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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 17,099 13,943 77.8 76.8-78.7 1,822 11.9 11.2-12.7 712 5.2 4.7- 5.8 333 2.6 2.3- 3.1 289 2.5 2.1- 2.9
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 461 368 78.4 73.2-82.9 53 11.4 8.2-15.5 23 5.5 3.4- 8.9 10 2.0 1.0- 4.0 7 2.6 1.0- 6.5
Buncombe 450 347 72.5 66.3-78.0 71 18.8 13.9-24.8 16 4.3 2.4- 7.6 9 2.8 1.4- 5.4 7 1.7 0.7- 4.1
Cabarrus 418 341 80.3 74.8-84.9 45 11.0 7.6-15.7 18 5.0 2.8- 8.6 6 1.8 0.7- 4.6 8 1.9 0.9- 4.1
Catawba 446 371 80.0 74.6-84.5 39 9.4 6.6-13.3 10 2.5 1.2- 4.9 13 4.0 1.9- 8.4 13 4.1 2.1- 7.8
Cumberland 454 394 86.3 81.7-89.9 32 6.0 4.1- 8.9 19 5.8 3.2-10.1 3 0.8 0.2- 2.5 6 1.1 0.5- 2.6
Davidson 449 364 73.4 66.4-79.5 47 13.0 8.9-18.6 23 7.2 4.0-12.7 7 3.2 1.0- 9.7 8 3.1 1.2- 7.6
Durham 460 354 76.4 71.1-80.9 73 14.9 11.3-19.4 22 5.4 3.3- 8.7 5 1.0 0.4- 2.6 6 2.4 0.9- 5.8
Forsyth 455 384 80.6 75.1-85.1 42 11.0 7.4-15.9 23 6.0 3.8- 9.4 3 1.0 0.3- 3.6 3 1.4 0.4- 4.5
Gaston 443 372 80.9 76.0-85.1 39 10.1 7.2-14.0 18 5.4 3.2- 9.2 10 2.6 1.3- 5.4 4 0.9 0.2- 3.5
Guilford 466 371 74.5 68.5-79.8 59 14.4 10.7-19.1 21 6.3 3.7-10.7 10 3.7 1.4- 9.2 5 1.0 0.3- 3.1
Iredell 399 334 84.0 78.9-88.0 38 9.1 6.3-13.2 16 4.0 2.2- 7.1 6 0.8 0.3- 1.9 5 2.1 0.6- 6.4
Johnston 387 313 76.5 69.8-82.1 41 10.6 7.5-14.9 16 6.1 3.2-11.4 12 4.1 1.8- 8.9 5 2.6 0.7- 8.9
Mecklenburg 870 712 78.3 74.3-81.8 94 12.2 9.6-15.3 34 4.5 2.8- 7.1 14 2.1 1.0- 4.0 16 3.0 1.7- 5.2
New Hanover 446 370 79.7 74.3-84.2 44 11.1 7.8-15.5 19 5.5 3.3- 9.0 6 1.6 0.5- 5.1 7 2.1 0.9- 4.8
Onslow 396 340 83.6 78.1-88.0 31 8.5 5.6-12.6 10 2.3 1.1- 4.7 6 2.4 1.0- 6.1 9 3.1 1.2- 7.6
Orange 416 318 71.9 65.7-77.3 63 15.8 11.9-20.6 26 8.9 5.7-13.7 1 0.2 0.0- 1.4 8 3.2 1.3- 7.9
Pitt 436 341 74.9 68.4-80.4 64 15.9 12.1-20.6 14 3.1 1.7- 5.7 8 4.3 1.3-13.5 9 1.8 0.9- 3.6
Randolph 450 360 74.3 68.6-79.3 53 14.9 10.9-19.9 17 4.8 2.8- 8.1 11 3.8 1.9- 7.5 9 2.2 1.0- 4.9
Robeson 442 375 80.7 74.7-85.5 40 11.4 8.0-16.0 13 2.6 1.4- 4.9 9 4.1 1.5-10.6 5 1.3 0.5- 3.5
Rowan 470 379 80.5 75.8-84.5 59 12.8 9.5-17.0 18 3.7 2.2- 6.2 6 1.5 0.6- 3.5 8 1.5 0.7- 3.2
Union 379 310 76.9 71.2-81.8 40 11.8 8.5-16.0 14 4.5 2.5- 7.9 10 4.2 2.0- 8.7 5 2.6 1.0- 6.6
Wake 852 676 77.1 73.1-80.7 102 12.5 10.1-15.5 46 6.0 4.3- 8.4 11 2.0 0.8- 5.0 17 2.4 1.1- 5.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 469 386 77.6 71.7-82.6 43 10.7 7.5-14.9 22 6.1 3.4-10.7 9 2.5 1.1- 5.3 9 3.1 1.2- 7.6
Northeast Partnership II 508 414 76.9 71.3-81.6 52 12.6 9.3-16.8 21 5.1 2.7- 9.4 14 3.6 1.7- 7.5 7 1.9 0.8- 4.5
