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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 4,229 2,925 64.8 62.9-66.6 1,304 35.2 33.4-37.1
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 103 76 63.6 48.7-76.2 27 36.4 23.8-51.3
Buncombe 110 82 69.5 58.9-78.4 28 30.5 21.6-41.1
Cabarrus 115 77 60.8 49.6-70.9 38 39.2 29.1-50.4
Catawba 124 88 65.7 55.2-74.8 36 34.3 25.2-44.8
Cumberland 101 67 64.3 53.3-73.9 34 35.7 26.1-46.7
Davidson 132 79 55.0 45.0-64.5 53 45.0 35.5-55.0
Durham 97 66 63.5 51.5-74.1 31 36.5 25.9-48.5
Forsyth 100 80 78.8 68.7-86.3 20 21.2 13.7-31.3
Gaston 114 79 63.1 52.5-72.7 35 36.9 27.3-47.5
Guilford 119 81 65.1 54.6-74.3 38 34.9 25.7-45.4
Iredell 107 76 71.1 60.5-79.7 31 28.9 20.3-39.5
Johnston 90 68 71.0 57.5-81.5 22 29.0 18.5-42.5
Mecklenburg 217 149 66.0 58.7-72.6 68 34.0 27.4-41.3
New Hanover 111 82 75.0 65.2-82.7 29 25.0 17.3-34.8
Onslow 73 50 63.3 49.9-74.9 23 36.7 25.1-50.1
Orange 109 79 68.0 57.1-77.3 30 32.0 22.7-42.9
Pitt 106 72 61.8 50.7-71.9 34 38.2 28.1-49.3
Randolph 126 77 55.2 45.1-65.0 49 44.8 35.0-54.9
Robeson 97 61 60.6 48.5-71.5 36 39.4 28.5-51.5
Rowan 117 77 64.6 54.3-73.7 40 35.4 26.3-45.7
Union 104 62 54.4 43.1-65.3 42 45.6 34.7-56.9
Wake 196 127 59.6 51.4-67.2 69 40.4 32.8-48.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 134 92 64.9 55.2-73.5 42 35.1 26.5-44.8
Northeast Partnership II 120 77 57.9 46.6-68.5 43 42.1 31.5-53.4
Northeast Partnership I 141 101 65.3 54.9-74.5 40 34.7 25.5-45.1
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 104 68 55.5 43.4-67.0 36 44.5 33.0-56.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 109 69 58.8 47.6-69.2 40 41.2 30.8-52.4
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 107 89 78.7 67.5-86.9 18 21.3 13.1-32.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 114 81 65.8 53.5-76.3 33 34.2 23.7-46.5
Chatham/Lee/Moore 134 101 71.0 60.7-79.5 33 29.0 20.5-39.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 154 112 67.6 58.0-75.9 42 32.4 24.1-42.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 124 83 62.8 52.6-71.9 41 37.2 28.1-47.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 105 76 69.4 58.4-78.6 29 30.6 21.4-41.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 125 93 69.0 58.9-77.6 32 31.0 22.4-41.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 190 128 65.6 56.8-73.4 62 34.4 26.6-43.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 309 203 59.4 52.4-66.1 106 40.6 33.9-47.6
No 3,920 2,722 65.1 63.2-67.0 1,198 34.9 33.0-36.8
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 1,301 904 64.2 60.9-67.5 397 35.8 32.5-39.1
Piedmont 2,427 1,662 64.2 61.8-66.6 765 35.8 33.4-38.2
Western NC 501 359 67.7 62.5-72.6 142 32.3 27.4-37.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 300 210 66.8 59.9-73.0 90 33.2 27.0-40.1
Northwest 848 585 66.4 62.4-70.1 263 33.6 29.9-37.6
Charlotte 656 444 64.4 60.0-68.7 212 35.6 31.3-40.0
Greensboro 556 392 66.0 60.7-71.0 164 34.0 29.0-39.3
Southern Regional 404 277 62.0 55.7-67.9 127 38.0 32.1-44.3
Coastal 210 161 75.9 68.4-82.1 49 24.1 17.9-31.6
Wake 563 387 62.6 57.3-67.5 176 37.4 32.5-42.7
Area L 172 112 53.5 43.8-62.8 60 46.5 37.2-56.2
Eastern 520 357 64.6 59.5-69.4 163 35.4 30.6-40.5

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*This question was asked only of male respondents who reported being age 40 and older.

^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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