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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 15,091 7,084 46.3 45.1-47.4 3,595 22.4 21.5-23.4 1,527 12.2 11.4-13.0 1,727 10.2 9.6-10.9 1,158 8.9 8.3- 9.7
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 376 167 41.9 35.3-48.7 91 27.0 20.7-34.4 49 13.3 9.4-18.4 48 10.3 7.4-14.0 21 7.6 4.2-13.3
Buncombe 351 196 56.3 49.6-62.8 83 21.3 16.7-26.8 23 8.4 5.0-14.0 24 6.4 4.1-10.0 25 7.5 4.5-12.1
Cabarrus 378 179 46.3 39.9-52.7 105 24.5 19.8-30.1 37 14.2 9.6-20.4 43 10.4 6.9-15.3 14 4.7 2.5- 8.5
Catawba 398 188 43.1 36.6-49.9 100 21.2 16.8-26.4 39 18.3 11.8-27.3 48 10.4 7.5-14.3 23 7.0 4.1-11.7
Cumberland 433 199 42.8 36.8-49.0 91 18.6 14.1-24.0 54 14.3 10.5-19.2 47 9.8 6.9-13.6 42 14.5 9.7-21.1
Davidson 415 187 41.8 35.8-48.1 104 23.4 18.8-28.7 46 12.8 9.2-17.6 57 14.3 10.5-19.1 21 7.6 4.0-14.1
Durham 389 211 51.6 44.7-58.5 67 14.8 10.7-20.2 34 11.1 7.0-17.2 30 6.8 4.4-10.2 47 15.6 10.9-22.0
Forsyth 404 205 52.9 46.7-59.0 89 17.9 14.0-22.5 42 12.0 8.4-16.7 38 8.8 6.1-12.5 30 8.5 5.5-12.9
Gaston 380 171 44.0 37.4-50.8 90 19.0 15.0-23.8 43 16.3 11.5-22.7 49 12.5 8.9-17.2 27 8.2 5.1-12.8
Guilford 433 227 54.6 48.6-60.4 95 19.8 15.7-24.7 36 7.5 5.1-11.0 44 10.9 7.5-15.7 31 7.1 4.7-10.7
Iredell 427 185 38.5 32.7-44.6 116 24.6 19.8-30.3 45 12.3 8.7-17.1 48 12.0 8.5-16.6 33 12.6 8.0-19.5
Johnston 437 182 41.4 34.9-48.1 108 20.5 15.9-26.0 53 14.5 10.2-20.1 66 15.2 10.7-21.2 28 8.4 5.4-12.9
Mecklenburg 799 445 55.1 50.3-59.8 160 20.8 16.8-25.5 65 9.0 6.5-12.4 59 6.1 4.5- 8.1 70 9.0 6.7-11.8
New Hanover 384 197 50.9 44.3-57.6 74 21.9 16.6-28.4 24 7.7 4.4-13.1 55 12.2 9.2-16.1 34 7.2 4.9-10.6
Onslow 379 172 44.5 38.0-51.3 91 22.2 17.2-28.1 42 11.8 7.7-17.6 45 12.8 8.8-18.4 29 8.7 5.8-12.9
Orange 357 210 55.9 48.5-63.2 64 15.9 10.4-23.6 18 8.8 4.7-15.7 37 11.5 7.8-16.6 28 7.9 5.1-11.9
Pitt 383 187 47.6 41.5-53.7 76 18.2 13.9-23.5 44 14.0 10.1-19.1 44 11.4 8.2-15.5 32 8.8 6.0-12.8
Randolph 379 171 39.8 33.2-46.8 93 26.6 19.9-34.4 48 15.7 11.1-21.7 43 8.4 5.8-11.9 24 9.6 5.3-16.8
Robeson 374 146 34.9 28.9-41.5 90 22.9 17.8-28.9 68 27.1 20.4-35.0 47 9.1 6.6-12.4 23 6.1 3.7- 9.7
Rowan 426 201 46.9 40.9-53.1 118 27.0 22.0-32.6 35 9.4 6.0-14.3 42 8.3 5.9-11.5 30 8.4 5.2-13.4
Union 380 188 50.9 44.2-57.6 79 15.2 11.8-19.4 37 11.0 7.6-15.7 40 9.0 6.3-12.8 36 13.9 8.9-20.9
Wake 626 359 55.2 50.0-60.2 134 20.8 16.8-25.4 38 8.2 5.5-12.2 58 8.8 6.5-11.8 37 7.0 4.3-11.2
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 406 187 45.9 39.2-52.7 104 22.6 18.0-27.9 38 10.7 7.1-15.9 43 11.1 7.1-17.1 34 9.7 6.2-14.9
Northeast Partnership II*** 490 192 39.6 33.9-45.6 139 27.8 22.9-33.4 59 14.1 10.4-18.9 62 8.8 6.6-11.6 38 9.7 6.4-14.3
Northeast Partnership I*** 424 186 39.9 34.2-46.0 97 22.1 17.5-27.4 45 14.1 9.4-20.7 55 11.7 8.7-15.6 41 12.1 8.0-18.0
