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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,192 5,705 75.6 74.4-76.9 665 10.7 9.9-11.7 419 6.9 6.2- 7.7 349 5.8 5.1- 6.5 54 0.9 0.7- 1.2
-Piedmont NC 3,946 3,079 74.0 72.3-75.7 377 10.9 9.7-12.2 268 8.3 7.2- 9.5 189 5.9 5.0- 6.9 33 0.9 0.6- 1.3
GENDER
Male 1,714 1,250 69.8 67.1-72.4 167 10.4 8.8-12.3 158 10.5 8.8-12.5 114 7.9 6.4- 9.6 25 1.5 0.9- 2.3
Female 2,232 1,829 78.0 75.8-80.1 210 11.4 9.8-13.1 110 6.2 5.0- 7.6 75 4.1 3.2- 5.2 *** *** ***
RACE
White 2,753 2,179 74.9 72.8-76.9 243 10.1 8.8-11.7 180 8.0 6.8- 9.5 135 6.3 5.3- 7.6 16 0.6 0.3- 1.1
African American 810 668 79.7 76.1-82.8 70 9.7 7.5-12.4 41 6.2 4.4- 8.7 26 3.6 2.4- 5.3 *** *** ***
Other minorities 327 193 54.1 47.6-60.4 57 19.8 15.1-25.6 41 14.2 10.2-19.5 25 8.6 5.5-13.1 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 323 175 50.1 43.8-56.3 55 17.6 13.3-22.9 49 17.2 12.6-23.0 23 8.7 5.6-13.4 21 6.4 4.1- 9.8
Non-Hispanic 3,592 2,878 76.2 74.4-78.0 320 10.3 9.1-11.6 218 7.5 6.4- 8.7 164 5.6 4.7- 6.6 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 737 456 62.9 58.9-66.8 112 14.5 11.9-17.5 100 13.5 10.9-16.6 53 7.4 5.6- 9.8 16 1.7 1.0- 2.9
35-54 1,185 837 70.9 68.0-73.7 152 12.3 10.4-14.6 104 8.4 6.8-10.3 79 7.3 5.8- 9.3 13 1.0 0.6- 1.7
55-64 767 631 81.2 77.8-84.2 58 8.5 6.4-11.2 41 5.5 3.9- 7.7 36 4.7 3.3- 6.6 *** *** ***
65-74 695 637 92.5 90.2-94.4 33 4.3 3.0- 6.2 *** *** *** 15 2.2 1.3- 3.8 *** *** ***
75+ 492 461 93.1 89.9-95.3 17 3.5 2.0- 5.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 482 337 65.7 60.5-70.6 48 11.2 8.3-14.9 41 9.9 7.0-13.7 39 10.0 7.2-13.9 17 3.2 1.9- 5.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 989 774 75.5 72.2-78.6 87 9.1 7.2-11.5 66 7.7 5.9-10.0 53 6.7 5.0- 9.0 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 1,003 802 74.5 71.0-77.7 93 11.7 9.4-14.4 56 7.9 5.9-10.6 49 5.5 4.0- 7.4 *** *** ***
College Graduate 1,454 1,153 76.5 73.8-79.0 146 11.4 9.5-13.5 104 8.3 6.8-10.2 47 3.5 2.6- 4.8 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 435 310 66.2 60.6-71.3 39 10.5 7.5-14.5 41 12.3 8.8-16.9 34 8.3 5.8-11.7 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 613 430 65.0 60.2-69.5 72 12.6 9.7-16.1 64 13.0 9.9-16.7 38 7.8 5.5-10.9 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 352 271 72.5 66.4-77.9 35 11.2 7.8-15.8 25 8.2 5.1-13.0 20 7.7 4.8-12.1 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 434 344 73.9 68.2-78.9 32 9.6 6.5-14.1 30 7.9 5.4-11.6 25 7.7 4.9-12.0 *** *** ***
$50,000+ 1,337 1,088 79.0 76.1-81.6 125 10.0 8.2-12.2 71 6.3 4.7- 8.3 49 4.4 3.2- 6.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 959 803 79.5 76.0-82.6 67 8.3 6.2-10.9 51 7.2 5.3- 9.7 36 4.9 3.5- 7.0 *** *** ***
No 2,839 2,176 73.0 70.9-74.9 290 11.4 10.1-13.0 203 8.5 7.3- 9.9 140 6.0 5.0- 7.2 30 1.1 0.7- 1.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 467 393 79.2 74.1-83.6 35 9.7 6.6-13.9 16 4.3 2.5- 7.3 21 6.5 4.1-10.1 *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,469 2,676 73.3 71.4-75.1 342 11.1 9.8-12.4 252 8.8 7.6-10.1 168 5.9 4.9- 6.9 31 1.0 0.7- 1.5
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 1,503 1,142 72.5 69.6-75.2 154 11.6 9.7-13.8 102 8.0 6.4-10.0 90 6.8 5.4- 8.6 15 1.1 0.6- 1.9
No 2,443 1,937 74.9 72.7-77.0 223 10.5 9.1-12.1 166 8.4 7.1-10.0 99 5.3 4.3- 6.6 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4

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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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