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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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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 9,337 6,517 69.9 68.8-71.1 1,133 12.1 11.3-12.9 373 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,314 14.2 13.3-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 278 205 72.4 65.8-78.1 28 10.8 7.2-15.9 11 3.0 1.6- 5.6 34 13.9 9.6-19.7 0 0.0 . - .
Buncombe 224 163 72.9 66.0-78.8 24 10.8 7.1-16.2 7 2.9 1.3- 6.4 30 13.4 9.2-19.0 0 0.0 . - .
Cabarrus 263 182 69.9 63.3-75.7 24 9.5 6.0-14.7 11 3.7 1.9- 6.9 46 17.0 12.5-22.6 0 0.0 . - .
Catawba 220 151 66.7 59.3-73.3 28 13.7 9.4-19.6 7 3.3 1.5- 7.4 34 16.3 11.4-22.8 0 0.0 . - .
Cumberland 285 196 67.2 60.8-73.0 33 12.4 8.7-17.5 10 3.5 1.7- 6.9 46 16.9 12.5-22.3 0 0.0 . - .
Davidson 233 148 64.1 56.6-70.9 33 15.9 10.9-22.6 11 4.3 2.3- 8.0 41 15.7 11.1-21.7 0 0.0 . - .
Durham 259 192 75.9 69.8-81.1 33 11.9 8.3-16.8 4 2.1 0.7- 5.6 30 10.2 6.9-14.7 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 282 202 72.4 66.2-77.9 33 10.7 7.4-15.2 9 3.2 1.5- 6.4 38 13.7 9.7-19.1 0 0.0 . - .
Gaston 233 152 66.2 59.0-72.7 37 13.5 9.5-18.9 8 4.0 1.9- 8.4 36 16.2 11.5-22.5 0 0.0 . - .
Guilford 246 191 78.0 71.4-83.5 20 9.2 5.6-14.9 8 2.6 1.3- 5.2 27 10.2 6.6-15.3 0 0.0 . - .
Iredell 254 185 72.0 65.4-77.8 35 13.6 9.6-18.9 6 1.7 0.8- 4.0 28 12.6 8.5-18.5 0 0.0 . - .
Johnston 316 217 65.1 58.1-71.6 40 13.1 9.3-18.1 5 2.1 0.8- 5.8 54 19.6 14.3-26.3 0 0.0 . - .
Mecklenburg 388 281 70.3 64.8-75.2 35 9.4 6.6-13.4 15 3.5 2.0- 6.1 57 16.8 12.8-21.7 0 0.0 . - .
New Hanover 222 161 72.2 65.2-78.4 36 16.1 11.4-22.3 5 2.0 0.8- 5.2 20 9.6 6.0-15.0 0 0.0 . - .
Onslow 242 161 63.3 56.2-69.8 30 13.6 9.3-19.5 13 5.9 3.4-10.1 38 17.2 12.4-23.3 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 256 200 78.3 72.0-83.5 31 11.9 8.2-16.9 7 2.1 0.9- 4.9 18 7.7 4.6-12.8 0 0.0 . - .
Pitt 223 156 71.0 64.2-77.0 31 13.6 9.4-19.1 10 4.1 2.0- 8.1 26 11.4 7.6-16.7 0 0.0 . - .
Randolph 207 131 63.3 55.3-70.7 25 11.4 7.5-17.0 16 6.3 3.6-10.8 35 18.9 13.0-26.7 0 0.0 . - .
Robeson 253 168 63.8 56.3-70.7 36 15.4 10.7-21.7 9 3.4 1.6- 7.3 40 17.3 12.2-24.1 0 0.0 . - .
Rowan 284 190 65.9 59.4-71.8 33 10.7 7.3-15.4 16 6.3 3.7-10.4 45 17.2 12.6-22.9 0 0.0 . - .
Union 298 196 68.7 62.3-74.4 33 9.9 6.7-14.4 11 3.2 1.7- 5.9 58 18.2 13.7-23.8 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 358 271 74.7 69.1-79.6 43 11.9 8.5-16.2 11 3.3 1.8- 6.0 33 10.1 6.8-14.8 0 0.0 . - .
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 221 162 72.1 65.1-78.2 21 11.0 7.1-16.6 10 4.5 2.3- 8.4 28 12.5 8.5-18.0 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership II 318 216 67.9 61.8-73.4 36 11.7 8.2-16.3 12 2.9 1.6- 5.1 54 17.6 13.3-23.0 0 0.0 . - .
Northeast Partnership I 257 178 69.7 63.0-75.7 28 10.7 7.1-15.7 12 5.4 2.9- 9.9 39 14.2 10.0-19.6 0 0.0 . - .
