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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,675 1,751 47.8 45.8-49.8 491 13.7 12.3-15.1 154 4.6 3.7- 5.5 319 8.0 7.0- 9.1 960 26.0 24.3-27.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 85 38 46.4 35.0-58.2 14 15.1 8.7-24.8 2 2.1 0.5- 8.1 6 4.5 1.9-10.2 25 31.9 21.6-44.2
Buncombe 105 50 47.0 36.9-57.3 19 17.8 11.4-26.8 4 5.5 1.8-15.3 11 9.5 5.0-17.4 21 20.2 13.1-29.8
Cabarrus 105 47 44.4 34.4-54.8 11 9.7 5.3-17.2 2 2.2 0.5- 8.8 12 11.0 6.0-19.4 33 32.7 23.5-43.4
Catawba 101 41 35.6 26.5-45.9 16 18.3 11.0-28.7 8 9.3 4.4-18.6 7 7.3 3.4-15.0 29 29.6 20.8-40.1
Cumberland 85 49 59.3 47.3-70.3 12 13.0 7.1-22.7 4 3.8 1.4-10.1 7 8.2 3.6-17.8 13 15.6 8.7-26.5
Davidson 104 49 45.8 35.0-57.1 19 21.1 13.1-32.1 3 2.8 0.9- 8.3 7 6.9 3.1-14.9 26 23.4 15.6-33.5
Durham 84 45 52.6 41.0-64.0 16 19.5 11.8-30.7 2 2.6 0.6-10.0 6 7.0 3.1-15.2 15 18.2 10.6-29.5
Forsyth 114 63 56.7 46.7-66.3 11 10.3 5.5-18.4 4 3.3 1.2- 8.6 14 11.2 6.4-18.7 22 18.6 12.1-27.4
Gaston 93 30 35.2 24.9-47.0 15 16.6 9.8-26.7 3 3.3 0.8-12.1 11 8.5 4.5-15.3 34 36.5 26.5-47.9
Guilford 124 57 46.8 37.4-56.5 17 12.8 7.7-20.6 7 4.3 1.9- 9.4 8 5.2 2.4-10.8 35 30.8 22.6-40.5
Iredell 120 57 44.8 35.5-54.6 13 12.2 7.0-20.4 6 3.4 1.5- 7.8 12 9.5 5.2-16.7 32 30.0 21.7-39.9
Johnston 112 41 34.4 24.8-45.6 18 18.2 10.4-29.8 6 8.0 3.0-19.6 9 7.9 3.9-15.3 38 31.5 22.6-42.1
Mecklenburg 153 73 45.6 37.1-54.3 23 17.1 11.2-25.2 10 7.2 3.7-13.6 10 6.2 3.3-11.5 37 23.9 17.1-32.3
New Hanover 97 55 55.7 44.9-66.1 8 9.7 4.9-18.3 3 2.4 0.7- 7.8 8 7.0 3.4-13.9 23 25.1 16.6-36.2
Onslow 91 40 43.0 32.7-53.9 7 8.1 3.8-16.3 7 7.1 3.2-14.8 9 9.6 4.9-17.9 28 32.3 23.0-43.2
Orange 89 43 48.0 36.7-59.4 16 19.3 11.5-30.6 2 1.3 0.3- 4.9 9 10.5 5.4-19.4 19 21.0 13.4-31.2
Pitt 83 35 44.1 32.9-55.8 13 14.3 8.1-24.0 3 3.0 0.9- 9.3 5 6.5 2.6-15.2 27 32.2 22.3-43.9
Randolph 98 49 53.2 42.0-64.0 9 8.1 4.1-15.2 5 4.3 1.7-10.3 14 13.8 7.7-23.6 21 20.7 13.1-31.2
Robeson 80 31 37.7 27.0-49.7 10 11.7 6.2-21.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 8 10.9 5.1-21.7 30 39.1 28.1-51.3
Rowan 94 45 48.1 36.9-59.5 12 9.9 5.4-17.3 6 5.7 2.2-14.0 11 12.0 6.5-21.0 20 24.4 15.7-35.8
Union 99 44 44.8 33.9-56.3 12 14.3 6.7-28.0 3 2.1 0.6- 6.7 12 10.2 5.5-18.0 28 28.6 19.6-39.7
Wake 119 62 51.4 41.5-61.2 15 12.7 7.1-21.6 6 3.8 1.6- 8.8 8 7.9 3.8-15.7 28 24.2 16.6-33.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 100 45 46.4 35.9-57.1 14 13.7 8.0-22.5 6 6.4 2.9-13.6 9 7.8 3.9-15.2 26 25.7 17.4-36.2
Northeast Partnership II 116 63 52.7 43.0-62.3 14 12.0 7.0-19.8 3 3.5 1.0-11.0 9 6.6 3.3-12.7 27 25.2 17.5-34.8
