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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more/day 1 or more/week 1 or more/month 1 or more/year Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 16,326 1,128 6.5 6.0- 7.0 7,858 47.7 46.7-48.8 4,172 25.4 24.5-26.4 369 2.1 1.8- 2.4 2,799 18.2 17.4-19.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 435 32 6.5 4.0-10.5 208 48.1 42.0-54.3 111 23.3 18.8-28.6 11 2.5 1.3- 4.8 73 19.5 14.6-25.5
Buncombe 436 30 6.2 4.2- 9.2 232 48.1 42.1-54.2 108 27.2 21.9-33.2 12 2.3 1.1- 4.4 54 16.2 11.2-22.8
Cabarrus 408 24 6.7 3.9-11.3 202 44.9 38.8-51.1 116 28.6 23.2-34.6 9 3.1 1.2- 7.5 57 16.8 12.4-22.3
Catawba 421 27 4.4 2.9- 6.6 228 53.5 47.5-59.4 101 25.3 20.3-31.1 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 61 16.2 12.1-21.5
Cumberland 433 40 8.6 5.8-12.6 202 46.0 40.2-52.0 121 27.9 22.9-33.4 12 2.6 1.3- 5.1 58 14.9 11.0-20.0
Davidson 435 24 4.6 3.0- 7.1 204 46.7 40.4-53.1 118 27.9 22.6-33.8 12 2.4 1.2- 4.7 77 18.4 14.1-23.8
Durham 452 41 8.4 5.6-12.5 220 48.3 42.3-54.4 114 25.6 20.9-30.9 11 2.4 1.2- 4.8 66 15.2 11.2-20.4
Forsyth 434 35 7.2 4.9-10.4 234 53.8 47.8-59.8 101 21.8 17.3-27.0 7 2.1 0.7- 6.1 57 15.1 10.8-20.7
Gaston 411 21 5.0 3.0- 8.2 209 49.8 43.3-56.4 92 22.2 16.8-28.7 9 1.7 0.8- 3.5 80 21.3 16.7-26.6
Guilford 444 31 6.6 4.4- 9.8 221 53.0 47.1-58.9 111 22.2 18.2-27.0 12 2.3 1.3- 4.2 69 15.9 11.9-20.8
Iredell 389 28 8.8 5.6-13.6 194 49.8 43.7-55.9 96 22.2 17.9-27.1 7 1.6 0.7- 3.5 64 17.6 13.4-22.9
Johnston 362 21 6.1 3.4-11.0 173 51.3 44.6-57.9 100 24.9 19.9-30.6 7 1.6 0.7- 3.7 61 16.1 12.1-21.2
Mecklenburg 851 63 5.9 4.5- 7.8 420 47.1 43.0-51.4 221 27.4 23.8-31.4 12 1.0 0.6- 2.0 135 18.4 15.1-22.3
New Hanover 425 34 7.8 5.2-11.4 221 49.3 43.4-55.2 109 28.0 22.7-33.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 59 14.4 10.6-19.3
Onslow 380 24 4.2 2.6- 6.8 189 50.4 43.7-57.1 92 22.9 18.3-28.4 9 1.9 0.9- 4.0 66 20.5 14.5-28.1
Orange 409 40 9.8 5.8-16.2 221 55.7 49.2-62.0 95 22.8 18.1-28.3 10 1.8 0.9- 3.6 43 9.9 7.0-13.8
Pitt 427 19 4.5 2.7- 7.3 196 44.7 39.1-50.4 120 27.1 22.3-32.6 12 3.0 1.5- 5.9 80 20.7 16.4-25.9
Randolph 429 35 7.0 4.8-10.0 184 44.2 38.6-49.9 114 26.2 21.5-31.5 14 4.0 2.1- 7.7 82 18.7 14.5-23.7
Robeson 416 20 3.8 2.3- 6.3 148 33.3 27.9-39.2 134 34.0 28.2-40.3 9 2.5 1.0- 5.9 105 26.4 21.1-32.5
Rowan 444 37 7.9 5.5-11.4 232 50.2 44.2-56.1 116 25.7 21.1-30.9 8 1.9 0.9- 4.0 51 14.3 9.6-20.7
Union 366 27 7.1 4.5-11.0 183 49.5 43.4-55.5 98 26.3 21.4-31.9 8 1.7 0.8- 3.8 50 15.4 11.2-20.7
Wake 818 80 7.2 5.5- 9.5 416 50.4 46.0-54.8 195 24.9 21.3-28.8 15 1.5 0.8- 2.8 112 16.1 12.7-20.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 446 34 6.6 4.5- 9.7 227 48.7 42.7-54.8 120 29.5 24.2-35.6 10 3.3 1.4- 7.7 55 11.8 8.6-16.0
Northeast Partnership II 477 30 5.2 3.4- 7.7 218 43.9 38.6-49.3 106 22.2 17.9-27.2 16 3.7 2.1- 6.3 107 25.1 20.3-30.5
