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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Under 11 11-19 20-39 40+
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,141 266 27.2 23.5-31.2 152 18.5 15.0-22.6 289 25.8 22.4-29.4 434 28.6 25.5-31.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 22 5 27.1 10.8-53.3 1 9.2 1.3-43.3 9 35.0 17.0-58.7 7 28.7 12.6-53.0
Buncombe 51 12 25.7 13.5-43.4 8 27.0 11.0-52.4 10 19.9 9.8-36.4 21 27.4 16.3-42.3
Cabarrus 31 4 33.1 11.5-65.5 5 9.6 3.4-24.2 6 22.1 7.3-50.6 16 35.1 16.8-59.3
Catawba 34 9 45.4 25.7-66.6 4 11.8 3.8-31.0 5 9.4 3.6-22.1 16 33.4 18.7-52.2
Cumberland 37 9 25.7 12.9-44.9 3 23.4 7.9-52.1 13 30.8 15.9-51.2 12 20.0 9.9-36.1
Davidson 20 2 6.8 1.4-27.1 4 31.4 11.6-61.6 4 13.7 4.4-35.5 10 48.0 22.5-74.7
Durham 30 9 36.9 15.5-65.1 5 24.8 9.0-52.3 11 30.8 14.2-54.4 5 7.6 2.6-19.8
Forsyth 26 12 56.3 36.0-74.7 1 3.8 0.5-22.6 4 10.1 3.6-25.4 9 29.8 15.2-50.2
Gaston 33 8 29.5 14.3-51.2 5 13.1 4.7-31.6 7 18.8 8.3-37.4 13 38.6 20.7-60.2
Guilford 40 7 20.8 7.3-46.6 5 29.6 10.9-59.1 10 16.3 7.4-32.3 18 33.2 18.1-52.9
Iredell 23 4 24.6 8.6-53.2 4 17.4 6.3-40.0 7 31.1 14.6-54.5 8 26.8 12.0-49.6
Johnston 26 9 47.4 25.1-70.8 4 14.8 4.9-37.1 7 26.8 11.9-49.7 6 11.0 4.4-24.9
Mecklenburg 61 17 28.4 16.7-44.1 6 8.2 3.1-20.2 21 44.2 30.2-59.2 17 19.1 11.0-31.1
New Hanover 26 7 32.7 15.4-56.6 3 18.0 5.0-47.8 4 11.4 4.0-28.5 12 37.9 20.1-59.6
Onslow 23 4 17.2 6.4-38.4 5 26.1 11.0-50.3 7 30.0 14.1-52.7 7 26.7 12.4-48.6
Orange 30 8 35.6 17.9-58.2 3 4.1 1.2-13.3 9 33.2 17.2-54.2 10 27.1 13.7-46.7
Pitt 25 6 35.6 16.6-60.5 3 7.1 2.0-21.9 6 22.8 9.4-45.7 10 34.5 17.2-57.2
Randolph 33 5 11.7 4.4-27.3 7 31.5 15.6-53.6 4 10.3 3.7-25.5 17 46.5 29.1-64.8
Robeson 36 9 30.7 16.1-50.6 2 6.2 1.4-24.1 9 24.4 12.3-42.6 16 38.7 23.4-56.5
Rowan 35 13 45.3 25.6-66.5 2 10.3 2.5-34.1 11 26.9 13.8-45.9 9 17.5 8.4-33.1
Union 22 9 53.4 29.7-75.6 3 17.2 5.4-42.8 1 3.3 0.4-20.8 9 26.2 12.1-47.8
Wake 50 11 30.8 15.8-51.3 13 22.6 12.2-37.9 16 34.6 20.8-51.7 10 12.0 6.0-22.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 27 3 6.8 1.9-21.7 7 44.3 21.3-70.1 7 23.9 10.2-46.6 10 24.9 11.6-45.7
Northeast Partnership II 36 7 18.1 7.9-36.3 4 11.5 4.0-29.0 7 17.4 7.9-34.2 18 53.0 35.1-70.2
