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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 14,438 8,076 53.6 52.5-54.6 6,362 46.4 45.4-47.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 391 213 53.1 47.3-58.8 178 46.9 41.2-52.7
Buncombe 360 246 64.4 58.4-70.0 114 35.6 30.0-41.6
Cabarrus 417 236 54.4 49.0-59.8 181 45.6 40.2-51.0
Catawba 368 207 51.8 45.7-57.8 161 48.2 42.2-54.3
Cumberland 425 260 58.1 52.6-63.5 165 41.9 36.5-47.4
Davidson 362 162 38.8 33.1-44.9 200 61.2 55.1-66.9
Durham 395 243 57.7 51.8-63.5 152 42.3 36.5-48.2
Forsyth 427 253 56.4 51.0-61.7 174 43.6 38.3-49.0
Gaston 364 190 51.1 45.2-56.9 174 48.9 43.1-54.8
Guilford 408 247 56.6 50.8-62.2 161 43.4 37.8-49.2
Iredell 412 243 57.9 52.3-63.3 169 42.1 36.7-47.7
Johnston 462 248 51.9 46.2-57.5 214 48.1 42.5-53.8
Mecklenburg 612 381 58.1 53.5-62.5 231 41.9 37.5-46.5
New Hanover 363 231 62.8 56.9-68.3 132 37.2 31.7-43.1
Onslow 378 224 58.1 52.3-63.6 154 41.9 36.4-47.7
Orange 399 255 62.4 56.7-67.8 144 37.6 32.2-43.3
Pitt 369 198 49.2 43.4-55.0 171 50.8 45.0-56.6
Randolph 334 183 49.9 43.6-56.1 151 50.1 43.9-56.4
Robeson 362 159 43.0 37.1-49.0 203 57.0 51.0-62.9
Rowan 428 210 45.9 40.6-51.4 218 54.1 48.6-59.4
Union 422 279 66.2 60.7-71.4 143 33.8 28.6-39.3
Wake 582 347 55.7 50.9-60.4 235 44.3 39.6-49.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 344 197 55.2 49.0-61.2 147 44.8 38.8-51.0
Northeast Partnership II 456 237 49.1 43.9-54.4 219 50.9 45.6-56.1
Northeast Partnership I 379 161 39.5 34.1-45.2 218 60.5 54.8-65.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 353 175 49.1 43.0-55.2 178 50.9 44.8-57.0
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 448 233 48.4 43.0-53.9 215 51.6 46.1-57.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 392 220 54.6 48.9-60.1 172 45.4 39.9-51.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 390 182 45.4 40.0-51.0 208 54.6 49.0-60.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 441 284 57.6 51.9-63.1 157 42.4 36.9-48.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 511 266 47.1 42.1-52.2 245 52.9 47.8-57.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 348 171 47.8 42.0-53.7 177 52.2 46.3-58.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 346 196 57.5 51.0-63.7 150 42.5 36.3-49.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 410 210 47.7 42.1-53.3 200 52.3 46.7-57.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 580 329 54.3 49.1-59.3 251 45.7 40.7-50.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 943 461 47.1 43.4-50.8 482 52.9 49.2-56.6
No 13,495 7,615 53.9 52.9-55.0 5,880 46.1 45.0-47.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,819 2,588 51.5 49.7-53.2 2,231 48.5 46.8-50.3
Piedmont 8,035 4,564 54.3 52.9-55.7 3,471 45.7 44.3-47.1
Western NC 1,584 924 54.9 51.9-58.0 660 45.1 42.0-48.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 919 565 57.5 53.4-61.5 354 42.5 38.5-46.6
Northwest 2,788 1,496 50.8 48.5-53.1 1,292 49.2 46.9-51.5
Charlotte 2,148 1,261 56.1 53.4-58.7 887 43.9 41.3-46.6
Greensboro 1,866 1,093 55.7 52.7-58.6 773 44.3 41.4-47.3
Southern Regional 1,501 811 52.3 49.2-55.4 690 47.7 44.6-50.8
Coastal 730 436 56.3 52.0-60.5 294 43.7 39.5-48.0
Wake 1,981 1,107 54.1 51.2-57.0 874 45.9 43.0-48.8
Area L 568 256 44.5 39.7-49.3 312 55.5 50.7-60.3
Eastern 1,823 1,001 52.4 49.6-55.1 822 47.6 44.9-50.4

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*Data for this table were derived from the first three folic acid questions. See the 2004 questionnaire.

^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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