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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Emotional Support and Life Satisfaction"

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Respond.^
Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,880 7,679 46.1 45.1-47.2 8,195 48.5 47.4-49.5 819 4.5 4.1- 4.9 187 0.9 0.8- 1.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 450 186 42.0 36.1-48.0 231 49.8 43.8-55.8 25 6.8 3.6-12.4 8 1.4 0.6- 3.3
Buncombe 443 205 46.7 40.7-52.8 212 49.3 43.2-55.5 19 3.2 1.9- 5.2 7 0.8 0.3- 1.9
Cabarrus 419 203 49.7 43.5-55.9 188 45.3 39.2-51.6 22 3.3 2.1- 5.2 6 1.6 0.5- 5.3
Catawba 435 225 50.3 44.4-56.1 191 45.4 39.6-51.3 15 3.5 1.6- 7.6 4 0.9 0.3- 2.8
Cumberland 448 205 49.5 43.6-55.4 214 44.3 38.7-50.1 25 5.6 3.4- 9.0 4 0.6 0.2- 1.8
Davidson 451 203 43.6 37.7-49.7 218 51.1 44.9-57.3 25 3.8 2.5- 5.8 5 1.5 0.5- 4.6
Durham 457 209 45.8 39.9-51.8 226 51.3 45.3-57.2 19 2.7 1.6- 4.4 3 0.3 0.1- 1.1
Forsyth 453 215 49.2 43.3-55.0 216 46.7 40.9-52.6 15 2.6 1.5- 4.6 7 1.5 0.6- 3.4
Gaston 441 178 41.7 35.6-48.0 219 49.3 43.0-55.6 32 7.0 4.7-10.2 12 2.0 1.1- 3.7
Guilford 461 204 42.8 37.1-48.6 236 52.0 46.2-57.8 17 4.7 2.6- 8.4 4 0.5 0.2- 1.4
Iredell 396 169 43.8 37.9-49.8 203 51.3 45.2-57.3 18 3.7 2.2- 6.3 6 1.3 0.5- 3.0
Johnston 381 180 45.6 39.1-52.2 175 48.4 41.7-55.1 22 4.7 2.8- 7.7 4 1.4 0.4- 4.4
Mecklenburg 864 420 49.3 45.1-53.5 392 45.8 41.6-50.0 46 4.4 3.2- 6.0 6 0.5 0.2- 1.3
New Hanover 438 224 50.0 44.1-55.8 194 45.9 40.2-51.8 17 3.6 2.2- 5.9 3 0.5 0.1- 2.0
Onslow 383 196 52.2 45.4-58.9 159 41.8 35.2-48.8 21 4.8 2.8- 8.3 7 1.2 0.5- 2.6
Orange 415 212 50.8 44.4-57.1 187 46.2 39.9-52.7 14 2.7 1.5- 5.0 2 0.3 0.1- 1.4
Pitt 436 209 47.7 41.7-53.7 207 47.5 41.4-53.6 18 4.5 2.4- 8.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7
Randolph 450 181 42.6 37.1-48.4 239 51.2 45.6-56.8 24 4.7 2.9- 7.4 6 1.5 0.4- 5.3
Robeson 439 171 36.1 30.7-41.9 231 57.7 51.7-63.4 29 5.2 3.4- 7.9 8 1.0 0.5- 2.1
Rowan 466 186 43.5 37.7-49.4 256 51.3 45.4-57.1 20 4.6 2.6- 8.0 4 0.6 0.2- 2.1
Union 373 180 46.9 41.0-52.8 180 48.2 42.2-54.2 10 3.4 1.5- 7.4 3 1.6 0.4- 5.3
Wake 845 406 49.1 44.8-53.4 399 46.3 42.0-50.6 33 4.0 2.3- 6.7 7 0.6 0.2- 1.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 462 221 43.3 37.8-49.1 214 47.7 41.8-53.7 20 7.2 4.0-12.4 7 1.8 0.7- 4.4
Northeast Partnership II 498 209 43.4 38.1-48.9 260 51.1 45.7-56.6 27 5.0 3.0- 8.1 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9
