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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 16,771 2,743 15.4 14.7-16.2 11,206 66.5 65.5-67.5 1,844 11.5 10.9-12.2 101 0.6 0.5- 0.8 877 5.9 5.4- 6.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 448 59 12.6 9.2-17.0 323 72.4 66.9-77.3 41 8.1 5.8-11.3 2 0.2 0.0- 0.7 23 6.8 4.2-10.8
Buncombe 441 88 19.3 15.0-24.4 301 63.7 57.1-69.8 26 9.4 5.2-16.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.5 23 6.9 4.0-11.6
Cabarrus 416 57 11.9 8.7-16.1 283 65.7 59.4-71.5 50 14.6 10.4-20.1 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 24 7.4 4.3-12.4
Catawba 437 66 13.8 10.4-18.1 302 70.9 65.4-75.9 46 9.9 7.0-13.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.8 20 4.6 2.6- 8.0
Cumberland 448 73 12.4 9.6-16.0 279 62.8 56.8-68.4 61 16.8 12.1-22.8 4 0.9 0.3- 2.5 31 7.1 4.6-10.8
Davidson 442 49 9.5 6.9-12.8 308 69.6 63.2-75.2 56 15.2 10.6-21.4 0 0.0 . - . 29 5.7 3.3- 9.8
Durham 453 99 18.7 14.7-23.4 295 67.5 61.7-72.7 40 8.3 5.7-11.8 0 0.0 . - . 19 5.6 3.0-10.0
Forsyth 449 89 16.3 12.7-20.7 296 70.3 64.9-75.2 45 9.3 6.6-13.0 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 16 3.4 1.9- 6.2
Gaston 432 50 11.3 8.3-15.2 317 72.9 67.3-77.8 41 9.6 6.6-13.7 4 1.3 0.5- 3.4 20 5.0 2.9- 8.5
Guilford 456 70 14.1 10.7-18.5 322 71.9 66.5-76.7 43 9.5 6.8-13.1 4 0.7 0.2- 1.8 17 3.9 2.1- 7.1
Iredell 395 61 17.3 12.7-23.1 263 63.7 57.5-69.5 46 13.0 9.3-17.8 3 0.6 0.1- 2.4 22 5.4 3.4- 8.5
Johnston 377 52 15.9 11.4-21.8 245 63.3 56.6-69.6 52 12.1 8.8-16.5 4 0.9 0.3- 2.6 24 7.7 4.4-13.1
Mecklenburg 866 172 17.7 14.9-20.8 590 67.9 63.9-71.8 71 9.1 6.9-12.0 3 0.3 0.1- 1.2 30 4.9 3.1- 7.9
New Hanover 437 101 20.2 16.2-24.9 292 67.5 61.8-72.8 30 8.0 5.0-12.6 1 0.1 0.0- 0.6 13 4.1 2.1- 8.0
Onslow 383 61 14.3 10.4-19.3 260 69.4 63.2-75.0 39 11.1 7.7-15.8 1 0.6 0.1- 3.9 22 4.6 2.9- 7.4
Orange 417 88 17.2 13.4-21.7 287 73.4 68.0-78.2 30 7.4 4.8-11.2 0 0.0 . - . 12 2.0 1.1- 3.7
Pitt 430 51 9.6 7.1-13.0 285 65.7 59.9-71.1 57 13.4 9.9-18.0 5 1.8 0.7- 4.5 32 9.5 6.1-14.4
Randolph 440 59 12.1 8.9-16.2 294 67.6 62.0-72.7 52 13.0 9.5-17.5 5 0.9 0.3- 2.5 30 6.4 4.0-10.2
Robeson 431 41 8.3 5.6-12.0 297 67.7 61.3-73.5 62 15.9 11.8-21.1 1 0.4 0.1- 2.6 30 7.8 4.3-13.8
Rowan 460 69 16.2 11.8-21.8 326 69.3 63.4-74.7 45 10.1 7.0-14.2 4 0.7 0.2- 2.6 16 3.7 2.2- 6.3
Union 375 63 13.6 10.2-17.8 270 75.4 70.1-80.0 28 7.9 5.1-11.9 0 0.0 . - . 14 3.1 1.7- 5.7
Wake 844 180 18.5 15.7-21.8 560 67.0 62.8-70.9 69 8.7 6.6-11.4 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2 33 5.6 3.6- 8.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 460 96 20.4 16.1-25.6 296 63.1 57.1-68.7 45 11.0 7.5-15.9 4 0.6 0.2- 1.9 19 4.9 2.8- 8.4
Northeast Partnership II 495 72 13.4 10.4-17.1 319 63.4 57.8-68.5 67 13.4 10.2-17.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.9 35 9.4 5.9-14.7
