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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 7,314 1,432 20.0 18.9-21.2 1,009 14.4 13.4-15.5 1,095 14.9 14.0-16.0 446 5.4 4.8- 6.0 3,332 45.3 43.8-46.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 217 32 15.5 10.7-21.7 32 14.4 10.0-20.3 33 16.7 11.4-23.9 18 9.4 5.7-15.0 102 44.1 36.8-51.6
Buncombe 195 44 21.3 15.8-28.1 27 11.9 7.9-17.5 34 18.6 13.2-25.7 12 6.0 3.2-11.0 78 42.2 34.5-50.2
Cabarrus 199 34 17.2 11.9-24.2 28 12.7 8.5-18.5 32 15.4 10.7-21.6 11 4.8 2.4- 9.3 94 50.0 42.0-58.0
Catawba 192 34 17.4 12.3-24.0 21 10.8 6.9-16.4 26 12.1 7.9-18.0 8 3.8 1.8- 7.9 103 56.0 48.1-63.6
Cumberland 191 51 29.1 22.3-37.2 28 17.1 11.2-25.2 33 15.2 10.6-21.3 7 2.3 1.0- 5.2 72 36.2 29.0-44.2
Davidson 183 34 22.4 15.3-31.7 26 14.3 9.1-21.8 27 13.2 8.8-19.5 7 3.8 1.8- 8.0 89 46.2 37.8-54.8
Durham 164 30 19.2 13.3-26.9 34 19.8 13.9-27.5 27 15.6 10.3-23.0 7 3.5 1.5- 7.7 66 41.9 33.7-50.6
Forsyth 227 54 26.0 19.8-33.2 34 14.9 10.3-21.0 34 16.4 11.6-22.6 14 5.5 3.0- 9.7 91 37.3 30.5-44.6
Gaston 191 37 18.7 13.3-25.6 23 13.0 8.2-20.1 28 12.8 8.5-18.8 15 7.6 4.5-12.7 88 47.9 39.8-56.1
Guilford 223 45 18.9 13.6-25.8 42 21.5 15.8-28.4 42 20.0 14.6-26.6 15 4.6 2.6- 7.9 79 35.0 28.3-42.4
Iredell 217 31 12.1 8.3-17.4 25 13.7 9.0-20.4 27 12.2 8.1-17.8 18 7.2 4.4-11.5 116 54.8 47.3-62.1
Johnston 226 50 18.5 13.5-24.9 28 11.1 7.3-16.3 42 20.4 14.5-27.8 17 7.9 3.9-15.1 89 42.2 34.2-50.7
Mecklenburg 261 53 19.1 14.2-25.2 45 18.4 13.6-24.5 49 19.0 14.2-25.1 12 4.2 2.2- 7.7 102 39.3 32.7-46.3
New Hanover 192 47 25.2 19.0-32.5 23 11.3 7.3-17.1 39 22.3 16.4-29.7 13 6.1 3.4-10.6 70 35.2 28.1-42.9
Onslow 148 30 18.7 12.8-26.4 22 16.0 10.4-23.7 17 14.8 8.7-24.1 10 5.7 3.0-10.7 69 44.8 36.0-53.9
Orange 172 37 24.3 17.1-33.3 30 16.6 11.3-23.7 30 16.7 11.3-23.8 15 8.0 4.7-13.2 60 34.5 26.9-43.0
Pitt 148 30 18.5 12.6-26.4 24 16.2 10.3-24.5 26 17.9 12.0-26.0 5 3.0 1.2- 7.4 63 44.3 35.4-53.6
Randolph 178 39 19.7 14.1-26.8 30 18.5 12.5-26.4 30 16.2 11.0-23.3 12 7.4 3.9-13.4 67 38.2 30.1-47.1
Robeson 186 36 20.6 14.6-28.2 21 9.4 5.8-14.8 24 11.5 7.4-17.4 7 3.3 1.5- 7.3 98 55.3 47.0-63.2
Rowan 212 29 13.4 9.1-19.3 21 9.4 5.9-14.5 34 16.4 11.3-23.2 14 4.5 2.5- 8.0 114 56.3 48.6-63.7
Union 191 31 16.5 11.3-23.6 30 14.7 10.0-21.2 32 18.4 11.7-27.8 12 7.4 3.5-15.1 86 43.0 34.8-51.5
Wake 202 43 23.7 17.5-31.4 33 15.4 10.5-22.0 33 15.3 10.7-21.4 5 1.9 0.7- 4.9 88 43.7 35.9-51.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 196 48 26.3 19.9-33.9 24 10.4 6.9-15.6 26 13.4 8.7-20.0 12 4.5 2.4- 8.5 86 45.4 37.6-53.4
Northeast Partnership II 287 62 22.0 17.2-27.8 33 11.7 8.1-16.8 33 10.3 7.1-14.7 19 7.1 4.4-11.3 140 48.8 42.4-55.3
