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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 1,798 1,306 71.9 69.1-74.5 314 17.9 15.7-20.3 34 1.7 1.1- 2.5 11 0.8 0.3- 1.8 133 7.8 6.3- 9.7
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 52 43 82.3 66.3-91.6 6 9.3 4.0-20.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 8.5 2.2-27.3
Buncombe 32 27 85.2 67.1-94.2 4 11.0 3.8-28.3 1 3.7 0.5-22.2 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Cabarrus 41 31 76.0 58.8-87.5 5 13.7 5.2-31.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 10.3 4.1-23.5
Catawba 54 38 67.9 52.1-80.4 9 17.1 8.6-31.2 1 1.4 0.2- 9.5 1 1.1 0.2- 7.4 5 12.5 4.7-29.0
Cumberland 38 29 75.0 56.5-87.3 8 22.9 11.1-41.6 1 2.1 0.3-13.7 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Davidson 59 46 73.3 55.7-85.8 9 18.7 8.4-36.3 1 0.8 0.1- 5.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 7.2 1.8-24.9
Durham 38 28 68.0 47.2-83.5 6 22.2 8.8-45.5 2 4.7 1.0-19.9 2 5.1 1.3-18.5 0 0.0 . - .
Forsyth 55 41 78.4 65.1-87.6 7 11.7 5.2-24.3 3 3.5 1.1-10.9 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.4 2.3-16.6
Gaston 52 39 77.3 62.2-87.6 7 11.6 4.8-25.5 2 4.9 1.2-18.3 0 0.0 . - . 4 6.1 2.0-17.0
Guilford 54 37 72.2 57.5-83.2 6 9.6 3.9-21.6 2 4.1 1.0-15.7 1 1.9 0.3-12.2 8 12.3 5.9-24.0
Iredell 34 23 70.2 49.9-84.8 8 22.9 10.1-43.9 2 5.8 1.4-20.6 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.1 0.2- 7.8
Johnston 51 35 62.3 46.8-75.7 15 35.4 22.4-51.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-14.4
Mecklenburg 67 46 68.5 54.5-79.8 15 24.0 14.1-37.9 1 1.2 0.2- 8.0 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 4 5.6 1.9-15.2
New Hanover 38 29 69.9 50.7-84.0 4 14.9 5.3-35.5 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 5 15.2 6.3-32.4
Onslow 46 33 67.9 50.0-81.7 8 16.4 7.9-31.1 1 1.1 0.2- 7.7 0 0.0 . - . 4 14.6 5.0-35.4
Orange 30 22 75.6 55.2-88.6 5 14.0 5.4-31.8 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 3 10.4 3.1-29.6
Pitt 40 28 58.6 38.2-76.5 9 25.6 12.1-46.2 1 9.2 1.4-42.7 0 0.0 . - . 2 6.6 1.3-28.0
Randolph 29 20 72.1 52.5-85.8 5 15.0 6.1-32.4 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.9 0.3-12.5 3 11.0 3.2-31.7
Robeson 58 46 77.9 61.5-88.7 8 15.5 6.5-32.5 1 1.4 0.2- 9.7 0 0.0 . - . 3 5.2 1.4-16.9
Rowan 72 54 74.5 61.9-84.1 10 13.6 7.0-24.9 1 1.0 0.1- 6.9 1 1.6 0.2-10.5 6 9.3 4.1-19.6
Union 33 20 56.9 37.7-74.2 5 18.3 7.4-38.6 3 7.3 2.2-21.9 0 0.0 . - . 5 17.5 6.7-38.2
Wake 54 39 75.7 56.7-88.1 9 10.1 4.7-20.3 1 1.5 0.2-10.1 0 0.0 . - . 5 12.7 3.4-37.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 38 24 66.7 47.4-81.6 7 18.5 7.5-39.1 1 2.5 0.3-16.0 0 0.0 . - . 6 12.2 4.9-27.3
Northeast Partnership II 69 46 64.1 50.6-75.6 13 18.5 10.5-30.5 2 2.8 0.7-10.5 0 0.0 . - . 8 14.7 7.1-28.1
Northeast Partnership I 101 77 74.9 63.0-83.9 18 16.7 9.9-26.6 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.5 3.2-20.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 51 40 82.9 69.3-91.2 8 13.4 6.2-26.6 1 1.5 0.2-10.0 0 0.0 . - . 2 2.2 0.4-10.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 73 53 73.8 59.9-84.1 15 19.2 10.8-31.8 0 0.0 . - . 1 4.1 0.6-23.9 4 2.9 1.0- 7.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 48 35 71.9 55.3-84.1 10 23.5 12.4-40.1 1 1.2 0.2- 8.3 0 0.0 . - . 2 3.4 0.8-13.2
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 51 37 73.9 58.2-85.2 7 10.7 4.5-23.1 1 1.7 0.2-10.9 1 1.3 0.2- 9.0 5 12.4 4.8-28.4
Chatham/Lee/Moore 48 37 80.0 65.8-89.3 6 8.8 3.9-19.0 1 1.7 0.2-11.1 0 0.0 . - . 4 9.5 3.4-23.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 72 50 66.8 52.9-78.2 13 21.3 11.9-35.3 1 1.1 0.1- 7.2 0 0.0 . - . 8 10.8 5.2-21.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 54 43 72.8 53.9-86.0 11 27.2 14.0-46.1 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - . 0 0.0 . - .
