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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
1-12 months 1-2 years 2-3 years > 3 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,164 2,110 48.3 46.4-50.2 568 13.6 12.4-14.9 211 5.1 4.4- 6.0 494 11.9 10.7-13.2 781 21.1 19.6-22.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 117 57 47.2 37.5-57.2 12 9.5 5.3-16.5 5 3.9 1.5- 9.7 19 14.0 8.7-21.9 24 25.2 17.0-35.8
Buncombe 96 45 42.4 32.0-53.5 17 16.8 10.2-26.4 2 1.7 0.3- 7.6 15 16.3 9.3-26.8 17 22.9 14.3-34.5
Cabarrus 103 48 45.1 34.8-55.8 14 11.3 6.5-19.2 4 3.1 1.1- 8.1 12 13.3 7.4-22.7 25 27.3 18.2-38.7
Catawba 121 66 46.9 37.1-56.9 15 11.5 6.7-19.1 8 7.9 3.7-15.8 14 15.1 8.8-24.6 18 18.6 11.5-28.8
Cumberland 91 50 53.9 42.1-65.4 13 12.5 6.5-22.7 5 5.1 1.9-12.7 9 11.3 5.4-21.9 14 17.2 9.7-28.6
Davidson 125 60 47.1 37.4-56.9 20 13.8 8.7-21.3 7 5.5 2.6-11.5 14 12.4 7.1-20.8 24 21.2 14.1-30.6
Durham 103 61 51.5 40.2-62.6 19 18.5 11.2-29.1 8 8.4 4.1-16.4 2 1.7 0.4- 6.9 13 19.9 11.2-32.9
Forsyth 120 68 49.7 39.5-59.8 14 11.1 6.3-18.7 8 5.7 2.7-11.6 11 7.9 4.2-14.5 19 25.7 16.7-37.3
Gaston 111 54 45.5 35.5-55.9 13 12.0 6.8-20.4 7 5.8 2.6-12.7 18 15.5 9.5-24.2 19 21.1 13.7-31.1
Guilford 134 81 60.1 49.8-69.5 13 10.4 5.6-18.5 7 5.0 2.1-11.2 10 8.0 4.1-15.1 23 16.6 10.4-25.3
Iredell 119 60 46.7 36.8-56.8 13 10.1 5.7-17.3 8 6.3 3.1-12.3 13 13.0 7.4-21.8 25 23.9 15.8-34.5
Johnston 124 65 48.5 37.2-59.9 22 20.0 12.0-31.3 3 2.2 0.7- 6.9 11 7.4 3.7-14.3 23 21.9 14.0-32.7
Mecklenburg 188 94 45.8 37.8-54.1 25 13.7 8.9-20.4 12 7.7 4.2-13.7 22 11.5 7.4-17.4 35 21.3 14.8-29.5
New Hanover 94 51 52.8 42.0-63.4 8 6.7 3.2-13.6 6 8.3 3.4-18.6 13 13.7 8.0-22.5 16 18.5 11.4-28.6
Onslow 96 48 53.9 41.9-65.6 11 10.1 5.2-18.6 4 2.1 0.7- 5.8 16 14.9 8.7-24.3 17 19.0 11.7-29.3
Orange 103 62 58.7 47.6-69.1 18 19.6 12.1-30.1 8 5.6 2.6-11.6 5 4.1 1.6-10.3 10 11.9 6.1-22.0
Pitt 75 36 42.1 30.7-54.4 14 19.6 11.6-31.2 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 9 14.5 7.4-26.4 15 23.4 13.8-36.8
Randolph 115 47 36.9 27.8-47.1 20 17.2 10.7-26.3 7 5.1 2.4-10.7 19 19.6 12.4-29.6 22 21.2 13.9-31.0
Robeson 111 47 38.4 28.9-48.9 14 11.6 6.7-19.4 6 5.8 2.5-12.7 19 19.1 11.8-29.5 25 25.1 16.7-35.9
Rowan 135 69 48.0 38.7-57.4 15 12.2 7.1-20.2 3 3.2 1.0-10.2 18 11.4 7.0-18.0 30 25.2 17.6-34.8
Union 94 49 46.3 33.7-59.4 10 14.4 6.2-29.9 7 7.3 3.1-16.1 10 11.0 5.7-20.3 18 21.0 12.6-32.9
Wake 151 91 54.7 45.6-63.5 13 11.2 6.3-19.1 9 6.4 3.2-12.4 12 9.4 5.1-16.6 26 18.3 12.2-26.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 112 64 61.3 50.9-70.7 13 9.6 5.3-16.7 3 2.8 0.9- 8.9 14 12.3 7.2-20.3 18 14.0 8.5-22.2
Northeast Partnership II*** 144 58 36.4 28.2-45.4 26 15.1 10.0-22.1 7 5.1 2.1-11.8 20 13.4 8.3-21.0 33 30.0 21.7-39.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 127 63 51.4 41.6-61.0 22 15.7 10.1-23.6 8 5.7 2.7-11.6 9 7.4 3.6-14.6 25 19.8 13.0-29.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 110 53 45.5 35.4-55.9 17 16.8 10.1-26.8 5 3.6 1.3- 9.2 12 10.9 6.0-19.2 23 23.2 15.3-33.6
