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2007 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Past 12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years 5+ years
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 1,833 1,570 82.8 79.7-85.6 168 10.4 8.5-12.7 67 4.6 2.8- 7.3 28 2.2 1.3- 3.6
GENDER
Male 553 483 82.9 76.9-87.6 41 8.7 6.1-12.3 19 5.6 2.5-12.2 10 2.8 1.4- 5.6
Female 1,280 1,087 82.7 79.4-85.6 127 11.9 9.4-15.0 48 3.7 2.6- 5.1 18 1.7 0.9- 3.2
HISPANIC
Hispanic 19 18 97.4 82.8-99.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.6 0.3-17.2 0 0.0 . - .
-English Speaking 19 18 97.4 82.8-99.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.6 0.3-17.2 0 0.0 . - .
Non-Hispanic 1,807 1,545 82.6 79.4-85.4 168 10.6 8.6-12.9 66 4.6 2.8- 7.4 28 2.2 1.4- 3.6
AGE
18-24 43 33 79.8 61.9-90.6 7 14.5 5.9-31.6 3 5.7 1.3-22.2 0 0.0 . - .
25-34 194 138 67.6 55.9-77.4 31 15.4 10.0-23.0 15 10.4 3.7-26.0 10 6.6 3.2-13.4
35-44 302 238 80.2 74.2-85.1 43 13.6 9.5-19.1 15 3.6 2.0- 6.4 6 2.6 1.0- 6.2
45-54 406 343 85.6 80.1-89.7 38 8.3 5.2-13.0 19 4.9 2.7- 8.7 6 1.2 0.4- 3.9
55-64 415 374 90.4 85.6-93.7 28 6.7 4.0-11.2 10 1.9 0.9- 3.9 3 1.0 0.2- 4.7
65-74 300 286 93.5 88.0-96.6 11 5.6 2.8-11.1 1 0.1 0.0- 0.9 2 0.7 0.2- 3.5
75+ 157 144 92.1 86.1-95.6 9 6.3 3.2-12.0 3 1.3 0.3- 5.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.9
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 358 324 89.6 83.9-93.4 17 6.5 3.4-11.9 11 2.3 1.0- 5.0 6 1.7 0.6- 4.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 599 517 81.9 76.5-86.4 50 11.2 7.7-16.1 24 4.9 2.7- 8.7 8 1.9 0.8- 4.4
Some Post-H.S. 494 404 78.0 70.2-84.2 63 12.0 8.6-16.4 19 7.0 2.7-16.9 8 3.0 1.2- 7.2
College Graduate 380 323 85.0 79.6-89.1 38 10.5 7.0-15.4 13 2.5 1.3- 4.9 6 2.0 0.7- 5.3
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 295 261 80.1 71.3-86.8 19 11.1 6.5-18.3 11 6.9 2.9-15.5 4 1.8 0.5- 6.1
$15,000- 24,999 411 335 75.4 65.2-83.4 46 12.2 8.1-18.1 24 9.4 3.5-23.2 6 2.9 1.2- 7.2
$25,000- 34,999 252 215 85.3 77.3-90.8 23 7.3 4.2-12.4 7 2.0 0.8- 5.0 7 5.4 1.9-14.2
$35,000- 49,999 263 226 84.8 77.8-89.9 27 10.7 6.5-17.2 7 3.5 1.4- 8.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.4
$50,000-74,999 198 167 82.2 73.0-88.7 18 12.1 6.5-21.2 10 3.6 1.7- 7.7 3 2.2 0.6- 7.3
$75,000+ 160 138 86.9 79.1-92.1 18 10.2 5.7-17.5 3 2.4 0.7- 8.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 689 616 86.0 78.7-91.1 43 5.7 4.0- 8.1 23 7.0 2.8-16.1 7 1.3 0.5- 3.5
No 1,047 871 81.4 77.7-84.6 113 12.2 9.5-15.5 42 3.6 2.3- 5.6 21 2.8 1.6- 4.8
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 251 218 82.4 74.2-88.4 21 11.6 6.7-19.4 8 2.5 1.0- 6.0 4 3.5 1.3- 9.1
Non-Veteran 1,582 1,352 82.9 79.4-85.9 147 10.2 8.2-12.6 59 4.9 2.9- 8.2 24 2.0 1.1- 3.4

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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.

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