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 37 27 78.1 61.0-89.1 4 8.4 2.9-21.7 2 2.3 0.5- 9.0 0 0.0 . - . 4 11.2 3.7-29.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 53 36 72.8 58.8-83.4 11 16.5 8.7-29.2 0 0.0 . - . 1 2.3 0.3-14.4 5 8.4 3.3-19.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 76 47 55.5 40.7-69.4 23 32.2 20.0-47.5 0 0.0 . - . 1 1.4 0.2- 9.3 5 10.9 3.7-27.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 181 130 68.8 60.0-76.5 33 17.8 12.1-25.6 2 1.2 0.3- 4.5 0 0.0 . - . 16 12.2 7.1-20.0
No 1,617 1,176 72.1 69.2-74.9 281 17.9 15.6-20.4 32 1.7 1.1- 2.6 11 0.9 0.4- 1.9 117 7.4 5.8- 9.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 652 473 71.3 66.8-75.5 125 19.7 16.2-23.8 8 1.3 0.6- 3.0 1 0.8 0.1- 5.6 45 6.8 4.9- 9.3
Piedmont 959 703 73.4 69.6-76.9 148 15.3 12.6-18.4 23 2.1 1.3- 3.3 9 0.8 0.4- 1.7 76 8.4 6.2-11.3
Western NC 187 130 67.5 58.3-75.5 41 22.7 15.8-31.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 12 8.2 4.0-16.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 108 74 62.9 50.2-74.1 27 26.9 17.3-39.5 1 0.9 0.1- 6.3 1 1.0 0.1- 7.1 5 8.2 2.8-21.6
Northwest 380 279 73.1 67.0-78.4 63 18.1 13.4-24.0 10 1.7 0.9- 3.3 2 0.3 0.1- 1.3 26 6.7 4.4-10.3
Charlotte 238 168 70.4 63.1-76.8 41 18.9 13.6-25.7 7 2.3 1.0- 5.0 2 1.0 0.2- 4.6 20 7.4 4.5-12.0
Greensboro 212 161 77.5 69.9-83.6 29 10.6 6.8-16.2 2 1.9 0.4- 7.5 2 1.0 0.2- 5.2 18 9.1 5.4-14.8
Southern Regional 195 147 74.4 65.7-81.4 31 18.3 12.0-27.0 3 1.2 0.4- 3.8 0 0.0 . - . 14 6.1 3.5-10.7
Coastal 89 63 69.1 56.8-79.2 17 23.1 14.2-35.2 1 0.7 0.1- 4.8 0 0.0 . - . 8 7.1 3.4-14.1
Wake 221 159 72.0 63.0-79.6 39 15.4 10.7-21.6 5 2.0 0.8- 5.1 3 0.9 0.3- 2.7 15 9.7 4.4-20.3
Area L 98 70 72.8 61.6-81.8 21 18.3 11.3-28.1 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 0 0.0 . - . 6 8.1 3.4-18.0
Eastern 257 185 71.0 63.4-77.6 46 16.7 11.9-23.0 4 2.1 0.7- 6.7 1 2.1 0.3-13.4 21 8.0 5.0-12.6

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Respondents who reported having no feet excluded for this table.

^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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