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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Always Usually Sometimes Rarely Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,782 8,665 51.5 50.5-52.6 4,565 27.9 27.0-28.8 2,238 13.2 12.5-13.9 756 4.3 3.9- 4.8 558 3.1 2.7- 3.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 449 213 47.5 41.5-53.5 139 31.5 26.2-37.4 57 14.4 10.2-20.1 23 4.2 2.6- 6.7 17 2.4 1.4- 3.9
Buncombe 441 220 50.6 44.4-56.7 138 33.4 27.7-39.7 59 12.1 8.6-16.9 14 2.0 1.1- 3.6 10 1.8 0.9- 3.6
Cabarrus 420 227 52.5 46.2-58.7 117 30.7 25.0-37.0 45 10.6 7.5-14.8 18 3.6 2.1- 6.4 13 2.6 1.4- 4.7
Catawba 431 222 49.0 43.1-54.9 114 28.6 23.5-34.3 59 13.4 9.9-17.8 21 4.1 2.4- 6.8 15 4.9 2.6- 9.1
Cumberland 444 237 54.4 48.5-60.2 116 25.3 20.7-30.6 53 12.6 8.6-18.1 27 5.9 3.8- 9.0 11 1.7 0.9- 3.3
Davidson 450 232 50.4 44.2-56.6 116 27.2 21.7-33.4 63 13.7 10.1-18.3 18 4.2 2.3- 7.5 21 4.5 2.6- 7.8
Durham 455 234 52.3 46.3-58.2 136 30.4 25.1-36.2 59 13.1 9.6-17.5 16 3.0 1.5- 5.8 10 1.3 0.7- 2.5
Forsyth 451 231 50.9 45.0-56.8 137 31.5 26.2-37.3 52 10.9 7.9-14.9 22 4.0 2.5- 6.4 9 2.7 1.2- 6.0
Gaston 437 231 51.0 44.7-57.3 111 27.5 21.7-34.2 61 14.1 10.5-18.6 18 3.7 2.2- 6.1 16 3.7 2.1- 6.3
Guilford 453 236 53.6 47.7-59.3 131 26.9 22.3-32.1 49 10.8 7.7-15.1 25 5.5 3.5- 8.6 12 3.2 1.6- 6.1
Iredell 394 197 51.4 45.4-57.4 120 31.4 26.0-37.4 57 12.5 9.1-16.8 12 2.7 1.5- 5.1 8 2.0 0.8- 4.5
Johnston 378 227 61.1 54.4-67.3 85 22.2 17.5-27.7 46 11.4 7.7-16.6 12 1.7 0.9- 3.1 8 3.7 1.5- 9.1
Mecklenburg 859 444 50.4 46.2-54.7 253 31.2 27.3-35.3 107 11.7 9.2-14.8 28 3.7 2.2- 6.3 27 3.0 2.0- 4.4
New Hanover 434 242 54.2 48.3-60.0 122 28.7 23.7-34.4 52 12.4 9.0-16.7 13 3.5 1.7- 7.2 5 1.2 0.5- 3.1
Onslow 384 211 54.1 47.3-60.8 106 27.9 22.5-34.1 40 9.3 6.5-13.2 13 3.1 1.5- 6.3 14 5.5 1.9-15.0
Orange 415 210 50.2 43.8-56.5 144 34.7 29.1-40.7 45 10.6 7.2-15.3 10 1.9 0.9- 4.0 6 2.6 0.6-11.5
Pitt 431 231 50.4 44.3-56.6 115 26.3 21.4-31.8 55 14.4 10.8-18.9 17 5.3 2.0-13.5 13 3.6 1.9- 6.6
Randolph 439 210 51.0 45.3-56.7 123 26.9 22.3-32.1 62 13.4 10.0-17.7 21 4.9 2.8- 8.4 23 3.9 2.5- 6.0
Robeson 433 210 47.7 41.6-53.8 90 21.4 16.8-27.0 84 19.4 15.1-24.6 26 6.4 3.9-10.5 23 5.1 3.0- 8.5
Rowan 463 243 56.2 50.3-61.8 102 20.0 16.1-24.6 69 14.9 11.0-19.9 29 5.1 3.4- 7.7 20 3.8 2.3- 6.3
Union 373 196 50.7 44.8-56.7 123 33.0 27.6-38.8 36 11.7 8.0-16.8 8 2.2 0.9- 5.2 10 2.4 1.1- 5.3
Wake 835 419 50.0 45.6-54.3 275 32.2 28.3-36.3 100 12.7 9.8-16.2 19 2.6 1.5- 4.3 22 2.6 1.6- 4.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 462 254 50.9 44.9-56.8 119 27.5 22.4-33.2 57 14.8 10.6-20.2 19 3.9 2.2- 6.9 13 3.0 1.4- 6.0
Northeast Partnership II 492 234 47.1 41.7-52.6 122 26.7 22.0-31.9 88 16.6 13.0-20.9 35 6.5 4.5- 9.4 13 3.1 1.7- 5.8
