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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Always Nearly always Sometimes Seldom Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 14,297 2,482 15.8 15.1-16.5 3,766 25.4 24.5-26.3 5,450 39.9 38.8-40.9 1,534 11.3 10.7-12.0 1,065 7.6 7.1- 8.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 385 70 18.1 14.0-23.0 87 21.5 16.9-26.8 153 40.2 34.7-45.9 50 14.1 10.6-18.7 25 6.1 4.0- 9.3
Buncombe 350 48 12.8 9.4-17.3 87 25.1 20.3-30.6 145 42.7 37.0-48.7 46 13.4 10.0-17.9 24 5.9 3.8- 9.2
Cabarrus 403 50 10.3 7.6-13.9 130 31.6 26.7-37.0 145 38.7 33.5-44.3 44 11.0 8.0-14.8 34 8.3 5.8-12.0
Catawba 358 51 12.3 9.1-16.3 104 28.2 23.1-33.9 130 38.4 32.7-44.5 41 13.3 8.9-19.5 32 7.8 5.3-11.4
Cumberland 421 85 16.4 13.1-20.4 126 29.8 25.0-35.2 147 35.9 30.9-41.3 31 10.3 6.8-15.2 32 7.6 5.2-10.8
Davidson 363 47 10.5 7.6-14.3 92 25.0 20.0-30.8 146 41.7 35.7-47.9 49 14.4 10.0-20.3 29 8.4 5.7-12.4
Durham 396 55 12.4 9.2-16.6 120 28.1 23.2-33.5 162 43.9 38.2-49.9 32 8.0 5.4-11.6 27 7.6 5.1-11.2
Forsyth 429 66 13.7 10.6-17.6 106 23.5 19.2-28.4 179 43.1 37.8-48.4 46 11.9 8.8-16.0 32 7.8 5.4-11.2
Gaston 356 76 20.3 16.0-25.5 92 25.2 20.5-30.5 137 39.2 33.6-45.0 27 8.4 5.5-12.5 24 7.0 4.4-10.8
Guilford 406 62 13.1 10.0-17.0 115 29.0 24.0-34.5 155 39.1 33.8-44.6 42 9.8 7.1-13.3 32 9.1 6.2-13.2
Iredell 408 60 14.1 10.7-18.4 121 26.4 21.9-31.4 158 38.8 33.5-44.4 41 10.7 7.7-14.7 28 10.0 6.0-16.1
Johnston 462 73 14.5 11.1-18.7 111 21.6 17.6-26.4 183 42.7 37.1-48.5 60 14.9 11.1-19.8 35 6.3 4.3- 9.1
Mecklenburg 614 132 20.5 17.2-24.2 146 22.8 19.3-26.8 235 39.2 34.9-43.6 55 9.3 7.0-12.3 46 8.3 6.0-11.3
New Hanover 355 57 13.3 10.0-17.5 90 25.1 20.4-30.5 138 39.6 33.8-45.7 45 14.4 10.6-19.2 25 7.6 4.9-11.7
Onslow 366 53 12.3 9.2-16.2 94 25.2 20.6-30.4 153 40.4 34.9-46.1 40 13.8 9.8-19.1 26 8.3 5.3-12.7
Orange 394 58 12.4 9.3-16.2 112 29.4 24.4-35.0 158 41.7 36.2-47.4 46 12.2 8.9-16.5 20 4.4 2.7- 6.9
Pitt 371 76 20.5 16.2-25.7 92 24.3 19.8-29.5 137 38.3 32.8-44.2 32 8.8 5.9-13.0 34 8.0 5.4-11.6
Randolph 332 44 13.9 10.0-19.1 80 22.9 18.0-28.6 137 40.7 34.7-47.1 41 12.0 8.6-16.5 30 10.5 7.0-15.4
Robeson 358 84 21.8 17.3-27.0 112 27.7 22.8-33.2 113 36.9 31.1-43.1 29 7.9 5.3-11.5 20 5.8 3.5- 9.3
Rowan 432 71 14.6 11.2-18.8 116 25.1 20.8-30.0 160 39.6 34.4-45.1 43 11.0 7.8-15.3 42 9.6 6.8-13.5
Union 413 71 13.9 10.7-17.8 109 26.6 21.7-32.2 168 42.8 37.2-48.6 46 11.7 8.5-15.9 19 5.0 3.0- 8.0
Wake 580 86 13.9 11.0-17.4 160 26.7 22.7-31.0 228 41.8 37.2-46.6 61 10.8 8.2-13.9 45 6.9 4.9- 9.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 337 59 16.3 12.2-21.4 84 24.0 19.2-29.5 117 35.5 29.9-41.5 48 14.9 11.0-19.9 29 9.3 6.2-13.8
Northeast Partnership II 455 100 19.4 15.7-23.6 129 29.5 24.8-34.6 155 36.0 31.1-41.3 38 7.9 5.6-11.1 33 7.2 4.8-10.6
