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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,572 6,324 79.4 78.1-80.6 644 10.2 9.3-11.2 401 7.1 6.3- 8.0 203 3.3 2.8- 3.9
-Eastern NC 2,282 1,943 79.8 77.2-82.2 166 8.5 7.0-10.3 117 8.2 6.5-10.2 56 3.5 2.5- 4.8
GENDER
Male 831 690 77.2 72.8-81.1 62 8.0 5.8-10.9 52 10.5 7.7-14.1 27 4.3 2.7- 6.8
Female 1,451 1,253 82.1 79.0-84.8 104 9.0 7.1-11.4 65 6.1 4.5- 8.3 29 2.8 1.8- 4.3
RACE
White 1,327 1,116 78.6 75.4-81.5 93 9.1 7.2-11.5 78 8.1 6.2-10.5 40 4.2 2.9- 6.0
African American 559 493 85.4 80.4-89.4 42 7.4 5.0-10.9 20 6.4 3.6-11.1 *** *** ***
Other minorities 360 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 62 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,208 1,892 80.7 78.1-83.1 158 8.5 6.9-10.3 106 7.5 5.9- 9.5 52 3.3 2.3- 4.6
AGE
18-34 222 151 69.1 61.3-76.0 36 13.6 9.1-19.7 24 12.2 7.8-18.6 *** *** ***
35-54 650 487 70.6 65.6-75.0 72 11.7 9.0-15.2 68 13.4 10.0-17.6 23 4.4 2.7- 7.0
55-64 559 499 87.7 83.3-91.0 33 5.1 3.1- 8.1 *** *** *** 14 3.9 2.2- 6.9
65-74 482 456 95.7 92.8-97.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 340 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 301 264 81.6 73.1-87.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 656 543 75.7 70.6-80.2 49 10.5 7.5-14.6 46 9.8 6.9-13.6 18 4.0 2.3- 7.0
Some Post-H.S. 670 574 81.8 77.2-85.6 53 8.0 5.7-11.1 28 7.3 4.6-11.3 15 3.0 1.7- 5.3
College Graduate 652 560 80.6 75.9-84.6 48 10.3 7.3-14.3 29 6.3 4.1- 9.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 317 272 78.7 70.2-85.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 399 319 75.7 69.3-81.2 40 11.5 7.8-16.7 25 9.4 5.9-14.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 225 190 77.5 67.8-85.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 280 243 78.1 68.9-85.1 22 10.8 6.4-17.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 649 550 80.8 76.3-84.6 50 9.3 6.6-12.8 35 8.0 5.4-11.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 732 656 84.9 80.0-88.8 41 5.8 3.8- 8.9 25 5.8 3.4- 9.9 *** *** ***
No 1,517 1,256 77.6 74.4-80.5 124 9.7 7.8-12.0 91 9.2 7.2-11.7 46 3.6 2.5- 5.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 390 339 84.4 78.8-88.7 25 7.0 4.2-11.3 16 5.9 3.4-10.0 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,891 1,604 78.7 75.8-81.4 140 8.9 7.2-10.9 101 8.7 6.8-11.1 46 3.7 2.6- 5.2
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,671 1,412 79.3 76.3-82.0 131 8.7 7.0-10.7 87 8.5 6.6-10.9 41 3.5 2.4- 5.1
No 611 531 82.0 76.8-86.2 35 8.0 5.1-12.1 30 6.5 4.1-10.4 *** *** ***

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*Asked of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013
are NOT comparable to 2010 and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 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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