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2014 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 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
-Piedmont NC 3,752 350 9.9 8.7-11.1 2,962 75.6 73.8-77.3 440 14.5 13.1-16.1
GENDER
Male 1,607 109 6.9 5.6- 8.6 1,260 74.9 72.1-77.4 238 18.2 15.9-20.7
Female 2,145 241 12.6 10.9-14.4 1,702 76.3 73.9-78.5 202 11.2 9.5-13.0
RACE
White 2,605 206 8.9 7.6-10.3 2,145 78.6 76.4-80.6 254 12.6 10.9-14.4
African American 785 116 14.2 11.6-17.3 582 72.9 69.0-76.4 87 12.9 10.3-16.1
Other minorities 308 27 8.0 5.3-11.9 196 60.4 53.8-66.7 85 31.6 25.7-38.1
HISPANIC
Hispanic 307 35 9.1 6.3-13.0 168 54.4 47.9-60.7 104 36.5 30.4-43.0
Non-Hispanic 3,416 312 9.9 8.7-11.2 2,771 77.7 75.9-79.4 333 12.4 11.0-14.0
AGE
18-34 615 63 9.5 7.3-12.3 414 67.3 63.0-71.3 138 23.2 19.6-27.2
35-54 1,136 140 12.5 10.5-14.9 825 72.3 69.3-75.2 171 15.2 13.0-17.7
55-64 746 80 11.1 8.8-14.0 596 78.9 75.4-82.0 70 10.0 7.8-12.7
65-74 679 48 6.1 4.4- 8.4 591 88.5 85.7-90.9 40 5.3 3.8- 7.5
75+ 502 18 3.3 2.0- 5.5 470 94.1 91.5-96.0 14 2.5 1.4- 4.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 481 53 11.9 8.8-15.9 348 66.4 61.0-71.5 80 21.7 17.3-26.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 972 120 11.5 9.4-14.0 737 74.4 70.9-77.6 115 14.1 11.5-17.1
Some Post-H.S. 959 104 11.3 9.2-13.9 753 75.5 72.0-78.7 102 13.2 10.6-16.2
College Graduate 1,321 70 5.1 3.9- 6.6 1,111 82.6 80.0-84.9 140 12.3 10.3-14.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 424 87 21.3 17.0-26.4 287 64.4 58.6-69.8 50 14.3 10.5-19.2
$15,000- 24,999 600 92 14.9 11.9-18.6 411 65.4 60.6-69.9 97 19.7 16.0-24.1
$25,000- 34,999 333 37 12.2 8.7-16.9 263 77.1 71.2-82.0 33 10.7 7.2-15.7
$35,000- 49,999 404 34 9.2 6.1-13.8 317 74.3 68.4-79.4 53 16.4 12.3-21.7
$50,000+ 1,217 48 4.8 3.4- 6.7 1,039 82.9 80.0-85.4 130 12.3 10.1-14.9
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 950 153 19.8 16.8-23.2 766 75.6 71.9-79.0 31 4.6 3.0- 6.9
No 2,664 183 7.1 6.0- 8.4 2,094 75.6 73.5-77.6 387 17.2 15.5-19.1
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 440 32 6.7 4.5- 9.9 376 84.6 80.0-88.3 32 8.7 5.8-12.8
Non-Veteran 3,304 317 10.2 9.0-11.6 2,580 74.5 72.6-76.4 407 15.3 13.7-16.9
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,276 125 9.9 8.1-12.2 1,001 75.8 72.7-78.7 150 14.2 11.9-16.9
No 2,476 225 9.8 8.5-11.3 1,961 75.5 73.3-77.6 290 14.7 12.9-16.6

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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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