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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western NC 996 787 75.6 72.2-78.8 98 12.0 9.7-14.9 51 5.3 3.9- 7.0 52 6.0 4.4- 8.1 8 1.1 0.5- 2.2
GENDER
Male 425 323 73.6 68.3-78.3 42 12.0 8.5-16.5 22 4.9 3.1- 7.6 32 7.7 5.3-11.1 *** *** ***
Female 571 464 77.4 72.8-81.4 56 12.1 9.1-15.9 29 5.6 3.7- 8.2 20 4.5 2.6- 7.5 *** *** ***
RACE
White 902 723 77.0 73.5-80.2 89 11.8 9.4-14.7 42 4.8 3.4- 6.6 44 5.8 4.1- 8.1 *** *** ***
Other minorities 82 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 123 74 62.1 52.4-70.9 26 22.1 15.1-31.3 13 8.5 4.8-14.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-54 239 163 70.0 63.1-76.0 30 11.6 7.9-16.8 16 6.3 3.8-10.3 26 10.3 6.8-15.4 *** *** ***
55-64 220 177 80.7 74.3-85.8 18 7.6 4.6-12.2 12 4.8 2.7- 8.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 242 216 88.1 81.9-92.3 16 8.8 5.0-15.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 162 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 136 102 73.1 63.3-81.1 13 12.1 6.6-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 292 234 76.2 70.0-81.5 26 12.6 8.5-18.3 *** *** *** 22 7.5 4.8-11.6 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 261 200 74.4 67.7-80.1 27 11.8 7.8-17.4 21 7.5 4.8-11.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 302 247 79.4 73.6-84.2 31 11.0 7.6-15.7 14 6.0 3.4-10.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 118 87 70.7 60.1-79.5 15 13.3 7.7-22.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 188 148 78.3 71.0-84.2 *** *** *** 14 7.2 4.1-12.3 13 6.7 3.8-11.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 80 77.8 66.6-86.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 141 108 73.2 63.6-81.0 17 13.9 8.3-22.1 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000+ 252 212 83.8 77.7-88.4 21 7.8 4.9-12.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 304 271 87.4 81.9-91.4 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 673 501 71.1 66.8-75.0 84 14.8 11.8-18.5 39 5.7 4.0- 7.9 42 7.0 5.0- 9.7 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 148 126 83.9 75.3-89.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 847 661 74.5 70.7-77.9 91 13.0 10.4-16.2 44 5.3 3.9- 7.3 43 5.9 4.2- 8.3 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 818 641 75.7 71.9-79.1 85 12.0 9.5-15.0 42 5.3 3.8- 7.3 43 6.0 4.2- 8.4 *** *** ***
No 178 146 75.6 66.8-82.7 13 12.4 7.0-21.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

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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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