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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 8,075 2,653 30.8 29.5-32.1 5,422 69.2 67.9-70.5
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 206 65 30.4 23.5-38.4 141 69.6 61.6-76.5
Buncombe 224 67 27.4 21.2-34.6 157 72.6 65.4-78.8
Cabarrus 191 57 28.7 21.2-37.5 134 71.3 62.5-78.8
Catawba 219 51 20.4 15.0-27.0 168 79.6 73.0-85.0
Cumberland 215 66 31.1 23.9-39.3 149 68.9 60.7-76.1
Davidson 209 69 35.6 27.9-44.0 140 64.4 56.0-72.1
Durham 176 70 41.6 33.4-50.4 106 58.4 49.6-66.6
Forsyth 196 64 32.8 25.6-41.0 132 67.2 59.0-74.4
Gaston 238 62 23.8 17.9-30.9 176 76.2 69.1-82.1
Guilford 200 58 27.4 20.9-35.1 142 72.6 64.9-79.1
Iredell 170 58 34.6 26.4-43.8 112 65.4 56.2-73.6
Johnston 178 66 36.6 28.3-45.8 112 63.4 54.2-71.7
Mecklenburg 358 107 30.0 24.5-36.1 251 70.0 63.9-75.5
New Hanover 215 67 36.6 28.9-45.1 148 63.4 54.9-71.1
Onslow 176 74 36.2 28.7-44.5 102 63.8 55.5-71.3
Orange 181 48 23.7 17.2-31.7 133 76.3 68.3-82.8
Pitt 203 83 37.5 30.1-45.6 120 62.5 54.4-69.9
Randolph 216 70 31.4 24.8-38.8 146 68.6 61.2-75.2
Robeson 210 74 32.0 25.2-39.6 136 68.0 60.4-74.8
Rowan 254 79 30.2 23.9-37.2 175 69.8 62.8-76.1
Union 174 67 38.1 30.1-46.7 107 61.9 53.3-69.9
Wake 318 92 25.3 20.2-31.2 226 74.7 68.8-79.8
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 237 68 27.5 21.5-34.5 169 72.5 65.5-78.5
Northeast Partnership II 261 90 30.1 24.1-36.9 171 69.9 63.1-75.9
Northeast Partnership I 292 114 40.3 32.7-48.3 178 59.7 51.7-67.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 209 82 33.9 26.5-42.2 127 66.1 57.8-73.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 252 89 30.5 24.3-37.5 163 69.5 62.5-75.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 219 82 34.2 27.4-41.7 137 65.8 58.3-72.6
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 200 67 33.0 25.7-41.2 133 67.0 58.8-74.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 255 77 29.3 23.1-36.4 178 70.7 63.6-76.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 305 111 31.9 26.0-38.4 194 68.1 61.6-74.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 233 82 34.5 27.6-42.1 151 65.5 57.9-72.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 215 73 32.5 25.7-40.2 142 67.5 59.8-74.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 269 85 31.2 25.0-38.2 184 68.8 61.8-75.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 401 119 26.9 21.9-32.6 282 73.1 67.4-78.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 626 225 33.6 28.9-38.5 401 66.4 61.5-71.1
No 7,449 2,428 30.6 29.3-32.0 5,021 69.4 68.0-70.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,703 967 33.0 30.8-35.3 1,736 67.0 64.7-69.2
Piedmont 4,339 1,360 30.0 28.3-31.8 2,979 70.0 68.2-71.7
Western NC 1,033 326 29.3 26.0-32.7 707 70.7 67.3-74.0
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 625 186 27.1 23.0-31.6 439 72.9 68.4-77.0
Northwest 1,580 499 32.1 29.2-35.0 1,081 67.9 65.0-70.8
Charlotte 1,171 364 29.8 26.5-33.2 807 70.2 66.8-73.5
Greensboro 998 296 28.2 24.7-32.0 702 71.8 68.0-75.3
Southern Regional 856 288 29.3 25.5-33.4 568 70.7 66.6-74.5
Coastal 434 148 34.2 29.1-39.7 286 65.8 60.3-70.9
Wake 981 346 31.3 27.7-35.1 635 68.7 64.9-72.3
Area L 373 134 32.6 26.6-39.2 239 67.4 60.8-73.4
Eastern 1,057 392 34.6 31.1-38.1 665 65.4 61.9-68.9

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*Asked only of respondents with chronic joint symptoms or doctor-diagnosed arthritis

^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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