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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 4,067 1,699 42.5 40.6-44.4 2,368 57.5 55.6-59.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 105 50 47.4 37.1-57.9 55 52.6 42.1-62.9
Buncombe 94 47 49.2 38.2-60.3 47 50.8 39.7-61.8
Cabarrus 121 50 33.8 25.4-43.3 71 66.2 56.7-74.6
Catawba 89 37 45.7 34.5-57.3 52 54.3 42.7-65.5
Cumberland 100 35 33.6 24.2-44.4 65 66.4 55.6-75.8
Davidson 107 50 50.4 39.9-60.8 57 49.6 39.2-60.1
Durham 99 44 46.3 35.1-58.0 55 53.7 42.0-64.9
Forsyth 124 46 42.5 32.8-52.9 78 57.5 47.1-67.2
Gaston 105 48 47.8 37.5-58.4 57 52.2 41.6-62.5
Guilford 114 44 40.8 30.9-51.6 70 59.2 48.4-69.1
Iredell 121 54 44.5 35.1-54.3 67 55.5 45.7-64.9
Johnston 131 49 37.3 27.4-48.4 82 62.7 51.6-72.6
Mecklenburg 152 70 44.1 35.6-53.0 82 55.9 47.0-64.4
New Hanover 95 39 39.2 29.2-50.1 56 60.8 49.9-70.8
Onslow 81 35 40.7 29.8-52.6 46 59.3 47.4-70.2
Orange 92 36 43.2 32.3-54.9 56 56.8 45.1-67.7
Pitt 115 51 49.1 38.9-59.4 64 50.9 40.6-61.1
Randolph 106 41 37.9 27.8-49.1 65 62.1 50.9-72.2
Robeson 111 43 37.3 28.0-47.8 68 62.7 52.2-72.0
Rowan 130 48 34.2 25.9-43.6 82 65.8 56.4-74.1
Union 110 50 47.6 37.4-58.0 60 52.4 42.0-62.6
Wake 134 59 45.2 35.9-54.9 75 54.8 45.1-64.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 93 30 33.2 23.6-44.3 63 66.8 55.7-76.4
Northeast Partnership II 134 55 38.2 29.5-47.7 79 61.8 52.3-70.5
Northeast Partnership I 117 53 49.6 39.2-59.9 64 50.4 40.1-60.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 108 37 34.5 24.7-45.9 71 65.5 54.1-75.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 123 50 43.9 34.1-54.2 73 56.1 45.8-65.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 125 58 44.2 35.0-53.8 67 55.8 46.2-65.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 120 39 29.3 21.4-38.7 81 70.7 61.3-78.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 121 47 39.0 29.7-49.2 74 61.0 50.8-70.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 151 71 40.4 31.9-49.4 80 59.6 50.6-68.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 108 43 41.1 31.3-51.7 65 58.9 48.3-68.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 109 38 34.5 25.4-45.0 71 65.5 55.0-74.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 145 69 49.3 40.1-58.5 76 50.7 41.5-59.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 177 83 48.0 39.2-57.0 94 52.0 43.0-60.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 285 121 41.6 35.1-48.4 164 58.4 51.6-64.9
No 3,782 1,578 42.5 40.6-44.5 2,204 57.5 55.5-59.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,363 556 40.4 37.3-43.6 807 59.6 56.4-62.7
Piedmont 2,222 931 42.7 40.1-45.4 1,291 57.3 54.6-59.9
Western NC 482 212 45.2 39.9-50.6 270 54.8 49.4-60.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 264 126 48.3 41.0-55.7 138 51.7 44.3-59.0
Northwest 828 335 42.3 38.2-46.5 493 57.7 53.5-61.8
Charlotte 599 272 45.3 40.4-50.2 327 54.7 49.8-59.6
Greensboro 521 211 41.0 35.7-46.4 310 59.0 53.6-64.3
Southern Regional 422 178 41.6 36.1-47.3 244 58.4 52.7-63.9
Coastal 209 90 40.0 32.9-47.5 119 60.0 52.5-67.1
Wake 519 201 40.4 34.9-46.2 318 59.6 53.8-65.1
Area L 180 71 39.4 31.4-48.1 109 60.6 51.9-68.6
Eastern 510 210 41.5 36.5-46.7 300 58.5 53.3-63.5

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Asked only of respondents who provided regular care or assistance to an older adult who has a long-term illness or disability.

^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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