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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 9,452 8,673 91.1 90.3-91.8 779 8.9 8.2- 9.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 280 262 92.3 87.5-95.4 18 7.7 4.6-12.5
Buncombe 226 207 91.6 86.8-94.8 19 8.4 5.2-13.2
Cabarrus 267 242 89.1 83.8-92.8 25 10.9 7.2-16.2
Catawba 222 204 90.1 84.0-94.0 18 9.9 6.0-16.0
Cumberland 288 255 87.8 82.8-91.4 33 12.2 8.6-17.2
Davidson 235 216 93.6 89.7-96.0 19 6.4 4.0-10.3
Durham 261 242 93.6 89.5-96.1 19 6.4 3.9-10.5
Forsyth 283 259 90.9 86.0-94.2 24 9.1 5.8-14.0
Gaston 238 216 90.2 84.6-93.9 22 9.8 6.1-15.4
Guilford 247 229 93.0 88.8-95.7 18 7.0 4.3-11.2
Iredell 259 244 93.9 89.2-96.7 15 6.1 3.3-10.8
Johnston 318 284 89.0 84.0-92.5 34 11.0 7.5-16.0
Mecklenburg 392 353 88.0 83.4-91.4 39 12.0 8.6-16.6
New Hanover 226 214 94.6 90.2-97.1 12 5.4 2.9- 9.8
Onslow 243 221 89.3 83.8-93.1 22 10.7 6.9-16.2
Orange 259 244 94.0 89.9-96.5 15 6.0 3.5-10.1
Pitt 226 211 93.4 88.8-96.2 15 6.6 3.8-11.2
Randolph 211 194 88.2 80.4-93.1 17 11.8 6.9-19.6
Robeson 254 229 88.7 82.6-92.8 25 11.3 7.2-17.4
Rowan 286 263 92.3 88.2-95.0 23 7.7 5.0-11.8
Union 299 266 88.8 83.8-92.4 33 11.2 7.6-16.2
Wake 362 337 91.8 87.3-94.8 25 8.2 5.2-12.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 224 207 92.8 88.0-95.7 17 7.2 4.3-12.0
Northeast Partnership II 322 289 89.2 84.4-92.6 33 10.8 7.4-15.6
Northeast Partnership I 260 239 92.9 88.7-95.7 21 7.1 4.3-11.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 233 219 94.5 90.3-96.9 14 5.5 3.1- 9.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 303 271 89.1 84.2-92.7 32 10.9 7.3-15.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 256 236 90.9 85.9-94.2 20 9.1 5.8-14.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 268 249 92.2 87.6-95.1 19 7.8 4.9-12.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 275 255 91.6 86.0-95.1 20 8.4 4.9-14.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 337 308 90.2 85.3-93.6 29 9.8 6.4-14.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 231 216 91.9 86.5-95.2 15 8.1 4.8-13.5
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 224 203 91.1 86.2-94.4 21 8.9 5.6-13.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 253 233 90.0 83.8-94.1 20 10.0 5.9-16.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 384 356 92.2 87.9-95.0 28 7.8 5.0-12.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 651 591 91.0 88.0-93.2 60 9.0 6.8-12.0
No 8,801 8,082 91.1 90.2-91.8 719 8.9 8.2- 9.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 3,215 2,929 90.5 89.2-91.7 286 9.5 8.3-10.8
Piedmont 5,217 4,807 91.3 90.1-92.3 410 8.7 7.7- 9.9
Western NC 1,020 937 91.4 89.0-93.3 83 8.6 6.7-11.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 600 553 91.8 88.6-94.2 47 8.2 5.8-11.4
Northwest 1,780 1,640 91.5 89.7-93.0 140 8.5 7.0-10.3
Charlotte 1,404 1,279 89.8 87.3-91.9 125 10.2 8.1-12.7
Greensboro 1,231 1,147 92.4 90.2-94.1 84 7.6 5.9- 9.8
Southern Regional 1,006 904 89.0 86.4-91.2 102 11.0 8.8-13.6
Coastal 469 437 91.9 88.2-94.4 32 8.1 5.6-11.8
Wake 1,298 1,196 92.0 89.6-93.8 102 8.0 6.2-10.4
Area L 390 362 93.8 90.7-95.9 28 6.2 4.1- 9.3
Eastern 1,199 1,099 91.1 89.0-92.9 100 8.9 7.1-11.0

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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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