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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 2-5 years > 5 years Never
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,603 1,615 19.2 18.2-20.3 1,270 14.5 13.6-15.4 1,744 19.6 18.6-20.6 718 8.2 7.5- 8.9 3,256 38.5 37.2-39.8
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 233 47 19.9 14.8-26.3 25 10.1 6.7-15.0 44 19.9 14.5-26.6 23 9.2 5.9-14.3 94 40.8 33.8-48.2
Buncombe 213 50 23.9 18.2-30.8 26 12.4 8.4-17.9 42 19.4 14.1-26.2 16 6.9 4.0-11.5 79 37.4 30.5-44.9
Cabarrus 213 38 17.0 12.1-23.4 23 10.2 6.5-15.6 56 25.1 19.2-32.0 18 9.0 5.5-14.6 78 38.7 31.6-46.4
Catawba 236 40 15.4 11.1-20.9 27 11.9 7.9-17.5 40 17.5 12.7-23.7 23 9.3 6.0-14.0 106 46.0 38.9-53.2
Cumberland 206 41 21.1 15.4-28.3 37 18.1 12.8-24.8 51 23.0 17.3-30.0 18 8.5 5.0-14.1 59 29.3 22.6-37.1
Davidson 243 49 19.6 14.7-25.6 34 14.8 10.4-20.6 47 19.2 14.0-25.9 20 7.0 4.4-10.9 93 39.5 32.7-46.6
Durham 186 33 21.9 15.5-30.0 40 20.8 15.1-28.0 58 27.8 21.4-35.3 8 3.5 1.6- 7.4 47 26.0 19.6-33.6
Forsyth 243 50 20.7 15.7-26.8 37 13.5 9.6-18.5 64 25.2 19.7-31.6 16 7.2 4.2-11.8 76 33.5 27.1-40.6
Gaston 220 39 19.9 14.0-27.4 40 16.6 11.9-22.8 46 21.1 15.7-27.8 18 7.2 4.3-11.7 77 35.2 28.4-42.6
Guilford 240 49 22.4 16.7-29.4 42 17.1 12.1-23.6 53 20.2 14.9-26.9 19 6.6 3.9-10.9 77 33.7 25.9-42.5
Iredell 238 43 16.8 12.2-22.7 32 14.9 10.1-21.3 44 18.0 13.0-24.3 26 10.5 6.8-16.0 93 39.8 32.8-47.2
Johnston 221 40 18.0 11.8-26.5 33 15.0 10.1-21.7 46 21.2 15.2-28.8 12 5.2 2.8- 9.7 90 40.5 32.0-49.7
Mecklenburg 377 82 24.4 19.3-30.2 63 15.4 11.7-20.0 81 19.6 15.6-24.4 27 7.0 4.7-10.3 124 33.6 28.3-39.4
New Hanover 246 53 22.0 16.9-28.2 40 15.3 11.2-20.7 55 22.0 16.9-28.2 27 11.0 7.5-16.0 71 29.5 23.6-36.3
Onslow 188 28 17.3 11.7-24.8 31 16.1 11.1-22.6 33 18.7 12.8-26.4 14 6.3 3.5-11.0 82 41.7 34.1-49.7
Orange 192 33 18.3 12.7-25.5 36 17.3 12.4-23.6 48 26.0 19.2-34.1 18 7.9 4.7-12.8 57 30.6 23.8-38.3
Pitt 199 42 20.5 15.1-27.2 40 19.2 14.1-25.7 40 20.3 14.8-27.3 12 6.4 3.5-11.5 65 33.5 26.5-41.3
Randolph 223 38 16.6 11.8-22.8 28 10.6 7.1-15.5 52 25.0 19.0-32.1 16 6.9 3.7-12.3 89 40.9 33.7-48.6
Robeson 214 44 19.1 13.9-25.6 36 18.9 13.3-26.1 35 14.8 10.4-20.6 15 5.7 3.1-10.0 84 41.6 34.3-49.2
Rowan 257 46 18.1 13.5-24.0 35 11.5 8.2-16.0 47 18.9 14.0-25.1 18 6.4 3.8-10.6 111 45.0 38.3-52.0
Union 205 40 23.2 15.3-33.6 28 11.7 7.8-17.1 45 20.5 14.8-27.7 19 9.6 5.7-15.5 73 35.1 27.6-43.4
Wake 298 63 21.0 16.4-26.7 59 19.4 14.8-25.0 75 24.9 19.9-30.7 24 7.3 4.7-11.2 77 27.3 21.9-33.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 254 40 13.8 9.9-18.9 39 14.6 10.5-20.1 50 17.8 13.4-23.3 19 7.8 4.5-13.2 106 46.0 38.9-53.3
Northeast Partnership II*** 317 67 21.5 16.7-27.2 44 12.0 8.8-16.3 61 18.0 13.7-23.2 23 7.0 4.6-10.6 122 41.5 35.4-47.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 274 44 16.8 12.0-23.0 40 15.2 11.0-20.7 40 15.0 10.9-20.4 17 5.0 3.0- 8.1 133 48.0 41.4-54.7
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 238 47 22.7 16.8-29.9 35 15.6 10.8-22.1 36 13.0 9.0-18.4 20 9.5 5.9-15.0 100 39.2 32.1-46.7