Northeast Partnership I 489 27 5.0 3.1- 8.1 185 37.7 32.3-43.3 139 29.4 24.1-35.3 16 3.0 1.7- 5.4 122 24.9 20.3-30.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 399 22 5.8 3.2-10.2 161 39.1 33.1-45.3 119 31.8 25.9-38.4 12 2.7 1.4- 5.4 85 20.6 15.9-26.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 500 35 9.1 5.1-15.9 225 43.4 37.8-49.1 129 25.3 20.9-30.2 14 2.8 1.5- 5.2 97 19.4 15.5-24.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 400 23 5.4 3.4- 8.5 180 43.8 38.1-49.7 115 29.8 24.7-35.4 11 2.6 1.4- 5.0 71 18.3 14.0-23.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 455 24 5.3 3.2- 8.6 198 45.3 39.6-51.1 121 25.5 21.0-30.5 11 2.0 1.0- 3.8 101 22.0 17.8-26.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 493 36 7.7 5.3-11.0 240 46.4 40.9-51.9 117 24.8 20.5-29.7 11 2.1 1.1- 4.1 89 19.0 14.8-24.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 604 26 3.9 2.0- 7.4 255 41.2 36.3-46.4 152 23.5 19.5-28.0 18 3.0 1.7- 5.3 153 28.3 23.3-33.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 441 19 5.2 2.7- 9.7 206 47.5 41.7-53.2 108 23.0 18.6-28.0 13 2.9 1.6- 5.2 95 21.5 17.1-26.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 391 34 8.4 5.7-12.2 201 50.9 44.6-57.3 90 22.4 17.7-27.8 6 1.3 0.6- 3.2 60 17.0 12.5-22.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 478 30 4.0 2.6- 5.9 241 51.9 46.1-57.6 112 23.9 19.4-28.9 8 1.0 0.4- 2.1 87 19.3 14.8-24.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 728 55 7.2 5.0-10.2 384 49.2 44.3-54.1 161 23.3 19.3-27.8 11 1.5 0.8- 2.8 117 18.9 14.8-23.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,114 76 6.3 4.8- 8.2 470 41.1 37.4-44.9 286 27.4 23.8-31.3 35 3.3 2.2- 4.9 247 21.9 19.0-25.2
No 15,212 1,052 6.5 6.0- 7.1 7,388 48.1 47.0-49.2 3,886 25.3 24.4-26.3 334 2.0 1.8- 2.3 2,552 18.0 17.1-18.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,245 334 6.4 5.4- 7.7 2,363 44.4 42.6-46.2 1,422 27.4 25.8-29.1 132 2.6 2.1- 3.3 994 19.1 17.7-20.5
Piedmont 9,177 652 6.3 5.7- 7.0 4,506 49.0 47.6-50.4 2,309 24.8 23.6-26.0 203 2.0 1.7- 2.4 1,507 17.9 16.7-19.1
Western NC 1,904 142 7.1 5.7- 8.8 989 49.4 46.5-52.4 441 24.1 21.6-26.8 34 1.5 1.0- 2.2 298 17.9 15.4-20.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,164 85 6.9 5.2- 9.0 616 48.8 45.0-52.7 269 24.6 21.3-28.1 23 1.7 1.1- 2.8 171 18.0 14.7-21.9
Northwest 3,100 216 6.5 5.4- 7.7 1,584 50.9 48.6-53.3 761 23.9 22.0-25.9 57 1.8 1.3- 2.6 482 16.9 15.1-18.8
Charlotte 2,430 155 5.5 4.6- 6.6 1,204 47.8 45.1-50.4 618 25.9 23.6-28.3 47 1.5 1.1- 2.2 406 19.3 17.1-21.7
Greensboro 2,109 156 6.7 5.3- 8.3 1,003 49.4 46.4-52.4 528 23.1 20.9-25.5 60 2.7 2.0- 3.7 362 18.1 15.9-20.6
Southern Regional 1,681 106 7.1 4.8-10.3 738 43.4 40.1-46.9 455 25.9 23.2-28.9 41 2.7 1.8- 3.9 341 20.9 18.2-23.9
Coastal 821 60 6.9 5.1- 9.2 398 47.0 42.9-51.2 225 28.2 24.6-32.1 14 1.9 1.1- 3.5 124 16.0 13.0-19.4
Wake 2,300 182 7.1 5.9- 8.6 1,098 48.7 45.9-51.6 582 25.3 22.9-27.8 49 1.7 1.2- 2.5 389 17.2 15.0-19.7
Area L 660 38 5.4 3.3- 8.7 251 37.1 32.5-41.9 182 29.4 24.7-34.6 25 4.2 2.6- 6.6 164 24.0 20.0-28.5
Eastern 2,061 130 6.1 4.8- 7.7 966 45.7 42.9-48.6 552 28.0 25.5-30.7 53 2.6 1.7- 3.8 360 17.6 15.5-19.9

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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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