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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 3,732 2,496 67.0 65.2-68.9 1,236 33.0 31.1-34.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 84 51 60.8 48.8-71.7 33 39.2 28.3-51.2
Buncombe 104 75 70.2 59.8-78.9 29 29.8 21.1-40.2
Cabarrus 105 69 66.2 55.8-75.3 36 33.8 24.7-44.2
Catawba 105 69 66.7 56.2-75.7 36 33.3 24.3-43.8
Cumberland 89 66 76.3 65.1-84.7 23 23.7 15.3-34.9
Davidson 106 67 64.6 53.8-74.1 39 35.4 25.9-46.2
Durham 85 65 73.9 61.7-83.3 20 26.1 16.7-38.3
Forsyth 116 72 65.9 56.3-74.4 44 34.1 25.6-43.7
Gaston 93 64 72.0 61.3-80.7 29 28.0 19.3-38.7
Guilford 125 81 63.3 53.6-72.1 44 36.7 27.9-46.4
Iredell 123 76 57.9 48.1-67.2 47 42.1 32.8-51.9
Johnston 114 79 64.4 52.8-74.4 35 35.6 25.6-47.2
Mecklenburg 155 96 61.6 52.8-69.6 59 38.4 30.4-47.2
New Hanover 96 64 67.7 56.9-76.8 32 32.3 23.2-43.1
Onslow 93 58 61.8 50.9-71.6 35 38.2 28.4-49.1
Orange 91 65 70.2 59.0-79.4 26 29.8 20.6-41.0
Pitt 83 55 66.9 55.2-76.8 28 33.1 23.2-44.8
Randolph 99 68 68.8 57.7-78.1 31 31.2 21.9-42.3
Robeson 85 54 62.9 51.0-73.4 31 37.1 26.6-49.0
Rowan 94 62 62.2 50.5-72.7 32 37.8 27.3-49.5
Union 98 59 62.3 51.0-72.4 39 37.7 27.6-49.0
Wake 118 84 71.5 61.6-79.6 34 28.5 20.4-38.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 102 70 71.0 60.8-79.4 32 29.0 20.6-39.2
Northeast Partnership II 118 82 70.4 60.9-78.4 36 29.6 21.6-39.1
Northeast Partnership I 112 76 59.9 45.8-72.6 36 40.1 27.4-54.2
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 97 73 75.9 64.5-84.5 24 24.1 15.5-35.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 108 66 62.7 52.1-72.2 42 37.3 27.8-47.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 123 75 62.4 52.8-71.0 48 37.6 29.0-47.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 85 57 68.1 56.6-77.8 28 31.9 22.2-43.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 132 99 74.5 65.1-82.0 33 25.5 18.0-34.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 144 98 66.9 57.7-75.0 46 33.1 25.0-42.3
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 86 59 68.8 57.4-78.4 27 31.2 21.6-42.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 98 61 54.6 41.2-67.4 37 45.4 32.6-58.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 110 76 68.7 57.8-77.8 34 31.3 22.2-42.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 156 105 71.7 62.8-79.2 51 28.3 20.8-37.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 264 180 64.7 56.8-71.9 84 35.3 28.1-43.2
No 3,468 2,316 67.2 65.2-69.1 1,152 32.8 30.9-34.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,233 829 66.8 63.5-70.0 404 33.2 30.0-36.5
Piedmont 2,061 1,368 66.8 64.3-69.3 693 33.2 30.7-35.7
Western NC 438 299 68.3 62.8-73.4 139 31.7 26.6-37.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 251 175 71.9 64.8-78.0 76 28.1 22.0-35.2
Northwest 764 498 66.2 62.0-70.0 266 33.8 30.0-38.0
Charlotte 547 347 63.8 58.7-68.5 200 36.2 31.5-41.3
Greensboro 486 330 66.8 61.4-71.8 156 33.2 28.2-38.6
Southern Regional 372 259 69.6 63.8-74.8 113 30.4 25.2-36.2
Coastal 207 130 63.0 55.4-70.1 77 37.0 29.9-44.6
Wake 450 316 69.5 63.8-74.7 134 30.5 25.3-36.2
Area L 153 113 73.9 64.8-81.3 40 26.1 18.7-35.2
Eastern 470 314 67.1 61.5-72.2 156 32.9 27.8-38.5

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This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older

^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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