Northeast Partnership I 497 77 14.2 10.9-18.4 323 65.2 59.6-70.3 64 13.8 10.4-18.2 3 0.7 0.2- 3.0 30 6.0 3.7- 9.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 410 58 15.2 10.5-21.6 259 61.5 54.9-67.6 59 14.2 10.6-18.7 5 1.1 0.4- 2.6 29 8.1 5.0-12.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 502 69 14.3 9.9-20.2 333 66.0 60.1-71.6 60 12.0 8.9-16.0 3 0.5 0.2- 1.8 37 7.1 4.7-10.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 417 78 17.1 13.4-21.4 259 61.3 55.6-66.7 50 14.1 10.4-19.0 2 0.7 0.2- 2.7 28 6.8 4.4-10.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 465 58 10.8 8.0-14.5 303 63.6 57.9-68.9 79 19.1 14.7-24.4 2 0.5 0.1- 1.9 23 6.0 3.8- 9.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 511 114 20.4 16.7-24.8 312 58.3 52.7-63.6 55 11.8 8.7-15.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 27 8.8 5.4-14.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 631 96 15.2 11.8-19.5 403 59.6 54.3-64.7 90 15.5 12.2-19.4 6 1.7 0.4- 6.7 36 8.0 5.3-11.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 465 57 11.0 8.0-14.9 319 69.6 64.3-74.5 63 13.9 10.3-18.4 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 22 4.4 2.7- 7.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 400 55 11.8 8.5-16.1 273 66.9 60.5-72.7 48 14.4 10.0-20.4 4 0.6 0.2- 1.7 20 6.3 3.7-10.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 497 69 12.6 9.3-17.0 331 64.7 59.0-70.1 57 13.3 9.8-17.8 4 1.3 0.3- 5.8 36 8.0 5.3-12.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 744 146 18.4 15.0-22.5 481 65.8 61.0-70.2 77 10.4 7.9-13.6 5 0.6 0.2- 1.5 35 4.8 3.2- 7.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,145 184 15.3 12.8-18.1 731 62.5 58.7-66.1 152 14.1 11.7-16.9 7 0.5 0.2- 1.3 71 7.7 5.5-10.6
No 15,626 2,559 15.4 14.7-16.2 10,475 66.8 65.7-67.8 1,692 11.4 10.7-12.1 94 0.6 0.5- 0.8 806 5.8 5.3- 6.4
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,386 839 14.9 13.6-16.3 3,512 64.4 62.6-66.2 660 13.1 11.9-14.4 36 0.7 0.5- 1.0 339 6.9 6.0- 8.0
Piedmont 9,435 1,558 15.3 14.4-16.3 6,399 67.9 66.6-69.2 991 10.9 10.0-11.8 50 0.5 0.4- 0.8 437 5.4 4.7- 6.2
Western NC 1,950 346 16.8 14.7-19.1 1,295 65.5 62.6-68.3 193 11.1 9.3-13.3 15 0.9 0.4- 1.8 101 5.7 4.4- 7.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,185 234 18.7 15.9-21.9 782 65.1 61.3-68.7 103 10.1 7.8-13.0 8 0.6 0.3- 1.3 58 5.5 3.9- 7.6
Northwest 3,200 471 13.5 12.1-15.1 2,181 68.2 66.0-70.3 364 12.2 10.7-13.8 22 0.8 0.4- 1.6 162 5.3 4.3- 6.4
Charlotte 2,494 404 14.8 13.1-16.6 1,730 68.6 66.0-71.0 239 10.8 9.2-12.6 11 0.4 0.2- 0.8 110 5.4 4.1- 7.1
Greensboro 2,166 339 14.1 12.2-16.2 1,492 69.8 67.0-72.4 224 10.8 9.1-12.8 14 0.6 0.3- 1.2 97 4.6 3.5- 6.1
Southern Regional 1,739 271 15.0 12.3-18.0 1,107 61.2 57.7-64.6 230 14.9 12.5-17.7 14 1.2 0.6- 2.5 117 7.7 6.1- 9.8
Coastal 852 176 17.6 15.0-20.7 556 65.8 61.8-69.6 77 10.5 8.1-13.6 2 0.2 0.0- 1.2 41 5.8 4.0- 8.3
Wake 2,359 433 17.4 15.5-19.5 1,539 65.6 62.9-68.2 259 10.2 8.7-11.9 11 0.4 0.2- 0.7 117 6.4 5.0- 8.3
Area L 677 92 13.3 9.8-17.7 431 62.5 57.4-67.3 102 16.5 13.2-20.4 6 0.8 0.3- 2.0 46 6.9 4.6-10.2
Eastern 2,099 323 15.0 13.1-17.1 1,388 66.2 63.4-68.8 246 11.7 10.0-13.6 13 0.6 0.3- 1.1 129 6.5 5.2- 8.2

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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.

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