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 113 55 45.6 35.5-56.2 18 15.4 9.4-24.3 5 4.9 1.8-12.4 19 17.2 10.6-26.7 16 16.8 10.2-26.5
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 128 67 51.2 41.7-60.7 16 13.0 7.8-20.9 8 5.6 2.6-11.8 18 14.2 8.7-22.3 19 16.0 9.8-25.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 110 45 36.6 27.5-46.7 19 17.4 10.7-26.9 4 3.7 1.3- 9.7 15 16.5 9.7-26.5 27 25.9 17.7-36.3
Chatham/Lee/Moore 118 71 55.2 44.7-65.2 7 6.2 2.5-14.2 8 6.5 3.0-13.4 13 11.4 6.1-20.2 19 20.7 13.1-31.3
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 135 73 50.3 41.1-59.5 19 15.1 9.6-22.9 7 4.8 2.1-10.5 12 9.3 4.9-17.1 24 20.4 13.7-29.5
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 132 54 40.6 31.7-50.1 25 17.7 11.7-25.9 7 5.2 2.4-11.2 15 11.0 6.3-18.6 31 25.5 17.8-35.1
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 124 61 44.9 35.3-54.8 17 14.8 9.1-23.0 0 0.0 . - . 20 17.9 10.8-28.1 26 22.5 15.1-32.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 112 49 40.7 30.8-51.5 18 20.0 12.4-30.5 8 7.7 3.6-16.0 13 10.0 5.4-17.8 24 21.6 13.8-32.2
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 173 88 49.0 40.1-58.1 18 11.1 6.7-17.8 6 3.6 1.6- 8.1 23 13.3 7.8-21.8 38 22.9 15.8-32.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 307 137 42.4 36.3-48.8 51 14.3 10.7-19.0 18 5.8 3.4- 9.8 34 11.7 8.1-16.5 67 25.7 20.2-32.1
No 3,857 1,973 48.7 46.7-50.6 517 13.5 12.2-15.0 193 5.1 4.3- 6.0 460 11.9 10.7-13.2 714 20.8 19.2-22.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,337 661 48.2 44.9-51.4 195 14.0 12.0-16.4 62 4.4 3.3- 6.0 171 13.2 11.2-15.6 248 20.1 17.6-22.9
Piedmont 2,352 1,216 48.8 46.3-51.4 307 13.0 11.4-14.8 137 6.1 5.0- 7.4 255 10.7 9.3-12.3 437 21.4 19.3-23.7
Western NC 475 233 46.2 40.8-51.6 66 15.0 11.5-19.3 12 3.0 1.6- 5.3 68 13.8 10.3-18.4 96 22.0 17.6-27.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 269 133 47.2 40.1-54.5 35 12.7 8.8-17.9 8 3.1 1.5- 6.4 38 14.1 9.4-20.6 55 22.9 17.1-30.1
Northwest 901 456 46.2 42.2-50.1 124 14.8 12.1-17.9 41 4.9 3.5- 6.9 107 11.6 9.4-14.3 173 22.6 19.1-26.4
Charlotte 598 294 45.5 40.7-50.4 75 13.0 10.0-16.7 38 7.1 4.9-10.2 69 11.2 8.6-14.5 122 23.1 19.0-27.8
Greensboro 581 301 51.6 46.2-57.0 78 12.7 9.6-16.6 36 5.4 3.5- 8.0 67 11.1 8.3-14.8 99 19.2 15.3-23.7
Southern Regional 385 193 48.8 42.6-55.0 49 12.1 8.8-16.4 21 5.9 3.4- 9.8 46 12.4 8.7-17.3 76 20.9 16.3-26.4
Coastal 221 116 48.4 40.8-56.0 26 13.0 8.5-19.4 12 5.0 2.7- 9.2 36 18.4 12.9-25.5 31 15.2 10.0-22.3
Wake 530 288 51.2 45.9-56.6 78 14.5 11.0-18.9 27 5.9 3.8- 8.9 43 8.4 5.8-12.1 94 20.0 15.9-24.8
Area L 183 85 46.3 38.2-54.6 26 12.7 8.4-18.8 9 3.3 1.5- 6.8 19 11.2 6.9-17.5 44 26.6 19.6-34.9
Eastern 496 244 48.7 43.4-54.1 77 14.7 11.4-18.8 19 3.6 2.0- 6.1 69 14.0 10.7-18.1 87 19.0 15.1-23.6

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*This question was asked only of only male respondents and reported having a DRE and those respondents who were not asked formed NEVER category.

^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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