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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
-Eastern NC 2,169 234 11.4 9.8-13.3 1,721 77.4 75.0-79.5 214 11.2 9.6-13.0
GENDER
Male 894 63 7.6 5.6-10.3 713 77.2 73.6-80.5 118 15.1 12.4-18.3
Female 1,275 171 14.7 12.3-17.4 1,008 77.5 74.4-80.3 96 7.8 6.2- 9.8
RACE
White 1,390 119 9.7 7.8-12.0 1,144 79.8 76.9-82.4 127 10.5 8.6-12.7
African American 565 81 13.3 10.3-16.8 430 75.1 70.4-79.2 54 11.7 8.6-15.7
Other minorities 190 32 17.8 11.3-26.9 127 66.5 57.2-74.6 31 15.7 10.5-22.9
HISPANIC
Hispanic 124 15 11.6 6.7-19.4 78 64.2 54.3-73.1 31 24.1 16.7-33.5
Non-Hispanic 2,036 217 11.3 9.6-13.2 1,636 78.2 75.8-80.5 183 10.4 8.8-12.3
AGE
18-34 343 36 11.7 8.2-16.4 250 73.8 68.2-78.7 57 14.5 11.0-19.0
35-54 598 82 13.1 10.3-16.4 429 72.3 68.0-76.2 87 14.6 11.6-18.2
55-64 515 75 14.0 10.7-18.2 404 79.7 75.2-83.5 36 6.3 4.4- 8.9
65-74 412 28 6.7 4.4-10.1 362 87.2 82.7-90.7 22 6.0 3.6- 9.9
75+ 278 *** *** *** 257 93.2 89.4-95.7 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 290 50 19.8 14.4-26.6 207 67.1 59.8-73.6 33 13.2 8.9-19.0
H.S. or G.E.D. 671 76 11.4 8.7-14.8 522 76.8 72.7-80.5 73 11.8 9.2-15.1
Some Post-H.S. 617 63 9.1 6.9-11.9 500 80.9 76.9-84.3 54 10.0 7.4-13.4
College Graduate 582 42 7.3 5.1-10.4 486 81.8 77.6-85.4 54 10.8 8.0-14.4
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 285 59 20.9 15.6-27.5 192 67.2 60.1-73.5 34 11.9 8.1-17.2
$15,000- 24,999 366 68 19.0 14.5-24.6 262 70.0 63.8-75.6 36 11.0 7.5-15.8
$25,000- 34,999 231 23 11.3 6.8-18.2 181 77.0 69.4-83.3 27 11.6 7.5-17.5
$35,000- 49,999 254 21 7.9 4.9-12.7 214 82.9 76.7-87.7 19 9.1 5.7-14.4
$50,000+ 602 32 6.2 3.9- 9.8 517 83.0 78.4-86.7 53 10.8 7.9-14.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 632 126 22.5 18.4-27.1 490 75.1 70.4-79.3 16 2.4 1.4- 4.2
No 1,447 97 7.4 5.8- 9.3 1,163 78.5 75.7-81.1 187 14.1 12.0-16.5
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 334 15 5.6 3.2- 9.5 295 86.0 80.7-90.0 24 8.4 5.4-13.1
Non-Veteran 1,832 219 12.4 10.6-14.5 1,424 75.9 73.3-78.3 189 11.7 9.9-13.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,793 193 11.7 9.9-13.9 1,419 77.0 74.4-79.4 181 11.3 9.6-13.2
No 376 41 9.4 6.7-13.1 302 79.6 74.0-84.2 33 11.0 7.3-16.3

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2014 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2014 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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