Northeast Partnership I 108 51 41.7 30.4-53.8 13 10.6 5.9-18.3 4 3.1 1.1- 8.1 8 8.7 4.1-17.4 32 36.0 23.2-51.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 94 53 52.5 41.0-63.8 13 15.9 8.8-27.1 3 3.7 1.0-12.3 3 2.0 0.6- 6.6 22 25.9 16.7-37.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 102 42 42.8 32.6-53.7 11 9.4 4.8-17.4 3 5.1 1.5-15.7 10 10.7 5.4-20.0 36 32.0 23.1-42.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 116 60 53.2 43.4-62.7 19 16.7 10.5-25.5 3 2.4 0.7- 8.1 9 7.9 4.0-15.1 25 19.8 13.3-28.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 85 42 46.5 35.6-57.8 6 8.8 3.8-19.2 6 6.8 2.9-14.7 4 5.1 1.8-13.1 27 32.8 23.0-44.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 132 76 60.2 51.2-68.7 16 12.6 7.7-19.9 4 2.5 0.9- 6.5 10 6.8 3.5-12.7 26 18.0 12.1-25.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 144 71 47.1 38.2-56.3 21 14.5 9.1-22.2 6 4.5 1.9-10.4 8 4.9 2.3-10.1 38 29.0 21.2-38.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 80 39 47.1 35.6-59.0 8 11.5 5.0-24.2 3 3.6 1.1-10.9 10 11.2 5.8-20.5 20 26.6 17.3-38.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 98 42 38.3 27.5-50.3 11 10.6 5.6-19.3 3 9.9 2.3-34.3 12 11.4 5.9-20.8 30 29.8 19.6-42.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 113 56 47.7 37.5-58.1 13 11.2 6.2-19.3 6 6.1 2.4-14.9 10 7.1 3.6-13.6 28 27.9 19.1-38.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 152 67 48.3 39.1-57.7 26 16.2 10.4-24.3 7 5.0 2.3-10.4 13 8.2 4.3-15.0 39 22.4 15.7-30.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 258 126 44.9 37.9-52.1 33 12.1 8.4-17.0 11 5.1 2.7- 9.2 21 8.0 5.1-12.4 67 30.0 22.9-38.2
No 3,417 1,625 48.0 45.9-50.0 458 13.8 12.4-15.3 143 4.5 3.7- 5.6 298 8.0 7.0- 9.1 893 25.8 24.0-27.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,198 572 47.7 44.4-51.1 155 12.9 10.8-15.3 45 4.0 2.8- 5.6 96 7.9 6.3- 9.8 330 27.5 24.5-30.8
Piedmont 2,044 980 48.3 45.6-51.0 270 13.8 12.0-15.9 91 4.5 3.5- 5.7 180 7.7 6.5- 9.2 523 25.7 23.4-28.1
Western NC 433 199 46.1 40.5-51.7 66 14.5 11.1-18.8 18 5.9 3.3-10.1 43 9.1 6.4-12.7 107 24.4 19.9-29.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 248 115 49.3 42.0-56.7 42 15.8 11.2-21.9 10 5.0 2.6- 9.5 24 9.0 5.6-14.2 57 20.8 15.6-27.2
Northwest 749 363 47.9 43.6-52.2 95 12.9 10.2-16.1 33 4.1 2.7- 6.0 75 9.5 7.4-12.2 183 25.7 22.0-29.8
Charlotte 550 241 44.5 39.5-49.6 75 15.8 12.2-20.3 22 5.5 3.3- 9.0 50 7.2 5.1- 9.9 162 27.1 22.9-31.6
Greensboro 484 234 48.6 43.1-54.1 61 11.8 8.8-15.7 22 4.3 2.7- 6.9 43 7.6 5.3-10.7 124 27.7 23.0-33.0
Southern Regional 359 173 50.8 44.9-56.8 49 12.7 9.3-17.0 11 3.1 1.6- 5.8 31 7.9 5.3-11.6 95 25.5 20.8-31.0
Coastal 201 110 53.2 45.4-60.8 23 12.7 8.4-18.9 6 4.0 1.4-11.1 16 7.2 4.2-12.1 46 22.8 16.9-30.1
Wake 448 218 49.1 43.2-55.0 61 13.8 10.1-18.6 23 4.7 2.9- 7.4 33 7.5 4.9-11.4 113 24.9 20.1-30.3
Area L 147 81 52.5 43.1-61.7 17 13.3 7.7-21.9 5 4.1 1.5-10.7 8 4.8 2.3- 9.9 36 25.3 17.9-34.6
Eastern 462 213 45.0 39.6-50.5 63 13.6 10.4-17.6 19 3.7 2.3- 6.1 37 8.6 5.9-12.3 130 29.1 24.0-34.8

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* This question was asked only of only male respondents and reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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.

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