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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,501 926 11.3 10.4-12.3 6,823 76.9 75.6-78.2 752 11.7 10.8-12.8
GENDER
Male 3,277 284 9.6 8.3-11.0 2,620 76.2 74.2-78.1 373 14.2 12.6-16.0
Female 5,224 642 13.0 11.7-14.3 4,203 77.6 75.9-79.2 379 9.5 8.3-10.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,724 545 10.5 9.4-11.7 4,737 79.7 78.2-81.1 442 9.8 8.8-10.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,624 246 14.0 11.9-16.5 1,239 74.0 70.7-76.9 139 12.0 9.7-14.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 393 45 14.3 7.9-24.5 *** *** *** 33 11.0 5.4-21.4
Non-Hispanic Other 242 33 12.2 7.7-19.0 184 72.3 63.1-79.9 25 15.5 9.3-24.6
Hispanic 435 48 9.8 7.2-13.2 282 63.7 58.2-68.8 105 26.5 21.8-31.9
AGE
18-34 1,183 155 12.2 10.1-14.6 829 69.5 66.2-72.6 199 18.3 15.8-21.2
35-44 1,109 168 14.1 11.8-16.7 808 72.7 69.4-75.8 133 13.2 10.9-15.9
45-54 1,432 201 13.1 11.0-15.5 1,055 73.5 70.5-76.4 176 13.3 11.2-15.8
55-64 1,781 224 11.7 9.9-13.8 1,434 81.7 79.2-83.9 123 6.7 5.3- 8.3
65-74 1,614 124 7.2 5.8- 9.0 1,412 87.9 85.5-89.9 78 4.9 3.5- 6.8
75+ 1,294 42 3.1 2.1- 4.6 1,217 94.2 92.4-95.7 35 2.7 1.8- 4.1
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,175 165 15.2 12.5-18.4 882 69.5 65.7-73.1 128 15.3 12.5-18.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,412 265 11.0 9.4-12.7 1,922 75.9 73.4-78.3 225 13.1 11.2-15.3
Some Post-H.S. 2,308 316 13.0 11.3-14.8 1,792 76.5 74.0-78.7 200 10.6 8.9-12.5
College Graduate 2,594 180 6.8 5.5- 8.3 2,216 84.1 82.1-86.0 198 9.1 7.7-10.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,067 232 23.1 19.6-27.0 737 62.9 58.6-67.0 98 14.0 11.0-17.5
$15,000- 24,999 1,512 271 18.9 16.3-21.8 1,105 70.3 67.0-73.3 136 10.9 8.9-13.2
$25,000- 34,999 822 98 12.9 10.2-16.2 637 73.9 69.5-77.8 87 13.2 10.2-17.0
$35,000- 49,999 984 79 9.9 7.4-13.0 818 78.0 73.9-81.5 87 12.2 9.5-15.6
$50,000-74,999 884 48 5.3 3.7- 7.5 766 84.5 80.5-87.8 70 10.2 7.4-14.0
$75,000+ 1,530 50 3.3 2.3- 4.7 1,349 87.1 84.7-89.1 131 9.6 7.8-11.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,483 458 22.1 19.8-24.6 1,950 73.3 70.6-75.9 75 4.6 3.4- 6.1
No 5,901 453 8.0 7.1- 9.0 4,784 78.0 76.5-79.5 664 13.9 12.7-15.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,089 63 6.7 5.0- 9.0 951 85.3 82.2-87.9 75 8.0 6.0-10.5
Non-Veteran 7,408 862 12.0 11.0-13.0 5,870 75.8 74.4-77.2 676 12.2 11.2-13.4
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,437 542 12.7 11.4-14.1 3,503 75.7 73.8-77.5 392 11.6 10.2-13.1
No 4,064 384 9.9 8.7-11.2 3,320 78.2 76.4-79.9 360 11.9 10.5-13.4

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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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