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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more times/day 1 or more times/week 1 or more times/month 1 or more times/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,819 1,162 62.2 59.3-65.0 411 22.7 20.3-25.2 92 5.8 4.5- 7.3 31 2.3 1.5- 3.4 123 7.1 5.7- 8.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 53 29 45.9 31.1-61.5 16 30.7 18.0-47.3 5 11.0 4.3-25.4 0 0.0 . - . 3 12.3 3.4-35.9
Buncombe 31 23 65.9 44.0-82.7 5 27.6 12.1-51.4 2 4.4 1.0-16.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.1 0.3-13.6
Cabarrus 42 27 65.3 48.9-78.8 8 17.8 8.7-33.1 4 9.6 3.5-23.3 1 2.4 0.3-15.2 2 4.9 1.1-18.6
Catawba 56 35 55.9 40.4-70.3 11 21.9 11.0-38.8 6 14.4 6.3-29.6 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 3 6.8 1.6-24.4
Cumberland 39 20 51.9 35.0-68.4 11 29.8 16.6-47.4 3 4.3 1.3-13.5 2 4.2 0.9-18.5 3 9.8 2.7-30.2
Davidson 60 37 57.4 41.9-71.6 18 24.9 15.0-38.3 1 1.6 0.2-10.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 16.1 5.8-37.2
Durham 37 20 51.2 33.2-68.9 7 14.3 6.4-29.0 5 20.8 8.0-44.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 13.7 5.3-30.9
Forsyth 57 39 66.6 52.0-78.6 8 15.2 7.5-28.4 3 6.3 1.9-18.7 2 5.0 1.1-19.0 5 6.9 2.8-16.3
Gaston 52 34 64.5 48.1-78.1 13 27.7 15.5-44.4 1 3.1 0.4-18.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 4.7 1.6-13.3
Guilford 53 31 58.1 41.8-72.8 15 27.9 16.1-43.9 5 11.0 4.0-26.9 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.0 0.7-12.2
Iredell 37 28 73.2 52.0-87.3 7 21.6 8.8-44.0 1 1.8 0.3-12.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 3.3 0.5-20.2
Johnston 51 36 67.1 51.5-79.6 9 19.4 10.1-34.0 1 3.6 0.5-21.6 0 0.0 . - . 5 9.9 3.7-23.7
Mecklenburg 69 40 59.1 45.2-71.6 20 25.7 15.9-38.8 5 9.3 3.8-21.0 1 1.9 0.3-12.1 3 4.1 1.1-13.5
New Hanover 38 22 55.0 37.2-71.6 8 20.3 9.5-38.1 5 12.3 4.6-28.7 1 6.1 0.9-32.2 2 6.4 1.6-22.9
Onslow 46 29 56.0 38.9-71.8 9 26.5 13.3-45.8 3 6.9 1.7-24.0 2 6.8 1.7-23.3 3 3.8 1.1-11.9
Orange 30 17 51.6 29.6-73.0 5 25.4 8.1-56.6 3 9.1 2.6-26.8 1 1.4 0.2- 9.6 4 12.6 4.3-31.7
Pitt 38 26 71.4 52.7-84.8 9 24.0 11.7-42.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.9 2 3.5 0.7-14.9
Randolph 29 13 41.7 24.6-61.2 12 38.6 22.1-58.2 1 5.7 0.8-30.8 1 7.0 1.0-35.9 2 7.0 1.7-24.3
Robeson 63 45 65.1 49.4-78.1 11 19.8 10.1-35.0 1 4.0 0.6-23.3 1 0.7 0.1- 4.7 5 10.5 4.1-24.4
Rowan 74 52 69.8 56.8-80.3 17 22.4 13.5-34.7 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 4 6.4 2.3-16.8
Union 33 25 70.2 49.3-85.1 4 14.1 4.8-34.9 1 2.1 0.3-13.9 0 0.0 . - . 3 13.5 4.2-35.7
Wake 55 35 69.3 54.4-81.1 8 13.0 5.9-26.1 6 11.4 4.8-24.5 2 3.2 0.8-12.2 4 3.0 1.0- 8.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 38 19 50.4 32.2-68.5 12 28.5 15.0-47.3 2 7.6 1.5-30.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 4 12.4 4.1-31.6
Northeast Partnership II 69 48 71.2 58.6-81.1 15 19.9 11.8-31.7 1 1.9 0.3-12.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.8 4 6.2 2.3-15.8
