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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Women's Health

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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 6,722 4,490 67.2 65.6-68.8 1,010 14.6 13.5-15.8 363 4.9 4.3- 5.6 632 7.5 6.8- 8.3 227 5.7 4.6- 7.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 146 91 71.2 62.1-78.9 23 12.5 7.7-19.6 10 6.5 3.0-13.3 15 5.8 3.2-10.3 7 4.0 1.8- 9.0
Buncombe 160 112 72.4 63.4-79.9 27 14.5 9.3-21.7 2 1.9 0.4- 7.9 16 8.2 4.7-13.9 3 3.1 0.9-10.6
Cabarrus 170 110 65.8 55.6-74.7 28 13.8 9.1-20.4 13 8.8 3.4-21.0 13 6.1 3.3-10.9 6 5.6 2.1-14.2
Catawba 174 115 68.5 58.5-76.9 21 11.1 6.8-17.6 13 6.4 3.6-11.2 18 6.0 3.5-10.1 7 8.0 3.3-18.1
Cumberland 222 155 67.6 58.7-75.3 30 17.6 11.1-26.9 11 6.5 3.1-13.0 25 8.2 5.3-12.3 1 0.2 0.0- 1.3
Davidson 167 116 68.5 57.5-77.8 21 9.8 5.9-15.8 6 1.7 0.7- 3.8 18 8.3 4.9-13.8 6 11.7 4.6-26.6
Durham 187 135 74.7 67.1-81.0 28 13.4 9.0-19.5 10 4.9 2.4- 9.7 10 4.4 2.1- 8.9 4 2.5 0.7- 8.3
Forsyth 177 132 75.5 67.5-82.0 25 13.3 8.6-19.9 9 3.8 1.8- 7.8 6 3.4 1.4- 7.7 5 4.1 1.5-10.8
Gaston 155 96 62.3 51.0-72.4 33 22.2 13.6-34.1 6 3.4 1.4- 8.2 18 8.2 4.8-13.7 2 3.9 0.7-19.6
Guilford 183 121 67.6 59.1-75.1 33 18.2 12.3-26.2 6 3.2 1.4- 7.4 14 5.5 3.1- 9.8 9 5.4 2.7-10.7
Iredell 190 130 71.2 63.1-78.1 27 13.0 8.4-19.5 10 4.8 2.5- 9.3 18 7.0 4.1-11.7 5 3.9 1.4-10.5
Johnston 199 135 70.7 61.5-78.4 25 9.5 6.1-14.4 14 5.9 3.2-10.4 17 8.4 3.9-17.2 8 5.6 2.3-12.7
Mecklenburg 405 283 71.5 66.2-76.3 62 12.7 9.7-16.5 16 3.6 2.1- 6.1 32 7.0 4.8-10.0 12 5.2 2.7- 9.8
New Hanover 195 132 69.2 61.2-76.3 34 18.1 12.5-25.6 11 4.1 2.2- 7.6 14 6.7 3.4-12.7 4 1.8 0.6- 5.7
Onslow 160 117 70.7 60.6-79.1 22 15.3 9.0-24.8 6 3.0 1.3- 6.9 15 11.0 6.0-19.6 0 0.0 . - .
Orange 165 121 71.4 62.3-79.0 26 19.6 13.0-28.4 5 2.6 0.8- 8.4 8 4.2 2.0- 8.6 5 2.2 0.9- 5.4
Pitt 214 161 76.7 68.9-82.9 32 13.0 8.8-18.7 5 1.7 0.7- 4.1 10 3.0 1.5- 5.6 6 5.8 2.2-14.5
Randolph 157 89 64.2 54.0-73.3 32 18.7 12.3-27.4 12 6.6 3.2-12.9 17 5.3 3.0- 9.1 7 5.2 2.0-12.8
Robeson 153 99 67.4 56.9-76.3 16 9.3 5.2-15.9 12 7.3 3.1-16.2 18 8.2 4.9-13.4 8 7.9 3.5-16.8
Rowan 174 104 61.7 50.9-71.5 27 16.4 8.9-28.3 10 4.3 2.1- 8.3 22 9.0 5.5-14.5 11 8.6 3.9-17.9
Union 183 129 75.4 67.7-81.7 25 12.4 8.0-18.6 9 3.2 1.5- 6.6 16 5.9 3.4-10.0 4 3.1 1.0- 9.2
Wake 341 235 64.5 57.3-71.2 51 14.9 11.0-19.8 14 3.8 2.2- 6.7 25 5.8 3.8- 8.8 16 10.9 5.7-19.9
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 172 116 65.6 54.6-75.1 21 10.7 6.6-17.0 12 5.9 3.1-10.8 16 7.9 4.5-13.5 7 9.9 3.3-25.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 212 138 70.6 63.3-77.0 26 9.9 6.5-14.9 17 7.4 4.4-12.0 26 10.4 6.8-15.7 5 1.6 0.6- 4.4
Northeast Partnership I*** 170 107 65.6 56.2-74.0 30 18.8 12.1-28.1 8 4.2 1.9- 9.0 14 5.3 3.0- 9.2 11 6.1 2.9-12.5
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 203 138 70.0 61.1-77.7 23 9.6 5.8-15.7 10 4.1 2.0- 8.3 25 11.2 6.8-18.1 7 5.0 1.7-14.2
