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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%)
North Carolina 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
-FEMALES 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
White 3,331 2,767 78.6 76.6-80.5 293 11.0 9.6-12.5 173 6.5 5.4- 7.8 98 3.9 3.1- 5.0
African American 971 860 86.4 82.9-89.3 73 8.3 6.1-11.3 28 4.0 2.5- 6.4 *** *** ***
Other Minorities 369 308 75.3 67.2-82.0 30 11.7 7.2-18.5 24 11.0 6.7-17.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 449 313 72.1 67.1-76.7 64 12.1 9.1-16.0 55 12.2 9.1-16.1 17 3.6 2.1- 5.9
35-44 565 390 67.4 62.3-72.0 93 17.7 14.2-21.9 55 9.9 7.2-13.5 27 5.0 3.1- 7.9
45-54 828 650 76.7 72.7-80.3 99 13.3 10.5-16.7 56 6.1 4.5- 8.3 23 3.9 2.5- 6.1
55-64 1,050 908 85.9 83.0-88.4 81 7.8 6.0-10.2 30 3.3 2.2- 5.0 31 3.0 1.9- 4.5
65-74 967 895 93.0 90.8-94.8 42 4.3 3.0- 6.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 819 777 94.7 92.1-96.5 23 2.4 1.4- 4.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 562 501 84.2 79.3-88.1 27 6.0 3.8- 9.3 19 5.5 3.2- 9.4 15 4.2 2.4- 7.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,289 1,127 83.2 80.1-86.0 90 9.6 7.4-12.2 52 5.1 3.6- 7.1 20 2.1 1.3- 3.6
Some Post-H.S. 1,366 1,133 79.3 76.2-82.1 119 10.1 8.1-12.6 72 6.9 5.3- 9.0 42 3.6 2.5- 5.2
College Graduate 1,510 1,217 76.2 73.1-79.1 168 13.8 11.6-16.5 85 6.7 5.1- 8.7 40 3.3 2.2- 4.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 623 544 85.5 81.2-89.0 36 6.0 3.9- 9.1 26 5.2 3.2- 8.4 17 3.2 1.8- 5.7
$15,000- 24,999 827 678 77.6 73.5-81.3 69 10.2 7.7-13.3 53 8.1 5.8-11.1 27 4.1 2.6- 6.4
$25,000- 34,999 462 395 80.7 74.9-85.4 33 8.0 5.2-12.1 21 6.7 3.9-11.3 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 564 478 81.4 76.4-85.6 47 10.1 7.1-14.3 27 5.4 3.3- 8.8 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 489 391 74.3 68.7-79.3 62 16.4 12.3-21.5 23 6.5 4.0-10.6 13 2.8 1.5- 5.0
$75,000+ 792 640 80.0 76.1-83.4 89 11.2 8.7-14.3 43 5.9 4.1- 8.5 20 2.9 1.6- 5.1
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,441 1,291 86.8 83.9-89.2 75 6.1 4.5- 8.2 52 4.9 3.4- 7.0 23 2.2 1.4- 3.5
No 3,227 2,636 77.6 75.5-79.5 324 12.0 10.6-13.7 174 6.8 5.7- 8.1 93 3.6 2.8- 4.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 114 93 83.0 72.6-90.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 4,617 3,888 80.0 78.3-81.6 393 10.5 9.3-11.8 222 6.2 5.3- 7.3 114 3.2 2.6- 4.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,510 2,121 80.6 78.3-82.7 204 9.8 8.3-11.6 119 6.1 4.9- 7.6 66 3.6 2.6- 4.8
No 2,221 1,860 79.6 77.1-81.9 200 11.1 9.4-13.1 110 6.4 5.0- 8.0 51 2.9 2.1- 4.0

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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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