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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,851 1,636 25.9 24.7-27.2 5,215 74.1 72.8-75.3
-Western NC 979 220 25.5 22.2-29.0 759 74.5 71.0-77.8
GENDER
Male 420 83 23.5 18.8-28.9 337 76.5 71.1-81.2
Female 559 137 27.2 22.9-32.0 422 72.8 68.0-77.1
RACE
White 888 194 25.4 22.0-29.2 694 74.6 70.8-78.0
Other minorities 80 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 114 37 32.9 24.3-42.8 77 67.1 57.2-75.7
35-54 232 72 30.3 23.8-37.7 160 69.7 62.3-76.2
55-64 214 55 25.2 19.4-32.0 159 74.8 68.0-80.6
65-74 238 41 19.4 14.2-25.8 197 80.6 74.2-85.8
75+ 170 14 10.1 5.8-17.1 156 89.9 82.9-94.2
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 30 23.0 15.5-32.8 105 77.0 67.2-84.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 292 70 28.2 22.3-35.0 222 71.8 65.0-77.7
Some Post-H.S. 256 73 30.7 24.5-37.6 183 69.3 62.4-75.5
College Graduate 289 47 16.5 12.3-21.7 242 83.5 78.3-87.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 114 31 27.9 19.4-38.4 83 72.1 61.6-80.6
$15,000- 24,999 187 68 41.9 33.5-50.7 119 58.1 49.3-66.5
$25,000- 34,999 97 21 24.0 15.1-35.8 76 76.0 64.2-84.9
$35,000- 49,999 142 35 29.1 20.6-39.3 107 70.9 60.7-79.4
$50,000+ 239 31 15.7 10.8-22.3 208 84.3 77.7-89.2
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 305 88 31.1 25.0-38.0 217 68.9 62.0-75.0
No 654 126 22.9 19.2-27.2 528 77.1 72.8-80.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 18 17.4 10.9-26.4 129 82.6 73.6-89.1
Non-Veteran 831 202 26.8 23.2-30.7 629 73.2 69.3-76.8
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 797 178 25.0 21.5-28.9 619 75.0 71.1-78.5
No 182 42 27.7 20.3-36.6 140 72.3 63.4-79.7

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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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