Northeast Partnership I 509 196 37.7 32.5-43.2 270 54.8 49.2-60.3 36 6.4 4.3- 9.2 7 1.2 0.5- 2.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 417 182 44.0 37.8-50.3 214 51.1 44.8-57.4 18 3.8 2.3- 6.4 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 514 217 42.8 37.2-48.5 261 52.0 46.2-57.7 29 4.3 2.8- 6.6 7 1.0 0.4- 2.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 414 193 46.6 40.9-52.4 194 46.5 40.8-52.2 24 5.8 3.6- 9.1 3 1.1 0.3- 4.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 467 195 43.3 37.7-49.1 244 50.7 45.0-56.4 24 5.1 3.3- 8.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 513 247 45.8 40.5-51.3 241 50.3 44.9-55.8 19 3.0 1.8- 5.0 6 0.8 0.4- 2.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 632 295 44.3 39.0-49.8 303 50.6 45.1-56.0 27 4.0 2.5- 6.3 7 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 460 182 40.6 35.2-46.2 239 52.4 46.8-58.0 33 6.1 3.8- 9.5 6 0.9 0.4- 2.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 399 192 46.0 39.9-52.2 184 48.3 42.0-54.6 20 5.5 2.7-10.7 3 0.3 0.1- 0.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 502 223 47.5 41.9-53.2 251 47.0 41.4-52.6 20 4.1 2.3- 7.1 8 1.4 0.6- 3.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 749 360 51.5 46.6-56.3 347 43.1 38.4-47.9 36 4.7 3.1- 7.0 6 0.8 0.2- 2.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,164 487 42.0 38.3-45.7 599 51.3 47.5-55.1 67 5.7 4.0- 8.0 11 1.0 0.4- 2.4
No 15,716 7,192 46.4 45.3-47.4 7,596 48.3 47.2-49.4 752 4.4 4.0- 4.9 176 0.9 0.8- 1.1
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,431 2,462 44.8 43.0-46.6 2,627 49.1 47.3-51.0 285 5.0 4.3- 5.9 57 1.0 0.7- 1.4
Piedmont 9,491 4,320 46.4 45.0-47.8 4,623 48.4 47.0-49.8 441 4.3 3.7- 4.9 107 0.9 0.7- 1.1
Western NC 1,958 897 47.4 44.5-50.4 945 47.4 44.4-50.3 93 4.3 3.2- 5.6 23 0.9 0.5- 1.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,192 565 50.0 46.1-53.8 559 45.1 41.3-48.9 55 4.2 3.0- 5.8 13 0.8 0.3- 2.0
Northwest 3,218 1,441 45.4 43.1-47.7 1,594 49.7 47.4-52.0 145 3.8 3.0- 4.7 38 1.1 0.8- 1.7
Charlotte 2,503 1,181 48.6 45.9-51.3 1,163 45.8 43.1-48.5 126 4.6 3.7- 5.7 33 1.0 0.7- 1.6
Greensboro 2,180 948 43.0 40.1-46.0 1,102 50.8 47.8-53.7 103 5.2 3.9- 7.0 27 1.0 0.6- 1.6
Southern Regional 1,752 767 43.6 40.2-47.0 871 50.8 47.4-54.3 89 4.3 3.3- 5.7 25 1.2 0.7- 2.1
Coastal 851 417 47.1 43.0-51.3 388 47.5 43.4-51.7 41 4.9 3.4- 7.1 5 0.4 0.2- 1.1
Wake 2,377 1,099 47.2 44.4-50.0 1,148 48.3 45.5-51.1 112 3.9 2.9- 5.4 18 0.6 0.3- 1.1
Area L 686 267 40.0 35.2-44.9 368 53.4 48.3-58.3 45 5.5 3.8- 7.9 6 1.2 0.4- 3.2
Eastern 2,121 994 45.9 43.1-48.7 1,002 47.6 44.8-50.5 103 5.5 4.2- 7.3 22 1.0 0.6- 1.7

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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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