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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

Perceived Nutrition Environment

To what degree would you agree with the statement, “It is easy to purchase healthy foods
in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables.”

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Total
Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,848 1,839 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,502 37.7 35.6-39.8 157 4.7 3.8- 5.8 237 6.2 5.3- 7.3 113 3.1 2.4- 3.9
-Eastern NC 1,135 485 40.8 36.8-44.9 475 41.1 37.0-45.4 49 5.1 3.3- 7.6 79 7.8 5.9-10.3 47 5.3 3.7- 7.6
GENDER
Male 432 189 42.0 35.6-48.6 183 42.4 35.8-49.3 25 6.7 3.9-11.1 24 6.5 4.0-10.5 *** *** ***
Female 703 296 39.6 34.8-44.6 292 39.8 35.0-44.9 *** *** *** 55 9.0 6.5-12.4 36 8.1 5.5-11.7
RACE
White 648 325 48.2 43.1-53.4 244 37.8 32.9-43.0 20 3.3 1.8- 5.9 39 6.4 4.4- 9.3 20 4.3 2.5- 7.2
African American 283 92 28.7 21.8-36.7 120 42.3 34.0-51.0 *** *** *** 31 11.8 7.5-18.1 20 8.0 4.6-13.6
Other minorities 195 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 43 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,088 472 41.9 37.7-46.2 446 39.4 35.2-43.8 46 5.0 3.3- 7.7 78 8.1 6.1-10.7 46 5.5 3.8- 8.0
AGE
18-34 143 56 36.8 27.8-46.8 52 38.5 29.1-48.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 316 129 38.9 32.1-46.2 122 41.2 33.9-48.9 *** *** *** 31 10.6 6.9-15.8 24 7.0 4.2-11.5
55-64 268 121 44.5 36.9-52.4 112 41.6 34.1-49.5 *** *** *** 15 5.5 3.2- 9.4 *** *** ***
65-74 231 105 47.8 39.0-56.7 107 44.2 35.5-53.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 167 *** *** *** 76 43.1 33.1-53.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 158 33 17.1 10.8-26.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 326 128 40.5 33.0-48.5 151 42.9 35.2-50.9 *** *** *** 22 6.8 4.1-11.3 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 324 142 42.7 35.5-50.3 122 35.5 28.3-43.4 *** *** *** 25 9.5 5.9-15.1 23 7.6 4.5-12.6
College Graduate 325 180 52.8 45.3-60.2 101 31.2 24.7-38.6 *** *** *** 21 7.3 4.3-12.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 155 40 21.0 13.2-31.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 202 72 28.7 21.0-37.9 95 48.6 39.1-58.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 128 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 143 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 306 173 58.7 51.3-65.8 101 29.5 23.3-36.6 *** *** *** 17 6.0 3.4-10.2 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 362 138 35.0 28.5-42.1 155 43.5 36.3-50.9 *** *** *** 36 9.8 6.2-15.1 20 8.4 4.7-14.6
No 764 343 42.6 37.7-47.7 317 40.5 35.5-45.7 36 5.7 3.6- 9.1 42 7.0 4.9-10.0 26 4.2 2.6- 6.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 181 86 48.2 38.6-57.9 66 34.7 26.1-44.6 *** *** *** 13 9.2 5.0-16.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 954 399 39.3 35.0-43.9 409 42.3 37.7-47.1 37 4.8 3.0- 7.5 66 7.5 5.4-10.3 43 6.1 4.2- 8.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 836 336 39.5 34.9-44.3 370 42.4 37.6-47.4 29 4.0 2.3- 6.9 62 8.2 6.0-11.1 39 5.9 4.0- 8.7
No 299 149 46.5 39.2-54.0 105 35.3 28.4-43.0 20 9.7 5.5-16.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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