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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

General Preparedness

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  Total
Respond.^
Landline Cell Other Don't know
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 11,690 2,776 20.5 19.3-21.7 7,338 66.0 64.6-67.4 1,010 8.5 7.7- 9.5 566 5.0 4.3- 5.8
GENDER
Male 4,301 998 19.2 17.5-21.2 2,696 66.6 64.3-68.9 427 10.1 8.7-11.7 180 4.0 3.2- 5.1
Female 7,389 1,778 21.6 20.2-23.2 4,642 65.4 63.6-67.2 583 7.1 6.1- 8.1 386 5.8 4.9- 7.0
RACE
White 9,149 2,067 18.9 17.6-20.2 5,880 68.0 66.4-69.6 779 8.4 7.5- 9.5 423 4.7 3.9- 5.5
African American 1,793 507 24.7 21.7-28.0 1,035 59.7 55.9-63.5 153 9.2 7.0-12.1 98 6.4 4.4- 9.0
Asian 100 24 26.7 16.1-41.0 66 61.7 47.3-74.3 4 6.1 1.4-23.3 6 5.5 2.2-13.3
Native American 253 64 22.4 14.2-33.6 135 62.1 51.0-72.0 37 10.2 6.0-16.8 17 5.3 2.5-10.9
Other Minorities 330 96 24.5 18.2-32.0 182 63.5 55.2-71.0 34 7.6 4.5-12.5 18 4.4 2.2- 8.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 390 119 26.6 20.5-33.8 216 61.4 53.7-68.6 35 8.1 5.0-12.6 20 3.9 1.9- 7.9
-English Speaking 225 46 18.5 11.9-27.8 145 68.4 58.3-77.1 22 9.3 5.4-15.7 12 3.7 1.1-11.4
-Spanish Speaking 165 73 34.6 24.8-45.8 71 54.5 43.0-65.6 13 6.9 3.0-14.8 8 4.1 1.7- 9.6
Non-Hispanic 11,270 2,648 20.0 18.9-21.2 7,104 66.3 64.9-67.8 974 8.6 7.7- 9.5 544 5.1 4.4- 5.9
AGE
18-24 334 61 18.8 13.7-25.2 214 61.5 54.3-68.3 34 11.1 7.2-16.8 25 8.6 5.2-13.8
25-34 950 168 19.0 15.7-22.8 657 68.7 64.5-72.6 84 8.1 6.1-10.6 41 4.2 2.8- 6.3
35-44 1,640 271 15.7 13.6-18.1 1,157 71.5 68.5-74.3 137 8.2 6.6-10.2 75 4.6 3.4- 6.1
45-54 2,197 417 17.8 15.8-20.0 1,513 70.6 68.0-73.1 166 7.6 6.1- 9.4 101 4.0 3.1- 5.3
55-64 2,607 551 18.8 17.0-20.9 1,732 69.9 67.5-72.2 205 7.3 6.0- 8.8 119 4.0 3.2- 4.9
65-74 2,209 579 26.1 23.6-28.8 1,339 59.8 56.9-62.6 176 8.4 6.8-10.3 115 5.6 4.4- 7.2
75+ 1,641 703 41.9 38.6-45.3 661 41.4 38.1-44.8 195 11.1 9.1-13.5 82 5.5 3.6- 8.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,464 579 32.1 28.2-36.2 583 47.9 43.4-52.4 181 10.8 8.3-13.9 121 9.2 6.7-12.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,339 890 23.8 21.3-26.6 1,904 60.1 57.1-63.2 335 9.8 8.2-11.8 210 6.2 4.8- 7.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,935 588 16.8 15.0-18.8 1,962 69.3 66.5-71.9 263 9.5 7.6-11.7 122 4.4 3.2- 6.0
College Graduate 3,933 716 15.7 14.2-17.4 2,880 75.9 74.0-77.8 227 5.7 4.7- 6.8 110 2.7 2.0- 3.5
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,257 484 35.5 31.3-40.0 515 46.6 42.1-51.2 167 11.2 9.0-13.8 91 6.7 4.9- 9.0
$15,000- 24,999 1,855 562 26.7 23.5-30.1 963 56.4 52.4-60.3 203 10.1 7.9-12.8 127 6.9 5.1- 9.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,244 293 21.1 17.7-25.0 773 62.0 57.4-66.5 119 11.5 8.6-15.2 59 5.3 3.5- 8.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,470 293 16.8 14.3-19.6 1,022 72.4 68.9-75.6 109 8.0 6.2-10.3 46 2.8 1.7- 4.6
$50,000-74,999 1,552 255 14.8 12.5-17.5 1,157 74.6 71.2-77.7 94 7.6 5.6-10.1 46 3.0 2.0- 4.6
$75,000+ 2,463 351 13.4 11.7-15.3 1,929 78.7 76.3-81.0 123 5.5 4.2- 7.1 60 2.4 1.6- 3.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,443 1,324 26.9 24.7-29.3 2,436 58.4 55.9-60.9 434 9.2 7.9-10.7 249 5.4 4.4- 6.7
No 7,062 1,413 17.4 16.1-18.7 4,795 69.7 68.0-71.5 556 8.2 7.1- 9.4 298 4.7 3.8- 5.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,629 402 21.2 18.5-24.1 995 64.4 60.9-67.8 162 9.9 8.0-12.2 70 4.5 3.0- 6.7
Non-Veteran 10,057 2,372 20.4 19.1-21.7 6,341 66.2 64.6-67.8 848 8.3 7.4- 9.4 496 5.0 4.3- 5.9

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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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