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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,763 6,928 73.2 71.9-74.5 784 11.4 10.4-12.4 469 6.9 6.2- 7.7 516 7.4 6.7- 8.3 66 1.1 0.8- 1.5
-African Americans 1,697 1,412 77.9 74.9-80.6 147 11.2 9.2-13.5 70 5.4 4.0- 7.3 58 4.7 3.4- 6.5 10 0.8 0.3- 1.8
GENDER
Male 591 451 71.3 66.2-75.8 61 12.1 9.1-15.9 33 7.2 4.8-10.4 39 8.7 6.0-12.4 *** *** ***
Female 1,106 961 83.4 79.9-86.5 86 10.4 8.0-13.4 37 4.0 2.5- 6.2 19 1.4 0.8- 2.5 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 16 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,675 1,399 78.3 75.3-81.0 143 11.0 9.0-13.4 69 5.4 4.0- 7.3 54 4.5 3.2- 6.2 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 305 220 70.7 64.2-76.5 40 13.2 9.3-18.4 23 8.6 5.4-13.3 20 7.1 4.3-11.5 *** *** ***
35-44 239 184 73.6 66.1-80.0 29 15.3 10.3-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 316 256 75.3 68.2-81.3 34 13.2 9.0-19.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 376 328 87.3 82.2-91.2 22 6.1 3.5-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 275 250 90.6 84.7-94.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 166 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 260 219 78.4 70.1-84.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 545 449 75.1 69.5-80.0 45 12.4 8.9-17.0 19 5.2 3.1- 8.7 27 6.3 3.9-10.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 490 397 77.9 72.5-82.6 50 13.2 9.6-17.9 25 5.3 3.1- 8.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 401 346 82.6 77.1-86.9 37 10.5 7.3-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 336 276 74.1 66.8-80.3 21 8.3 5.0-13.3 19 9.0 5.1-15.2 19 8.4 5.1-13.6 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 388 312 76.6 70.7-81.6 40 12.5 8.7-17.5 17 5.6 3.4- 9.2 14 4.2 2.3- 7.4 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 206 170 78.4 69.1-85.5 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 195 168 83.5 75.2-89.5 14 8.5 4.7-14.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 122 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 161 140 86.6 77.6-92.3 20 13.3 7.6-22.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 502 437 79.9 73.7-85.0 30 8.5 5.4-13.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,159 944 76.8 73.3-80.0 115 12.3 9.9-15.2 54 5.7 4.1- 8.0 40 4.6 3.1- 6.6 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 201 173 83.5 76.1-88.9 17 9.8 5.8-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,496 1,239 77.1 73.8-80.1 130 11.4 9.2-13.9 64 5.7 4.2- 7.8 56 5.2 3.7- 7.2 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 812 695 81.8 77.6-85.4 63 9.1 6.7-12.3 27 4.2 2.6- 6.7 24 4.5 2.7- 7.6 *** *** ***
No 885 717 74.3 70.0-78.2 84 13.0 10.1-16.6 43 6.6 4.5- 9.5 34 4.9 3.3- 7.3 *** *** ***

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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.

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