Northeast Partnership I 229 37 15.6 10.9-21.7 19 6.9 4.3-10.9 28 12.9 8.7-18.7 9 4.5 2.2- 8.7 136 60.2 52.8-67.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 206 51 24.6 18.4-32.1 24 11.8 7.4-18.4 13 6.9 3.6-13.0 12 3.9 1.9- 7.6 106 52.7 44.4-60.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 221 34 14.7 9.9-21.2 44 20.4 14.9-27.3 32 14.4 9.9-20.3 13 4.3 2.2- 8.3 98 46.2 38.5-54.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 228 42 18.6 13.6-24.9 35 16.7 11.7-23.2 32 12.3 8.5-17.5 15 6.3 3.6-10.8 104 46.2 39.0-53.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 202 40 19.1 13.9-25.6 23 9.7 6.2-14.9 17 6.8 4.1-11.2 12 6.7 3.6-12.2 110 57.6 49.9-64.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 254 65 27.7 21.9-34.5 33 12.6 8.8-17.7 38 14.3 10.0-19.9 24 9.0 5.9-13.7 94 36.4 30.0-43.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 267 44 16.6 12.2-22.2 31 11.9 8.1-17.0 47 18.3 13.3-24.5 20 6.4 3.9-10.4 125 46.8 40.0-53.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 180 30 18.3 12.7-25.6 26 14.2 9.5-20.7 29 14.9 9.6-22.6 7 3.6 1.6- 8.2 88 48.9 40.7-57.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 196 33 16.8 11.4-24.1 24 11.1 7.1-17.1 31 12.4 8.5-17.9 11 6.3 3.1-12.2 97 53.4 44.1-62.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 203 41 19.6 14.2-26.4 29 12.7 8.6-18.3 23 10.8 6.9-16.5 13 5.9 3.3-10.4 97 51.0 43.3-58.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 330 54 16.6 12.2-22.1 37 13.6 9.5-19.2 47 14.7 10.7-19.8 25 7.6 4.7-12.2 167 47.5 41.0-54.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 572 113 20.3 16.8-24.3 59 9.8 7.4-12.8 68 11.3 8.8-14.4 30 5.3 3.6- 7.7 302 53.4 48.7-57.9
No 6,742 1,319 20.0 18.8-21.3 950 14.7 13.6-15.8 1,027 15.2 14.1-16.3 416 5.4 4.8- 6.1 3,030 44.7 43.2-46.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,468 518 21.2 19.3-23.2 329 13.9 12.2-15.7 353 13.8 12.3-15.5 145 5.1 4.2- 6.1 1,123 46.1 43.7-48.5
Piedmont 3,977 746 19.6 18.1-21.3 571 15.2 13.8-16.7 615 16.0 14.5-17.5 245 5.2 4.5- 6.0 1,800 44.0 42.0-45.9
Western NC 869 168 19.1 16.2-22.5 109 12.7 10.2-15.7 127 13.7 11.3-16.6 56 6.6 4.8- 9.0 409 47.9 43.8-52.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 515 97 17.9 14.2-22.2 63 13.2 9.9-17.5 80 16.1 12.6-20.2 37 7.4 4.9-10.9 238 45.5 40.2-50.8
Northwest 1,447 265 20.3 17.8-23.1 181 12.8 10.8-15.0 207 13.5 11.5-15.8 83 4.9 3.8- 6.4 711 48.5 45.4-51.7
Charlotte 1,032 186 18.0 15.2-21.2 151 15.4 12.8-18.4 171 17.2 14.4-20.4 63 5.5 4.1- 7.4 461 43.9 40.1-47.7
Greensboro 977 192 19.6 16.5-23.1 159 18.2 15.2-21.7 158 16.9 14.0-20.2 75 6.7 5.2- 8.8 393 38.5 34.7-42.5
Southern Regional 752 167 24.1 20.6-28.1 99 14.1 11.2-17.6 112 14.0 11.4-17.0 47 4.9 3.6- 6.7 327 42.9 38.7-47.2
Coastal 403 83 19.6 15.7-24.2 59 16.1 12.2-20.9 70 16.8 13.2-21.1 23 5.4 3.4- 8.4 168 42.2 36.7-47.8
Wake 887 179 20.8 17.4-24.7 128 13.9 11.2-17.2 136 15.4 12.6-18.7 42 3.5 2.4- 5.2 402 46.4 42.0-50.8
Area L 328 68 21.6 16.7-27.4 39 13.0 9.1-18.3 24 5.8 3.7- 8.9 21 5.5 3.4- 8.9 176 54.2 47.6-60.6
Eastern 927 192 21.0 18.0-24.3 126 13.2 10.8-16.0 130 14.4 11.9-17.3 53 5.1 3.7- 7.0 426 46.3 42.5-50.2

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* This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy examsand 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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