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2004 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,003 11,670 77.5 76.6-78.3 3,333 22.5 21.7-23.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 403 308 74.1 68.6-79.0 95 25.9 21.0-31.4
Buncombe 367 272 74.1 68.8-78.8 95 25.9 21.2-31.2
Cabarrus 428 334 77.8 73.0-81.9 94 22.2 18.1-27.0
Catawba 375 293 72.4 66.0-78.0 82 27.6 22.0-34.0
Cumberland 450 339 72.6 67.4-77.3 111 27.4 22.7-32.6
Davidson 383 274 71.3 65.2-76.7 109 28.7 23.3-34.8
Durham 409 342 81.5 76.3-85.7 67 18.5 14.3-23.7
Forsyth 447 340 75.9 71.0-80.2 107 24.1 19.8-29.0
Gaston 375 294 77.7 72.5-82.1 81 22.3 17.9-27.5
Guilford 426 355 83.1 78.6-86.9 71 16.9 13.1-21.4
Iredell 434 339 75.7 69.9-80.7 95 24.3 19.3-30.1
Johnston 481 369 77.5 72.9-81.6 112 22.5 18.4-27.1
Mecklenburg 641 532 82.1 78.4-85.3 109 17.9 14.7-21.6
New Hanover 372 299 78.8 73.5-83.2 73 21.2 16.8-26.5
Onslow 389 288 69.5 63.8-74.7 101 30.5 25.3-36.2
Orange 410 346 83.9 79.5-87.6 64 16.1 12.4-20.5
Pitt 379 300 78.0 72.7-82.4 79 22.0 17.6-27.3
Randolph 348 259 75.4 69.8-80.2 89 24.6 19.8-30.2
Robeson 373 263 69.6 63.8-74.7 110 30.4 25.3-36.2
Rowan 442 314 68.7 63.4-73.5 128 31.3 26.5-36.6
Union 435 360 83.8 79.6-87.3 75 16.2 12.7-20.4
Wake 593 511 85.5 81.7-88.6 82 14.5 11.4-18.3
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 363 281 77.1 71.7-81.6 82 22.9 18.4-28.3
Northeast Partnership II 480 380 78.1 73.3-82.2 100 21.9 17.8-26.7
Northeast Partnership I 398 323 79.8 72.5-85.5 75 20.2 14.5-27.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 367 291 79.0 73.7-83.4 76 21.0 16.6-26.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 471 363 75.3 70.2-79.9 108 24.7 20.1-29.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 313 74.0 69.0-78.4 105 26.0 21.6-31.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 407 300 70.6 65.2-75.4 107 29.4 24.6-34.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 456 370 80.5 75.8-84.5 86 19.5 15.5-24.2
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 537 401 75.0 70.5-79.0 136 25.0 21.0-29.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 361 263 74.0 68.7-78.7 98 26.0 21.3-31.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watagua/Wilkes 360 271 76.1 70.5-80.8 89 23.9 19.2-29.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 427 319 72.3 67.0-77.1 108 27.7 22.9-33.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 598 464 77.0 72.6-81.0 134 23.0 19.0-27.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 997 791 77.8 74.2-81.1 206 22.2 18.9-25.8
No 14,006 10,879 77.5 76.6-78.3 3,127 22.5 21.7-23.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,032 3,869 75.7 74.2-77.2 1,163 24.3 22.8-25.8
Piedmont 8,338 6,576 79.2 78.1-80.3 1,762 20.8 19.7-21.9
Western NC 1,633 1,225 74.6 71.9-77.2 408 25.4 22.8-28.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 944 720 76.3 72.8-79.5 224 23.7 20.5-27.2
Northwest 2,901 2,164 73.0 70.8-75.0 737 27.0 25.0-29.2
Charlotte 2,225 1,788 80.6 78.4-82.5 437 19.4 17.5-21.6
Greensboro 1,943 1,538 79.1 76.7-81.3 405 20.9 18.7-23.3
Southern Regional 1,570 1,178 73.8 71.0-76.5 392 26.2 23.5-29.0
Coastal 760 582 74.5 70.7-78.0 178 25.5 22.0-29.3
Wake 2,041 1,634 81.5 79.2-83.5 407 18.5 16.5-20.8
Area L 596 476 78.7 74.5-82.3 120 21.3 17.7-25.5
Eastern 1,890 1,475 76.9 74.3-79.3 415 23.1 20.7-25.7

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*Data in this table were derived from the tobacco use questions 1 and 2.

^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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