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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont NC 4,418 3,675 79.1 77.4-80.7 387 10.7 9.5-12.0 241 7.1 6.1- 8.3 115 3.1 2.5- 3.9
GENDER
Male 1,681 1,388 78.5 75.8-81.0 146 10.9 9.1-13.0 100 7.6 6.0- 9.4 47 3.0 2.1- 4.3
Female 2,737 2,287 79.5 77.3-81.6 241 10.5 9.0-12.2 141 6.8 5.5- 8.3 68 3.2 2.3- 4.3
RACE
White 3,283 2,721 78.6 76.6-80.5 293 11.1 9.7-12.7 172 6.6 5.5- 8.0 97 3.7 2.9- 4.8
African American 839 738 84.0 80.1-87.4 61 8.8 6.4-12.1 30 5.5 3.6- 8.4 *** *** ***
Other minorities 240 176 71.4 63.9-77.8 25 11.6 7.5-17.5 33 15.7 10.9-22.2 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 198 137 69.4 61.8-76.0 28 13.9 9.4-20.1 25 13.8 9.2-20.2 *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 4,198 3,518 79.6 77.9-81.3 358 10.5 9.3-11.9 215 6.7 5.7- 7.9 107 3.1 2.5- 4.0
AGE
18-34 479 332 70.5 65.7-74.9 70 13.2 10.3-16.9 59 12.7 9.6-16.6 18 3.5 2.2- 5.7
35-54 1,413 1,053 72.9 69.8-75.8 185 13.7 11.6-16.1 125 8.9 7.2-11.0 50 4.5 3.2- 6.3
55-64 959 826 85.3 82.2-88.0 69 8.5 6.3-11.2 33 4.0 2.7- 5.9 31 2.2 1.5- 3.3
65-74 850 785 93.2 90.8-95.0 40 5.0 3.4- 7.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 677 646 95.4 93.1-96.9 18 3.0 1.8- 5.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 504 433 82.6 77.8-86.5 33 8.1 5.5-11.9 22 6.2 3.9- 9.6 16 3.1 1.8- 5.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,146 1,001 81.7 78.1-84.7 75 9.4 7.2-12.2 50 6.7 4.7- 9.4 20 2.2 1.3- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,169 961 78.4 75.0-81.5 93 9.1 7.2-11.6 75 8.2 6.3-10.7 40 4.2 2.8- 6.3
College Graduate 1,596 1,277 76.2 73.2-78.9 186 14.4 12.2-16.9 94 6.8 5.3- 8.6 39 2.7 1.8- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 448 376 79.8 73.7-84.8 30 7.8 4.8-12.4 22 7.9 4.6-13.2 20 4.5 2.6- 7.5
$15,000- 24,999 718 578 74.7 70.2-78.7 58 11.2 8.4-14.8 55 9.5 7.0-12.8 27 4.6 2.9- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 402 349 81.8 75.7-86.7 23 6.3 4.0-10.0 17 5.8 3.4- 9.7 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 536 447 78.9 73.7-83.3 50 12.0 8.7-16.5 27 6.0 3.7- 9.5 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 1,475 1,195 78.9 76.0-81.5 163 12.1 10.1-14.5 87 6.9 5.4- 8.9 30 2.1 1.3- 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,199 1,084 87.9 85.0-90.3 54 5.5 3.9- 7.8 41 4.6 3.2- 6.6 20 2.0 1.2- 3.3
No 3,165 2,544 76.2 74.1-78.2 329 12.3 10.9-14.0 197 8.0 6.7- 9.4 95 3.5 2.7- 4.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 533 483 87.7 83.3-91.1 24 5.7 3.6- 8.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,882 3,189 78.0 76.1-79.7 363 11.3 10.0-12.8 225 7.5 6.4- 8.8 105 3.2 2.5- 4.0
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,640 1,388 80.2 77.3-82.9 129 9.6 7.8-11.8 80 6.9 5.2- 9.1 43 3.3 2.2- 4.9
No 2,778 2,287 78.6 76.5-80.6 258 11.1 9.6-12.8 161 7.2 6.0- 8.7 72 3.0 2.3- 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.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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