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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%)
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
-FEMALES 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
Non-Hispanic White 2,282 1,871 79.5 77.3-81.5 237 11.9 10.3-13.6 125 6.3 5.1- 7.7 49 2.3 1.7- 3.3
Non-Hispanic Black 716 647 90.2 87.2-92.6 43 6.0 4.2- 8.6 18 2.8 1.7- 4.7 *** *** ***
Other 285 215 77.2 71.0-82.5 40 13.8 9.6-19.3 22 7.1 4.4-11.3 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 383 268 70.4 64.9-75.3 63 16.4 12.6-21.1 40 10.8 7.7-15.1 12 2.4 1.3- 4.3
35-44 444 318 73.7 68.9-78.1 73 15.6 12.1-19.7 39 8.2 5.8-11.3 14 2.5 1.4- 4.5
45-54 585 469 80.5 76.5-84.0 64 10.2 7.7-13.2 36 5.9 4.1- 8.4 16 3.4 1.8- 6.3
55-64 703 605 86.3 83.0-89.0 62 9.3 7.0-12.2 24 2.6 1.6- 4.0 12 1.9 1.0- 3.7
65-74 676 616 92.0 89.2-94.1 33 4.9 3.3- 7.2 17 2.1 1.1- 4.0 *** *** ***
75+ 466 431 92.6 89.4-94.9 25 5.4 3.5- 8.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 315 269 85.0 79.8-89.1 29 9.1 6.1-13.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 875 757 84.9 81.6-87.7 69 8.6 6.6-11.1 33 4.4 2.8- 6.7 16 2.1 1.1- 4.1
Some Post-H.S. 977 815 80.7 77.4-83.6 86 11.1 8.8-13.9 56 6.4 4.8- 8.6 20 1.8 1.1- 2.9
College Graduate 1,142 912 77.9 74.8-80.6 141 13.4 11.2-16.0 66 6.4 4.9- 8.4 23 2.3 1.5- 3.7
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 341 286 83.3 77.5-87.8 33 9.0 5.9-13.6 14 5.7 3.0-10.5 *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 531 452 83.3 78.9-87.0 43 10.5 7.4-14.6 23 4.5 2.7- 7.2 13 1.7 0.9- 3.2
$25,000- 34,999 286 231 80.1 73.7-85.2 33 10.4 7.0-15.2 16 7.0 4.0-12.2 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 358 306 85.6 80.8-89.4 27 7.4 4.8-11.2 21 5.8 3.6- 9.4 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 363 280 76.7 70.9-81.6 52 15.5 11.4-20.7 19 4.0 2.3- 6.9 12 3.8 2.0- 6.9
$75,000+ 670 546 78.5 74.4-82.1 75 13.0 10.2-16.4 38 6.5 4.5- 9.1 11 2.0 0.9- 4.4
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 985 873 87.9 85.1-90.2 75 7.7 5.9- 9.9 26 2.9 1.8- 4.7 11 1.5 0.8- 2.9
No 2,272 1,832 78.9 76.7-80.9 248 12.3 10.7-14.1 138 6.6 5.4- 8.0 54 2.3 1.6- 3.2
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 117 100 83.1 72.9-90.1 13 12.5 6.6-22.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 3,196 2,656 81.5 79.8-83.1 313 10.8 9.5-12.2 162 5.6 4.7- 6.7 65 2.1 1.5- 2.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 955 777 81.8 78.9-84.4 110 11.4 9.3-13.9 50 5.0 3.7- 6.9 18 1.8 1.1- 2.9
Regional City or Suburban 701 575 78.6 74.6-82.1 72 11.3 8.8-14.4 39 7.8 5.5-11.0 15 2.3 1.3- 4.0
Rural 1,660 1,406 82.9 80.4-85.2 145 10.3 8.4-12.4 76 4.7 3.6- 6.2 33 2.2 1.4- 3.4

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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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