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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 6,713 6,424 95.4 94.6-96.0 289 4.6 4.0- 5.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 170 162 93.4 85.5-97.1 8 6.6 2.9-14.5
Buncombe 158 148 94.2 89.1-97.0 10 5.8 3.0-10.9
Cabarrus 175 166 96.0 91.9-98.0 9 4.0 2.0- 8.1
Catawba 138 133 95.7 89.1-98.4 5 4.3 1.6-10.9
Cumberland 223 212 94.7 90.1-97.3 11 5.3 2.7- 9.9
Davidson 154 147 95.8 90.8-98.2 7 4.2 1.8- 9.2
Durham 205 193 92.9 86.1-96.5 12 7.1 3.5-13.9
Forsyth 205 196 95.9 91.3-98.1 9 4.1 1.9- 8.7
Gaston 156 144 93.6 88.1-96.7 12 6.4 3.3-11.9
Guilford 178 171 96.6 92.5-98.5 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5
Iredell 180 173 94.6 87.8-97.7 7 5.4 2.3-12.2
Johnston 235 224 95.3 90.8-97.7 11 4.7 2.3- 9.2
Mecklenburg 309 300 96.5 93.1-98.3 9 3.5 1.7- 6.9
New Hanover 158 154 98.7 96.5-99.5 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
Onslow 179 173 96.4 91.2-98.6 6 3.6 1.4- 8.8
Orange 215 205 94.5 89.6-97.2 10 5.5 2.8-10.4
Pitt 181 172 94.8 89.5-97.5 9 5.2 2.5-10.5
Randolph 143 137 96.2 91.2-98.4 6 3.8 1.6- 8.8
Robeson 174 168 95.8 89.7-98.3 6 4.2 1.7-10.3
Rowan 192 184 95.3 90.6-97.8 8 4.7 2.2- 9.4
Union 211 201 92.6 86.2-96.2 10 7.4 3.8-13.8
Wake 297 282 93.7 89.1-96.4 15 6.3 3.6-10.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 174 168 96.9 92.7-98.7 6 3.1 1.3- 7.3
Northeast Partnership II 207 203 97.7 92.7-99.3 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3
Northeast Partnership I 172 165 97.3 94.1-98.7 7 2.7 1.3- 5.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 169 164 97.6 93.7-99.1 5 2.4 0.9- 6.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 222 216 96.8 92.1-98.7 6 3.2 1.3- 7.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 177 172 98.0 95.0-99.2 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 185 176 95.6 91.1-97.9 9 4.4 2.1- 8.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 198 192 97.4 92.7-99.1 6 2.6 0.9- 7.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 242 229 92.5 86.5-96.0 13 7.5 4.0-13.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 165 160 96.2 90.6-98.5 5 3.8 1.5- 9.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 151 140 92.8 87.1-96.2 11 7.2 3.8-12.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 167 158 91.5 82.5-96.1 9 8.5 3.9-17.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 248 236 95.1 90.1-97.6 12 4.9 2.4- 9.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 435 422 97.6 95.5-98.8 13 2.4 1.2- 4.5
No 6,278 6,002 95.2 94.5-95.9 276 4.8 4.1- 5.5
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,328 2,247 96.7 95.7-97.5 81 3.3 2.5- 4.3
Piedmont 3,703 3,533 94.9 93.8-95.8 170 5.1 4.2- 6.2
Western NC 682 644 94.2 91.5-96.1 38 5.8 3.9- 8.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 398 376 94.7 91.0-96.9 22 5.3 3.1- 9.0
Northwest 1,201 1,149 94.9 92.9-96.3 52 5.1 3.7- 7.1
Charlotte 979 935 95.4 93.1-96.9 44 4.6 3.1- 6.9
Greensboro 883 846 96.1 94.3-97.3 37 3.9 2.7- 5.7
Southern Regional 729 698 94.5 91.8-96.4 31 5.5 3.6- 8.2
Coastal 332 326 99.1 97.9-99.6 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
Wake 982 931 94.1 91.6-96.0 51 5.9 4.0- 8.4
Area L 277 269 97.6 94.9-98.9 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1
Eastern 871 843 97.1 95.6-98.1 28 2.9 1.9- 4.4

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* Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator

^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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