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2011 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,446 3,007 68.3 66.1-70.5 1,439 31.7 29.5-33.9
-Western NC 820 543 66.8 62.4-71.0 277 33.2 29.0-37.6
GENDER
Male 314 213 69.9 62.9-76.1 101 30.1 23.9-37.1
Female 506 330 64.3 58.5-69.7 176 35.7 30.3-41.5
RACE
White 757 502 67.1 62.5-71.4 255 32.9 28.6-37.5
Other minorities 57 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 17 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 800 533 67.6 63.1-71.8 267 32.4 28.2-36.9
AGE
18-34 11 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 153 96 67.4 57.0-76.2 57 32.6 23.8-43.0
55-64 214 142 63.1 54.1-71.2 72 36.9 28.8-45.9
65-74 231 158 68.2 60.6-74.9 73 31.8 25.1-39.4
75+ 205 133 63.3 54.9-70.9 72 36.7 29.1-45.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 142 98 71.2 60.1-80.2 44 28.8 19.8-39.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 264 157 61.1 53.5-68.3 107 38.9 31.7-46.5
Some Post-H.S. 226 151 65.8 57.1-73.6 75 34.2 26.4-42.9
College Graduate 188 137 73.7 64.9-80.9 51 26.3 19.1-35.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 163 108 66.8 56.6-75.6 55 33.2 24.4-43.4
$25,000- 34,999 105 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 102 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 157 111 70.2 60.5-78.4 46 29.8 21.6-39.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 388 239 64.8 58.4-70.8 149 35.2 29.2-41.6
No 428 302 68.8 62.4-74.5 126 31.2 25.5-37.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 146 98 68.1 58.3-76.5 48 31.9 23.5-41.7
Non-Veteran 674 445 66.6 61.6-71.3 229 33.4 28.7-38.4

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*Asked only of those who report having high blood pressure

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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