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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 15,036 11,128 74.8 73.9-75.7 3,908 25.2 24.3-26.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 285 70.6 65.1-75.5 118 29.4 24.5-34.9
Buncombe 366 298 81.9 77.2-85.9 68 18.1 14.1-22.8
Cabarrus 430 338 80.8 76.3-84.6 92 19.2 15.4-23.7
Catawba 376 281 76.4 71.1-80.9 95 23.6 19.1-28.9
Cumberland 451 336 75.0 70.1-79.4 115 25.0 20.6-29.9
Davidson 383 266 69.0 62.8-74.6 117 31.0 25.4-37.2
Durham 411 329 77.3 71.7-82.0 82 22.7 18.0-28.3
Forsyth 448 354 80.4 75.9-84.2 94 19.6 15.8-24.1
Gaston 375 277 74.2 68.8-78.9 98 25.8 21.1-31.2
Guilford 426 327 78.1 73.4-82.1 99 21.9 17.9-26.6
Iredell 433 322 74.3 69.3-78.8 111 25.7 21.2-30.7
Johnston 482 337 69.4 63.9-74.3 145 30.6 25.7-36.1
Mecklenburg 643 506 78.0 74.0-81.6 137 22.0 18.4-26.0
New Hanover 374 298 79.4 74.1-83.8 76 20.6 16.2-25.9
Onslow 391 308 79.8 75.0-83.8 83 20.2 16.2-25.0
Orange 410 343 83.6 79.0-87.4 67 16.4 12.6-21.0
Pitt 378 286 73.6 68.1-78.5 92 26.4 21.5-31.9
Randolph 347 257 70.8 64.6-76.4 90 29.2 23.6-35.4
Robeson 375 244 65.0 59.1-70.5 131 35.0 29.5-40.9
Rowan 444 315 71.1 65.9-75.7 129 28.9 24.3-34.1
Union 435 326 76.7 72.0-80.9 109 23.3 19.1-28.0
Wake 595 497 82.3 78.2-85.8 98 17.7 14.2-21.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 364 270 73.9 68.1-78.9 94 26.1 21.1-31.9
Northeast Partnership II 482 318 64.7 59.6-69.5 164 35.3 30.5-40.4
Northeast Partnership I 399 264 66.9 61.0-72.4 135 33.1 27.6-39.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 367 245 71.7 66.3-76.5 122 28.3 23.5-33.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 472 321 68.6 63.4-73.3 151 31.4 26.7-36.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 417 303 70.8 65.4-75.7 114 29.2 24.3-34.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 409 286 71.5 66.4-76.1 123 28.5 23.9-33.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 457 356 76.9 71.8-81.3 101 23.1 18.7-28.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 539 374 68.9 64.1-73.3 165 31.1 26.7-35.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 364 256 72.6 67.3-77.3 108 27.4 22.7-32.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 361 257 69.0 62.0-75.2 104 31.0 24.8-38.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 428 319 75.1 70.1-79.5 109 24.9 20.5-29.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 601 429 73.9 69.4-77.9 172 26.1 22.1-30.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,000 673 67.3 63.6-70.7 327 32.7 29.3-36.4
No 14,036 10,455 75.3 74.3-76.2 3,581 24.7 23.8-25.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,042 3,605 71.3 69.8-72.9 1,437 28.7 27.1-30.2
Piedmont 8,356 6,309 76.7 75.5-77.9 2,047 23.3 22.1-24.5
Western NC 1,638 1,214 74.6 71.9-77.2 424 25.4 22.8-28.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 946 711 76.3 72.8-79.5 235 23.7 20.5-27.2
Northwest 2,906 2,138 74.4 72.4-76.3 768 25.6 23.7-27.6
Charlotte 2,230 1,704 77.8 75.6-79.9 526 22.2 20.1-24.4
Greensboro 1,944 1,460 74.9 72.4-77.2 484 25.1 22.8-27.6
Southern Regional 1,575 1,135 73.1 70.3-75.7 440 26.9 24.3-29.7
Coastal 761 582 75.6 71.9-79.0 179 24.4 21.0-28.1
Wake 2,049 1,553 77.7 75.2-80.0 496 22.3 20.0-24.8
Area L 597 401 69.6 65.2-73.6 196 30.4 26.4-34.8
Eastern 1,895 1,375 71.5 68.9-74.0 520 28.5 26.0-31.1

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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.

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