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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 17,220 1,462 6.0 5.6- 6.4 15,758 94.0 93.6-94.4
COUNTY/REGIONS***
Alamance 461 33 4.7 3.2- 6.9 428 95.3 93.1-96.8
Buncombe 453 44 7.3 5.2-10.1 409 92.7 89.9-94.8
Cabarrus 423 35 5.3 3.7- 7.7 388 94.7 92.3-96.3
Catawba 446 37 5.3 3.7- 7.7 409 94.7 92.3-96.3
Cumberland 454 31 4.5 3.0- 6.7 423 95.5 93.3-97.0
Davidson 459 42 6.7 4.6- 9.6 417 93.3 90.4-95.4
Durham 465 30 3.9 2.5- 5.8 435 96.1 94.2-97.5
Forsyth 457 41 6.9 4.9- 9.6 416 93.1 90.4-95.1
Gaston 449 44 7.2 5.1-10.1 405 92.8 89.9-94.9
Guilford 471 31 5.0 3.2- 7.5 440 95.0 92.5-96.8
Iredell 405 39 6.4 4.5- 9.1 366 93.6 90.9-95.5
Johnston 388 44 7.4 5.2-10.5 344 92.6 89.5-94.8
Mecklenburg 881 60 5.1 3.8- 6.7 821 94.9 93.3-96.2
New Hanover 446 34 6.1 4.2- 8.9 412 93.9 91.1-95.8
Onslow 397 31 5.6 3.7- 8.4 366 94.4 91.6-96.3
Orange 420 33 4.8 3.2- 7.2 387 95.2 92.8-96.8
Pitt 440 33 5.9 3.9- 8.7 407 94.1 91.3-96.1
Randolph 458 49 9.1 6.5-12.6 409 90.9 87.4-93.5
Robeson 448 52 8.7 6.3-11.9 396 91.3 88.1-93.7
Rowan 475 47 7.9 5.7-10.9 428 92.1 89.1-94.3
Union 382 19 3.9 2.3- 6.6 363 96.1 93.4-97.7
Wake 861 40 2.9 2.0- 4.1 821 97.1 95.9-98.0
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 470 27 3.8 2.5- 5.8 443 96.2 94.2-97.5
Northeast Partnership II 511 57 9.0 6.7-11.9 454 91.0 88.1-93.3
Northeast Partnership I 516 77 11.3 8.7-14.4 439 88.7 85.6-91.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 425 33 5.9 3.8- 9.1 392 94.1 90.9-96.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 525 52 7.1 5.2- 9.6 473 92.9 90.4-94.8
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 427 42 7.7 5.5-10.8 385 92.3 89.2-94.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 478 33 6.0 3.9- 9.2 445 94.0 90.8-96.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 525 38 6.0 4.0- 8.7 487 94.0 91.3-96.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 647 68 8.2 6.2-10.9 579 91.8 89.1-93.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 470 38 5.4 3.8- 7.7 432 94.6 92.3-96.2
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 409 35 5.2 3.6- 7.6 374 94.8 92.4-96.4
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 511 51 6.9 5.0- 9.5 460 93.1 90.5-95.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 767 62 6.8 5.0- 9.4 705 93.2 90.6-95.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP**
Yes 1,185 143 8.8 7.3-10.6 1,042 91.2 89.4-92.7
No 16,035 1,319 5.8 5.4- 6.2 14,716 94.2 93.8-94.6
NC REGIONS***
Eastern NC 5,543 520 6.7 6.0- 7.4 5,023 93.3 92.6-94.0
Piedmont 9,673 772 5.5 5.0- 6.0 8,901 94.5 94.0-95.0
Western NC 2,004 170 6.4 5.3- 7.7 1,834 93.6 92.3-94.7
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)****
Mountain AHEC 1,220 106 7.0 5.5- 8.8 1,114 93.0 91.2-94.5
Northwest 3,281 288 6.0 5.2- 6.9 2,993 94.0 93.1-94.8
Charlotte 2,551 202 5.8 4.9- 6.8 2,349 94.2 93.2-95.1
Greensboro 2,224 182 6.0 4.9- 7.2 2,042 94.0 92.8-95.1
Southern Regional 1,788 174 6.8 5.6- 8.2 1,614 93.2 91.8-94.4
Coastal 871 74 7.2 5.5- 9.4 797 92.8 90.6-94.5
Wake 2,421 177 4.3 3.6- 5.2 2,244 95.7 94.8-96.4
Area L 701 69 7.1 5.4- 9.3 632 92.9 90.7-94.6
Eastern 2,163 190 6.3 5.3- 7.4 1,973 93.7 92.6-94.7

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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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