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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 falls 3-4 falls 5+ falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 10,346 1,002 9.0 8.4- 9.7 365 3.4 3.0- 3.9 193 1.8 1.5- 2.2 113 1.0 0.8- 1.3 8,673 84.7 83.9-85.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 273 25 7.5 4.9-11.3 13 3.6 2.0- 6.2 8 2.9 1.4- 5.9 6 1.9 0.7- 5.2 221 84.1 79.1-88.1
Buncombe 251 37 13.1 9.4-18.1 10 4.6 2.3- 8.8 3 1.1 0.3- 3.9 5 1.4 0.5- 3.6 196 79.7 73.9-84.6
Cabarrus 257 25 11.0 7.0-16.7 6 2.2 0.9- 5.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.6 223 86.0 80.1-90.4
Catawba 279 28 7.7 5.2-11.3 7 3.7 1.6- 8.6 4 1.0 0.4- 2.9 3 0.7 0.2- 2.3 237 86.8 81.7-90.5
Cumberland 266 23 7.5 4.7-11.9 7 2.7 1.1- 6.5 5 1.8 0.7- 5.0 4 1.1 0.4- 3.0 227 86.9 81.5-90.8
Davidson 282 23 7.4 4.6-11.7 9 4.3 2.0- 9.0 8 2.2 0.9- 5.2 4 1.6 0.5- 4.7 238 84.6 78.8-89.0
Durham 231 23 8.6 5.4-13.2 12 3.8 2.0- 7.1 5 2.7 1.0- 7.1 1 1.8 0.3-11.5 190 83.1 76.5-88.2
Forsyth 281 29 10.1 6.8-14.8 7 1.8 0.7- 4.2 6 2.0 0.7- 5.3 1 0.3 0.0- 1.8 238 85.8 80.7-89.8
Gaston 267 24 8.9 5.6-13.9 10 4.2 2.0- 8.7 8 2.9 1.3- 6.3 7 3.7 1.5- 9.0 218 80.3 73.7-85.5
Guilford 296 29 9.3 6.2-13.7 11 2.9 1.5- 5.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.6 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 251 86.6 81.7-90.3
Iredell 288 29 9.5 6.3-14.2 3 1.8 0.5- 6.2 4 1.7 0.6- 5.0 2 0.7 0.2- 3.4 250 86.3 80.8-90.4
Johnston 261 28 12.5 7.3-20.4 13 3.9 2.0- 7.3 2 0.4 0.1- 1.7 3 4.4 0.9-18.6 215 78.9 69.2-86.2
Mecklenburg 490 53 9.8 7.1-13.4 10 1.5 0.8- 2.9 12 3.0 1.6- 5.6 3 0.6 0.2- 2.2 412 85.0 80.9-88.3
New Hanover 291 33 11.5 8.0-16.2 13 4.2 2.3- 7.4 5 1.2 0.5- 2.9 1 0.4 0.1- 3.0 239 82.7 77.5-86.9
Onslow 232 20 9.0 5.6-14.2 7 3.8 1.6- 8.9 6 3.1 1.2- 7.4 7 2.8 1.1- 6.7 192 81.3 74.6-86.6
Orange 235 20 7.7 4.9-12.0 8 3.6 1.7- 7.5 3 2.7 0.6-10.6 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 203 85.4 79.0-90.1
Pitt 242 16 7.4 4.3-12.4 8 3.1 1.5- 6.5 6 2.2 0.9- 5.1 0 0.0 . - . 212 87.3 81.7-91.3
Randolph 263 21 7.2 4.4-11.4 7 2.5 1.0- 5.7 7 2.4 0.9- 5.7 2 0.5 0.1- 2.0 226 87.5 82.4-91.3
Robeson 254 22 7.4 4.6-11.7 20 7.1 4.4-11.2 2 0.6 0.1- 2.4 3 1.7 0.5- 5.9 207 83.2 77.5-87.7
Rowan 307 30 11.0 7.4-15.9 10 3.1 1.7- 5.8 8 1.9 0.9- 3.9 1 0.6 0.1- 4.1 258 83.4 78.1-87.6
Union 246 16 6.0 3.4-10.4 5 2.2 0.8- 6.0 2 0.8 0.2- 3.3 4 1.1 0.4- 3.1 219 89.8 84.7-93.4
Wake 382 26 5.8 3.7- 8.9 5 1.3 0.5- 3.2 1 0.6 0.1- 4.3 1 0.1 0.0- 1.0 349 92.1 88.6-94.7
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 303 31 10.0 6.8-14.4 9 2.7 1.3- 5.6 5 1.3 0.5- 3.3 4 1.3 0.4- 3.9 254 84.7 79.7-88.7
Northeast Partnership II*** 374 36 9.0 6.3-12.7 16 5.8 3.4- 9.7 9 1.4 0.7- 2.8 4 1.2 0.4- 3.6 309 82.5 77.7-86.5
Northeast Partnership I*** 324 34 10.1 6.9-14.6 10 3.1 1.5- 6.1 4 1.6 0.5- 4.9 4 1.6 0.5- 4.6 272 83.7 78.4-87.9
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 294 33 10.0 6.7-14.6 16 5.2 2.9- 9.2 1 0.3 0.0- 2.0 3 0.6 0.2- 2.1 241 83.8 78.4-88.1