Northeast Partnership I 32 4 12.0 4.4-29.0 2 4.5 1.1-17.0 7 25.1 11.3-47.0 19 58.3 38.3-76.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 33 9 27.2 12.8-48.8 4 11.0 3.5-29.7 7 26.0 10.8-50.5 13 35.8 20.0-55.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 35 10 34.7 16.1-59.7 6 19.7 8.1-40.8 8 19.7 8.8-38.4 11 25.8 12.6-45.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 24 2 5.1 1.1-19.9 3 11.0 3.1-31.8 5 39.7 14.0-72.7 14 44.3 20.6-71.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 41 10 28.1 14.9-46.7 3 15.6 5.0-39.8 13 29.1 16.3-46.3 15 27.2 15.5-43.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 27 3 11.2 3.4-30.9 2 4.1 1.0-15.7 7 31.6 15.8-53.3 15 53.1 33.3-71.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 45 9 27.9 11.4-53.8 10 38.0 18.6-62.2 12 16.7 8.0-31.9 14 17.4 8.7-31.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 25 4 8.4 2.8-22.8 2 5.1 1.1-20.8 7 46.5 22.6-72.1 12 40.0 19.7-64.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 15 5 29.8 11.6-57.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 23.4 8.4-50.3 6 46.9 22.4-72.9
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 26 8 37.5 17.9-62.4 5 17.5 7.0-37.3 8 33.6 16.1-57.2 5 11.4 4.3-27.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 61 13 22.1 11.7-37.7 8 18.6 7.7-38.7 16 21.6 10.9-38.3 24 37.7 24.5-53.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 76 12 13.5 7.2-23.8 7 10.2 4.3-22.2 17 25.4 15.3-39.0 40 51.0 38.0-63.8
No 1,065 254 27.8 24.0-32.0 145 18.9 15.3-23.1 272 25.8 22.3-29.6 394 27.5 24.4-30.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 371 82 23.5 17.7-30.5 49 19.8 13.8-27.6 92 24.7 19.0-31.4 148 32.0 26.4-38.3
Piedmont 628 151 29.6 24.6-35.2 82 16.8 12.6-22.2 165 28.2 23.6-33.2 230 25.4 21.6-29.5
Western NC 142 33 25.5 17.2-36.1 21 21.5 12.6-34.2 32 20.1 12.9-30.0 56 32.9 24.4-42.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 112 25 23.4 15.0-34.8 16 21.8 11.7-37.0 26 21.0 12.7-32.6 45 33.8 24.2-44.9
Northwest 181 52 36.7 27.9-46.6 21 13.9 8.8-21.1 40 18.9 13.4-26.1 68 30.5 23.3-38.7
Charlotte 175 45 31.5 23.0-41.3 24 12.6 7.8-19.8 42 32.1 23.6-41.9 64 23.9 17.6-31.5
Greensboro 146 28 22.1 12.4-36.4 16 19.4 8.8-37.6 40 25.4 16.0-37.8 62 33.1 23.3-44.7
Southern Regional 138 28 24.1 13.4-39.4 15 18.7 9.3-34.0 43 30.1 20.6-41.6 52 27.1 19.0-37.2
Coastal 49 10 19.5 9.5-36.1 6 17.7 6.8-38.9 7 20.9 6.2-51.3 26 41.8 24.9-60.9
Wake 153 40 33.2 23.0-45.2 26 20.2 13.1-29.7 49 33.0 24.0-43.4 38 13.7 9.3-19.8
Area L 52 15 27.2 16.3-41.7 5 11.1 4.1-27.0 11 22.5 11.9-38.4 21 39.2 25.7-54.6
Eastern 135 23 17.0 10.5-26.2 23 27.4 16.6-41.7 31 20.9 13.8-30.4 58 34.8 25.6-45.3

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*These data apply only to those with current asthma

^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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