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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Women's Health

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  Total
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 6,636 4,692 71.7 70.3-73.0 904 13.1 12.2-14.1 277 3.9 3.4- 4.6 474 6.6 5.9- 7.4 289 4.7 4.0- 5.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 168 128 75.9 67.5-82.7 17 10.1 6.0-16.7 3 1.2 0.4- 3.6 12 6.1 3.3-11.1 8 6.7 2.9-14.6
Buncombe 157 111 70.3 61.9-77.5 19 13.3 8.3-20.5 6 4.4 1.9- 9.8 11 6.3 3.2-11.8 10 5.8 3.0-10.9
Cabarrus 174 123 72.7 64.8-79.3 18 12.4 7.5-19.7 7 3.7 1.6- 8.1 17 7.3 4.4-11.8 9 4.0 2.0- 8.1
Catawba 138 96 66.8 57.3-75.0 22 17.5 11.5-25.7 6 3.9 1.6- 9.0 9 7.5 3.5-15.5 5 4.3 1.6-10.9
Cumberland 218 158 71.3 64.1-77.6 27 12.3 8.3-18.0 12 5.5 2.8-10.4 10 5.5 2.8-10.6 11 5.4 2.8-10.1
Davidson 154 108 72.6 63.9-80.0 16 11.4 6.5-19.5 6 3.2 1.4- 7.2 17 8.6 5.1-14.1 7 4.2 1.8- 9.2
Durham 204 153 72.3 64.6-79.0 25 13.0 8.6-19.2 3 1.4 0.4- 4.3 11 6.1 3.3-11.0 12 7.2 3.5-14.0
Forsyth 204 152 77.2 70.4-82.8 26 10.2 6.8-15.0 6 2.7 1.1- 6.4 11 5.8 3.0-11.1 9 4.1 1.9- 8.7
Gaston 153 99 66.7 57.9-74.5 27 17.0 11.4-24.6 9 6.1 2.9-12.5 6 3.7 1.5- 8.8 12 6.5 3.4-12.1
Guilford 176 138 78.4 70.2-84.8 17 9.5 5.7-15.5 7 4.5 1.7-11.2 7 4.2 1.5-10.9 7 3.4 1.5- 7.5
Iredell 176 119 68.0 59.8-75.3 35 18.1 12.8-25.0 5 1.7 0.7- 4.2 10 6.7 3.4-12.8 7 5.5 2.3-12.3
Johnston 235 160 65.8 57.6-73.2 40 18.0 12.7-25.0 7 2.1 0.8- 5.1 17 9.4 5.1-16.6 11 4.7 2.3- 9.2
Mecklenburg 306 227 74.6 68.8-79.7 34 11.3 7.9-16.0 7 2.6 1.1- 6.0 29 7.9 5.2-11.8 9 3.5 1.7- 7.0
New Hanover 158 114 73.5 65.1-80.4 28 16.9 11.4-24.2 3 1.7 0.5- 6.2 9 6.6 3.2-13.1 4 1.3 0.5- 3.5
Onslow 177 129 71.2 63.1-78.1 20 12.6 7.8-19.6 12 7.4 4.1-13.0 10 5.3 2.8- 9.8 6 3.6 1.4- 8.9
Orange 213 165 74.3 66.5-80.9 28 16.8 11.1-24.6 5 1.5 0.6- 3.8 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 10 5.5 2.9-10.4
Pitt 179 125 71.8 64.2-78.3 25 12.7 8.4-18.8 6 3.2 1.3- 7.9 14 7.0 4.1-11.7 9 5.2 2.5-10.6
Randolph 141 98 69.2 59.5-77.4 15 9.7 5.7-16.1 8 6.0 2.6-13.3 14 11.2 5.9-20.3 6 3.8 1.6- 8.9
Robeson 174 118 68.7 59.9-76.3 26 12.9 8.5-19.2 9 5.2 2.4-11.2 15 9.0 4.8-16.1 6 4.2 1.7-10.3
Rowan 189 129 69.5 61.7-76.3 23 10.1 6.6-15.3 9 4.4 2.1- 9.0 20 11.2 6.8-18.1 8 4.7 2.3- 9.5
Union 209 145 70.2 62.4-77.0 25 10.3 6.5-15.9 11 5.1 2.7- 9.4 18 7.0 4.1-11.7 10 7.4 3.9-13.8
Wake 292 221 73.7 67.5-79.1 34 11.8 8.2-16.6 11 4.2 2.3- 7.6 11 3.9 2.0- 7.4 15 6.4 3.6-11.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 173 128 74.7 67.1-81.0 20 12.5 7.9-19.1 5 2.8 1.1- 6.9 14 6.9 4.0-11.6 6 3.1 1.3- 7.3
Northeast Partnership II 207 149 74.3 67.1-80.4 33 15.2 10.4-21.6 8 2.3 1.1- 4.6 13 5.9 3.3-10.4 4 2.3 0.7- 7.3
