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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: Northeastern Partnership**

Environmental Factors

Things like smog, automobile exhaust, and chemicals can cause outdoor air pollution. In the past 12 months have you had an illness or symptom that you think was caused by pollution in the air outdoors?

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,801 1,863 12.0 11.4-12.7 12,938 88.0 87.3-88.6
-Northeastern Partnership 987 137 13.6 11.3-16.3 850 86.4 83.7-88.7
GENDER
Male 340 43 12.0 8.6-16.5 297 88.0 83.5-91.4
Female 647 94 15.0 12.2-18.4 553 85.0 81.6-87.8
RACE
White 569 63 10.8 8.3-13.9 506 89.2 86.1-91.7
African American 376 67 16.8 13.0-21.6 309 83.2 78.4-87.0
Other Minorities 1 0 0.0 . - . 1 100 . - .
AGE
18-24 36 3 7.5 2.0-24.3 33 92.5 75.7-98.0
25-34 125 14 10.3 5.9-17.4 111 89.7 82.6-94.1
35-44 156 27 15.5 9.7-23.7 129 84.5 76.3-90.3
45-54 198 31 13.9 9.5-19.9 167 86.1 80.1-90.5
55-64 195 33 18.1 12.7-25.0 162 81.9 75.0-87.3
65-74 161 22 14.3 9.1-22.0 139 85.7 78.0-90.9
75+ 115 7 7.4 3.4-15.5 108 92.6 84.5-96.6
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 219 41 19.2 13.8-26.0 178 80.8 74.0-86.2
H.S. or G.E.D. 346 45 11.1 7.9-15.3 301 88.9 84.7-92.1
Some Post-H.S. 229 26 12.1 7.7-18.4 203 87.9 81.6-92.3
College Graduate 193 25 13.8 9.2-20.3 168 86.2 79.7-90.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 171 41 25.2 18.3-33.5 130 74.8 66.5-81.7
$15,000- 24,999 194 23 9.5 5.9-14.8 171 90.5 85.2-94.1
$25,000- 34,999 102 17 18.3 11.3-28.4 85 81.7 71.6-88.7
$35,000- 49,999 130 12 11.5 5.8-21.6 118 88.5 78.4-94.2
$50,000-74,999 85 7 6.7 3.0-14.3 78 93.3 85.7-97.0
$75,000+ 83 7 7.6 3.6-15.5 76 92.4 84.5-96.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 375 83 24.1 19.1-29.8 292 75.9 70.2-80.9
No 577 51 8.4 6.2-11.2 526 91.6 88.8-93.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 15 14.3 8.5-23.2 102 85.7 76.8-91.5
Non-Veteran 860 120 13.4 11.0-16.3 740 86.6 83.7-89.0
Currently Serving 8 2 19.6 4.4-56.5 6 80.4 43.5-95.6

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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