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 248 52 21.4 16.1-28.0 41 13.3 9.3-18.6 39 14.7 10.2-20.7 14 6.3 3.5-11.1 102 44.3 37.1-51.7
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 280 62 22.9 17.8-28.9 43 15.4 11.3-20.6 48 15.3 11.3-20.2 23 7.8 5.1-11.8 104 38.7 32.4-45.5
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 204 33 15.6 10.9-21.8 26 11.9 7.9-17.6 38 19.2 13.8-26.2 16 7.2 4.1-12.2 91 46.1 38.4-54.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 268 46 15.9 11.7-21.1 33 13.2 9.1-18.6 67 26.0 20.4-32.5 25 9.1 6.0-13.6 97 35.8 29.6-42.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 316 67 22.2 17.4-27.9 41 13.5 9.5-18.7 57 16.4 12.5-21.3 34 9.3 6.5-13.1 117 38.6 32.6-44.8
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 243 37 13.6 9.6-19.0 21 8.5 5.3-13.3 48 20.0 14.9-26.4 28 11.4 7.7-16.5 109 46.5 39.5-53.6
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 240 41 15.2 11.1-20.6 26 11.2 7.3-16.8 51 21.1 15.9-27.5 29 12.4 8.4-17.8 93 40.1 33.0-47.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 258 36 13.3 9.2-18.8 38 14.3 10.3-19.6 43 15.3 11.1-20.6 29 12.3 8.2-18.1 112 44.8 37.8-51.9
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 372 55 15.5 11.6-20.5 51 13.6 10.0-18.3 64 16.4 12.5-21.3 34 10.2 7.1-14.7 168 44.1 38.2-50.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 662 125 19.2 15.9-23.0 93 13.0 10.5-16.0 114 17.2 14.2-20.8 43 5.7 4.1- 7.8 287 44.9 40.5-49.3
No 7,941 1,490 19.3 18.2-20.4 1,177 14.6 13.7-15.6 1,630 19.8 18.7-20.8 675 8.4 7.6- 9.1 2,969 38.0 36.7-39.4
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,877 560 20.0 18.3-21.9 462 15.2 13.8-16.8 538 17.5 15.9-19.1 211 7.3 6.2- 8.5 1,106 40.0 37.8-42.2
Piedmont 4,724 889 19.7 18.3-21.2 684 14.6 13.4-15.9 1,013 21.1 19.7-22.6 415 8.2 7.3- 9.2 1,723 36.3 34.6-38.1
Western NC 1,002 166 16.1 13.6-19.0 124 12.6 10.3-15.3 193 18.2 15.5-21.2 92 9.8 7.7-12.4 427 43.4 39.6-47.2
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 585 105 17.8 14.4-21.7 77 13.3 10.3-16.9 106 17.2 13.9-21.1 50 9.4 6.8-12.7 247 42.4 37.6-47.3
Northwest 1,770 309 16.3 14.4-18.4 225 12.4 10.7-14.3 354 20.5 18.3-22.8 162 9.2 7.6-11.0 720 41.7 38.9-44.6
Charlotte 1,260 246 21.5 18.6-24.7 187 14.4 12.2-16.9 265 18.8 16.4-21.4 111 8.7 7.1-10.8 451 36.6 33.4-40.0
Greensboro 1,122 204 19.0 16.2-22.2 156 13.8 11.3-16.7 250 22.1 19.2-25.4 102 8.1 6.4-10.3 410 36.9 33.0-41.0
Southern Regional 807 170 21.0 17.8-24.5 122 15.1 12.4-18.3 164 20.0 16.8-23.7 69 7.6 5.7- 9.9 282 36.3 32.3-40.5
Coastal 518 110 21.5 17.7-25.8 81 15.4 12.1-19.4 103 17.6 14.4-21.4 51 9.4 7.0-12.4 173 36.2 31.4-41.2
Wake 1,034 194 20.3 17.3-23.6 176 17.8 15.1-21.0 241 23.5 20.5-26.9 71 6.4 4.9- 8.5 352 31.9 28.4-35.6
Area L 392 76 22.1 17.5-27.6 53 13.3 9.9-17.5 60 13.4 10.2-17.6 26 7.5 4.9-11.3 177 43.7 38.0-49.5
Eastern 1,115 201 18.2 15.6-21.2 193 15.5 13.2-18.0 201 16.9 14.5-19.5 76 6.9 5.2- 9.2 444 42.5 38.9-46.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents age 50 and older and reported having sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy exam - 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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