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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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Within the past year (<12 months) Within the past 2 years Within the past 5 years 5 or more years ago Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,453 11,733 71.0 69.9-72.1 1,796 13.5 12.7-14.3 930 7.5 6.8- 8.2 856 6.5 5.9- 7.1 138 1.5 1.2- 1.9
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 384 286 64.1 56.3-71.3 46 15.8 10.5-22.9 28 12.5 7.5-20.2 18 6.0 3.2-10.9 6 1.6 0.6- 4.3
Buncombe 353 265 68.8 61.8-75.0 42 13.7 9.4-19.4 22 6.1 3.8- 9.6 22 9.1 5.6-14.4 2 2.4 0.5- 9.8
Cabarrus 383 283 69.1 62.6-74.8 51 15.4 11.0-21.1 24 7.1 4.4-11.2 22 6.4 4.0-10.0 3 2.0 0.6- 6.3
Catawba 398 298 71.6 64.7-77.6 46 12.3 8.5-17.5 29 8.3 5.2-12.9 24 7.4 4.0-13.5 1 0.3 0.0- 2.2
Cumberland 439 325 69.6 63.4-75.1 56 15.4 11.3-20.6 27 8.2 5.1-13.1 27 5.7 3.6- 8.9 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0
Davidson 424 315 68.4 61.7-74.3 45 10.7 7.5-15.1 24 6.9 4.3-11.1 37 10.4 7.2-14.8 3 3.6 1.0-12.2
Durham 395 315 70.3 62.4-77.1 38 11.2 7.3-16.8 16 7.5 3.9-13.9 18 7.1 3.4-14.2 8 3.9 1.6- 9.1
Forsyth 414 330 73.6 67.3-79.0 48 14.3 10.1-19.8 14 3.7 2.0- 6.9 18 6.4 3.7-10.8 4 2.0 0.7- 5.5
Gaston 387 290 70.7 64.0-76.6 44 10.7 7.2-15.6 34 12.6 8.2-18.8 15 4.9 2.8- 8.5 4 1.2 0.4- 3.3
Guilford 445 337 74.8 69.2-79.6 52 12.7 9.0-17.6 31 7.4 5.0-10.9 23 4.5 2.8- 6.9 2 0.7 0.1- 3.6
Iredell 440 336 68.9 62.1-74.9 54 16.7 12.0-22.7 25 6.4 3.9-10.4 22 5.4 3.0- 9.3 3 2.7 0.8- 8.9
Johnston 446 340 71.8 65.3-77.6 57 13.2 9.5-18.2 26 8.9 5.2-14.8 20 5.3 3.0- 9.3 3 0.7 0.2- 2.1
Mecklenburg 823 620 72.3 67.6-76.4 123 15.8 12.6-19.6 47 7.2 4.8-10.7 30 4.0 2.5- 6.2 3 0.8 0.2- 2.9
New Hanover 390 309 73.9 66.6-80.1 37 10.9 7.2-16.2 21 7.0 3.6-13.1 20 6.7 3.6-12.2 3 1.5 0.3- 6.6
Onslow 390 298 71.0 64.0-77.1 39 10.4 6.9-15.2 27 10.2 6.2-16.3 24 8.1 4.7-13.7 2 0.4 0.1- 1.5
Orange 362 264 67.0 59.3-73.9 53 16.4 11.9-22.1 19 5.0 3.0- 8.2 22 8.0 5.0-12.4 4 3.8 0.7-18.3
Pitt 392 318 79.1 73.6-83.7 42 11.5 8.2-15.9 13 3.9 2.0- 7.3 17 5.2 2.9- 8.9 2 0.4 0.1- 2.1
Randolph 380 257 61.0 53.2-68.3 64 20.7 14.9-28.0 31 11.1 6.6-18.1 25 6.3 3.9-10.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.5
Robeson 392 283 67.5 60.9-73.5 45 12.5 8.7-17.6 30 10.2 6.6-15.5 26 6.8 4.4-10.5 8 3.0 1.2- 7.1
Rowan 439 318 69.3 63.0-75.0 47 9.6 6.8-13.5 33 9.7 6.0-15.3 37 10.1 6.6-15.1 4 1.3 0.3- 4.6
Union 391 276 64.6 57.9-70.8 58 16.0 11.9-21.1 26 9.7 6.3-14.7 29 9.1 5.6-14.5 2 0.6 0.1- 3.0
Wake 649 497 71.1 66.1-75.7 89 17.0 13.6-21.0 33 5.0 3.2- 7.5 23 5.4 2.9- 9.9 7 1.5 0.6- 3.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 412 317 77.8 72.3-82.5 43 9.7 6.6-14.1 26 6.7 4.2-10.5 24 5.1 3.2- 8.0 2 0.7 0.1- 3.1
Northeast Partnership II*** 497 389 72.6 66.2-78.2 43 11.2 7.2-17.1 23 4.8 2.9- 7.7 34 8.7 5.5-13.5 8 2.6 1.0- 6.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 433 373 85.1 80.4-88.7 31 8.2 5.4-12.1 15 3.6 2.1- 6.4 12 2.7 1.4- 4.9 2 0.5 0.1- 2.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 442 352 74.9 68.8-80.1 45 10.5 7.4-14.9 19 5.6 3.3- 9.5 23 8.5 5.0-13.9 3 0.5 0.1- 1.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 472 365 70.9 64.7-76.4 64 14.2 10.9-18.3 19 6.8 3.6-12.7 20 5.9 3.3-10.1 4 2.2 0.7- 6.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 426 331 74.4 68.6-79.4 47 13.1 9.4-18.0 25 7.1 4.5-11.0 19 4.6 2.6- 8.0 4 0.8 0.3- 2.3
