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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 14,558 2,077 13.3 12.6-14.0 12,481 86.7 86.0-87.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 393 59 16.0 12.1-20.9 334 84.0 79.1-87.9
Buncombe 357 52 13.3 9.9-17.7 305 86.7 82.3-90.1
Cabarrus 406 49 11.0 7.9-15.0 357 89.0 85.0-92.1
Catawba 363 49 16.1 11.3-22.2 314 83.9 77.8-88.7
Cumberland 426 61 13.1 10.0-17.0 365 86.9 83.0-90.0
Davidson 372 51 12.8 9.4-17.2 321 87.2 82.8-90.6
Durham 405 50 10.7 7.8-14.3 355 89.3 85.7-92.2
Forsyth 436 45 9.4 6.8-12.9 391 90.6 87.1-93.2
Gaston 363 69 18.6 14.4-23.6 294 81.4 76.4-85.6
Guilford 413 38 6.8 4.8- 9.7 375 93.2 90.3-95.2
Iredell 416 50 10.2 7.6-13.6 366 89.8 86.4-92.4
Johnston 471 86 17.8 13.8-22.6 385 82.2 77.4-86.2
Mecklenburg 618 75 11.0 8.5-14.1 543 89.0 85.9-91.5
New Hanover 365 46 13.0 9.5-17.6 319 87.0 82.4-90.5
Onslow 379 52 13.1 9.8-17.3 327 86.9 82.7-90.2
Orange 403 33 9.1 6.2-13.2 370 90.9 86.8-93.8
Pitt 371 34 8.9 6.0-12.9 337 91.1 87.1-94.0
Randolph 342 42 12.4 8.6-17.4 300 87.6 82.6-91.4
Robeson 368 73 19.2 15.0-24.2 295 80.8 75.8-85.0
Rowan 442 75 17.6 13.6-22.5 367 82.4 77.5-86.4
Union 418 61 13.7 10.4-17.9 357 86.3 82.1-89.6
Wake 583 48 8.9 6.2-12.4 535 91.1 87.6-93.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 347 53 11.7 8.7-15.5 294 88.3 84.5-91.3
Northeast Partnership II 465 83 16.7 13.3-20.7 382 83.3 79.3-86.7
Northeast Partnership I 388 85 21.2 16.9-26.3 303 78.8 73.7-83.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 353 53 15.2 11.1-20.5 300 84.8 79.5-88.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 450 67 14.1 10.8-18.2 383 85.9 81.8-89.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 392 66 15.5 12.0-19.9 326 84.5 80.1-88.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 390 55 12.5 9.4-16.4 335 87.5 83.6-90.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 444 58 13.6 10.1-18.0 386 86.4 82.0-89.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 518 82 14.7 11.6-18.4 436 85.3 81.6-88.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 354 63 18.2 14.0-23.4 291 81.8 76.6-86.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 349 51 17.8 12.3-25.2 298 82.2 74.8-87.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 418 70 16.0 12.4-20.4 348 84.0 79.6-87.6
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 580 93 14.6 11.4-18.5 487 85.4 81.5-88.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 962 183 17.3 14.8-20.1 779 82.7 79.9-85.2
No 13,596 1,894 13.0 12.3-13.8 11,702 87.0 86.2-87.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,861 780 15.0 13.9-16.3 4,081 85.0 83.7-86.1
Piedmont 8,108 1,037 11.5 10.6-12.4 7,071 88.5 87.6-89.4
Western NC 1,589 260 16.4 14.2-18.8 1,329 83.6 81.2-85.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 916 141 14.2 11.6-17.2 775 85.8 82.8-88.4
Northwest 2,829 413 15.3 13.7-17.1 2,416 84.7 82.9-86.3
Charlotte 2,146 300 12.2 10.7-14.0 1,846 87.8 86.0-89.3
Greensboro 1,891 217 10.0 8.6-11.7 1,674 90.0 88.3-91.4
Southern Regional 1,520 250 15.0 13.0-17.2 1,270 85.0 82.8-87.0
Coastal 730 105 14.5 11.7-17.8 625 85.5 82.2-88.3
Wake 2,007 259 11.0 9.3-13.0 1,748 89.0 87.0-90.7
Area L 576 110 18.3 14.8-22.5 466 81.7 77.5-85.2
Eastern 1,837 268 13.4 11.7-15.4 1,569 86.6 84.6-88.3

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^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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