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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont 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
-Piedmont 2,852 2,279 78.3 76.5-80.1 309 11.5 10.2-13.0 187 7.4 6.3- 8.6 77 2.8 2.2- 3.6
GENDER
Male 1,187 902 74.7 71.7-77.5 137 12.3 10.2-14.7 105 9.3 7.6-11.4 43 3.7 2.6- 5.1
Female 1,665 1,377 81.5 79.1-83.6 172 10.9 9.2-12.7 82 5.6 4.4- 7.2 34 2.0 1.4- 3.0
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 1,911 1,521 77.5 75.2-79.6 200 11.7 10.1-13.5 129 7.6 6.3- 9.1 61 3.2 2.4- 4.3
Non-Hispanic Black 593 519 85.2 81.2-88.5 44 7.9 5.5-11.1 23 5.1 3.3- 7.9 *** *** ***
Other 306 210 70.5 64.5-75.9 59 18.2 13.9-23.5 30 9.2 6.2-13.5 *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 411 267 65.4 59.9-70.4 70 17.3 13.4-22.0 58 13.4 10.2-17.5 16 3.9 2.3- 6.7
35-44 425 300 72.5 67.6-76.9 75 16.6 13.1-20.8 40 9.0 6.5-12.4 *** *** ***
45-54 570 436 75.7 71.6-79.5 68 11.3 8.8-14.4 42 8.1 5.9-11.1 24 4.9 3.1- 7.6
55-64 576 479 83.1 79.4-86.3 52 9.6 7.2-12.8 29 4.7 3.2- 6.9 16 2.6 1.5- 4.4
65-74 501 461 93.0 90.2-95.0 22 4.0 2.5- 6.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 321 295 92.3 88.5-94.9 15 3.7 2.1- 6.4 *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 254 205 82.0 76.0-86.8 30 10.0 6.5-15.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 687 569 79.6 75.6-83.1 61 10.5 7.9-13.8 41 7.4 5.3-10.2 16 2.5 1.4- 4.5
Some Post-H.S. 754 597 76.8 73.1-80.1 79 11.8 9.3-14.8 56 8.3 6.3-10.9 22 3.1 1.9- 5.0
College Graduate 1,140 895 77.3 74.5-79.9 136 12.7 10.7-15.0 78 7.3 5.8- 9.2 31 2.7 1.8- 3.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 229 185 78.4 70.7-84.6 25 11.0 6.7-17.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 399 327 80.9 75.8-85.1 41 11.6 8.2-16.3 19 5.0 3.0- 8.1 12 2.5 1.4- 4.4
$25,000- 34,999 238 186 75.9 68.9-81.7 25 10.2 6.6-15.3 22 11.5 7.4-17.4 *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 314 257 80.0 74.2-84.8 25 9.4 6.1-14.3 26 8.0 5.2-12.0 *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 339 263 76.2 70.4-81.2 44 14.3 10.2-19.6 21 6.4 4.0-10.0 *** *** ***
$75,000+ 767 606 77.7 74.2-80.9 93 13.3 10.8-16.3 54 6.9 5.2- 9.1 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 675 590 87.3 84.0-89.9 51 6.8 5.0- 9.2 22 4.0 2.6- 6.3 *** *** ***
No 2,123 1,644 75.6 73.3-77.7 254 13.1 11.5-15.0 163 8.3 7.1- 9.8 62 3.0 2.2- 4.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 352 311 86.8 82.2-90.4 25 8.0 5.3-12.0 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 2,491 1,962 77.2 75.1-79.1 283 12.0 10.6-13.7 176 7.8 6.7- 9.2 70 3.0 2.2- 3.9
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Urban 1,507 1,199 79.5 77.0-81.7 169 10.9 9.2-12.7 101 7.1 5.8- 8.8 38 2.5 1.7- 3.7
Regional City or Suburban 775 607 75.1 71.3-78.5 87 12.4 9.9-15.5 58 9.1 6.9-11.9 23 3.4 2.1- 5.3
Rural 570 473 79.7 75.1-83.7 53 12.1 8.8-16.3 28 5.5 3.7- 8.1 *** *** ***

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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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