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 230 156 70.5 63.6-76.7 22 9.6 6.2-14.6 16 5.9 3.4-10.2 36 13.9 9.7-19.6 0 0.0 . - .
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 300 207 69.9 63.5-75.6 34 10.5 7.2-14.9 9 2.9 1.4- 5.8 50 16.7 12.1-22.6 0 0.0 . - .
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 250 168 68.2 61.6-74.1 33 12.0 8.3-16.9 15 5.1 3.0- 8.6 34 14.8 10.5-20.4 0 0.0 . - .
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 260 185 72.0 65.7-77.6 32 11.7 8.0-16.7 6 2.1 0.9- 4.9 37 14.2 10.2-19.5 0 0.0 . - .
Chatham/Lee/Moore 273 189 69.1 62.3-75.2 38 13.9 9.9-19.2 14 5.0 2.6- 9.4 32 12.0 7.9-17.8 0 0.0 . - .
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 331 233 68.7 62.7-74.2 37 11.9 8.5-16.4 16 5.0 3.0- 8.3 45 14.4 10.3-19.6 0 0.0 . - .
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 227 158 69.2 62.2-75.4 23 10.5 6.8-16.0 9 2.7 1.3- 5.5 37 17.6 12.7-23.8 0 0.0 . - .
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 220 150 67.1 59.8-73.7 27 12.7 8.4-18.7 15 7.9 4.5-13.6 28 12.3 8.3-17.9 0 0.0 . - .
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 248 157 61.4 54.2-68.0 41 16.1 11.8-21.7 14 5.8 3.3-10.0 36 16.7 11.7-23.3 0 0.0 . - .
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 378 259 69.2 63.2-74.5 60 15.9 12.0-20.8 15 3.8 2.1- 6.8 44 11.1 7.8-15.7 0 0.0 . - .
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 643 437 67.5 63.3-71.5 75 12.1 9.5-15.3 27 4.1 2.7- 6.1 104 16.3 13.3-19.9 0 0.0 . - .
No 8,694 6,080 70.1 68.9-71.3 1,058 12.1 11.3-13.0 346 3.8 3.3- 4.3 1,210 14.1 13.2-15.0 0 0.0 . - .
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,176 2,187 68.6 66.7-70.5 380 11.8 10.6-13.2 132 4.0 3.3- 4.9 477 15.5 14.0-17.1 0 0.0 . - .
Piedmont 5,154 3,635 71.0 69.4-72.6 615 11.7 10.6-12.8 198 3.5 3.0- 4.2 706 13.8 12.6-15.1 0 0.0 . - .
Western NC 1,007 695 68.6 65.0-71.9 138 14.2 11.8-17.0 43 4.2 3.0- 5.9 131 13.0 10.7-15.7 0 0.0 . - .
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 593 414 69.8 65.2-74.2 83 14.6 11.5-18.3 22 3.6 2.2- 5.9 74 12.0 9.1-15.6 0 0.0 . - .
Northwest 1,763 1,219 68.9 66.2-71.5 221 12.3 10.6-14.3 74 4.3 3.3- 5.6 249 14.5 12.6-16.6 0 0.0 . - .
Charlotte 1,384 953 68.8 65.6-71.9 158 11.1 9.2-13.3 54 3.8 2.7- 5.2 219 16.3 13.9-19.1 0 0.0 . - .
Greensboro 1,217 881 72.6 69.3-75.7 136 11.3 9.2-13.9 56 3.5 2.6- 4.8 144 12.5 10.3-15.2 0 0.0 . - .
Southern Regional 994 673 66.9 63.3-70.3 126 12.9 10.6-15.5 42 3.9 2.8- 5.5 153 16.3 13.6-19.5 0 0.0 . - .
Coastal 460 323 70.0 65.1-74.4 63 13.0 10.0-16.7 19 3.7 2.3- 5.9 55 13.4 10.1-17.5 0 0.0 . - .
Wake 1,282 925 73.1 69.9-76.2 164 12.1 10.0-14.6 30 2.9 1.9- 4.3 163 11.8 9.7-14.4 0 0.0 . - .
Area L 384 263 70.6 65.2-75.4 36 9.8 6.9-13.7 22 5.1 3.2- 8.1 63 14.5 11.1-18.8 0 0.0 . - .
Eastern 1,188 828 69.9 66.7-72.9 137 11.3 9.3-13.6 51 4.0 2.9- 5.5 172 14.8 12.5-17.3 0 0.0 . - .

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* This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam 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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