Northeast Partnership I 514 442 82.0 77.2-86.0 41 9.5 6.6-13.5 12 2.6 1.4- 4.7 13 4.0 2.2- 7.1 6 1.8 0.7- 4.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 422 356 77.8 71.0-83.3 33 9.4 6.4-13.6 16 4.7 2.6- 8.5 11 5.2 2.2-11.8 6 3.0 1.0- 8.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 523 428 75.1 68.6-80.7 51 12.7 8.9-17.9 24 7.4 3.8-14.1 11 2.3 1.2- 4.5 9 2.4 1.2- 4.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 429 357 80.4 75.3-84.7 42 10.8 7.7-14.9 15 4.4 2.5- 7.5 10 3.3 1.5- 7.0 5 1.1 0.4- 2.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 479 373 75.3 69.9-80.1 61 13.6 10.0-18.2 25 5.9 3.6- 9.3 13 2.7 1.4- 5.0 7 2.5 1.0- 5.9
Chatham/Lee/Moore 525 425 77.1 72.1-81.5 62 13.8 10.4-18.1 18 4.3 2.5- 7.3 8 1.5 0.7- 3.1 12 3.4 1.7- 6.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 642 530 80.3 75.3-84.5 62 10.6 7.3-15.0 26 4.7 2.9- 7.6 12 1.7 0.9- 3.3 12 2.7 1.3- 5.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 467 381 76.7 71.1-81.5 51 13.8 10.0-18.7 15 3.3 1.9- 5.8 10 2.2 1.1- 4.4 10 3.9 1.8- 8.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 406 336 80.2 74.6-84.8 37 9.9 6.7-14.5 20 5.4 3.2- 9.1 8 2.8 1.3- 6.0 5 1.7 0.6- 4.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 506 415 77.2 71.6-82.0 45 11.9 8.2-16.8 25 5.5 3.2- 9.1 13 3.9 2.0- 7.5 8 1.5 0.6- 3.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 764 606 76.0 71.0-80.3 73 9.7 6.6-14.1 37 5.6 3.7- 8.3 25 3.9 2.3- 6.4 23 4.8 2.9- 8.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,178 978 76.8 73.0-80.2 111 12.1 9.8-15.0 41 5.1 3.2- 8.0 31 3.9 2.5- 6.1 17 2.0 1.1- 3.7
No 15,921 12,965 77.8 76.8-78.8 1,711 11.9 11.2-12.7 671 5.2 4.7- 5.8 302 2.6 2.2- 3.0 272 2.5 2.1- 2.9
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,521 4,590 79.0 77.3-80.7 519 10.7 9.6-11.9 212 5.2 4.2- 6.4 118 3.1 2.4- 4.0 82 2.1 1.5- 2.8
Piedmont 9,584 7,758 77.6 76.3-78.8 1,086 12.5 11.6-13.5 409 5.2 4.6- 6.0 166 2.3 1.8- 2.9 165 2.4 1.9- 3.0
Western NC 1,994 1,595 76.1 73.2-78.8 217 12.2 10.1-14.7 91 5.1 4.0- 6.6 49 3.2 2.3- 4.5 42 3.4 2.2- 5.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,214 953 74.9 71.0-78.4 144 12.6 9.9-16.0 53 5.2 3.7- 7.2 34 3.5 2.3- 5.3 30 3.8 2.4- 6.0
Northwest 3,249 2,674 78.8 76.7-80.8 326 11.6 10.1-13.3 136 4.9 3.9- 6.0 59 2.3 1.6- 3.2 54 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Charlotte 2,521 2,073 78.7 76.2-80.9 260 11.5 9.8-13.4 101 4.9 3.7- 6.4 46 2.5 1.7- 3.8 41 2.5 1.7- 3.6
Greensboro 2,209 1,752 75.4 72.5-78.1 275 13.8 11.8-16.1 104 6.0 4.6- 7.8 39 2.6 1.5- 4.5 39 2.2 1.5- 3.3
Southern Regional 1,778 1,495 79.2 75.5-82.5 156 10.4 8.2-13.1 70 6.1 3.9- 9.5 30 2.3 1.4- 3.7 27 1.9 1.2- 3.0
Coastal 871 721 80.1 76.5-83.3 86 11.0 8.6-13.9 33 4.6 3.2- 6.7 17 2.2 1.2- 4.1 14 2.1 1.1- 3.8
Wake 2,406 1,916 77.2 74.7-79.5 294 12.6 10.9-14.4 110 5.6 4.4- 7.1 45 2.2 1.3- 3.6 41 2.5 1.6- 4.0
Area L 696 582 76.6 71.2-81.3 64 11.3 8.5-14.8 25 4.6 2.7- 7.6 17 5.3 2.6-10.6 8 2.2 0.8- 6.0
Eastern 2,155 1,777 79.2 76.6-81.6 217 11.4 9.6-13.4 80 4.5 3.3- 6.0 46 2.9 2.0- 4.3 35 2.1 1.3- 3.4

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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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