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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,501 926 11.3 10.4-12.3 6,823 76.9 75.6-78.2 752 11.7 10.8-12.8
-Piedmont NC 4,958 513 10.4 9.3-11.7 4,006 77.8 76.1-79.4 439 11.8 10.5-13.1
GENDER
Male 1,932 158 8.7 7.2-10.5 1,553 76.9 74.3-79.3 221 14.4 12.4-16.6
Female 3,026 355 12.0 10.5-13.7 2,453 78.6 76.4-80.6 218 9.4 8.0-11.1
RACE
White 3,591 327 9.5 8.2-11.0 2,984 80.0 78.0-81.8 280 10.5 9.1-12.1
African American 978 142 12.9 10.5-15.8 747 74.7 70.9-78.2 89 12.4 9.7-15.6
Other minorities 340 38 10.4 7.0-15.0 239 71.1 64.9-76.6 63 18.5 14.1-24.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 304 35 10.4 7.3-14.6 201 67.0 60.8-72.7 68 22.5 17.6-28.3
Non-Hispanic 4,629 474 10.4 9.3-11.7 3,787 78.8 77.1-80.4 368 10.8 9.5-12.2
AGE
18-34 724 87 10.6 8.3-13.5 513 70.8 66.7-74.6 124 18.6 15.5-22.2
35-54 1,545 215 12.7 10.8-14.8 1,151 74.9 72.1-77.4 179 12.5 10.6-14.7
55-64 994 117 10.3 8.2-12.9 804 82.5 79.3-85.2 73 7.2 5.4- 9.5
65-74 897 60 6.1 4.5- 8.3 798 89.7 87.1-91.9 39 4.1 2.8- 6.0
75+ 750 29 4.4 2.8- 6.9 702 93.2 90.5-95.2 19 2.4 1.4- 3.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 665 97 14.6 11.5-18.5 498 71.5 66.8-75.8 70 13.9 10.8-17.7
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,353 144 10.8 8.7-13.3 1,074 74.9 71.4-78.1 135 14.3 11.7-17.4
Some Post-H.S. 1,300 165 11.1 9.2-13.4 1,023 78.0 74.9-80.9 112 10.9 8.7-13.5
College Graduate 1,634 107 6.8 5.1- 9.0 1,405 84.2 81.5-86.6 122 9.0 7.3-11.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 548 118 21.5 17.1-26.6 376 63.3 57.4-68.9 54 15.2 11.2-20.4
$15,000- 24,999 854 152 16.8 13.8-20.2 622 71.2 67.0-75.1 80 12.0 9.3-15.4
$25,000- 34,999 456 57 13.3 9.7-18.0 354 73.5 67.7-78.6 45 13.2 9.5-18.0
$35,000- 49,999 573 43 9.7 6.6-14.0 475 78.2 73.0-82.7 55 12.0 8.8-16.3
$50,000+ 1,518 56 3.5 2.5- 4.9 1,336 86.7 84.3-88.8 126 9.8 7.9-12.0
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,328 245 21.1 18.1-24.4 1,049 75.1 71.6-78.3 34 3.8 2.5- 5.8
No 3,562 262 7.7 6.6- 9.0 2,901 78.4 76.4-80.2 399 14.0 12.4-15.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 557 31 6.6 4.2-10.1 489 85.8 81.4-89.3 37 7.6 5.1-11.2
Non-Veteran 4,398 482 10.9 9.7-12.2 3,515 76.9 75.2-78.6 401 12.2 10.9-13.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,842 213 11.7 9.8-13.9 1,473 76.7 73.9-79.4 156 11.6 9.6-13.9
No 3,116 300 9.9 8.6-11.4 2,533 78.2 76.2-80.1 283 11.8 10.3-13.5

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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.

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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