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2006 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 4,210 3,429 79.0 77.4-80.6 781 21.0 19.4-22.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 121 97 76.3 66.1-84.2 24 23.7 15.8-33.9
Buncombe 98 81 77.5 66.0-86.0 17 22.5 14.0-34.0
Cabarrus 104 79 73.1 61.7-82.1 25 26.9 17.9-38.3
Catawba 122 104 81.4 71.3-88.6 18 18.6 11.4-28.7
Cumberland 92 78 82.8 71.5-90.3 14 17.2 9.7-28.5
Davidson 125 101 78.8 69.4-85.9 24 21.2 14.1-30.6
Durham 103 90 80.1 67.1-88.8 13 19.9 11.2-32.9
Forsyth 120 101 74.3 62.7-83.3 19 25.7 16.7-37.3
Gaston 111 92 78.9 68.9-86.3 19 21.1 13.7-31.1
Guilford 134 111 83.4 74.7-89.6 23 16.6 10.4-25.3
Iredell 120 95 76.2 65.7-84.3 25 23.8 15.7-34.3
Johnston 125 102 78.2 67.4-86.1 23 21.8 13.9-32.6
Mecklenburg 190 155 78.9 70.7-85.3 35 21.1 14.7-29.3
New Hanover 97 81 82.0 72.1-89.0 16 18.0 11.0-27.9
Onslow 99 82 81.5 71.5-88.6 17 18.5 11.4-28.5
Orange 103 93 88.1 78.0-93.9 10 11.9 6.1-22.0
Pitt 76 61 76.7 63.4-86.3 15 23.3 13.7-36.6
Randolph 116 94 79.2 69.5-86.4 22 20.8 13.6-30.5
Robeson 113 88 75.5 64.8-83.7 25 24.5 16.3-35.2
Rowan 135 105 74.8 65.2-82.4 30 25.2 17.6-34.8
Union 94 76 79.0 67.1-87.4 18 21.0 12.6-32.9
Wake 153 127 81.8 73.6-87.9 26 18.2 12.1-26.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 114 96 86.2 78.0-91.7 18 13.8 8.3-22.0
Northeast Partnership II*** 146 113 70.5 60.8-78.6 33 29.5 21.4-39.2
Northeast Partnership I*** 129 104 80.4 71.4-87.1 25 19.6 12.9-28.6
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 112 89 76.9 66.6-84.8 23 23.1 15.2-33.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 115 99 83.3 73.7-89.9 16 16.7 10.1-26.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 130 111 84.2 75.1-90.3 19 15.8 9.7-24.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 110 83 74.1 63.7-82.3 27 25.9 17.7-36.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 121 102 79.6 69.2-87.1 19 20.4 12.9-30.8
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 137 113 79.8 70.9-86.5 24 20.2 13.5-29.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 133 102 74.6 65.0-82.3 31 25.4 17.7-35.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 124 98 77.5 67.9-84.9 26 22.5 15.1-32.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 113 89 78.6 68.0-86.3 24 21.4 13.7-32.0
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 175 137 77.1 68.0-84.2 38 22.9 15.8-32.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 312 245 74.7 68.4-80.1 67 25.3 19.9-31.6
No 3,898 3,184 79.3 77.6-81.0 714 20.7 19.0-22.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,360 1,112 80.1 77.3-82.6 248 19.9 17.4-22.7
Piedmont 2,370 1,933 78.7 76.5-80.9 437 21.3 19.1-23.5
Western NC 480 384 78.1 72.9-82.5 96 21.9 17.5-27.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 273 218 77.2 70.1-83.0 55 22.8 17.0-29.9
Northwest 905 732 77.5 73.7-80.9 173 22.5 19.1-26.3
Charlotte 603 481 77.0 72.4-81.1 122 23.0 18.9-27.6
Greensboro 586 487 81.1 76.5-84.9 99 18.9 15.1-23.5
Southern Regional 392 316 79.3 73.9-83.9 76 20.7 16.1-26.1
Coastal 227 196 85.1 78.1-90.1 31 14.9 9.9-21.9
Wake 533 439 80.1 75.3-84.2 94 19.9 15.8-24.7
Area L 186 142 73.7 65.4-80.6 44 26.3 19.4-34.6
Eastern 505 418 81.2 76.7-85.1 87 18.8 14.9-23.3

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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.

**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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