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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,840 1,430 18.5 17.3-19.6 7,410 81.5 80.4-82.7
GENDER
Male 3,449 463 15.9 14.4-17.6 2,986 84.1 82.4-85.6
Female 5,391 967 20.8 19.2-22.4 4,424 79.2 77.6-80.8
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 5,960 783 15.0 13.8-16.3 5,177 85.0 83.7-86.2
Non-Hispanic Black 1,663 357 23.8 21.0-26.8 1,306 76.2 73.2-79.0
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 395 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 269 54 20.4 14.6-27.9 215 79.6 72.1-85.4
Hispanic 459 138 31.7 26.8-37.1 321 68.3 62.9-73.2
AGE
18-34 1,378 309 21.7 19.3-24.4 1,069 78.3 75.6-80.7
35-44 1,167 285 25.6 22.6-28.9 882 74.4 71.1-77.4
45-54 1,474 308 20.0 17.5-22.7 1,166 80.0 77.3-82.5
55-64 1,814 329 17.6 15.4-20.0 1,485 82.4 80.0-84.6
65-74 1,621 123 6.6 5.2- 8.4 1,498 93.4 91.6-94.8
75+ 1,295 68 5.2 3.8- 7.2 1,227 94.8 92.8-96.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,190 307 31.1 27.5-34.9 883 68.9 65.1-72.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,487 450 19.6 17.6-21.8 2,037 80.4 78.2-82.4
Some Post-H.S. 2,392 437 18.6 16.6-20.7 1,955 81.4 79.3-83.4
College Graduate 2,760 236 8.5 7.2- 9.9 2,524 91.5 90.1-92.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,092 368 40.0 35.9-44.3 724 60.0 55.7-64.1
$15,000- 24,999 1,566 452 32.9 29.9-36.2 1,114 67.1 63.8-70.1
$25,000- 34,999 859 139 20.7 17.1-24.8 720 79.3 75.2-82.9
$35,000- 49,999 1,036 114 14.0 11.2-17.4 922 86.0 82.6-88.8
$50,000-74,999 927 60 6.3 4.6- 8.5 867 93.7 91.5-95.4
$75,000+ 1,627 68 4.6 3.4- 6.2 1,559 95.4 93.8-96.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 2,528 590 27.9 25.4-30.5 1,938 72.1 69.5-74.6
No 6,191 811 15.4 14.2-16.7 5,380 84.6 83.3-85.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 1,161 88 8.1 6.2-10.3 1,073 91.9 89.7-93.8
Non-Veteran 7,675 1,342 20.0 18.7-21.2 6,333 80.0 78.8-81.3
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 4,551 788 19.7 18.1-21.4 3,763 80.3 78.6-81.9
No 4,289 642 17.1 15.7-18.7 3,647 82.9 81.3-84.3

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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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