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2012 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

Chronic Health Conditions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 11,814 2,080 15.3 14.5-16.1 9,734 84.7 83.9-85.5
-Western NC 1,600 305 17.7 15.5-20.2 1,295 82.3 79.8-84.5
GENDER
Male 615 102 14.8 11.8-18.5 513 85.2 81.5-88.2
Female 985 203 20.4 17.4-23.8 782 79.6 76.2-82.6
RACE
White 1,299 244 17.4 15.0-20.2 1,055 82.6 79.8-85.0
Other minorities 291 59 18.9 13.7-25.4 232 81.1 74.6-86.3
HISPANIC
Hispanic 69 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,525 294 18.2 15.8-20.7 1,231 81.8 79.3-84.2
AGE
18-34 235 26 10.4 6.6-16.0 209 89.6 84.0-93.4
35-54 412 83 19.3 15.2-24.3 329 80.7 75.7-84.8
55-64 353 75 22.9 18.0-28.6 278 77.1 71.4-82.0
65-74 351 69 20.9 16.4-26.4 282 79.1 73.6-83.6
75+ 235 52 21.3 15.4-28.7 183 78.7 71.3-84.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 209 56 22.4 16.4-29.8 153 77.6 70.2-83.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 503 89 15.0 11.7-19.0 414 85.0 81.0-88.3
Some Post-H.S. 410 85 20.6 16.0-26.0 325 79.4 74.0-84.0
College Graduate 475 75 14.5 11.1-18.7 400 85.5 81.3-88.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 233 73 32.3 24.9-40.8 160 67.7 59.2-75.1
$15,000- 24,999 303 61 18.7 13.9-24.7 242 81.3 75.3-86.1
$25,000- 34,999 178 40 22.5 15.2-31.9 138 77.5 68.1-84.8
$35,000- 49,999 176 29 14.1 9.2-21.0 147 85.9 79.0-90.8
$50,000+ 421 49 10.5 7.5-14.5 372 89.5 85.5-92.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 461 162 36.7 31.1-42.7 299 63.3 57.3-68.9
No 1,122 141 11.7 9.6-14.4 981 88.3 85.6-90.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 187 32 17.2 11.6-24.9 155 82.8 75.1-88.4
Non-Veteran 1,413 273 17.8 15.4-20.4 1,140 82.2 79.6-84.6

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2012 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2012 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.

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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