Female 8,164 6,466 76.9 75.1-78.5 844 11.4 10.2-12.8 421 5.8 5.0- 6.8 395 5.4 4.5- 6.5 38 0.5 0.3- 0.8
RACE
White 10,332 7,850 71.2 69.6-72.8 1,129 12.4 11.3-13.7 646 7.7 6.9- 8.7 642 8.0 7.0- 9.1 65 0.6 0.4- 0.9
African American 1,843 1,499 77.0 73.5-80.1 198 13.2 10.8-16.2 83 5.5 4.0- 7.5 59 3.8 2.5- 5.5 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Asian 103 74 62.9 49.1-74.9 12 15.0 7.1-29.0 8 8.3 3.3-19.3 7 11.1 4.8-23.3 2 2.7 0.6-10.7
Native American 301 213 71.5 63.1-78.6 38 11.7 7.7-17.2 26 9.5 5.7-15.5 21 6.8 3.7-12.1 3 0.6 0.1- 2.2
Other Minorities 401 254 50.0 40.7-59.4 53 14.5 9.3-21.8 40 11.8 7.5-17.9 32 13.5 7.0-24.2 22 10.3 5.0-19.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 434 284 54.3 45.2-63.1 60 12.8 8.5-18.8 38 11.0 7.1-16.6 31 12.7 6.6-23.0 21 9.3 4.5-18.2
-English Speaking 228 176 71.7 60.7-80.6 30 18.5 10.7-30.1 11 4.7 2.3- 9.2 10 5.0 2.2-11.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6
-Spanish Speaking 206 108 44.6 32.8-57.0 30 9.6 5.4-16.5 27 14.5 8.6-23.2 21 16.9 8.1-32.1 20 14.5 7.1-27.3
Non-Hispanic 12,598 9,642 72.1 70.6-73.5 1,376 12.7 11.6-13.8 770 7.4 6.6- 8.2 734 7.2 6.4- 8.2 76 0.6 0.5- 0.9
AGE
18-24 395 248 63.0 55.6-69.9 74 17.6 12.7-23.8 42 8.6 5.7-12.8 25 9.0 5.2-15.1 6 1.8 0.5- 6.3
25-34 1,212 769 59.6 55.2-63.8 179 14.5 11.8-17.6 129 10.7 8.4-13.5 113 12.1 9.4-15.4 22 3.1 1.5- 6.4
35-44 1,965 1,261 62.5 59.1-65.7 314 16.7 14.3-19.4 178 9.8 8.1-11.9 188 9.7 7.6-12.4 24 1.3 0.8- 2.1
45-54 2,540 1,810 71.6 69.1-74.1 342 13.2 11.5-15.1 185 7.3 6.0- 8.9 183 7.2 5.8- 8.8 20 0.7 0.4- 1.3
55-64 2,753 2,192 79.6 77.3-81.8 258 8.7 7.3-10.3 149 6.1 4.9- 7.6 142 5.3 4.1- 6.7 12 0.3 0.2- 0.7
65-74 2,323 2,026 88.5 86.5-90.2 149 6.3 5.1- 7.9 71 2.6 1.8- 3.7 71 2.3 1.7- 3.3 6 0.3 0.1- 1.0
75+ 1,765 1,555 89.0 86.7-91.0 114 5.4 4.1- 7.0 48 3.0 2.0- 4.7 42 2.2 1.4- 3.4 6 0.3 0.1- 0.8
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,684 1,280 65.4 59.8-70.6 160 9.6 6.8-13.3 102 9.1 6.6-12.5 115 10.7 7.1-15.8 27 5.2 2.6-10.1
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,877 2,957 70.8 68.0-73.4 390 12.3 10.5-14.4 254 8.3 6.8-10.2 248 7.7 6.3- 9.5 28 0.8 0.5- 1.3
Some Post-H.S. 3,307 2,467 71.4 68.5-74.1 387 11.7 10.1-13.6 213 7.2 5.9- 8.8 220 9.2 7.3-11.6 20 0.5 0.3- 0.9
College Graduate 4,175 3,226 72.6 70.2-74.8 505 15.3 13.3-17.5 240 6.7 5.6- 7.9 182 4.9 3.9- 6.1 22 0.6 0.3- 1.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,414 1,032 67.1 61.4-72.3 157 10.8 8.4-13.9 101 9.4 6.6-13.2 110 8.7 6.2-12.0 14 4.0 1.4-11.1
$15,000- 24,999 2,070 1,509 63.4 58.8-67.8 241 14.3 11.0-18.4 139 8.5 6.6-10.9 162 12.0 8.9-16.0 19 1.8 0.7- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 1,354 981 66.6 61.8-71.0 165 12.8 10.0-16.1 105 9.5 7.0-12.7 90 9.2 6.5-12.8 13 2.0 1.0- 4.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,687 1,282 71.9 68.1-75.5 193 12.6 10.4-15.3 101 7.2 5.5- 9.2 102 7.2 5.0-10.2 9 1.1 0.5- 2.3
$50,000-74,999 1,790 1,390 73.6 70.0-76.9 201 13.9 11.3-17.1 109 7.6 5.7-10.0 78 4.3 3.2- 5.9 12 0.6 0.3- 1.2
$75,000+ 2,788 2,198 75.4 72.8-77.9 311 13.1 11.2-15.3 150 5.8 4.8- 7.1 118 5.3 4.0- 6.9 11 0.3 0.2- 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,494 3,545 74.8 72.4-77.1 439 9.6 8.4-11.0 239 6.2 5.1- 7.5 235 7.8 6.3- 9.6 36 1.6 0.8- 3.2
No 7,793 5,810 69.6 67.8-71.4 926 14.0 12.7-15.4 516 7.8 6.9- 8.9 484 7.3 6.3- 8.6 57 1.2 0.7- 2.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,717 1,411 77.5 73.3-81.2 155 10.1 7.7-13.1 86 5.9 4.4- 7.9 64 6.5 4.0-10.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.4
Non-Veteran 10,258 7,679 69.5 67.8-71.2 1,172 13.3 12.1-14.6 668 8.0 7.1- 9.0 649 7.9 6.8- 9.0 90 1.3 0.9- 1.9

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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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