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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 9,627 6,424 66.1 64.8-67.4 1,281 13.4 12.5-14.3 442 4.5 4.0- 5.1 742 6.9 6.3- 7.6 738 9.0 8.1-10.0
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 232 147 66.3 58.7-73.2 29 12.6 8.4-18.5 14 4.8 2.5- 9.1 21 6.4 3.9-10.2 21 9.9 6.0-16.0
Buncombe 225 169 70.1 61.1-77.7 24 10.7 6.8-16.5 4 2.4 0.8- 6.9 13 4.9 2.6- 9.3 15 11.9 6.2-21.6
Cabarrus 248 157 60.0 51.6-67.9 39 14.7 10.3-20.5 12 7.3 2.9-17.2 19 6.8 4.1-11.2 21 11.1 6.7-17.9
Catawba 256 159 64.5 55.9-72.1 36 12.0 8.2-17.3 15 5.0 2.8- 8.8 20 5.6 3.4- 9.1 26 12.9 7.6-21.0
Cumberland 299 207 66.6 59.1-73.4 40 15.4 10.0-22.9 12 5.8 3.0-10.8 16 4.8 2.7- 8.4 24 7.4 4.6-11.8
Davidson 251 172 66.6 58.0-74.2 32 12.2 7.4-19.3 8 2.4 1.1- 5.1 22 8.4 5.2-13.3 17 10.4 5.3-19.3
Durham 232 168 73.1 65.8-79.3 33 12.6 8.7-18.1 6 2.4 0.9- 6.1 8 3.7 1.7- 8.0 17 8.2 4.5-14.3
Forsyth 247 180 72.0 65.0-78.1 33 13.2 9.1-18.9 6 1.7 0.7- 3.8 12 4.7 2.6- 8.5 16 8.3 4.7-14.3
Gaston 246 150 62.1 53.9-69.7 33 13.4 8.9-19.7 12 3.7 1.9- 7.0 29 8.4 5.5-12.6 22 12.4 7.1-20.8
Guilford 258 164 63.3 56.0-70.0 45 18.0 12.8-24.6 12 5.4 2.9- 9.7 20 6.4 3.9-10.2 17 6.9 4.1-11.4
Iredell 272 198 75.0 68.6-80.5 28 10.2 6.6-15.3 9 3.3 1.6- 6.8 22 6.8 4.2-10.9 15 4.7 2.6- 8.3
Johnston 266 177 67.7 59.8-74.8 31 10.2 6.9-14.8 12 3.3 1.8- 6.1 16 4.3 2.4- 7.5 30 14.4 9.0-22.4
Mecklenburg 524 384 74.2 69.6-78.3 61 10.6 8.0-13.9 20 3.7 2.3- 5.8 24 4.3 2.8- 6.7 35 7.2 4.8-10.8
New Hanover 263 190 73.2 66.5-79.1 26 10.4 6.5-16.0 13 4.5 2.4- 8.0 21 7.3 4.3-12.1 13 4.7 2.5- 8.6
Onslow 238 163 70.0 62.0-77.0 28 12.7 7.7-20.1 16 5.5 3.2- 9.2 16 6.9 3.8-12.2 15 4.9 2.3-10.1
Orange 219 159 67.8 59.4-75.2 35 21.6 14.9-30.1 7 2.9 1.1- 7.4 12 5.0 2.7- 9.1 6 2.8 1.2- 6.3
Pitt 277 199 71.3 64.3-77.5 36 14.1 9.6-20.2 6 1.4 0.6- 3.3 18 5.0 3.1- 8.2 18 8.2 4.6-14.1
Randolph 227 138 65.4 57.0-72.8 36 13.5 9.0-19.9 11 5.4 2.8-10.3 21 8.6 4.8-15.0 21 7.1 4.3-11.4
Robeson 231 143 59.1 49.6-68.0 33 13.1 8.8-18.9 17 5.7 3.3- 9.9 19 6.6 4.0-10.6 19 15.5 7.8-28.6
Rowan 261 161 60.8 52.2-68.8 35 16.4 10.0-25.8 9 2.9 1.4- 5.8 34 10.4 7.1-15.1 22 9.5 5.3-16.3
Union 248 165 69.7 62.6-75.9 35 13.9 9.7-19.6 10 2.3 1.1- 4.6 18 5.8 3.5- 9.5 20 8.3 5.0-13.4
Wake 420 291 67.6 61.9-72.9 59 13.9 10.6-18.1 17 3.9 2.3- 6.6 23 4.5 2.8- 7.0 30 10.1 6.6-15.1
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 260 194 74.7 67.3-80.9 27 9.1 6.0-13.7 11 3.6 1.8- 7.3 20 9.2 5.1-16.0 8 3.3 1.5- 7.0
Northeast Partnership II*** 317 211 69.3 63.1-74.9 34 9.2 6.4-13.0 17 5.2 3.2- 8.5 27 6.8 4.5-10.1 28 9.5 6.0-14.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 273 175 61.0 53.6-67.9 42 19.3 13.6-26.6 9 3.3 1.5- 6.8 18 5.6 3.4- 9.0 29 10.9 7.1-16.3
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 282 180 65.6 58.0-72.4 31 8.7 5.9-12.8 13 5.4 2.4-12.0 31 10.6 6.8-16.0 27 9.7 5.9-15.4
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 297 205 66.3 59.1-72.8 35 11.8 8.1-16.8 14 6.5 3.4-12.1 17 4.5 2.5- 7.8 26 10.9 6.6-17.6