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 419 179 35.2 29.9-40.9 84 19.2 14.9-24.4 62 19.3 14.6-25.1 53 12.9 9.3-17.6 41 13.4 9.3-19.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 449 181 43.3 37.1-49.7 112 22.4 17.9-27.6 52 12.2 8.7-16.8 69 12.9 9.8-16.7 35 9.2 6.1-13.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 418 180 39.8 34.2-45.7 100 22.4 18.0-27.6 42 15.4 10.3-22.4 54 11.6 8.6-15.3 42 10.8 7.6-15.1
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 377 161 38.1 31.7-44.8 102 27.5 21.8-34.1 36 13.6 8.6-21.0 49 13.0 8.7-19.0 29 7.8 5.1-11.7
Chatham/Lee/Moore 446 211 42.8 36.7-49.1 101 26.2 20.4-32.9 39 12.2 8.0-18.2 51 9.5 7.0-12.9 44 9.3 6.3-13.4
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 550 240 40.5 35.2-46.0 155 28.4 23.6-33.7 56 12.8 9.1-17.7 60 9.4 7.0-12.5 39 8.9 6.0-13.0
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 412 161 40.0 34.2-46.1 106 23.0 18.6-28.2 52 14.4 10.1-19.9 63 16.2 12.1-21.4 30 6.4 4.3- 9.4
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 406 180 40.6 34.2-47.3 119 29.2 23.0-36.3 35 13.6 8.5-21.0 44 9.0 6.3-12.7 28 7.6 4.6-12.3
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 437 200 44.3 38.4-50.3 114 23.1 18.6-28.4 42 13.9 9.6-19.8 55 11.5 8.2-16.0 26 7.2 4.3-11.8
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 549 253 45.5 39.9-51.2 144 27.7 22.7-33.3 49 9.8 6.4-14.7 57 8.7 6.2-12.0 46 8.3 5.6-12.0
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 1,042 437 41.2 37.1-45.3 272 25.6 22.3-29.3 116 13.4 10.6-16.7 128 9.2 7.6-11.2 89 10.6 8.0-14.0
No 14,049 6,647 46.6 45.4-47.8 3,323 22.2 21.2-23.2 1,411 12.1 11.3-13.0 1,599 10.3 9.7-11.0 1,069 8.8 8.1- 9.6
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 5,038 2,223 42.3 40.4-44.3 1,178 22.1 20.6-23.7 586 14.1 12.7-15.7 634 11.2 10.1-12.4 417 10.2 9.0-11.6
Piedmont 8,444 4,098 48.3 46.7-49.8 1,994 21.7 20.4-23.0 807 11.5 10.4-12.6 923 10.0 9.2-10.9 622 8.6 7.7- 9.6
Western NC 1,609 763 46.3 43.0-49.7 423 26.0 23.1-29.1 134 11.0 8.6-13.9 170 9.2 7.6-11.0 119 7.5 5.9- 9.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 900 449 48.9 44.5-53.4 227 25.7 21.9-29.9 72 9.3 6.6-13.0 81 8.0 6.1-10.5 71 8.0 5.9-10.9
Northwest 3,019 1,373 44.1 41.6-46.6 788 23.3 21.3-25.3 303 13.6 11.7-15.8 356 11.1 9.7-12.6 199 8.0 6.6- 9.6
Charlotte 2,309 1,142 50.1 47.2-53.0 544 21.3 18.9-23.9 219 11.3 9.4-13.4 234 8.8 7.4-10.4 170 8.5 7.0-10.3
Greensboro 1,950 960 48.3 45.1-51.4 427 21.9 19.4-24.7 196 10.6 8.9-12.6 223 10.8 9.0-13.0 144 8.3 6.7-10.3
Southern Regional 1,534 661 41.4 37.9-45.1 365 22.6 19.6-25.8 195 15.1 12.6-17.8 185 10.2 8.5-12.2 128 10.7 8.4-13.6
Coastal 792 376 43.5 39.1-48.1 167 21.6 18.1-25.6 64 12.7 9.1-17.5 115 13.6 11.0-16.6 70 8.5 6.4-11.3
Wake 2,021 996 49.7 46.5-52.8 456 20.5 18.0-23.2 177 10.4 8.4-12.8 229 10.2 8.6-12.1 163 9.2 7.3-11.6
Area L 646 271 35.3 30.9-40.0 146 21.9 18.1-26.3 95 19.7 15.6-24.6 74 9.7 7.4-12.6 60 13.4 9.7-18.2
Eastern 1,920 856 44.1 40.9-47.4 475 23.6 21.1-26.2 206 12.2 10.1-14.7 230 10.9 9.1-13.0 153 9.2 7.4-11.4

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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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