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 312 29 7.4 4.9-11.0 13 4.5 2.4- 8.2 6 2.5 1.0- 6.3 4 1.5 0.4- 5.0 260 84.1 78.8-88.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 323 32 9.1 6.2-13.1 10 3.3 1.7- 6.4 8 3.0 1.4- 5.9 5 1.2 0.5- 3.0 268 83.4 78.5-87.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 248 23 9.8 6.1-15.3 9 3.4 1.6- 7.0 6 2.5 1.1- 5.8 4 2.0 0.7- 6.0 206 82.3 76.0-87.2
Chatham/Lee/Moore 313 30 7.8 5.2-11.6 12 4.1 2.1- 7.9 8 2.8 1.3- 6.0 5 1.7 0.6- 4.5 258 83.5 78.3-87.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 378 39 9.1 6.5-12.7 9 2.8 1.3- 5.8 8 2.2 1.0- 4.6 3 0.7 0.2- 2.2 319 85.2 80.8-88.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 296 30 9.5 6.4-13.7 16 5.6 3.2- 9.6 6 2.3 1.0- 5.1 0 0.0 . - . 244 82.7 77.3-87.0
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 283 40 14.1 10.1-19.4 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 9 3.0 1.4- 6.0 3 1.0 0.3- 3.1 217 77.0 71.0-82.1
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 299 26 8.9 5.8-13.4 15 5.2 3.1- 8.7 4 1.0 0.3- 3.4 6 1.6 0.6- 3.8 248 83.3 78.0-87.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 425 39 8.6 6.0-12.0 15 2.9 1.6- 5.3 10 1.8 0.9- 3.6 5 0.6 0.2- 1.9 356 86.1 82.1-89.4
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 790 82 9.7 7.7-12.3 27 4.1 2.6- 6.2 14 1.4 0.8- 2.6 10 1.5 0.8- 3.0 657 83.2 80.0-86.0
No 9,556 920 9.0 8.3- 9.7 338 3.4 3.0- 3.8 179 1.8 1.5- 2.2 103 1.0 0.8- 1.3 8,016 84.9 84.0-85.7
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 3,475 336 9.1 8.0-10.3 141 4.1 3.3- 5.0 58 1.7 1.2- 2.4 41 1.4 0.9- 2.1 2,899 83.8 82.2-85.2
Piedmont 5,698 535 8.7 7.9- 9.6 174 2.9 2.4- 3.4 107 1.8 1.4- 2.3 56 0.9 0.6- 1.2 4,826 85.7 84.6-86.8
Western NC 1,173 131 9.9 8.1-12.0 50 4.0 2.9- 5.5 28 2.0 1.3- 3.1 16 1.0 0.6- 1.8 948 83.1 80.5-85.4
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 676 76 9.8 7.6-12.6 25 3.4 2.1- 5.3 13 1.6 0.9- 3.0 10 0.8 0.4- 1.7 552 84.4 81.1-87.2
Northwest 2,098 210 9.5 8.1-11.2 71 3.9 2.9- 5.1 48 2.0 1.4- 2.9 18 0.8 0.5- 1.4 1,751 83.8 81.7-85.6
Charlotte 1,536 143 9.2 7.5-11.1 45 3.0 2.1- 4.1 27 2.2 1.4- 3.3 19 1.1 0.6- 1.9 1,302 84.6 82.3-86.7
Greensboro 1,351 132 9.3 7.5-11.3 44 2.7 1.9- 3.9 26 1.9 1.2- 3.0 16 0.9 0.5- 1.5 1,133 85.2 82.8-87.4
Southern Regional 993 97 8.6 6.8-10.8 42 3.5 2.4- 5.0 18 2.1 1.1- 3.9 13 1.7 0.8- 3.4 823 84.1 81.1-86.7
Coastal 608 59 8.6 6.5-11.3 27 5.5 3.5- 8.6 12 2.0 1.1- 3.8 4 0.6 0.2- 1.5 506 83.3 79.6-86.5
Wake 1,266 115 7.6 6.0- 9.5 43 2.4 1.7- 3.4 18 1.3 0.7- 2.4 10 1.1 0.5- 2.7 1,080 87.6 85.2-89.7
Area L 469 46 9.5 6.8-13.0 24 6.2 3.9- 9.8 1 0.4 0.1- 3.1 5 0.9 0.3- 2.6 393 82.9 78.4-86.7
Eastern 1,349 124 9.1 7.4-11.0 44 3.2 2.2- 4.5 30 1.9 1.2- 2.9 18 1.3 0.8- 2.2 1,133 84.6 82.1-86.7

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Asked only of respondents age 45 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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