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2003 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 9,446 1,081 11.3 10.3-12.4 8,365 88.7 87.6-89.7
GENDER
Male 3,475 311 10.0 8.5-11.8 3,164 90.0 88.2-91.5
Female 5,971 770 12.5 11.3-13.8 5,201 87.5 86.2-88.7
RACE
White 6,932 781 11.0 9.9-12.2 6,151 89.0 87.8-90.1
African American 1,872 241 13.8 11.4-16.5 1,631 86.2 83.5-88.6
Asian 51 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 50 99.6 97.0-99.9
Native American 230 28 16.7 7.6-32.8 202 83.3 67.2-92.4
Other Minorities 324 24 7.6 4.4-12.7 300 92.4 87.3-95.6
HISPANIC
Hispanic 337 29 7.5 4.4-12.5 308 92.5 87.5-95.6
-English Speaking 137 18 12.6 6.1-24.4 119 87.4 75.6-93.9
-Spanish Speaking 200 11 5.8 2.7-11.8 189 94.2 88.2-97.3
Non-Hispanic 9,099 1,047 11.5 10.5-12.6 8,052 88.5 87.4-89.5
AGE
18-24 583 88 15.4 11.4-20.6 495 84.6 79.4-88.6
25-34 1,414 156 10.5 8.4-13.0 1,258 89.5 87.0-91.6
35-44 1,786 190 10.8 8.8-13.0 1,596 89.2 87.0-91.2
45-54 1,847 227 10.3 8.3-12.6 1,620 89.7 87.4-91.7
55-64 1,536 164 10.5 8.4-12.9 1,372 89.5 87.1-91.6
65-74 1,274 149 12.6 10.1-15.6 1,125 87.4 84.4-89.9
75+ 936 96 9.8 7.5-12.8 840 90.2 87.2-92.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 1,599 234 11.7 9.7-14.0 1,365 88.3 86.0-90.3
H.S. or G.E.D. 2,834 306 12.0 10.1-14.2 2,528 88.0 85.8-89.9
Some Post-H.S. 2,349 257 11.4 9.4-13.9 2,092 88.6 86.1-90.6
College Graduate 2,635 280 10.3 8.8-12.1 2,355 89.7 87.9-91.2
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 1,105 197 16.2 13.1-20.0 908 83.8 80.0-86.9
$15,000- 24,999 1,730 199 12.3 9.9-15.1 1,531 87.7 84.9-90.1
$25,000- 34,999 1,040 118 12.9 9.8-16.9 922 87.1 83.1-90.2
$35,000- 49,999 1,242 107 10.2 7.7-13.5 1,135 89.8 86.5-92.3
$50,000-74,999 1,011 105 9.4 7.1-12.2 906 90.6 87.8-92.9
$75,000+ 1,158 97 6.9 5.3- 9.0 1,061 93.1 91.0-94.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 453 55 14.2 10.4-19.2 398 85.8 80.8-89.6
Guilford 446 53 13.6 10.0-18.1 393 86.4 81.9-90.0
Mecklenburg 449 33 6.8 4.0-11.3 416 93.2 88.7-96.0
Orange 451 49 15.3 8.9-24.8 402 84.7 75.2-91.1
Wake 453 45 9.4 6.8-13.0 408 90.6 87.0-93.2
Chatham/Lee 400 33 6.7 4.5- 9.8 367 93.3 90.2-95.5
Nash/Wilson 380 46 12.2 8.9-16.5 334 87.8 83.5-91.1
Craven/Pamlico 455 59 13.6 10.0-18.2 396 86.4 81.8-90.0
Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 438 58 12.6 9.4-16.7 380 87.4 83.3-90.6
Appalachian/Wilkes 456 33 6.7 4.5- 9.9 423 93.3 90.1-95.5
Franklin/Gran./Vance 479 52 8.3 5.9-11.5 427 91.7 88.5-94.1
Graham/Swain/Jackson 425 53 12.0 8.1-17.5 372 88.0 82.5-91.9
Hoke/Robeson/Scotland 476 53 9.5 7.0-12.7 423 90.5 87.3-93.0
Bladen/Columbus/Sampson 417 62 12.8 9.7-16.7 355 87.2 83.3-90.3
Northeast NC I 461 50 11.6 8.6-15.6 411 88.4 84.4-91.4
Northeast NC II 514 69 13.3 10.2-17.2 445 86.7 82.8-89.8
Northeastern Partnership 975 119 12.7 10.4-15.5 856 87.3 84.5-89.6
Mountain AHEC 1,306 164 13.3 10.9-16.2 1,142 86.7 83.8-89.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,318 413 12.2 10.4-14.3 2,905 87.8 85.7-89.6
Piedmont 4,050 420 10.6 9.3-12.1 3,630 89.4 87.9-90.7
Western NC 2,078 248 12.4 10.4-14.7 1,830 87.6 85.3-89.6

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^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = 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.

** Northeast NC I: Bertie, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, and Warren counties.
Northeast NC II: Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

*** 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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