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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,188 4,571 38.5 37.0-40.0 5,617 61.5 60.0-63.0
-Piedmont NC 5,722 2,540 37.9 36.0-39.9 3,182 62.1 60.1-64.0
GENDER
Male 2,152 1,013 40.2 37.1-43.4 1,139 59.8 56.6-62.9
Female 3,570 1,527 35.9 33.6-38.3 2,043 64.1 61.7-66.4
RACE
White 4,461 2,023 40.1 37.9-42.4 2,438 59.9 57.6-62.1
African American 937 398 32.7 28.4-37.2 539 67.3 62.8-71.6
Other minorities 280 105 33.1 25.5-41.6 175 66.9 58.4-74.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 196 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 5,510 2,465 38.2 36.2-40.2 3,045 61.8 59.8-63.8
AGE
18-34 513 78 16.6 12.8-21.2 435 83.4 78.8-87.2
35-54 1,907 640 33.4 30.3-36.6 1,267 66.6 63.4-69.7
55-64 1,248 683 54.8 50.6-58.9 565 45.2 41.1-49.4
65-74 1,114 650 59.9 55.4-64.3 464 40.1 35.7-44.6
75+ 865 463 53.8 48.6-58.8 402 46.2 41.2-51.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 576 308 47.7 41.2-54.3 268 52.3 45.7-58.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,514 762 42.1 38.2-46.2 752 57.9 53.8-61.8
Some Post-H.S. 1,393 620 38.3 34.5-42.2 773 61.7 57.8-65.5
College Graduate 2,219 844 30.6 28.0-33.2 1,375 69.4 66.8-72.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 534 291 43.6 37.3-50.2 243 56.4 49.8-62.7
$15,000- 24,999 892 435 39.4 34.3-44.8 457 60.6 55.2-65.7
$25,000- 34,999 518 248 40.4 34.0-47.0 270 59.6 53.0-66.0
$35,000- 49,999 684 336 43.5 37.8-49.4 348 56.5 50.6-62.2
$50,000+ 2,120 800 32.8 29.9-35.9 1,320 67.2 64.1-70.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,619 929 53.8 49.8-57.8 690 46.2 42.2-50.2
No 3,825 1,503 33.2 31.0-35.5 2,322 66.8 64.5-69.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 762 418 53.4 47.9-58.8 344 46.6 41.2-52.1
Non-Veteran 4,958 2,121 35.8 33.8-37.9 2,837 64.2 62.1-66.2

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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.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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