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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
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 11,970 9,493 74.5 73.1-75.9 1,162 11.4 10.5-12.5 644 7.0 6.2- 7.9 600 6.1 5.4- 6.9 71 0.9 0.6- 1.3
GENDER
Male 4,426 3,311 70.1 67.8-72.4 474 12.4 10.8-14.2 296 8.7 7.3-10.3 300 7.5 6.3- 8.8 45 1.4 0.9- 2.1
Female 7,544 6,182 78.6 77.1-80.2 688 10.6 9.5-11.8 348 5.5 4.7- 6.4 300 4.9 4.1- 5.8 26 0.4 0.2- 0.8
RACE
White 9,330 7,368 74.2 72.6-75.7 897 11.1 10.0-12.2 506 7.2 6.3- 8.3 511 6.9 6.1- 7.8 48 0.7 0.4- 1.0
African American 1,857 1,564 80.2 76.7-83.2 168 11.8 9.4-14.7 69 4.1 2.8- 6.0 51 3.6 2.3- 5.6 5 0.3 0.1- 0.9
Asian 105 75 72.8 59.6-82.9 10 10.5 4.1-24.6 11 9.1 4.3-18.2 6 4.0 1.5-10.2 3 3.5 1.0-11.4
Native American 263 207 74.3 64.9-81.9 25 12.9 7.6-21.0 16 5.0 2.5- 9.8 14 7.4 3.7-14.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
Other Minorities 342 219 60.7 51.9-68.9 55 14.7 9.7-21.6 37 13.9 8.9-21.1 17 5.8 2.2-14.5 14 4.8 2.2-10.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 410 281 63.2 55.3-70.5 54 13.3 9.0-19.1 39 11.2 7.4-16.6 23 8.1 4.0-15.8 13 4.2 1.9- 9.1
-English Speaking 236 188 77.3 67.6-84.7 24 11.1 6.4-18.6 11 5.5 2.4-12.2 12 5.5 2.0-14.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.0
-Spanish Speaking 174 93 49.1 38.0-60.4 30 15.5 9.0-25.2 28 16.9 10.5-26.1 11 10.7 4.2-24.9 12 7.8 3.3-17.1
Non-Hispanic 11,528 9,183 75.3 73.9-76.7 1,105 11.3 10.3-12.4 605 6.7 5.9- 7.6 577 6.0 5.3- 6.7 58 0.6 0.4- 0.9
AGE
18-24 341 232 69.4 62.5-75.6 44 13.8 9.5-19.7 36 10.8 6.9-16.3 23 5.0 2.9- 8.5 6 0.9 0.4- 2.3
25-34 964 648 65.4 61.0-69.6 134 13.5 10.8-16.7 89 10.2 7.9-13.2 86 9.6 7.1-12.9 7 1.3 0.4- 3.6
35-44 1,690 1,179 68.3 65.3-71.3 245 14.4 12.2-16.8 139 9.0 7.2-11.1 111 7.0 5.6- 8.7 16 1.3 0.7- 2.4
45-54 2,273 1,663 72.2 69.5-74.7 270 13.2 11.2-15.5 167 6.4 5.3- 7.7 158 7.7 6.2- 9.4 15 0.6 0.3- 1.1
55-64 2,665 2,176 81.5 79.5-83.4 245 8.9 7.6-10.3 114 4.1 3.3- 5.2 114 4.5 3.5- 5.7 16 1.0 0.5- 2.0
65-74 2,238 1,970 88.7 86.9-90.4 137 5.4 4.3- 6.7 65 2.9 2.1- 4.0 62 2.8 2.0- 4.0 4 0.1 0.0- 0.3
75+ 1,675 1,515 91.8 90.0-93.4 77 4.1 3.0- 5.5 31 1.7 1.0- 2.9 45 1.9 1.3- 2.7 7 0.5 0.2- 1.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,507 1,177 69.7 65.3-73.7 123 11.8 8.8-15.5 96 8.5 6.3-11.4 93 8.2 6.1-10.8 18 1.9 1.0- 3.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,444 2,714 73.7 70.7-76.4 310 10.6 8.8-12.8 192 7.5 5.9- 9.5 207 7.2 5.6- 9.1 21 1.0 0.5- 2.1
Some Post-H.S. 2,987 2,343 74.5 71.8-77.1 300 11.7 9.8-13.8 172 7.4 5.8- 9.3 153 5.7 4.6- 7.0 19 0.7 0.4- 1.4
College Graduate 4,013 3,245 77.2 75.1-79.2 424 11.8 10.3-13.5 184 5.7 4.6- 7.1 147 4.8 3.8- 6.0 13 0.5 0.2- 1.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,307 980 69.8 65.5-73.8 131 10.7 8.4-13.4 93 8.4 6.3-11.0 91 7.8 5.9-10.3 12 3.3 1.4- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,876 1,416 66.6 62.4-70.5 188 12.9 10.3-16.1 123 9.5 7.1-12.5 135 9.9 7.3-13.3 14 1.1 0.6- 2.2
$25,000- 34,999 1,285 996 71.4 67.1-75.4 127 13.1 10.1-16.8 74 7.3 5.4- 9.9 78 6.9 5.1- 9.3 10 1.2 0.5- 3.0
$35,000- 49,999 1,492 1,189 74.0 70.0-77.6 131 9.1 7.1-11.5 80 8.5 5.9-12.1 82 7.5 5.6-10.0 10 0.9 0.4- 2.0
$50,000-74,999 1,585 1,281 78.9 75.7-81.7 155 9.8 7.9-12.0 86 7.1 5.2- 9.6 57 3.9 2.8- 5.4 6 0.3 0.1- 0.7
$75,000+ 2,525 2,065 78.9 76.3-81.3 268 11.8 9.9-14.0 100 4.6 3.4- 6.1 82 4.3 3.3- 5.6 10 0.3 0.2- 0.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 4,480 3,667 75.8 73.3-78.2 363 9.6 8.0-11.5 215 7.3 5.7- 9.2 211 6.3 5.2- 7.6 24 1.0 0.6- 1.8
No 7,003 5,462 74.1 72.3-75.8 737 12.2 11.0-13.6 401 6.9 6.0- 8.0 361 5.9 5.1- 6.9 42 0.8 0.5- 1.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,660 1,366 80.9 77.9-83.6 127 8.2 6.4-10.3 76 5.0 3.5- 7.0 81 5.3 3.9- 7.1 10 0.6 0.3- 1.5
Non-Veteran 10,305 8,123 73.6 72.0-75.1 1,034 11.9 10.8-13.1 568 7.3 6.4- 8.3 519 6.3 5.5- 7.1 61 0.9 0.6- 1.4

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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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