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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 8,042 4,380 51.3 49.8-52.7 3,662 48.7 47.3-50.2
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 206 115 54.7 46.5-62.7 91 45.3 37.3-53.5
Buncombe 223 137 54.2 45.7-62.5 86 45.8 37.5-54.3
Cabarrus 190 99 48.5 39.4-57.7 91 51.5 42.3-60.6
Catawba 218 100 38.8 31.6-46.6 118 61.2 53.4-68.4
Cumberland 215 128 54.8 46.9-62.6 87 45.2 37.4-53.1
Davidson 208 111 52.4 44.3-60.4 97 47.6 39.6-55.7
Durham 176 103 57.6 48.9-65.8 73 42.4 34.2-51.1
Forsyth 193 112 55.4 46.9-63.7 81 44.6 36.3-53.1
Gaston 240 120 45.7 37.5-54.2 120 54.3 45.8-62.5
Guilford 198 111 50.6 42.1-59.0 87 49.4 41.0-57.9
Iredell 172 100 57.2 48.1-65.8 72 42.8 34.2-51.9
Johnston 178 102 54.1 44.7-63.2 76 45.9 36.8-55.3
Mecklenburg 359 211 58.8 52.4-65.0 148 41.2 35.0-47.6
New Hanover 214 125 58.9 50.8-66.5 89 41.1 33.5-49.2
Onslow 173 98 51.6 42.7-60.4 75 48.4 39.6-57.3
Orange 179 94 51.2 41.5-60.9 85 48.8 39.1-58.5
Pitt 202 126 59.4 51.0-67.4 76 40.6 32.6-49.0
Randolph 215 98 41.5 34.3-49.2 117 58.5 50.8-65.7
Robeson 210 108 46.5 38.8-54.4 102 53.5 45.6-61.2
Rowan 249 127 50.3 43.1-57.4 122 49.7 42.6-56.9
Union 173 99 51.7 43.0-60.2 74 48.3 39.8-57.0
Wake 317 160 43.5 36.9-50.3 157 56.5 49.7-63.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 237 118 48.8 41.3-56.4 119 51.2 43.6-58.7
Northeast Partnership II 263 132 48.9 41.4-56.4 131 51.1 43.6-58.6
Northeast Partnership I 290 165 56.7 49.3-63.8 125 43.3 36.2-50.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 208 113 49.1 40.5-57.7 95 50.9 42.3-59.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 249 133 47.6 39.8-55.6 116 52.4 44.4-60.2
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 216 115 52.1 44.3-59.8 101 47.9 40.2-55.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 198 108 52.0 43.4-60.5 90 48.0 39.5-56.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 254 146 56.0 48.6-63.2 108 44.0 36.8-51.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 308 161 50.4 43.3-57.5 147 49.6 42.5-56.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 230 121 52.2 44.3-60.1 109 47.8 39.9-55.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 214 111 47.3 39.3-55.5 103 52.7 44.5-60.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 268 152 53.6 46.0-61.1 116 46.4 38.9-54.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 399 221 50.6 44.2-57.0 178 49.4 43.0-55.8
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 626 335 52.2 47.1-57.2 291 47.8 42.8-52.9
No 7,416 4,045 51.2 49.7-52.7 3,371 48.8 47.3-50.3
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 2,693 1,473 51.3 48.8-53.8 1,220 48.7 46.2-51.2
Piedmont 4,321 2,329 51.1 49.1-53.2 1,992 48.9 46.8-50.9
Western NC 1,028 578 51.6 47.6-55.5 450 48.4 44.5-52.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 622 358 51.6 46.4-56.8 264 48.4 43.2-53.6
Northwest 1,568 837 52.4 49.2-55.5 731 47.6 44.5-50.8
Charlotte 1,171 642 53.3 49.4-57.2 529 46.7 42.8-50.6
Greensboro 991 510 47.7 43.5-52.0 481 52.3 48.0-56.5
Southern Regional 857 467 49.3 44.6-54.0 390 50.7 46.0-55.4
Coastal 431 239 53.5 47.8-59.1 192 46.5 40.9-52.2
Wake 979 550 50.0 45.7-54.3 429 50.0 45.7-54.3
Area L 372 195 48.3 41.5-55.2 177 51.7 44.8-58.5
Eastern 1,051 582 53.1 49.4-56.8 469 46.9 43.2-50.6

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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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