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 209 143 69.4 60.7-76.9 29 12.0 7.7-18.1 11 7.2 3.0-16.4 19 7.2 4.3-11.8 7 4.2 1.7- 9.9
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 181 120 68.3 59.9-75.6 30 16.1 10.9-23.0 8 5.0 2.3-10.8 16 7.8 4.3-13.8 7 2.8 1.2- 6.4
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 169 107 69.2 59.4-77.6 28 12.9 8.6-18.9 14 5.1 2.7- 9.2 16 6.5 3.7-11.3 4 6.3 1.9-19.1
Chatham/Lee/Moore 191 135 70.6 61.6-78.3 23 11.5 7.2-17.7 10 4.9 2.5- 9.4 18 6.8 4.1-11.0 5 6.2 1.9-18.0
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 225 140 62.4 53.8-70.3 32 17.5 11.0-26.9 14 4.9 2.7- 8.7 30 10.9 7.2-16.1 9 4.3 1.9- 9.2
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 159 93 55.7 46.2-64.7 30 21.7 14.3-31.6 11 8.5 4.4-15.7 19 9.5 5.7-15.2 6 4.7 1.8-11.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 164 101 58.7 48.8-68.0 27 19.1 12.5-28.0 9 4.6 1.9-10.5 20 9.8 6.0-15.6 7 7.8 3.2-18.0
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 177 113 64.9 55.7-73.1 30 16.6 10.9-24.4 14 7.4 4.1-13.1 13 5.2 2.8- 9.3 7 5.9 2.2-14.5
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 213 121 52.9 43.2-62.4 33 15.7 10.5-22.9 15 5.3 2.9- 9.4 35 16.4 10.8-24.1 9 9.6 3.3-24.9
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 440 281 66.7 60.9-72.1 62 13.2 9.8-17.5 29 6.2 4.1- 9.1 48 9.0 6.5-12.4 20 4.9 2.3-10.1
No 6,282 4,209 67.3 65.6-68.9 948 14.7 13.6-15.9 334 4.8 4.2- 5.6 584 7.5 6.7- 8.3 207 5.7 4.6- 7.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,318 1,580 69.3 66.7-71.9 322 13.2 11.5-15.1 128 5.6 4.4- 7.2 218 7.8 6.7- 9.2 70 4.0 2.8- 5.9
Piedmont 3,745 2,501 67.6 65.5-69.7 582 15.2 13.7-16.8 202 4.7 3.9- 5.5 329 6.5 5.7- 7.4 131 6.0 4.7- 7.8
Western NC 659 409 60.8 55.3-65.9 106 15.5 12.4-19.2 33 4.5 3.0- 6.7 85 11.5 8.7-14.9 26 7.8 4.2-13.9
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 373 233 59.7 52.2-66.7 60 15.3 11.3-20.4 17 4.1 2.4- 7.0 51 13.5 9.6-18.8 12 7.4 2.9-17.5
Northwest 1,261 826 66.0 62.3-69.5 188 15.6 13.0-18.6 68 4.4 3.3- 6.0 127 7.1 5.8- 8.7 52 6.8 4.8- 9.7
Charlotte 1,061 704 68.1 64.3-71.6 172 15.1 12.5-18.0 60 5.4 3.8- 7.5 97 7.0 5.6- 8.9 28 4.5 2.7- 7.2
Greensboro 815 532 68.5 64.2-72.6 136 16.4 13.3-20.2 46 4.9 3.5- 7.0 69 5.8 4.3- 7.7 32 4.3 2.8- 6.6
Southern Regional 693 463 65.6 60.4-70.5 93 14.1 10.7-18.2 40 7.8 4.9-12.3 73 7.7 5.8-10.1 24 4.8 2.8- 8.2
Coastal 369 255 72.2 66.5-77.3 61 16.8 12.6-22.0 17 3.1 1.9- 5.2 26 5.8 3.6- 9.2 10 2.1 1.0- 4.2
Wake 972 662 66.8 62.2-71.1 141 13.8 11.3-16.8 55 4.4 3.2- 6.2 78 6.5 4.9- 8.6 36 8.4 5.1-13.6
Area L 288 195 71.0 63.7-77.4 40 11.7 7.8-17.1 13 4.3 2.3- 8.0 30 8.9 5.8-13.3 10 4.1 1.4-11.5
Eastern 890 620 70.7 66.4-74.7 119 12.0 9.6-14.9 47 4.8 3.5- 6.6 81 8.2 6.3-10.5 23 4.3 2.1- 8.7

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*Respondents who reported having hysterectomy were excluded from both numerator and denominator.* This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a Pap smear 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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