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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,356 10,279 81.4 80.0-82.8 1,077 18.6 17.2-20.0
-AFRICAN AMERICANS 1,797 1,592 79.4 75.9-82.6 205 20.6 17.4-24.1
GENDER
Male 569 481 75.9 69.9-81.0 88 24.1 19.0-30.1
Female 1,228 1,111 82.4 77.8-86.1 117 17.6 13.9-22.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 18 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,773 1,576 80.0 76.3-83.1 197 20.0 16.9-23.7
AGE
18-34 285 191 57.9 50.2-65.2 94 42.1 34.8-49.8
35-44 256 224 84.2 76.9-89.5 32 15.8 10.5-23.1
45-54 369 332 88.2 81.7-92.6 37 11.8 7.4-18.3
55-64 395 372 93.9 89.9-96.3 23 6.1 3.7-10.1
65-74 275 267 97.2 93.7-98.8 *** *** ***
75+ 187 178 97.6 94.7-98.9 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 289 256 77.8 67.5-85.5 33 22.2 14.5-32.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 607 525 75.7 69.4-81.0 82 24.3 19.0-30.6
Some Post-H.S. 464 408 78.8 71.7-84.6 56 21.2 15.4-28.3
College Graduate 432 398 91.2 86.4-94.4 34 8.8 5.6-13.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 359 314 74.0 65.3-81.1 45 26.0 18.9-34.7
$15,000- 24,999 416 354 73.2 65.2-79.9 62 26.8 20.1-34.8
$25,000- 34,999 194 178 87.0 77.0-93.1 16 13.0 6.9-23.0
$35,000- 49,999 225 201 83.7 73.7-90.5 24 16.3 9.5-26.3
$50,000- 74,999 138 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 183 172 94.7 89.4-97.4 11 5.3 2.6-10.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 500 474 90.5 83.1-94.9 26 9.5 5.1-16.9
No 1,180 1,015 76.0 71.5-79.9 165 24.0 20.1-28.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 204 193 93.3 85.2-97.1 11 6.7 2.9-14.8
Non-Veteran 1,593 1,399 77.7 73.8-81.2 194 22.3 18.8-26.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2011 are NOT comparable to previous years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2011 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^% = 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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