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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
-WHITES 4,151 3,630 82.1 79.5-84.4 521 17.9 15.6-20.5
GENDER
Male 1,645 1,401 79.1 74.7-83.0 244 20.9 17.0-25.3
Female 2,506 2,229 85.0 82.4-87.3 277 15.0 12.7-17.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 34 24 76.8 57.1-89.2 10 23.2 10.8-42.9
Non-Hispanic 4,110 3,599 82.1 79.5-84.5 511 17.9 15.5-20.5
AGE
18-24 13 3 21.4 5.3-57.3 10 78.6 42.7-94.7
25-34 93 34 37.4 23.6-53.6 59 62.6 46.4-76.4
35-44 259 150 56.8 46.7-66.4 109 43.2 33.6-53.3
45-54 624 496 79.7 75.1-83.6 128 20.3 16.4-24.9
55-64 1,024 924 90.6 87.8-92.9 100 9.4 7.1-12.2
65+ 2,107 1,996 95.1 93.7-96.3 111 4.9 3.7- 6.3
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 675 604 87.4 82.0-91.3 71 12.6 8.7-18.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,358 1,206 81.8 75.6-86.8 152 18.2 13.2-24.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,057 922 81.2 76.4-85.2 135 18.8 14.8-23.6
College Graduate 1,053 890 80.3 76.5-83.7 163 19.7 16.3-23.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 499 436 83.3 75.3-89.1 63 16.7 10.9-24.7
$15,000- 24,999 713 643 85.0 76.4-90.9 70 15.0 9.1-23.6
$25,000- 34,999 482 425 79.1 65.3-88.4 57 20.9 11.6-34.7
$35,000-49,999 517 464 85.8 80.5-89.9 53 14.2 10.1-19.5
$50,000- 74,999 532 442 77.0 70.4-82.4 90 23.0 17.6-29.6
$75,000+ 707 582 78.3 73.4-82.5 125 21.7 17.5-26.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,909 1,726 88.0 85.1-90.3 183 12.0 9.7-14.9
No 2,054 1,748 78.0 73.8-81.6 306 22.0 18.4-26.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 700 635 90.9 86.8-93.7 65 9.1 6.3-13.2
Non-Veteran 3,094 2,674 79.7 76.4-82.6 420 20.3 17.4-23.6

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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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