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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Perceived Nutrition Environment

To what degree would you agree with the statement, “It is easy to purchase healthy foods
in my neighborhood such as whole grain foods, low fat options, and fruits and vegetables.”

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Respond.^
Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,848 1,839 48.4 46.2-50.6 1,502 37.7 35.6-39.8 157 4.7 3.8- 5.8 237 6.2 5.3- 7.3 113 3.1 2.4- 3.9
-Piedmont NC 2,251 1,130 52.4 49.4-55.4 850 36.2 33.5-39.1 94 4.4 3.4- 5.7 131 5.2 4.1- 6.5 46 1.8 1.2- 2.6
GENDER
Male 881 445 51.5 46.9-56.0 344 39.4 35.1-43.9 36 3.8 2.5- 5.9 42 3.9 2.6- 5.8 *** *** ***
Female 1,370 685 53.3 49.3-57.2 506 33.4 29.9-37.0 58 4.9 3.5- 6.7 89 6.4 4.8- 8.4 32 2.1 1.4- 3.3
RACE
White 1,671 898 56.8 53.3-60.2 596 32.5 29.4-35.8 66 4.1 3.0- 5.7 85 5.0 3.8- 6.7 26 1.5 0.9- 2.5
African American 423 188 46.0 39.7-52.4 159 37.8 31.7-44.4 24 6.1 3.7- 9.7 37 7.3 4.8-11.0 *** *** ***
Other minorities 140 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 151 38 25.6 18.3-34.5 102 67.4 58.2-75.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 2,091 1,090 55.2 52.0-58.3 744 33.1 30.2-36.0 90 4.5 3.4- 5.8 126 5.5 4.4- 7.0 41 1.8 1.2- 2.6
AGE
18-34 327 153 49.6 43.0-56.3 121 38.1 31.9-44.6 27 6.5 4.3- 9.9 19 4.2 2.5- 6.9 *** *** ***
35-54 708 380 56.4 51.5-61.2 233 31.8 27.6-36.4 29 4.0 2.5- 6.4 47 5.5 3.8- 7.8 19 2.3 1.3- 4.0
55-64 449 242 54.3 48.4-60.0 156 33.6 28.5-39.2 *** *** *** 26 7.1 4.3-11.6 *** *** ***
65-74 404 200 49.2 42.3-56.1 164 42.5 35.8-49.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 342 148 44.6 37.4-51.9 166 45.9 38.9-53.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 303 87 30.9 24.0-38.7 188 61.7 53.8-69.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 564 239 47.9 41.7-54.1 253 39.3 33.6-45.2 22 4.6 2.8- 7.7 37 5.9 3.8- 9.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 584 299 54.6 48.8-60.2 193 31.8 26.8-37.3 34 4.9 3.1- 7.7 42 6.4 4.4- 9.3 *** *** ***
College Graduate 798 504 66.9 62.5-71.0 216 23.8 20.2-27.8 28 3.9 2.4- 6.1 36 4.2 2.8- 6.3 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 231 77 36.1 27.7-45.5 109 47.9 38.8-57.1 *** *** *** 25 7.5 4.3-12.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 385 151 39.4 33.0-46.2 187 49.3 42.5-56.0 *** *** *** 22 5.0 3.0- 8.3 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 215 85 45.5 36.5-54.7 93 36.1 28.5-44.5 *** *** *** 24 11.1 6.6-18.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 251 139 52.4 43.9-60.8 74 30.0 22.3-39.0 15 7.1 4.0-12.5 17 8.5 4.9-14.3 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 735 482 67.9 63.1-72.4 198 25.1 21.1-29.6 22 3.2 1.8- 5.7 25 2.4 1.5- 4.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 604 266 49.2 43.7-54.8 240 36.1 31.0-41.5 30 4.0 2.5- 6.3 53 8.6 5.9-12.2 *** *** ***
No 1,636 861 53.2 49.7-56.6 605 36.3 33.1-39.7 63 4.5 3.3- 6.1 78 4.3 3.2- 5.8 29 1.7 1.1- 2.6
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 260 135 55.8 47.6-63.7 94 33.1 26.0-41.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,988 993 52.0 48.8-55.2 755 36.6 33.6-39.7 81 4.2 3.2- 5.6 115 5.2 4.1- 6.7 44 1.9 1.3- 2.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 842 380 46.6 41.8-51.4 347 39.7 35.2-44.4 39 5.3 3.5- 8.1 54 5.4 3.8- 7.6 22 2.9 1.7- 4.9
No 1,409 750 54.8 51.1-58.5 503 34.8 31.4-38.4 55 4.0 2.8- 5.5 77 5.1 3.8- 6.8 24 1.3 0.8- 2.2

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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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