Northeast Partnership I 505 247 47.7 42.0-53.3 118 23.4 19.1-28.4 88 19.3 14.6-25.2 27 5.0 3.0- 8.1 25 4.6 2.8- 7.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 415 229 54.1 47.7-60.3 96 23.5 18.6-29.3 65 17.4 12.9-22.9 15 3.3 1.8- 5.8 10 1.8 0.9- 3.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 511 263 51.5 45.7-57.2 122 25.9 21.3-31.1 75 13.4 10.4-17.2 33 6.4 4.4- 9.4 18 2.8 1.7- 4.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 409 212 52.4 46.6-58.1 98 23.4 18.9-28.5 61 14.2 10.8-18.5 25 6.9 4.4-10.7 13 3.1 1.6- 6.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 472 219 44.8 39.4-50.4 125 29.3 24.0-35.1 79 16.1 12.3-20.8 22 4.4 2.8- 6.9 27 5.4 3.5- 8.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 512 270 55.3 49.9-60.6 155 26.8 22.6-31.5 49 8.1 5.8-11.3 18 4.2 2.3- 7.6 20 5.5 3.0-10.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 633 339 51.9 46.5-57.2 136 20.9 17.2-25.1 95 16.5 12.9-20.9 32 6.2 3.8- 9.9 31 4.5 3.0- 6.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 455 237 49.7 44.1-55.3 128 32.4 27.1-38.2 54 11.1 8.1-15.2 26 4.7 2.8- 7.7 10 2.1 0.9- 4.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 399 213 53.1 46.8-59.3 103 24.7 20.0-30.1 41 12.1 8.3-17.3 26 7.2 4.4-11.5 16 3.0 1.6- 5.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 499 245 51.4 45.9-56.9 126 25.3 20.9-30.3 81 15.1 11.8-19.2 22 4.1 2.6- 6.5 25 4.0 2.5- 6.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 749 380 54.0 49.1-58.8 204 25.0 21.2-29.2 95 12.8 9.8-16.5 46 5.4 3.6- 8.0 24 2.8 1.6- 4.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,153 568 48.3 44.5-52.2 281 26.2 22.9-29.7 193 16.0 13.4-19.0 67 5.4 4.0- 7.3 44 4.1 2.8- 6.1
No 15,629 8,097 51.7 50.6-52.8 4,284 28.0 27.0-29.0 2,045 13.0 12.3-13.8 689 4.3 3.9- 4.7 514 3.0 2.7- 3.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,392 2,859 52.1 50.3-53.9 1,323 25.1 23.6-26.7 773 14.6 13.4-16.0 267 5.0 4.3- 5.9 170 3.1 2.5- 3.8
Piedmont 9,438 4,820 51.1 49.7-52.5 2,706 29.4 28.2-30.7 1,211 12.5 11.6-13.4 379 3.8 3.3- 4.4 322 3.2 2.8- 3.7
Western NC 1,952 986 52.0 49.0-54.9 536 27.4 24.9-30.1 254 13.0 11.1-15.2 110 4.9 3.9- 6.3 66 2.7 1.9- 3.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,190 600 52.9 49.0-56.7 342 27.7 24.4-31.2 154 12.6 10.2-15.4 60 4.3 3.0- 6.1 34 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Northwest 3,203 1,645 51.3 49.0-53.6 851 27.9 25.8-30.1 432 13.0 11.5-14.6 163 4.6 3.8- 5.5 112 3.3 2.6- 4.2
Charlotte 2,490 1,316 51.5 48.8-54.1 693 29.3 26.9-31.9 310 12.4 10.8-14.2 90 3.8 2.8- 5.1 81 3.0 2.3- 3.9
Greensboro 2,158 1,059 50.5 47.5-53.5 659 29.0 26.5-31.7 266 12.1 10.3-14.2 99 4.8 3.7- 6.3 75 3.5 2.5- 4.9
Southern Regional 1,746 912 53.5 50.1-56.9 416 24.3 21.6-27.2 253 13.6 11.5-16.0 93 5.2 4.0- 6.6 72 3.4 2.5- 4.6
Coastal 842 438 49.9 45.8-54.1 231 27.5 23.9-31.4 120 15.4 12.6-18.7 38 5.7 3.9- 8.3 15 1.4 0.8- 2.4
Wake 2,366 1,224 51.4 48.6-54.2 680 30.1 27.6-32.7 304 12.6 10.7-14.7 79 2.9 2.1- 3.9 79 3.0 2.2- 4.0
Area L 680 346 50.4 45.4-55.5 145 20.4 16.8-24.5 132 21.8 17.7-26.6 36 5.1 3.4- 7.6 21 2.2 1.3- 3.7
Eastern 2,107 1,125 51.3 48.5-54.2 548 27.2 24.7-29.8 267 12.9 11.1-15.0 98 4.9 3.7- 6.5 69 3.7 2.6- 5.2

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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: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Warren, and Washington.

*** 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.

****Learn about the NC Area Health Education Centers Program

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