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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%)
TOTAL 10,992 3,429 25.0 23.7-26.2 7,563 75.0 73.8-76.3
GENDER
Male 4,097 1,185 22.8 21.0-24.8 2,912 77.2 75.2-79.0
Female 6,895 2,244 26.9 25.3-28.6 4,651 73.1 71.4-74.7
RACE
White 8,430 2,699 26.4 25.0-27.9 5,731 73.6 72.1-75.0
African American 1,704 510 22.9 20.0-26.0 1,194 77.1 74.0-80.0
Native American 257 113 34.1 25.4-44.0 144 65.9 56.0-74.6
Other Minorities 526 92 13.9 9.8-19.4 434 86.1 80.6-90.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 503 91 15.1 11.0-20.5 412 84.9 79.5-89.0
-English Speaking 219 57 19.7 13.0-28.5 162 80.3 71.5-87.0
-Spanish Speaking 284 34 12.9 8.0-20.1 250 87.1 79.9-92.0
Non-Hispanic 10,459 3,324 25.7 24.4-27.0 7,135 74.3 73.0-75.6
AGE
18-34 1,345 189 13.6 11.3-16.3 1,156 86.4 83.7-88.7
35-44 1,469 286 19.9 17.0-23.1 1,183 80.1 76.9-83.0
45-54 2,013 575 25.2 22.6-28.0 1,438 74.8 72.0-77.4
55-64 2,381 865 35.3 32.4-38.2 1,516 64.7 61.8-67.6
65-74 2,041 749 37.5 34.4-40.7 1,292 62.5 59.3-65.6
75+ 1,621 728 43.1 39.5-46.9 893 56.9 53.1-60.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,358 611 36.0 32.1-40.0 747 64.0 60.0-67.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 3,122 1,026 24.2 22.0-26.6 2,096 75.8 73.4-78.0
Some Post-H.S. 2,783 904 25.5 23.2-27.9 1,879 74.5 72.1-76.8
College Graduate 3,702 878 17.6 16.0-19.4 2,824 82.4 80.6-84.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,293 692 42.1 37.8-46.4 601 57.9 53.6-62.2
$15,000- 24,999 1,862 703 28.1 25.1-31.4 1,159 71.9 68.6-74.9
$25,000- 34,999 1,080 333 24.7 21.1-28.6 747 75.3 71.4-78.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,365 358 22.2 19.2-25.6 1,007 77.8 74.4-80.8
$50,000-74,999 1,293 307 20.5 17.4-24.1 986 79.5 75.9-82.6
$75,000+ 2,206 411 14.8 12.8-17.2 1,795 85.2 82.8-87.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,528 556 32.1 28.6-35.8 972 67.9 64.2-71.4
Non-Veteran 9,460 2,872 24.0 22.7-25.3 6,588 76.0 74.7-77.3

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In 2011, the definition for disability status changed: only the 2 questions in the BRFSS Core Questionnaire have been used to define the North Carolina disability population. In previous years, the NC disability population was defined by 4 screener questions. These included the 2 core questions and the 2 North Carolina
questions on self-perceived disability and trouble learning, remembering, or concentrating.

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.

^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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