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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: 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%)
TOTAL 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
GENDER
Male 2,841 2,343 78.5 76.5-80.5 240 9.9 8.6-11.5 172 8.2 6.9- 9.7 86 3.3 2.6- 4.3
Female 4,731 3,981 80.1 78.4-81.7 404 10.4 9.3-11.7 229 6.2 5.3- 7.3 117 3.2 2.6- 4.0
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,249 4,364 78.8 77.3-80.3 442 10.5 9.4-11.7 284 6.9 6.0- 8.0 159 3.8 3.1- 4.5
Non-Hispanic Black 1,410 1,242 85.1 82.2-87.6 102 7.9 6.2-10.1 52 5.7 4.0- 8.0 14 1.3 0.7- 2.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 345 *** *** *** 26 9.2 3.9-20.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 211 162 74.2 65.6-81.2 26 12.8 7.9-20.1 17 11.2 6.7-18.0 *** *** ***
Hispanic 278 185 66.3 59.6-72.4 41 14.3 10.3-19.6 37 14.6 10.3-20.2 15 4.7 2.6- 8.4
AGE
18-34 765 523 70.2 66.4-73.8 116 13.3 10.9-16.2 94 12.6 10.1-15.6 32 3.9 2.7- 5.7
35-44 979 668 66.7 63.0-70.3 155 16.4 13.8-19.4 114 12.2 9.8-15.0 42 4.7 3.3- 6.7
45-54 1,314 1,028 76.2 73.0-79.1 147 11.7 9.6-14.1 96 8.0 6.2-10.2 43 4.2 2.9- 5.9
55-64 1,722 1,492 86.3 84.0-88.2 125 7.6 6.1- 9.4 50 3.3 2.4- 4.6 55 2.9 2.1- 3.9
65-74 1,534 1,426 93.7 92.0-95.1 60 4.0 2.9- 5.5 29 1.2 0.7- 2.0 19 1.0 0.6- 1.9
75+ 1,183 1,123 94.9 92.9-96.3 35 2.9 1.9- 4.4 15 1.0 0.5- 1.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 914 786 82.1 78.4-85.3 58 7.0 5.1- 9.5 40 6.7 4.7- 9.6 30 4.2 2.7- 6.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,062 1,762 80.3 77.8-82.7 154 10.1 8.3-12.1 102 6.9 5.4- 8.7 44 2.7 1.9- 3.8
Some Post-H.S. 2,073 1,723 79.5 77.0-81.7 174 9.4 7.9-11.2 114 7.5 6.0- 9.3 62 3.6 2.6- 4.9
College Graduate 2,517 2,048 76.8 74.5-79.0 258 13.0 11.3-14.9 144 7.2 5.9- 8.7 67 3.0 2.3- 4.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 882 743 80.0 75.8-83.7 61 7.2 5.2- 9.9 46 7.7 5.3-11.0 32 5.1 3.3- 7.8
$15,000- 24,999 1,285 1,030 75.0 71.6-78.1 114 11.3 9.1-13.8 88 9.3 7.2-11.9 53 4.4 3.2- 6.0
$25,000- 34,999 714 608 80.6 76.1-84.5 48 6.5 4.6- 9.1 34 6.9 4.7-10.3 24 5.9 3.6- 9.5
$35,000- 49,999 914 777 80.2 76.2-83.7 79 11.1 8.6-14.2 40 6.2 4.1- 9.2 18 2.6 1.5- 4.4
$50,000-74,999 840 682 77.0 72.9-80.7 94 13.8 10.9-17.4 43 6.8 4.7- 9.8 21 2.3 1.4- 3.7
$75,000+ 1,512 1,240 80.1 77.3-82.6 150 11.0 9.1-13.2 93 6.9 5.5- 8.8 29 2.0 1.3- 3.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,246 2,022 87.2 84.9-89.1 114 5.8 4.6- 7.4 76 4.8 3.6- 6.4 34 2.3 1.5- 3.4
No 5,230 4,217 76.5 74.9-78.1 524 11.8 10.7-13.0 321 8.0 7.0- 9.1 168 3.6 3.0- 4.4
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,052 934 86.1 82.9-88.8 59 6.8 5.0- 9.1 39 4.7 3.1- 7.2 20 2.4 1.4- 4.0
Non-Veteran 6,516 5,387 78.3 76.8-79.6 584 10.8 9.8-11.8 362 7.5 6.7- 8.5 183 3.4 2.9- 4.1
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 3,934 3,300 79.7 77.8-81.4 327 9.5 8.3-10.8 198 7.3 6.2- 8.7 109 3.5 2.8- 4.4
No 3,638 3,024 79.1 77.2-80.8 317 10.9 9.6-12.4 203 6.9 5.9- 8.1 94 3.1 2.4- 3.9

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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.

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