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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Environmental Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,812 2,446 16.4 15.6-17.1 12,366 83.6 82.9-84.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 399 69 17.3 13.4-22.0 330 82.7 78.0-86.6
Buncombe 365 83 21.8 17.4-26.8 282 78.2 73.2-82.6
Cabarrus 423 63 14.0 10.7-18.1 360 86.0 81.9-89.3
Catawba 369 60 15.9 12.1-20.6 309 84.1 79.4-87.9
Cumberland 442 78 16.1 12.8-20.2 364 83.9 79.8-87.2
Davidson 378 55 14.0 10.6-18.4 323 86.0 81.6-89.4
Durham 408 77 19.8 15.4-25.0 331 80.2 75.0-84.6
Forsyth 444 74 16.5 12.9-20.8 370 83.5 79.2-87.1
Gaston 369 61 18.1 13.9-23.2 308 81.9 76.8-86.1
Guilford 415 73 17.8 14.0-22.4 342 82.2 77.6-86.0
Iredell 425 70 16.9 13.2-21.4 355 83.1 78.6-86.8
Johnston 474 67 13.2 10.0-17.1 407 86.8 82.9-90.0
Mecklenburg 638 117 18.3 15.1-21.8 521 81.7 78.2-84.9
New Hanover 368 54 12.3 9.2-16.2 314 87.7 83.8-90.8
Onslow 387 65 16.1 12.5-20.5 322 83.9 79.5-87.5
Orange 402 71 18.9 14.6-24.1 331 81.1 75.9-85.4
Pitt 379 51 15.0 11.2-19.7 328 85.0 80.3-88.8
Randolph 346 56 13.9 10.3-18.5 290 86.1 81.5-89.7
Robeson 368 63 16.5 12.6-21.3 305 83.5 78.7-87.4
Rowan 435 72 16.1 12.4-20.5 363 83.9 79.5-87.6
Union 432 71 15.6 12.1-19.9 361 84.4 80.1-87.9
Wake 589 99 15.5 12.6-19.0 490 84.5 81.0-87.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 360 57 15.5 11.7-20.1 303 84.5 79.9-88.3
Northeast Partnership II 470 73 15.8 12.4-19.9 397 84.2 80.1-87.6
Northeast Partnership I 393 49 11.1 8.2-14.8 344 88.9 85.2-91.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 361 63 15.8 12.1-20.4 298 84.2 79.6-87.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 464 68 13.5 10.4-17.3 396 86.5 82.7-89.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 408 59 14.6 11.1-18.9 349 85.4 81.1-88.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 406 66 15.3 11.9-19.5 340 84.7 80.5-88.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 445 61 12.3 9.2-16.1 384 87.7 83.9-90.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 530 75 13.2 10.3-16.7 455 86.8 83.3-89.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 65 17.7 13.8-22.4 296 82.3 77.6-86.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 356 75 19.1 15.0-24.0 281 80.9 76.0-85.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 422 76 18.8 14.9-23.5 346 81.2 76.5-85.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 581 110 19.5 15.7-24.0 471 80.5 76.0-84.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 982 143 14.2 11.9-16.9 839 85.8 83.1-88.1
No 13,830 2,303 16.5 15.7-17.3 11,527 83.5 82.7-84.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,962 763 14.7 13.6-15.9 4,199 85.3 84.1-86.4
Piedmont 8,243 1,360 16.4 15.4-17.5 6,883 83.6 82.5-84.6
Western NC 1,607 323 19.5 17.2-22.0 1,284 80.5 78.0-82.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 926 189 20.4 17.3-23.8 737 79.6 76.2-82.7
Northwest 2,863 490 17.0 15.4-18.8 2,373 83.0 81.2-84.6
Charlotte 2,203 361 16.9 15.0-19.0 1,842 83.1 81.0-85.0
Greensboro 1,914 333 17.4 15.3-19.7 1,581 82.6 80.3-84.7
Southern Regional 1,543 247 14.9 12.9-17.0 1,296 85.1 83.0-87.1
Coastal 747 111 13.6 11.1-16.6 636 86.4 83.4-88.9
Wake 2,027 321 15.2 13.4-17.3 1,706 84.8 82.7-86.6
Area L 584 93 15.7 12.6-19.4 491 84.3 80.6-87.4
Eastern 1,871 288 15.4 13.5-17.5 1,583 84.6 82.5-86.5

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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, Edgecombe, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties.
Northeastern Partnership: Northeast NC I and II regions combined.

*** 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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

****Click here to learn about other NC Area Health Education Centers

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