Northeast Partnership I 172 114 69.3 61.2-76.3 23 13.1 8.3-19.9 10 5.7 2.8-11.0 18 9.3 5.6-15.0 7 2.7 1.3- 5.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 167 114 72.4 64.5-79.1 18 9.5 5.8-15.1 13 7.8 4.3-13.7 17 7.9 4.7-13.1 5 2.4 0.9- 6.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 221 158 72.3 64.9-78.7 36 14.9 10.4-20.9 5 3.8 1.3-10.4 16 5.7 3.3- 9.8 6 3.3 1.3- 8.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 173 116 70.7 63.1-77.3 28 13.7 9.3-19.7 8 4.0 1.9- 8.3 16 9.5 5.7-15.6 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 182 125 72.5 65.1-78.9 29 13.6 9.2-19.6 5 2.0 0.8- 5.0 14 7.5 4.2-12.9 9 4.4 2.2- 8.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 194 131 70.2 62.4-77.0 32 17.6 12.1-24.9 14 5.6 3.2- 9.7 11 3.8 2.0- 7.4 6 2.7 0.9- 7.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 235 167 69.3 62.1-75.7 30 14.2 9.7-20.2 11 4.4 2.3- 8.1 14 4.4 2.5- 7.6 13 7.7 4.1-13.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 163 119 73.9 66.0-80.5 18 10.7 6.6-17.0 9 4.5 2.3- 8.8 12 7.0 3.8-12.6 5 3.8 1.5- 9.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 147 93 64.0 55.0-72.1 20 13.1 8.2-20.3 8 5.5 2.5-11.5 15 10.2 5.5-18.0 11 7.3 3.9-13.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 163 94 54.2 45.4-62.8 31 17.4 12.0-24.5 13 7.7 4.4-13.1 16 12.1 7.3-19.5 9 8.6 4.0-17.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 244 168 72.9 65.9-78.9 39 14.5 10.3-20.2 10 2.6 1.2- 5.4 15 5.0 2.5- 9.5 12 5.0 2.4-10.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 435 300 70.8 65.7-75.3 65 15.2 11.7-19.6 20 3.9 2.3- 6.4 37 7.7 5.5-10.8 13 2.4 1.2- 4.5
No 6,201 4,392 71.7 70.3-73.1 839 13.0 12.0-14.0 257 3.9 3.4- 4.6 437 6.5 5.8- 7.3 276 4.8 4.1- 5.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,309 1,632 72.0 69.8-74.1 325 13.4 11.9-15.1 100 4.1 3.2- 5.3 171 7.1 6.0- 8.4 81 3.3 2.6- 4.3
Piedmont 3,655 2,610 72.1 70.2-73.9 478 12.6 11.3-14.0 147 3.9 3.2- 4.8 250 6.3 5.3- 7.3 170 5.2 4.2- 6.3
Western NC 672 450 69.3 65.1-73.2 101 14.4 11.6-17.7 30 3.6 2.4- 5.4 53 6.8 4.9- 9.4 38 5.9 4.0- 8.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 393 273 72.1 66.5-77.1 57 14.2 10.7-18.7 16 3.2 1.8- 5.5 25 5.1 3.0- 8.4 22 5.4 3.2- 9.1
Northwest 1,187 819 70.1 66.9-73.1 170 13.1 11.1-15.5 52 4.2 3.0- 5.7 94 7.5 5.9- 9.5 52 5.2 3.7- 7.2
Charlotte 966 677 70.7 67.0-74.2 118 12.1 9.8-14.8 44 4.3 3.0- 6.2 83 8.3 6.3-10.7 44 4.7 3.1- 7.0
Greensboro 871 643 74.1 70.1-77.6 106 12.5 10.1-15.5 34 4.0 2.5- 6.3 51 5.5 3.7- 8.0 37 4.0 2.7- 5.8
Southern Regional 718 504 70.0 65.7-73.9 102 13.1 10.6-16.0 35 5.1 3.2- 7.9 46 6.3 4.4- 8.9 31 5.6 3.7- 8.4
Coastal 328 227 71.5 66.0-76.5 56 15.5 11.8-20.1 12 3.3 1.8- 6.0 27 8.7 5.9-12.9 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
Wake 972 702 72.7 69.0-76.2 137 13.0 10.6-15.8 26 3.0 1.9- 4.7 56 5.4 3.9- 7.5 51 5.9 4.1- 8.5
Area L 276 193 74.0 68.1-79.2 28 9.5 6.3-14.0 20 6.6 4.1-10.5 27 7.5 5.0-11.2 8 2.4 1.1- 5.2
Eastern 867 623 73.2 69.6-76.6 121 14.1 11.5-17.2 34 3.4 2.3- 5.0 61 6.4 4.8- 8.4 28 2.9 1.9- 4.4

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* Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator.* This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear 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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