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2005 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No Don't know/Not sure
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,246 14,091 90.8 90.0-91.5 419 3.2 2.8- 3.7 736 6.0 5.4- 6.6
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 399 369 87.8 80.3-92.7 13 3.7 2.0- 6.6 17 8.6 4.2-16.6
Buncombe 401 377 92.2 85.7-95.9 13 5.3 2.1-12.5 11 2.5 1.3- 4.7
Cabarrus 379 346 88.4 82.4-92.6 10 3.5 1.7- 6.9 23 8.1 4.5-14.1
Catawba 399 371 91.5 86.5-94.8 12 3.5 1.5- 8.1 16 4.9 2.7- 8.8
Cumberland 409 388 95.1 92.2-96.9 7 1.4 0.6- 2.9 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3
Davidson 402 373 89.8 83.0-94.1 14 5.3 2.3-11.5 15 4.9 2.3-10.2
Durham 426 389 85.9 79.5-90.5 13 2.6 1.4- 4.8 24 11.5 7.1-18.0
Forsyth 403 378 92.2 86.3-95.7 8 1.8 0.7- 4.2 17 6.0 2.9-12.1
Gaston 389 367 93.5 89.7-96.0 8 2.9 1.3- 6.4 14 3.6 2.0- 6.3
Guilford 420 388 90.8 85.4-94.4 11 2.8 1.3- 5.7 21 6.4 3.4-11.7
Iredell 359 340 94.4 90.9-96.6 5 1.6 0.6- 4.3 14 4.0 2.2- 7.0
Johnston 344 315 89.9 83.6-94.0 13 4.7 2.1- 9.9 16 5.4 2.6-10.8
Mecklenburg 778 730 91.4 88.0-93.9 12 2.0 0.9- 4.2 36 6.6 4.5- 9.7
New Hanover 392 367 92.6 88.0-95.5 8 1.9 0.9- 4.1 17 5.5 2.9-10.0
Onslow 361 334 89.6 83.6-93.5 8 3.0 1.3- 6.7 19 7.5 4.1-13.2
Orange 379 362 91.0 83.4-95.3 7 3.3 1.2- 8.8 10 5.7 2.4-13.1
Pitt 390 359 88.2 82.4-92.3 12 2.9 1.5- 5.6 19 8.8 5.2-14.7
Randolph 409 370 89.5 85.0-92.8 10 3.4 1.6- 7.5 29 7.0 4.6-10.6
Robeson 395 348 86.9 81.8-90.7 13 3.9 1.9- 8.0 34 9.2 6.2-13.5
Rowan 420 386 90.4 85.3-93.8 17 6.0 3.1-11.1 17 3.7 2.2- 6.1
Union 351 330 93.0 88.6-95.8 8 3.1 1.4- 6.7 13 3.9 2.0- 7.5
Wake 768 707 90.8 87.4-93.3 25 4.2 2.4- 7.1 36 5.1 3.4- 7.5
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 414 387 92.3 87.2-95.4 11 2.4 1.3- 4.6 16 5.3 2.6-10.6
Northeast Partnership II 451 409 90.9 87.0-93.6 14 2.8 1.5- 5.3 28 6.3 4.0- 9.8
Northeast Partnership I 451 405 91.8 88.2-94.3 14 2.6 1.3- 4.8 32 5.6 3.6- 8.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 381 355 92.1 87.5-95.0 9 2.1 1.0- 4.2 17 5.9 3.3-10.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 454 422 91.7 87.7-94.5 10 2.7 1.2- 5.9 22 5.6 3.5- 8.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 365 340 92.7 88.5-95.4 8 2.3 1.0- 4.9 17 5.0 2.8- 8.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 424 387 87.6 81.7-91.8 16 5.0 2.8- 8.8 21 7.4 4.1-13.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 467 422 84.1 78.2-88.7 16 5.7 3.1-10.4 29 10.2 6.6-15.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 579 539 91.4 87.7-94.1 14 2.5 1.3- 4.6 26 6.1 3.9- 9.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 416 384 91.5 87.0-94.5 13 2.8 1.5- 5.1 19 5.8 3.2-10.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 350 324 89.4 82.6-93.7 9 4.2 1.4-12.1 17 6.4 3.7-10.8
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 450 409 89.7 84.9-93.1 13 2.5 1.2- 5.0 28 7.8 4.8-12.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 671 614 90.7 86.7-93.7 25 4.4 2.5- 7.7 32 4.9 2.9- 8.2
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,042 946 92.0 89.7-93.9 29 2.2 1.4- 3.5 67 5.8 4.2- 7.9
No 14,204 13,145 90.7 89.9-91.4 390 3.3 2.8- 3.8 669 6.0 5.4- 6.7
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,897 4,513 91.5 90.4-92.6 130 2.6 2.1- 3.3 254 5.8 4.9- 6.9
Piedmont 8,597 7,963 90.4 89.3-91.4 232 3.3 2.7- 3.9 402 6.3 5.5- 7.2
Western NC 1,752 1,615 90.8 88.4-92.8 57 4.0 2.7- 6.1 80 5.1 3.8- 6.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,072 991 91.2 88.0-93.7 38 4.7 2.9- 7.6 43 4.1 2.6- 6.3
Northwest 2,891 2,681 91.0 89.2-92.6 84 3.4 2.5- 4.6 126 5.6 4.3- 7.2
Charlotte 2,264 2,114 91.5 89.5-93.1 48 2.4 1.7- 3.6 102 6.1 4.7- 7.9
Greensboro 1,980 1,830 89.8 87.3-91.9 49 2.9 2.0- 4.2 101 7.2 5.4- 9.6
Southern Regional 1,581 1,451 91.5 89.4-93.2 43 2.8 1.8- 4.2 87 5.8 4.4- 7.5
Coastal 758 707 91.3 88.0-93.8 17 2.7 1.5- 4.8 34 5.9 3.9- 8.9
Wake 2,163 1,980 89.1 86.9-91.0 74 4.1 3.0- 5.8 109 6.7 5.3- 8.5
Area L 620 565 91.6 88.3-94.1 17 2.6 1.5- 4.5 38 5.8 3.7- 8.9
Eastern 1,917 1,772 91.6 89.6-93.3 49 2.3 1.6- 3.2 96 6.1 4.6- 8.0

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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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