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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Respond.^
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 3,735 591 15.4 14.1-16.9 768 21.3 19.7-23.1 1,575 42.3 40.4-44.3 503 13.0 11.8-14.4 298 7.9 6.9- 9.0
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 88 19 23.9 15.1-35.7 13 19.9 11.1-33.2 41 41.0 30.4-52.5 7 7.5 3.5-15.4 8 7.7 3.6-15.6
Buncombe 69 6 9.0 3.8-19.8 10 19.9 10.6-34.2 35 50.4 37.6-63.3 11 13.3 7.1-23.4 7 7.5 3.5-15.3
Cabarrus 105 15 14.1 8.3-22.8 21 22.2 14.4-32.6 49 46.6 36.3-57.2 16 13.5 7.4-23.2 4 3.6 1.3- 9.9
Catawba 73 14 15.8 8.5-27.5 13 16.6 9.5-27.4 35 52.1 39.6-64.2 8 11.4 5.6-21.9 3 4.2 1.2-13.6
Cumberland 130 26 19.0 12.8-27.2 27 20.2 13.5-29.1 50 38.5 29.9-48.0 17 14.1 8.5-22.3 10 8.2 4.1-15.6
Davidson 90 10 9.9 5.1-18.5 21 23.5 15.4-34.3 36 39.3 28.7-51.1 15 18.9 11.1-30.3 8 8.3 3.9-16.5
Durham 105 12 13.0 7.0-23.0 22 19.2 12.5-28.3 52 48.6 37.9-59.4 10 9.6 4.7-18.8 9 9.6 4.8-18.1
Forsyth 101 15 13.4 7.8-21.9 16 14.1 8.5-22.4 47 48.3 37.8-58.9 13 13.7 7.7-23.1 10 10.6 5.5-19.6
Gaston 97 14 11.6 6.7-19.4 21 24.7 16.2-35.7 40 41.4 31.2-52.5 11 12.0 6.3-21.7 11 10.2 5.5-18.3
Guilford 91 15 14.8 8.4-24.8 15 15.8 9.2-25.7 40 46.2 35.1-57.7 9 7.6 3.8-14.7 12 15.7 8.8-26.3
Iredell 119 18 15.1 9.1-23.8 21 18.1 11.5-27.3 49 39.9 30.9-49.7 15 12.5 7.4-20.2 16 14.4 8.6-23.1
Johnston 140 34 25.9 17.8-36.0 26 18.5 12.1-27.1 47 36.1 26.8-46.5 20 10.4 6.4-16.4 13 9.2 4.7-17.3
Mecklenburg 181 33 22.3 15.8-30.4 45 25.2 19.0-32.7 70 36.7 29.5-44.5 22 10.7 6.8-16.5 11 5.1 2.6- 9.8
New Hanover 73 15 21.4 12.9-33.3 9 11.1 5.7-20.7 30 42.2 30.9-54.5 16 22.7 14.2-34.2 3 2.5 0.8- 7.9
Onslow 130 24 16.0 10.5-23.5 31 24.8 17.4-34.1 54 40.4 31.2-50.4 14 10.6 6.1-17.9 7 8.1 3.5-17.9
Orange 106 20 18.1 11.4-27.5 25 24.9 16.9-35.2 44 42.0 31.9-52.8 13 12.3 6.9-21.1 4 2.6 0.9- 7.0
Pitt 103 20 21.2 13.4-31.9 22 21.3 13.4-32.0 43 42.2 31.8-53.3 11 8.5 4.5-15.6 7 6.8 2.9-15.2
Randolph 80 15 19.8 11.9-31.2 13 18.2 9.9-31.1 35 40.6 29.0-53.3 10 12.9 6.7-23.6 7 8.4 3.8-17.6
Robeson 107 20 21.9 14.0-32.5 25 23.0 15.4-32.8 43 38.7 29.0-49.5 16 14.0 7.9-23.7 3 2.4 0.7- 7.9
Rowan 117 25 21.2 13.7-31.3 27 24.0 16.6-33.4 41 37.9 28.6-48.1 12 8.5 4.6-15.1 12 8.4 4.4-15.6
Union 129 15 8.8 5.1-14.8 24 15.9 10.3-23.8 59 51.5 41.1-61.9 21 16.7 10.1-26.3 10 7.0 3.5-13.7
Wake 189 16 9.6 5.8-15.5 47 27.1 20.3-35.0 81 42.3 34.7-50.3 28 14.5 9.8-20.8 17 6.6 3.7-11.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 85 12 14.2 8.0-24.2 11 14.5 7.8-25.4 40 45.0 34.1-56.5 12 11.6 6.4-20.2 10 14.7 7.5-26.7
Northeast Partnership II 108 20 18.3 11.5-27.8 27 26.9 18.6-37.1 35 31.5 22.8-41.7 17 16.0 9.8-25.1 9 7.4 3.6-14.5