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 266 174 66.7 59.9-72.8 37 11.9 8.4-16.5 12 4.8 2.6- 8.6 25 9.5 6.1-14.5 18 7.2 4.3-11.7
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 237 148 61.9 52.8-70.3 38 14.1 9.8-19.9 12 4.4 2.3- 8.5 16 5.8 3.3-10.1 23 13.7 7.3-24.0
Chatham/Lee/Moore 280 194 69.0 61.7-75.5 34 11.1 7.8-15.6 16 5.7 3.4- 9.4 17 4.3 2.5- 7.2 19 10.0 5.3-18.1
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 348 211 59.5 52.6-66.1 44 12.6 9.0-17.3 18 4.5 2.7- 7.6 35 10.6 6.8-16.0 40 12.8 8.1-19.7
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 243 149 57.1 49.5-64.4 39 19.0 13.4-26.2 14 7.9 4.5-13.5 26 9.3 6.1-14.1 15 6.7 3.3-12.9
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 249 164 65.6 57.9-72.6 32 13.2 9.0-19.0 17 5.6 3.1-10.1 24 9.1 5.7-14.1 12 6.5 3.0-13.5
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 296 184 60.9 53.7-67.7 46 15.1 10.8-20.8 21 6.5 4.1-10.3 24 9.2 5.5-14.9 21 8.2 4.6-14.1
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 339 194 53.3 45.8-60.7 55 17.7 13.1-23.6 20 4.9 3.0- 8.0 38 12.7 8.7-18.2 32 11.3 5.9-20.5
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 675 447 65.9 61.2-70.2 85 12.9 10.1-16.3 29 4.2 2.8- 6.1 52 7.6 5.1-11.1 62 9.5 7.0-12.7
No 8,952 5,977 66.1 64.7-67.5 1,196 13.4 12.5-14.4 413 4.6 4.0- 5.2 690 6.9 6.2- 7.6 676 9.0 8.0-10.0
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 3,284 2,226 67.9 65.7-70.0 401 11.9 10.5-13.4 157 5.0 4.0- 6.2 240 6.7 5.7- 7.8 260 8.6 7.3-10.1
Piedmont 5,334 3,555 66.8 65.1-68.5 735 13.6 12.5-14.9 234 4.3 3.7- 5.1 405 6.2 5.4- 7.0 405 9.0 7.9-10.3
Western NC 1,009 643 59.5 55.1-63.7 145 15.7 13.0-18.8 51 4.4 3.2- 6.1 97 10.5 8.2-13.4 73 9.9 6.8-14.3
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 564 363 58.6 52.7-64.3 79 15.5 12.0-19.8 24 4.1 2.6- 6.4 51 10.2 7.3-14.2 47 11.5 7.1-18.1
Northwest 1,873 1,238 64.5 61.5-67.5 256 14.9 12.8-17.3 82 4.0 3.0- 5.2 170 8.5 6.9-10.4 127 8.1 6.3-10.3
Charlotte 1,513 1,005 68.1 65.0-71.0 199 11.9 10.1-14.0 72 4.7 3.5- 6.3 113 6.0 4.8- 7.5 124 9.4 7.4-11.8
Greensboro 1,188 777 65.4 61.7-68.9 179 15.5 12.9-18.5 56 5.3 3.8- 7.3 93 6.6 5.1- 8.4 83 7.2 5.4- 9.6
Southern Regional 987 641 63.0 58.7-67.2 130 13.5 10.7-16.8 53 6.0 4.2- 8.6 72 6.2 4.6- 8.3 91 11.2 8.3-15.1
Coastal 523 365 71.1 66.3-75.5 63 11.4 8.6-14.8 25 4.6 2.9- 7.0 42 7.1 5.0-10.1 28 5.8 3.7- 9.2
Wake 1,285 868 67.3 63.6-70.7 173 13.1 10.9-15.6 55 3.8 2.7- 5.3 75 4.8 3.6- 6.3 114 11.1 8.6-14.1
Area L 427 276 65.3 59.3-70.9 60 12.2 9.1-16.2 19 5.5 2.8-10.4 35 8.1 5.3-12.2 37 8.8 6.1-12.7
Eastern 1,267 891 71.4 68.0-74.6 142 11.2 9.2-13.5 56 4.3 3.0- 6.2 91 6.6 5.0- 8.7 87 6.6 5.0- 8.6

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*This question was asked of female respondents who reported ever having a clinical breast exam 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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