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2018 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Injection Drug Use

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,561 346 10.5 9.3-12.0 3,215 89.5 88.0-90.7
-Piedmont NC 1,514 124 9.6 7.9-11.6 1,390 90.4 88.4-92.1
GENDER
Male 676 58 9.7 7.2-12.9 618 90.3 87.1-92.8
Female 838 66 9.5 7.3-12.3 772 90.5 87.7-92.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 978 88 11.4 9.1-14.3 890 88.6 85.7-90.9
Non-Hispanic Black 323 25 7.1 4.6-10.8 298 92.9 89.2-95.4
Other 214 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 309 43 16.8 12.3-22.5 266 83.2 77.5-87.7
35-44 190 *** *** *** *** *** ***
45-54 268 16 6.1 3.6-10.1 252 93.9 89.9-96.4
55-64 276 21 6.6 4.1-10.6 255 93.4 89.4-95.9
65-74 281 22 10.1 5.8-17.1 259 89.9 82.9-94.2
75+ 168 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 165 13 12.7 7.1-21.8 152 87.3 78.2-92.9
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 27 7.8 5.0-11.8 319 92.2 88.2-95.0
Some Post-H.S. 432 51 12.1 9.1-16.1 381 87.9 83.9-90.9
College Graduate 567 33 6.8 4.7- 9.7 534 93.2 90.3-95.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 115 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 216 24 12.9 8.2-19.7 192 87.1 80.3-91.8
$25,000- 34,999 118 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 167 15 9.9 5.8-16.6 152 90.1 83.4-94.2
$50,000- 74,999 204 17 9.4 5.4-15.8 187 90.6 84.2-94.6
$75,000+ 409 31 8.2 5.6-11.8 378 91.8 88.2-94.4
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 450 54 13.7 10.3-18.1 396 86.3 81.9-89.7
No 1,058 69 7.9 6.1-10.3 989 92.1 89.7-93.9
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 152 16 11.6 6.7-19.3 136 88.4 80.7-93.3
Non-Veteran 1,363 108 9.4 7.6-11.6 1,255 90.6 88.4-92.4
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT1
Urban 775 54 7.3 5.4- 9.8 721 92.7 90.2-94.6
Regional City or Suburban County 373 38 13.0 9.2-18.1 335 87.0 81.9-90.8
Rural 367 32 10.5 7.2-15.1 335 89.5 84.9-92.8
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 801 60 8.9 6.8-11.6 741 91.1 88.4-93.2
Unemployed 48 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Retired 418 33 8.5 5.9-12.3 385 91.5 87.7-94.1
Unable to Work 116 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other not in Labor Force 124 16 14.9 8.6-24.4 108 85.1 75.6-91.4
POVERTY LEVEL2
Less than 50% 40 *** *** *** *** *** ***
50% to 100% 108 15 17.0 9.8-27.9 93 83.0 72.1-90.2
101% to 150% 207 21 11.1 7.0-17.1 186 88.9 82.9-93.0
151% to 200% 86 *** *** *** *** *** ***
More than 200% 782 61 8.7 6.6-11.3 721 91.3 88.7-93.4
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 94 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 666 56 11.4 8.6-15.1 610 88.6 84.9-91.4
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 755 57 7.7 5.8-10.2 698 92.3 89.8-94.2

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2018 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on 2018 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2018 Annual Results Technical Notes for 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.

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