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2014 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No No medication was prescribed
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,900 679 10.4 9.5-11.4 5,463 76.4 75.1-77.6 758 13.2 12.2-14.3
-Whites 4,884 412 9.4 8.4-10.5 3,998 78.7 77.2-80.2 474 11.9 10.7-13.1
GENDER
Male 2,094 121 6.2 5.0- 7.6 1,722 79.1 76.8-81.3 251 14.7 12.8-16.8
Female 2,790 291 12.4 10.8-14.1 2,276 78.4 76.3-80.3 223 9.3 7.9-10.8
HISPANIC
Hispanic 170 23 12.4 8.0-18.6 98 56.2 47.3-64.7 49 31.5 23.6-40.5
Non-Hispanic 4,705 388 9.3 8.2-10.4 3,893 79.6 78.1-81.1 424 11.1 9.9-12.4
AGE
18-34 610 62 9.6 7.4-12.5 431 71.1 66.8-74.9 117 19.3 16.0-23.1
35-44 543 73 14.0 10.9-17.7 383 69.9 65.3-74.1 87 16.2 12.9-20.0
45-54 719 84 11.3 8.9-14.3 546 76.7 73.1-80.1 89 11.9 9.6-14.8
55-64 1,083 106 10.4 8.4-12.9 887 81.4 78.6-84.0 90 8.2 6.5-10.1
65-74 1,073 63 5.5 4.1- 7.2 952 89.6 87.4-91.5 58 4.9 3.7- 6.5
75+ 797 24 2.8 1.8- 4.4 746 94.2 92.2-95.7 27 3.0 2.0- 4.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 509 70 16.6 12.8-21.3 385 70.3 65.0-75.2 54 13.0 9.6-17.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,316 134 10.3 8.4-12.5 1,041 77.0 74.0-79.7 141 12.8 10.6-15.3
Some Post-H.S. 1,319 116 9.1 7.5-11.2 1,083 79.2 76.3-81.8 120 11.7 9.5-14.2
College Graduate 1,725 90 5.1 4.0- 6.4 1,478 84.3 82.1-86.2 157 10.6 9.0-12.6
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 445 88 22.1 17.5-27.5 310 65.9 60.1-71.3 47 12.0 8.6-16.5
$15,000- 24,999 705 119 18.2 14.9-22.2 512 70.4 66.0-74.5 74 11.3 8.8-14.5
$25,000- 34,999 446 46 11.7 8.5-16.0 364 78.5 73.3-83.0 36 9.7 6.7-14.0
$35,000- 49,999 587 39 7.8 5.4-11.2 483 77.9 73.2-82.0 65 14.3 11.0-18.4
$50,000- 74,999 567 24 6.1 3.8- 9.6 496 84.3 80.0-87.8 47 9.6 7.0-13.1
$75,000+ 1,125 39 4.0 2.7- 5.8 979 84.6 81.5-87.2 107 11.4 9.1-14.3
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,401 212 18.5 15.9-21.3 1,145 77.3 74.3-80.1 44 4.2 3.0- 5.8
No 3,343 185 6.1 5.1- 7.3 2,739 79.3 77.4-81.0 419 14.6 13.1-16.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 719 36 5.5 3.8- 7.8 631 85.7 82.2-88.7 52 8.8 6.4-11.9
Non-Veteran 4,161 375 10.0 8.9-11.3 3,365 77.7 76.0-79.3 421 12.3 11.0-13.7
RURAL COUNTY RESIDENT
Yes 2,802 255 10.3 8.9-11.9 2,271 78.2 76.2-80.1 276 11.5 10.1-13.1
No 2,082 157 8.3 6.9- 9.9 1,727 79.4 76.9-81.6 198 12.3 10.5-14.5

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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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