Northeast Partnership I 102 67 62.2 50.3-72.8 25 25.3 16.9-36.2 6 5.1 2.2-11.6 0 0.0 . - . 4 7.3 2.4-19.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 50 29 50.9 34.1-67.5 11 19.1 9.5-34.9 3 7.2 2.2-21.2 3 10.7 3.0-31.5 4 12.1 4.4-29.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 74 47 63.5 50.1-75.1 19 26.3 16.3-39.7 3 4.5 1.3-14.1 1 0.6 0.1- 4.2 4 5.0 1.9-13.0
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 46 30 59.8 41.7-75.6 10 23.6 11.8-41.6 3 9.0 2.2-30.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.5 2.2-22.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 51 33 63.4 47.4-76.8 10 21.2 11.0-36.8 3 7.2 2.0-22.3 0 0.0 . - . 5 8.3 3.2-19.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 47 31 74.5 60.4-84.8 12 19.2 10.6-32.4 1 1.1 0.2- 7.5 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.2 1.6-15.5
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 73 54 77.0 64.5-86.0 13 15.7 8.3-27.6 2 2.0 0.5- 7.8 0 0.0 . - . 4 5.3 1.8-14.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 54 36 70.3 55.5-81.8 13 22.0 12.4-36.0 2 4.5 1.1-17.1 0 0.0 . - . 3 3.2 1.0-10.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 40 23 61.7 44.7-76.3 13 27.9 15.8-44.4 1 3.6 0.5-21.6 1 1.7 0.2-11.3 2 5.1 1.2-19.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 54 37 73.0 59.0-83.6 10 18.0 9.4-31.8 2 2.1 0.5- 8.2 1 2.3 0.3-14.5 4 4.6 1.7-12.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 78 45 51.2 37.0-65.2 17 24.7 13.6-40.4 1 0.1 0.0- 0.8 6 9.6 4.0-21.0 9 14.4 6.2-30.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 182 122 64.7 55.9-72.6 41 20.7 15.0-27.8 8 5.2 2.1-12.2 1 0.4 0.0- 2.5 10 9.0 4.6-17.0
No 1,637 1,040 62.0 58.9-64.9 370 22.8 20.4-25.5 84 5.8 4.5- 7.5 30 2.4 1.6- 3.7 113 6.9 5.5- 8.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 656 422 61.1 56.3-65.7 149 23.9 20.1-28.3 29 5.1 3.2- 7.9 12 2.2 1.0- 4.7 44 7.6 5.4-10.7
Piedmont 972 622 63.7 59.8-67.4 216 21.1 18.1-24.4 58 7.3 5.4- 9.9 12 1.6 0.8- 3.0 64 6.2 4.7- 8.3
Western NC 191 118 59.2 50.2-67.6 46 25.4 18.3-34.2 5 1.6 0.6- 4.5 7 4.7 2.1-10.3 15 9.0 4.6-16.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 109 68 54.8 42.6-66.5 22 25.4 15.7-38.3 3 1.2 0.3- 4.3 6 7.2 3.0-16.2 10 11.4 5.0-23.9
Northwest 393 258 65.7 59.9-71.1 93 22.6 18.1-27.7 13 3.5 1.9- 6.4 5 1.5 0.5- 4.2 24 6.7 4.3-10.4
Charlotte 243 162 66.1 58.8-72.8 52 21.3 15.9-28.0 12 5.8 3.1-10.6 3 1.7 0.5- 5.6 14 5.0 2.8- 8.9
Greensboro 212 123 57.1 48.0-65.8 57 26.9 19.8-35.5 17 9.8 5.4-17.2 2 0.7 0.1- 3.9 13 5.4 2.8-10.2
Southern Regional 199 139 70.6 62.4-77.6 36 16.7 11.6-23.5 8 5.0 2.2-11.0 3 1.2 0.3- 5.0 13 6.6 3.4-12.3
Coastal 88 52 55.0 41.9-67.5 22 27.6 17.4-40.8 8 8.6 3.4-20.1 1 1.8 0.2-11.4 5 7.0 2.8-16.4
Wake 220 136 63.1 54.8-70.8 40 15.7 10.9-22.0 18 10.8 6.4-17.5 3 2.1 0.7- 6.2 23 8.4 5.2-13.3
Area L 99 65 59.9 47.2-71.3 21 19.9 12.0-31.2 5 4.8 1.7-12.8 2 5.9 1.3-23.3 6 9.6 4.0-21.1
Eastern 256 159 59.4 51.6-66.7 68 28.8 22.3-36.4 8 3.5 1.4- 8.1 6 1.7 0.7- 4.0 15 6.6 3.6-11.7

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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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