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2015 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 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
GENDER
Male 2,353 1,840 75.9 73.8-78.0 251 11.9 10.4-13.7 187 8.6 7.3-10.1 75 3.5 2.7- 4.6
Female 3,316 2,758 81.6 79.8-83.1 327 10.9 9.6-12.3 165 5.5 4.6- 6.6 66 2.0 1.5- 2.7
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,953 3,189 78.3 76.7-79.9 405 11.6 10.4-12.9 254 7.1 6.2- 8.2 105 3.0 2.4- 3.7
Non-Hispanic Black 1,113 978 85.2 82.2-87.8 76 8.2 6.3-10.7 41 4.7 3.3- 6.6 18 1.9 1.1- 3.4
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 71 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 165 129 79.0 71.0-85.3 21 14.2 8.9-21.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Hispanic 294 191 64.7 58.0-70.8 58 19.9 15.1-25.8 36 12.3 8.6-17.4 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 707 453 64.5 60.3-68.5 131 18.9 15.8-22.5 93 12.8 10.2-15.8 30 3.8 2.5- 5.7
35-44 772 539 72.2 68.6-75.6 128 15.6 12.9-18.7 78 9.1 7.2-11.6 27 3.1 2.0- 4.6
45-54 1,042 805 77.0 73.9-79.9 121 11.2 9.2-13.5 77 7.4 5.8- 9.5 39 4.3 3.0- 6.2
55-64 1,256 1,066 84.0 81.4-86.3 104 9.0 7.3-11.2 59 4.5 3.4- 6.0 27 2.5 1.6- 3.8
65-74 1,100 1,007 92.9 91.0-94.4 53 4.1 3.0- 5.6 27 2.2 1.4- 3.5 13 0.8 0.4- 1.5
75+ 707 656 93.0 90.5-94.9 31 3.9 2.6- 5.8 15 2.6 1.5- 4.4 *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 536 444 83.2 79.2-86.6 54 9.4 6.9-12.8 23 4.8 3.1- 7.4 15 2.6 1.4- 4.6
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,527 1,259 78.9 76.1-81.4 147 11.7 9.8-14.1 86 6.8 5.4- 8.7 35 2.5 1.7- 3.7
Some Post-H.S. 1,588 1,298 78.5 75.9-80.9 139 10.6 8.9-12.7 103 7.5 6.1- 9.3 48 3.3 2.4- 4.6
College Graduate 1,993 1,580 77.4 75.2-79.5 235 12.9 11.2-14.7 136 7.4 6.1- 8.8 42 2.3 1.6- 3.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 513 418 79.5 74.4-83.8 50 10.2 7.1-14.4 29 7.5 4.9-11.3 16 2.8 1.6- 5.0
$15,000- 24,999 870 711 80.4 76.9-83.5 84 11.3 8.8-14.3 47 5.5 3.9- 7.7 28 2.8 1.8- 4.2
$25,000- 34,999 485 376 75.7 70.6-80.1 57 11.5 8.6-15.3 38 10.0 6.9-14.1 14 2.9 1.6- 5.2
$35,000- 49,999 654 537 80.3 76.2-83.8 59 10.4 7.7-13.9 42 6.7 4.8- 9.2 16 2.6 1.5- 4.7
$50,000-74,999 710 570 79.0 75.0-82.5 79 12.6 9.7-16.2 43 5.4 3.8- 7.6 18 3.0 1.8- 4.9
$75,000+ 1,323 1,058 77.4 74.6-80.0 152 12.7 10.7-15.0 91 7.7 6.2- 9.6 22 2.2 1.3- 3.6
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,594 1,413 88.0 85.9-89.9 109 6.5 5.2- 8.0 50 3.8 2.7- 5.2 22 1.8 1.1- 2.8
No 3,961 3,090 75.6 73.9-77.2 461 13.3 12.0-14.7 298 8.2 7.2- 9.3 112 3.0 2.4- 3.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 824 724 86.9 83.8-89.4 55 7.4 5.5-10.0 31 4.2 2.9- 6.3 14 1.5 0.8- 2.6
Non-Veteran 4,831 3,865 77.7 76.2-79.1 520 12.0 10.9-13.2 321 7.4 6.6- 8.4 125 2.9 2.4- 3.6
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,646 1,302 79.2 76.8-81.3 184 10.8 9.2-12.6 116 7.3 6.0- 8.9 44 2.7 1.9- 3.8
Regional City or Suburban 1,228 965 75.5 72.5-78.3 145 12.9 10.8-15.3 87 8.5 6.8-10.7 31 3.0 2.0- 4.4
Rural 2,795 2,331 80.6 78.6-82.5 249 10.9 9.4-12.7 149 5.8 4.8- 7.0 66 2.6 1.9- 3.5

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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.

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