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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,247 12,560 74.4 73.5-75.3 4,687 25.6 24.7-26.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 462 337 74.7 69.0-79.6 125 25.3 20.4-31.0
Buncombe 453 348 76.5 70.2-81.8 105 23.5 18.2-29.8
Cabarrus 423 311 75.3 69.4-80.3 112 24.7 19.7-30.6
Catawba 448 326 74.0 68.8-78.6 122 26.0 21.4-31.2
Cumberland 456 346 77.6 72.7-81.8 110 22.4 18.2-27.3
Davidson 458 309 71.9 66.2-77.0 149 28.1 23.0-33.8
Durham 467 361 73.9 67.9-79.2 106 26.1 20.8-32.1
Forsyth 457 353 79.5 74.8-83.5 104 20.5 16.5-25.2
Gaston 449 320 69.8 63.4-75.6 129 30.2 24.4-36.6
Guilford 471 349 75.2 69.9-79.8 122 24.8 20.2-30.1
Iredell 407 309 76.7 71.4-81.2 98 23.3 18.8-28.6
Johnston 389 283 76.4 70.6-81.3 106 23.6 18.7-29.4
Mecklenburg 881 692 78.8 75.1-82.1 189 21.2 17.9-24.9
New Hanover 450 364 81.6 76.9-85.5 86 18.4 14.5-23.1
Onslow 397 301 77.0 71.5-81.8 96 23.0 18.2-28.5
Orange 421 360 83.5 77.1-88.4 61 16.5 11.6-22.9
Pitt 443 325 72.5 66.0-78.2 118 27.5 21.8-34.0
Randolph 457 303 68.2 63.0-73.0 154 31.8 27.0-37.0
Robeson 448 266 59.3 53.3-65.0 182 40.7 35.0-46.7
Rowan 475 307 68.6 63.3-73.6 168 31.4 26.4-36.7
Union 383 306 79.0 73.6-83.6 77 21.0 16.4-26.4
Wake 861 683 80.2 76.6-83.4 178 19.8 16.6-23.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 472 349 77.3 72.2-81.8 123 22.7 18.2-27.8
Northeast Partnership II 511 355 70.3 65.0-75.1 156 29.7 24.9-35.0
Northeast Partnership I 519 312 61.1 55.4-66.5 207 38.9 33.5-44.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 425 304 73.8 68.1-78.8 121 26.2 21.2-31.9
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 527 339 66.5 61.2-71.4 188 33.5 28.6-38.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 429 306 71.1 65.6-76.1 123 28.9 23.9-34.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 478 346 72.5 67.1-77.3 132 27.5 22.7-32.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 525 394 74.2 69.0-78.7 131 25.8 21.3-31.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 649 455 72.6 68.1-76.7 194 27.4 23.3-31.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 470 330 72.0 66.7-76.8 140 28.0 23.2-33.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 408 293 73.1 67.6-78.1 115 26.9 21.9-32.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 511 354 71.4 66.1-76.1 157 28.6 23.9-33.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 767 564 74.7 70.4-78.7 203 25.3 21.3-29.6
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,189 784 68.8 65.3-72.2 405 31.2 27.8-34.7
No 16,058 11,776 74.7 73.8-75.6 4,282 25.3 24.4-26.2
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,563 3,913 71.7 70.1-73.3 1,650 28.3 26.7-29.9
Piedmont 9,681 7,184 76.0 74.8-77.1 2,497 24.0 22.9-25.2
Western NC 2,003 1,463 73.7 71.0-76.2 540 26.3 23.8-29.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,220 912 75.3 71.8-78.5 308 24.7 21.5-28.2
Northwest 3,283 2,334 73.6 71.6-75.5 949 26.4 24.5-28.4
Charlotte 2,552 1,933 76.2 73.8-78.4 619 23.8 21.6-26.2
Greensboro 2,226 1,659 75.4 72.8-77.8 567 24.6 22.2-27.2
Southern Regional 1,792 1,207 68.6 65.5-71.5 585 31.4 28.5-34.5
Coastal 877 669 74.7 70.9-78.1 208 25.3 21.9-29.1
Wake 2,424 1,836 77.6 75.3-79.8 588 22.4 20.2-24.7
Area L 702 456 66.8 61.9-71.3 246 33.2 28.7-38.1
Eastern 2,171 1,554 73.8 71.3-76.1 617 26.2 23.9-28.7

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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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