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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,523 5,753 84.1 82.9-85.3 770 15.9 14.7-17.1
-Piedmont 3,270 2,896 85.3 83.6-86.8 374 14.7 13.2-16.4
GENDER
Male 1,399 1,200 82.7 80.0-85.2 199 17.3 14.8-20.0
Female 1,871 1,696 87.6 85.5-89.5 175 12.4 10.5-14.5
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 2,107 1,939 89.1 87.1-90.8 168 10.9 9.2-12.9
Non-Hispanic Black 672 600 85.6 81.8-88.6 72 14.4 11.4-18.2
Other 439 310 66.5 60.8-71.8 129 33.5 28.2-39.2
AGE
18-34 636 418 63.5 58.9-67.8 218 36.5 32.2-41.1
35-44 501 431 87.6 84.1-90.4 70 12.4 9.6-15.9
45-54 624 576 92.2 89.2-94.3 48 7.8 5.7-10.8
55-64 603 581 96.2 94.0-97.7 22 3.8 2.3- 6.0
65-74 513 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 341 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 336 258 74.8 68.6-80.2 78 25.2 19.8-31.4
H.S. or G.E.D. 813 700 81.8 78.2-84.9 113 18.2 15.1-21.8
Some Post-H.S. 852 764 87.5 84.3-90.1 88 12.5 9.9-15.7
College Graduate 1,250 1,157 91.2 89.2-92.9 93 8.8 7.1-10.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 287 235 79.9 73.8-84.9 52 20.1 15.1-26.2
$15,000- 24,999 492 406 79.1 74.4-83.2 86 20.9 16.8-25.6
$25,000- 34,999 279 241 82.5 74.9-88.2 38 17.5 11.8-25.1
$35,000- 49,999 345 314 86.9 81.3-91.0 31 13.1 9.0-18.7
$50,000- 74,999 381 342 87.5 81.8-91.6 39 12.5 8.4-18.2
$75,000+ 818 775 93.0 90.5-94.9 43 7.0 5.1- 9.5
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 734 693 93.2 90.5-95.2 41 6.8 4.8- 9.5
No 2,470 2,147 83.3 81.3-85.1 323 16.7 14.9-18.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 372 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,887 2,527 84.0 82.2-85.7 360 16.0 14.3-17.8
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,756 1,529 84.1 81.8-86.1 227 15.9 13.9-18.2
Regional City or Suburban 872 784 85.6 82.1-88.6 88 14.4 11.4-17.9
Rural 642 583 88.1 84.1-91.2 59 11.9 8.8-15.9

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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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