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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Eastern 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%)
North Carolina 5,669 4,598 78.9 77.6-80.2 578 11.4 10.4-12.4 352 7.0 6.2- 7.8 141 2.7 2.3- 3.3
-Eastern 1,847 1,549 81.5 79.1-83.6 158 10.3 8.6-12.2 98 5.8 4.5- 7.3 42 2.5 1.8- 3.6
GENDER
Male 745 606 79.0 75.1-82.5 72 11.6 8.9-14.9 47 6.6 4.6- 9.3 20 2.8 1.7- 4.6
Female 1,102 943 83.6 80.6-86.2 86 9.1 7.1-11.6 51 5.1 3.6- 7.1 22 2.2 1.4- 3.7
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,177 975 80.8 77.8-83.5 108 10.7 8.7-13.2 68 6.0 4.4- 8.0 26 2.5 1.6- 3.9
Non-Hispanic Black 489 433 85.5 80.7-89.3 29 8.9 5.7-13.5 17 3.7 2.2- 6.2 *** *** ***
Other 155 120 75.4 65.9-82.9 18 10.8 6.3-18.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 208 141 65.9 58.1-72.9 37 19.7 14.2-26.7 22 11.5 7.2-17.8 *** *** ***
35-44 250 179 75.2 68.8-80.7 36 12.3 8.4-17.6 23 7.4 4.7-11.3 *** *** ***
45-54 320 258 79.5 73.7-84.3 30 11.0 7.4-16.1 21 5.9 3.5- 9.6 *** *** ***
55-64 453 400 88.3 84.2-91.4 26 6.1 3.9- 9.4 20 3.9 2.4- 6.3 *** *** ***
65-74 353 326 94.3 91.2-96.3 15 3.8 2.1- 6.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 237 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 190 163 84.5 77.1-89.8 14 9.2 5.1-16.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 581 478 79.0 74.3-83.1 60 12.8 9.6-16.9 29 5.5 3.4- 8.7 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 558 477 82.9 78.6-86.5 35 8.1 5.6-11.5 30 6.2 4.0- 9.5 16 2.8 1.6- 4.8
College Graduate 513 429 81.5 77.0-85.2 49 10.9 8.0-14.7 30 6.2 4.2- 9.1 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 189 155 79.4 70.8-86.0 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 314 262 81.8 75.8-86.6 27 11.2 7.3-16.8 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 149 123 79.6 69.0-87.2 16 11.5 6.4-19.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 208 170 80.9 73.4-86.6 19 10.4 6.0-17.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 235 200 85.3 78.9-90.0 19 8.2 4.6-14.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 377 318 80.3 74.5-85.0 33 9.7 6.7-13.9 21 8.0 4.9-13.0 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 592 533 89.4 85.8-92.1 35 5.9 4.0- 8.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 1,211 975 77.4 74.2-80.3 121 12.4 10.1-15.1 81 7.3 5.6- 9.4 34 2.9 2.0- 4.3
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 325 288 88.4 83.5-91.9 18 6.0 3.5-10.1 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 1,518 1,259 80.1 77.3-82.6 138 11.1 9.1-13.3 86 6.1 4.7- 8.0 35 2.7 1.9- 4.0
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 139 103 74.9 66.2-82.0 15 9.5 5.5-15.8 15 10.3 6.0-17.1 *** *** ***
Regional City or Suburban 233 198 82.1 75.3-87.4 22 10.5 6.6-16.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Rural 1,475 1,248 82.0 79.2-84.4 121 10.3 8.3-12.6 72 5.3 3.9- 7.0 34 2.5 1.7- 3.7

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*Asked of those who have ever had their blood cholesterol checked.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2015 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2015 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.

**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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