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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 13,746 5,458 36.3 35.2-37.3 8,288 63.7 62.7-64.8
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 360 154 40.2 34.1-46.6 206 59.8 53.4-65.9
Buncombe 353 144 35.2 29.7-41.2 209 64.8 58.8-70.3
Cabarrus 339 121 32.2 26.7-38.1 218 67.8 61.9-73.3
Catawba 360 138 36.8 31.0-42.9 222 63.2 57.1-69.0
Cumberland 363 130 31.6 26.3-37.5 233 68.4 62.5-73.7
Davidson 364 143 34.4 29.0-40.3 221 65.6 59.7-71.0
Durham 366 109 29.0 23.8-34.8 257 71.0 65.2-76.2
Forsyth 375 154 40.1 34.5-45.9 221 59.9 54.1-65.5
Gaston 379 164 39.0 32.8-45.6 215 61.0 54.4-67.2
Guilford 373 137 34.0 28.7-39.7 236 66.0 60.3-71.3
Iredell 317 120 35.1 29.2-41.5 197 64.9 58.5-70.8
Johnston 319 120 34.8 28.5-41.8 199 65.2 58.2-71.5
Mecklenburg 712 254 33.2 29.3-37.3 458 66.8 62.7-70.7
New Hanover 380 167 40.5 35.0-46.2 213 59.5 53.8-65.0
Onslow 311 122 34.5 27.2-42.5 189 65.5 57.5-72.8
Orange 359 97 29.1 23.0-36.0 262 70.9 64.0-77.0
Pitt 360 143 36.4 31.0-42.2 217 63.6 57.8-69.0
Randolph 359 160 40.5 34.5-46.7 199 59.5 53.3-65.5
Robeson 332 147 41.9 35.5-48.6 185 58.1 51.4-64.5
Rowan 372 152 36.9 31.3-42.8 220 63.1 57.2-68.7
Union 314 135 41.0 34.9-47.4 179 59.0 52.6-65.1
Wake 681 246 31.9 28.1-36.0 435 68.1 64.0-71.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 383 160 39.1 33.3-45.2 223 60.9 54.8-66.7
Northeast Partnership II 407 164 37.9 32.6-43.6 243 62.1 56.4-67.4
Northeast Partnership I 413 191 46.2 40.0-52.6 222 53.8 47.4-60.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 330 126 35.8 29.8-42.2 204 64.2 57.8-70.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 410 166 35.8 30.5-41.4 244 64.2 58.6-69.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 345 151 40.7 35.0-46.7 194 59.3 53.3-65.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 367 145 35.3 29.8-41.2 222 64.7 58.8-70.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 423 166 33.6 28.6-38.9 257 66.4 61.1-71.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 507 204 36.7 31.4-42.4 303 63.3 57.6-68.6
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 374 162 41.4 35.7-47.4 212 58.6 52.6-64.3
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 338 151 40.6 34.8-46.7 187 59.4 53.3-65.2
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 411 185 40.3 34.9-45.9 226 59.7 54.1-65.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 590 230 35.3 30.7-40.1 360 64.7 59.9-69.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 944 403 40.6 36.7-44.6 541 59.4 55.4-63.3
No 12,802 5,055 36.0 35.0-37.0 7,747 64.0 63.0-65.0
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 4,415 1,802 37.3 35.5-39.1 2,613 62.7 60.9-64.5
Piedmont 7,757 2,997 35.3 34.0-36.7 4,760 64.7 63.3-66.0
Western NC 1,574 659 37.7 34.9-40.6 915 62.3 59.4-65.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 943 374 35.3 31.7-39.0 569 64.7 61.0-68.3
Northwest 2,624 1,085 39.5 37.3-41.9 1,539 60.5 58.1-62.7
Charlotte 2,086 818 35.3 32.8-37.9 1,268 64.7 62.1-67.2
Greensboro 1,780 678 35.6 32.8-38.5 1,102 64.4 61.5-67.2
Southern Regional 1,385 548 33.9 30.8-37.1 837 66.1 62.9-69.2
Coastal 729 321 40.8 36.7-45.1 408 59.2 54.9-63.3
Wake 1,920 689 32.5 29.9-35.2 1,231 67.5 64.8-70.1
Area L 542 228 38.9 33.9-44.0 314 61.1 56.0-66.1
Eastern 1,737 717 38.6 35.8-41.6 1,020 61.4 58.4-64.2

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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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