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 389 296 74.2 67.8-79.7 44 13.2 9.1-18.9 25 6.7 4.0-10.9 18 4.7 2.8- 7.8 6 1.2 0.5- 3.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 454 348 67.7 60.7-73.9 44 11.0 7.8-15.4 33 12.2 7.3-19.6 23 6.4 4.0-10.0 6 2.7 1.0- 6.9
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 568 425 68.7 63.1-73.8 63 12.1 9.1-16.0 36 8.8 6.0-12.8 37 9.0 5.9-13.6 7 1.4 0.5- 4.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 417 305 67.8 61.6-73.4 57 16.1 11.9-21.4 21 4.8 3.0- 7.7 32 10.1 6.4-15.5 2 1.2 0.3- 5.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 416 311 66.0 58.3-72.9 45 16.3 10.6-24.3 34 7.5 5.0-11.2 22 6.3 3.7-10.3 4 3.8 1.3-11.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 449 348 73.7 67.8-78.9 42 10.9 7.6-15.5 28 6.9 4.1-11.3 28 7.7 4.9-11.9 3 0.8 0.2- 2.7
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 562 413 66.6 60.7-72.1 52 12.1 8.4-17.2 46 12.6 8.8-17.5 45 7.1 4.8-10.3 6 1.6 0.6- 4.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,062 856 76.7 72.7-80.2 93 10.6 8.0-13.9 46 4.6 3.2- 6.4 56 6.5 4.6- 9.2 11 1.6 0.7- 3.6
No 14,391 10,877 70.7 69.6-71.8 1,703 13.7 12.8-14.5 884 7.6 7.0- 8.4 800 6.5 5.9- 7.1 127 1.5 1.2- 2.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,175 4,021 73.6 71.8-75.4 556 12.1 10.9-13.5 280 6.8 5.8- 8.1 273 6.1 5.2- 7.2 45 1.3 0.8- 2.0
Piedmont 8,636 6,492 70.5 69.0-71.9 1,068 14.3 13.2-15.4 529 7.4 6.6- 8.3 470 6.3 5.5- 7.2 77 1.5 1.1- 2.1
Western NC 1,642 1,220 67.8 64.4-71.1 172 13.0 10.7-15.8 121 9.0 7.1-11.3 113 8.0 6.3-10.2 16 2.1 1.2- 3.8
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 915 678 67.3 62.7-71.6 94 12.6 9.6-16.4 68 10.6 7.8-14.2 67 7.7 5.7-10.3 8 1.8 0.8- 4.1
Northwest 3,084 2,321 69.9 67.4-72.3 347 13.8 12.0-15.9 191 6.1 5.1- 7.3 201 8.0 6.6- 9.6 24 2.1 1.3- 3.4
Charlotte 2,367 1,760 71.0 68.2-73.7 314 13.9 12.0-16.0 155 8.5 6.8-10.6 123 5.7 4.6- 7.2 15 0.8 0.4- 1.7
Greensboro 1,983 1,453 68.9 65.8-71.8 264 15.3 13.1-17.9 136 8.6 6.9-10.6 109 5.8 4.6- 7.2 21 1.4 0.7- 2.8
Southern Regional 1,580 1,190 70.4 66.8-73.8 183 13.4 11.2-15.9 100 9.1 6.6-12.3 88 5.6 4.1- 7.4 19 1.6 0.8- 2.9
Coastal 812 637 74.3 69.9-78.3 86 13.0 10.1-16.6 44 6.5 4.4- 9.5 38 5.0 3.2- 7.6 7 1.2 0.5- 3.1
Wake 2,074 1,605 71.5 68.4-74.5 248 14.3 12.2-16.7 109 6.5 5.0- 8.3 87 5.8 4.0- 8.2 25 1.9 1.1- 3.2
Area L 675 548 77.4 72.6-81.5 67 11.2 8.3-14.9 31 5.0 3.3- 7.7 25 6.0 3.6- 9.7 4 0.5 0.2- 1.5
Eastern 1,963 1,541 74.4 71.4-77.2 193 10.9 9.0-13.1 96 5.8 4.5- 7.4 118 7.5 5.8- 9.5 15 1.4 0.7- 3.1

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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.

**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.

***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.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC): Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.

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