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2015 BRFSS Survey Results: Western 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
-Western 970 770 76.6 72.8-80.0 111 12.8 10.3-15.9 67 7.6 5.7-10.2 22 2.9 1.8- 4.8
GENDER
Male 421 332 75.4 69.6-80.4 42 10.9 7.6-15.4 35 9.4 6.3-13.8 *** *** ***
Female 549 438 77.7 72.7-82.0 69 14.6 11.0-19.1 32 6.0 4.0- 9.0 *** *** ***
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 865 693 77.5 73.6-81.0 97 12.3 9.7-15.6 57 7.2 5.2- 9.9 18 3.0 1.7- 5.0
Non-Hispanic Black 31 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Other 69 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-34 88 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
35-44 97 *** *** *** 17 17.6 10.3-28.4 15 14.1 8.0-23.8 *** *** ***
45-54 152 111 78.8 70.8-85.0 23 11.1 6.9-17.5 14 7.1 4.0-12.4 *** *** ***
55-64 227 187 78.8 70.8-85.0 26 12.5 8.0-18.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
65-74 246 220 90.4 84.3-94.3 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
75+ 149 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 92 76 85.6 75.8-91.8 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
H.S. or G.E.D. 259 212 75.7 67.8-82.1 26 14.5 9.3-21.7 16 7.9 4.5-13.8 *** *** ***
Some Post-H.S. 276 224 77.1 70.0-82.9 25 10.8 6.9-16.5 17 6.6 3.7-11.5 *** *** ***
College Graduate 340 256 71.0 64.3-76.8 50 17.7 12.7-24.0 28 9.7 6.4-14.5 *** *** ***
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 95 78 83.8 72.8-90.9 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
$15,000- 24,999 157 122 76.2 66.5-83.7 16 10.2 5.7-17.6 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$25,000- 34,999 98 *** *** *** 16 16.6 9.8-26.9 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$35,000- 49,999 132 110 80.3 69.8-87.8 15 14.3 7.8-24.7 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$50,000- 74,999 136 107 77.5 66.6-85.6 16 14.7 8.1-25.2 *** *** *** *** *** ***
$75,000+ 179 134 68.3 58.4-76.8 26 15.3 9.7-23.3 16 12.8 7.2-21.6 *** *** ***
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 327 290 88.0 82.4-92.0 23 6.2 3.7-10.3 *** *** *** *** *** ***
No 627 471 71.7 66.8-76.1 86 16.3 12.7-20.6 54 9.1 6.6-12.4 *** *** ***
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 147 125 83.0 73.1-89.7 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Veteran 822 644 75.5 71.4-79.2 99 13.5 10.6-16.9 59 8.0 5.9-10.8 20 3.0 1.8- 5.2
RURAL-URBAN CATEGORY
Regional City or Suburban 220 160 70.1 62.4-76.9 36 18.1 12.8-25.0 18 8.4 4.9-14.2 *** *** ***
Rural 750 610 78.9 74.5-82.6 75 11.0 8.2-14.5 49 7.4 5.2-10.3 *** *** ***

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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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