Northeast Partnership I 383 90 21.7 17.4-26.8 120 27.9 23.1-33.2 117 32.7 27.5-38.3 27 8.3 5.6-12.2 29 9.4 6.2-14.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 350 64 17.2 13.0-22.3 86 23.5 18.7-29.1 141 40.4 34.6-46.5 35 11.2 7.8-15.6 24 7.8 4.9-12.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 444 80 16.5 12.9-20.8 122 30.5 25.5-35.9 157 36.3 31.2-41.7 53 11.6 8.5-15.5 32 5.2 3.5- 7.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 386 76 17.8 14.1-22.2 88 24.4 19.8-29.6 143 37.3 32.1-42.9 49 13.2 9.5-18.1 30 7.3 4.9-10.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 381 80 19.4 15.4-24.1 97 23.4 19.0-28.4 130 35.3 30.1-40.8 53 15.0 11.3-19.5 21 7.0 4.4-11.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 434 62 12.7 9.6-16.6 132 27.7 23.2-32.7 155 39.5 34.0-45.3 43 10.7 7.7-14.6 42 9.4 6.8-12.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 516 108 19.4 15.8-23.6 128 24.2 20.1-28.7 197 40.3 35.5-45.4 45 8.1 5.8-11.1 38 8.1 5.5-11.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 346 62 17.1 13.2-21.9 74 19.3 15.3-24.1 150 45.7 39.9-51.6 41 13.1 9.5-17.7 19 4.8 3.0- 7.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 341 62 16.8 12.7-22.0 66 19.3 14.6-25.2 136 40.7 34.2-47.6 46 14.6 10.6-20.0 31 8.5 5.8-12.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 404 73 17.5 13.6-22.2 98 21.4 17.4-26.2 164 41.2 35.8-46.9 37 10.4 7.3-14.5 32 9.5 6.5-13.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 568 91 13.2 10.3-16.8 140 24.9 20.8-29.6 221 41.5 36.6-46.6 72 13.1 9.9-17.2 44 7.2 4.9-10.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 945 206 19.1 16.5-22.1 269 26.6 23.5-30.0 308 34.8 31.2-38.5 82 9.6 7.5-12.1 80 9.9 7.7-12.6
No 13,352 2,276 15.6 14.9-16.4 3,497 25.3 24.4-26.3 5,142 40.2 39.1-41.2 1,452 11.5 10.8-12.2 985 7.5 6.9- 8.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,773 908 17.0 15.8-18.3 1,271 26.6 25.1-28.2 1,747 37.7 36.1-39.4 497 11.5 10.4-12.7 350 7.2 6.3- 8.1
Piedmont 7,974 1,331 15.7 14.7-16.7 2,127 25.2 24.0-26.4 3,078 40.4 39.0-41.8 842 10.8 10.0-11.7 596 7.9 7.2- 8.8
Western NC 1,550 243 13.9 12.0-16.0 368 23.6 21.1-26.3 625 42.3 39.2-45.3 195 13.1 11.1-15.4 119 7.2 5.7- 9.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 898 137 13.2 10.8-16.1 221 24.9 21.5-28.6 358 41.7 37.8-45.8 115 13.3 10.6-16.5 67 6.9 5.0- 9.4
Northwest 2,770 425 14.2 12.7-15.8 713 23.5 21.7-25.5 1,087 41.2 38.9-43.5 321 13.0 11.4-14.7 224 8.1 6.9- 9.5
Charlotte 2,123 399 18.5 16.5-20.7 549 23.9 21.8-26.2 828 40.1 37.5-42.7 199 9.4 7.9-11.0 148 8.1 6.6- 9.8
Greensboro 1,845 299 15.0 13.1-17.1 476 25.6 23.1-28.2 731 40.5 37.6-43.4 210 11.1 9.4-12.9 129 7.9 6.4- 9.8
Southern Regional 1,495 309 17.6 15.6-19.9 436 28.8 26.0-31.8 513 35.8 32.9-38.8 134 11.2 9.1-13.7 103 6.6 5.3- 8.2
Coastal 717 118 14.5 11.8-17.7 179 26.1 22.4-30.0 273 38.9 34.8-43.2 91 12.7 10.2-15.8 56 7.8 5.9-10.3
Wake 1,978 322 14.5 12.6-16.6 528 25.7 23.3-28.3 763 41.6 38.7-44.6 218 11.0 9.4-12.9 147 7.1 5.8- 8.6
Area L 564 120 18.1 14.9-21.9 158 26.5 22.5-31.0 202 38.1 33.5-42.8 51 10.6 7.9-14.1 33 6.6 4.4- 9.9
Eastern 1,804 342 18.2 16.2-20.5 471 25.7 23.3-28.2 664 37.5 34.8-40.2 186 11.0 9.4-13.0 141 7.6 6.2- 9.3

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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.

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