Northeast Partnership I 85 17 23.7 14.7-35.9 25 30.0 20.1-42.2 32 35.6 25.4-47.3 9 8.2 4.1-15.7 2 2.5 0.6- 9.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 90 11 10.6 5.6-19.0 14 15.3 8.8-25.1 50 56.3 44.6-67.3 7 7.2 3.3-15.0 8 10.7 4.9-21.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 124 23 20.1 13.3-29.3 31 26.5 18.7-35.9 41 31.9 23.8-41.3 18 12.3 7.4-19.6 11 9.2 4.9-16.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 88 14 13.8 7.9-22.9 20 23.1 14.8-34.3 32 37.9 27.6-49.4 18 21.8 13.8-32.6 4 3.5 1.3- 9.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 111 11 7.0 3.7-12.8 26 27.8 19.2-38.4 48 41.3 31.7-51.5 18 16.7 10.5-25.6 8 7.3 3.5-14.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 89 14 21.1 12.2-34.1 21 20.8 13.0-31.6 33 39.3 28.1-51.8 16 14.6 8.2-24.6 5 4.2 1.6-10.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 134 21 17.4 11.1-26.1 26 16.6 10.9-24.5 56 41.4 32.4-51.1 15 11.5 6.5-19.7 16 13.1 7.7-21.4
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 80 11 11.9 6.4-21.0 15 18.9 11.2-30.1 36 46.5 34.9-58.4 10 13.5 7.3-23.7 8 9.2 4.4-18.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 75 6 8.4 3.6-18.5 15 26.5 16.4-39.7 36 39.1 28.3-51.2 14 19.3 11.3-31.1 4 6.7 2.4-17.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 108 16 14.6 8.7-23.4 18 18.6 11.3-29.2 51 49.2 38.7-59.8 17 13.7 8.3-21.8 6 3.9 1.6- 9.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 135 14 10.4 5.9-17.8 25 17.1 10.7-26.2 64 47.5 37.4-57.9 17 15.6 9.2-25.3 15 9.3 4.7-17.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 222 43 20.7 15.2-27.4 53 23.9 18.2-30.6 83 36.9 30.3-44.2 29 12.4 8.4-17.9 14 6.2 3.5-10.6
No 3,513 548 15.2 13.7-16.7 715 21.2 19.5-23.0 1,492 42.6 40.6-44.6 474 13.1 11.8-14.5 284 8.0 6.9- 9.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,301 239 18.8 16.3-21.5 277 21.2 18.7-24.0 515 39.3 36.2-42.4 177 12.9 11.0-15.1 93 7.9 6.2- 9.9
Piedmont 2,082 318 14.8 13.0-16.9 426 21.6 19.4-24.0 892 42.9 40.3-45.6 274 12.7 11.1-14.6 172 7.9 6.6- 9.4
Western NC 352 34 10.1 7.0-14.4 65 20.3 15.6-26.0 168 46.8 40.5-53.1 52 14.8 10.8-19.8 33 8.0 5.3-12.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 199 19 9.7 5.9-15.5 34 17.5 11.9-25.0 96 48.0 39.7-56.5 28 15.6 10.2-23.1 22 9.2 5.3-15.5
Northwest 684 101 13.0 10.4-16.2 132 19.3 16.0-23.2 293 45.0 40.5-49.5 96 14.4 11.5-17.8 62 8.3 6.2-10.9
Charlotte 592 87 17.0 13.4-21.3 123 22.0 18.1-26.4 255 41.9 37.2-46.8 84 12.9 10.0-16.5 43 6.2 4.3- 8.8
Greensboro 445 81 17.3 13.4-22.0 83 18.7 14.6-23.7 189 42.4 36.7-48.3 51 10.0 7.3-13.6 41 11.6 8.1-16.3
Southern Regional 414 80 20.9 16.6-26.0 90 21.0 16.8-25.9 165 38.4 33.2-44.0 53 13.4 9.9-17.8 26 6.3 4.0- 9.7
Coastal 155 26 15.6 10.5-22.6 29 19.1 13.2-26.9 60 40.5 32.4-49.2 30 18.8 13.2-26.1 10 5.9 3.1-11.2
Wake 572 78 12.1 9.2-15.8 128 24.9 20.4-29.9 239 42.6 37.5-47.8 81 13.3 10.2-17.2 46 7.1 5.0-10.1
Area L 149 23 15.5 10.1-23.2 33 21.7 15.2-29.9 66 45.2 36.3-54.4 16 9.6 5.7-15.6 11 8.0 4.0-15.3
Eastern 496 88 17.4 13.8-21.7 105 21.7 17.6-26.5 203 39.7 34.8-44.9 64 12.0 9.1-15.6 36 9.2 6.2-13.3

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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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