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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,032 1,908 12.9 12.2-13.6 13,124 87.1 86.4-87.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 54 14.3 10.5-19.0 349 85.7 81.0-89.5
Buncombe 365 57 16.3 12.3-21.3 308 83.7 78.7-87.7
Cabarrus 429 48 11.2 8.3-15.1 381 88.8 84.9-91.7
Catawba 375 38 9.5 6.6-13.4 337 90.5 86.6-93.4
Cumberland 451 63 14.7 11.2-19.2 388 85.3 80.8-88.8
Davidson 382 44 12.1 8.7-16.5 338 87.9 83.5-91.3
Durham 411 50 13.0 9.4-17.7 361 87.0 82.3-90.6
Forsyth 448 40 10.5 7.5-14.5 408 89.5 85.5-92.5
Gaston 376 46 14.2 10.3-19.2 330 85.8 80.8-89.7
Guilford 425 51 11.0 8.1-14.8 374 89.0 85.2-91.9
Iredell 434 44 11.8 8.5-16.1 390 88.2 83.9-91.5
Johnston 481 61 11.3 8.4-15.0 420 88.7 85.0-91.6
Mecklenburg 643 75 12.3 9.5-15.6 568 87.7 84.4-90.5
New Hanover 374 45 11.4 8.3-15.5 329 88.6 84.5-91.7
Onslow 391 51 12.7 9.5-16.9 340 87.3 83.1-90.5
Orange 410 50 13.8 10.0-18.6 360 86.2 81.4-90.0
Pitt 380 39 9.4 6.7-13.1 341 90.6 86.9-93.3
Randolph 348 43 12.2 8.6-17.0 305 87.8 83.0-91.4
Robeson 373 54 16.9 12.7-22.0 319 83.1 78.0-87.3
Rowan 442 65 13.4 10.3-17.2 377 86.6 82.8-89.7
Union 435 63 14.7 11.0-19.4 372 85.3 80.6-89.0
Wake 596 69 11.2 8.6-14.3 527 88.8 85.7-91.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 364 40 10.3 7.4-14.3 324 89.7 85.7-92.6
Northeast Partnership II 482 65 14.7 11.3-19.0 417 85.3 81.0-88.7
Northeast Partnership I 399 54 12.8 9.5-17.1 345 87.2 82.9-90.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 368 49 14.0 10.2-19.0 319 86.0 81.0-89.8
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 59 13.2 9.9-17.4 412 86.8 82.6-90.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 68 15.7 12.2-19.9 350 84.3 80.1-87.8
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 410 51 12.6 9.3-16.8 359 87.4 83.2-90.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 457 53 12.6 9.4-16.7 404 87.4 83.3-90.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 539 76 12.0 9.3-15.4 463 88.0 84.6-90.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 364 49 13.0 9.6-17.3 315 87.0 82.7-90.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 359 46 12.7 9.3-17.0 313 87.3 83.0-90.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 428 44 9.9 7.1-13.5 384 90.1 86.5-92.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 601 104 18.0 14.3-22.4 497 82.0 77.6-85.7
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,000 136 13.8 11.5-16.5 864 86.2 83.5-88.5
No 14,032 1,772 12.8 12.1-13.5 12,260 87.2 86.5-87.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,043 670 13.3 12.2-14.5 4,373 86.7 85.5-87.8
Piedmont 8,353 995 11.9 11.0-12.8 7,358 88.1 87.2-89.0
Western NC 1,636 243 15.5 13.4-17.9 1,393 84.5 82.1-86.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 945 155 17.4 14.4-20.9 790 82.6 79.1-85.6
Northwest 2,902 328 11.3 10.0-12.8 2,574 88.7 87.2-90.0
Charlotte 2,230 271 12.2 10.5-14.1 1,959 87.8 85.9-89.5
Greensboro 1,945 249 12.7 10.9-14.7 1,696 87.3 85.3-89.1
Southern Regional 1,572 220 14.3 12.3-16.6 1,352 85.7 83.4-87.7
Coastal 762 112 14.5 11.9-17.5 650 85.5 82.5-88.1
Wake 2,050 250 11.9 10.2-13.8 1,800 88.1 86.2-89.8
Area L 597 80 14.0 11.0-17.6 517 86.0 82.4-89.0
Eastern 1,896 232 12.3 10.6-14.2 1,664 87.7 85.8-89.4

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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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