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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: 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
-African Americans 1,421 1,183 80.4 77.7-82.8 123 10.3 8.5-12.4 62 5.0 3.8- 6.6 45 3.6 2.6- 4.9 8 0.8 0.4- 1.7
GENDER
Male 524 421 77.4 72.9-81.4 48 10.6 7.8-14.2 26 6.0 3.9- 9.0 23 4.7 3.1- 7.2 *** *** ***
Female 897 762 82.9 79.6-85.7 75 10.0 7.8-12.8 36 4.2 2.9- 6.0 22 2.6 1.6- 4.2 *** *** ***
HISPANIC
Hispanic 33 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic 1,385 1,158 80.7 78.1-83.2 121 10.4 8.5-12.6 58 4.8 3.6- 6.5 43 3.5 2.5- 4.8 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 288 217 75.2 69.3-80.3 44 15.0 11.0-20.1 14 5.0 2.8- 8.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 206 152 73.6 66.3-79.7 22 11.5 7.4-17.7 16 7.8 4.6-12.8 14 6.2 3.5-10.7 *** *** ***
45-54 260 213 82.8 77.2-87.3 24 8.5 5.6-12.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
55-64 305 264 84.1 78.5-88.4 20 7.0 4.4-11.2 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 218 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 125 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 212 168 76.0 68.2-82.3 21 11.2 6.9-17.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 471 381 77.2 72.2-81.5 44 12.1 8.8-16.3 28 6.7 4.4-10.0 16 3.6 2.1- 6.1 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 389 327 82.8 78.0-86.7 34 9.4 6.5-13.3 14 4.1 2.3- 7.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
College Graduate 347 305 86.4 81.5-90.2 24 7.6 4.9-11.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 283 218 73.6 67.0-79.4 30 12.7 8.7-18.3 18 6.3 3.7-10.5 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 305 237 74.9 68.6-80.3 35 12.5 8.7-17.7 17 7.4 4.4-12.2 14 4.3 2.4- 7.6 *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 146 123 84.3 76.3-90.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 168 142 82.2 74.5-88.0 15 10.0 5.8-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 115 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 147 129 87.7 80.1-92.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 380 332 84.1 78.9-88.2 26 8.4 5.5-12.6 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 970 802 80.1 76.8-82.9 86 10.6 8.4-13.2 45 5.0 3.6- 7.0 32 3.5 2.4- 5.1 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 166 151 89.8 83.3-94.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,250 1,027 79.1 76.1-81.7 114 10.9 9.0-13.3 60 5.5 4.1- 7.3 41 3.7 2.6- 5.1 *** *** ***
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 771 647 81.6 78.0-84.7 69 10.8 8.3-13.9 25 3.5 2.2- 5.4 24 3.3 2.1- 5.2 *** *** ***
No 650 536 79.1 75.0-82.7 54 9.7 7.2-12.8 37 6.7 4.6- 9.5 21 3.9 2.5- 6.0 *** *** ***

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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.

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