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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 8,496 1,790 20.7 19.6-21.7 911 10.6 9.8-11.5 894 9.9 9.1-10.6 775 8.6 7.9- 9.3 4,126 50.3 48.9-51.6
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 222 61 24.8 19.2-31.5 26 11.3 7.5-16.8 29 13.3 9.1-19.0 20 8.5 5.1-13.9 86 42.0 34.7-49.6
Buncombe 210 45 23.4 17.6-30.3 30 14.0 9.6-20.0 21 10.2 6.4-15.7 15 6.8 4.0-11.4 99 45.6 38.3-53.1
Cabarrus 212 37 16.6 11.7-23.0 23 9.1 5.9-13.7 30 14.5 9.9-20.8 22 8.7 5.6-13.3 100 51.1 43.6-58.6
Catawba 230 38 16.6 12.0-22.5 25 9.5 6.1-14.6 20 7.5 4.6-12.0 31 13.3 9.0-19.2 116 53.1 45.8-60.2
Cumberland 205 47 25.1 18.8-32.6 14 6.8 3.8-11.9 22 9.3 5.7-14.8 15 6.4 3.6-11.2 107 52.4 44.6-60.2
Davidson 243 54 21.9 16.7-28.2 34 13.2 9.3-18.5 29 12.1 7.9-18.0 18 7.5 4.5-12.1 108 45.3 38.3-52.4
Durham 184 46 23.5 17.5-30.9 25 11.2 7.3-16.9 23 13.7 8.9-20.5 13 6.3 3.6-11.0 77 45.2 37.2-53.4
Forsyth 236 64 25.5 20.0-31.9 27 11.1 7.5-16.1 30 11.9 8.1-17.2 16 5.7 3.4- 9.3 99 45.9 38.9-53.0
Gaston 222 46 22.7 16.7-30.0 22 7.2 4.6-11.3 25 11.2 7.4-16.7 27 11.5 7.5-17.3 102 47.3 39.9-54.9
Guilford 234 80 33.1 26.2-40.8 30 12.7 8.5-18.5 26 8.3 5.3-12.7 18 6.2 3.8-10.2 80 39.7 31.5-48.6
Iredell 234 53 20.9 15.6-27.5 25 9.1 6.0-13.5 29 12.9 8.6-18.9 20 8.0 4.8-13.0 107 49.1 41.7-56.5
Johnston 217 35 14.3 10.0-20.1 17 7.4 4.4-12.0 26 13.7 8.7-21.0 19 7.6 4.6-12.2 120 57.0 48.3-65.3
Mecklenburg 374 71 16.9 13.2-21.4 52 15.1 11.1-20.3 47 12.2 9.0-16.4 40 10.2 7.1-14.4 164 45.6 39.8-51.5
New Hanover 243 48 21.0 15.8-27.4 18 6.8 4.2-10.9 23 9.1 5.9-13.7 33 13.8 9.8-19.3 121 49.2 42.4-56.1
Onslow 186 40 23.5 17.0-31.5 11 5.5 2.9-10.1 16 7.8 4.7-12.7 10 6.4 3.2-12.2 109 56.9 48.6-64.7
Orange 185 44 25.8 18.9-34.2 21 11.1 7.1-16.8 22 11.2 7.2-17.0 18 6.6 4.0-10.6 80 45.4 37.4-53.6
Pitt 200 53 25.8 19.7-32.9 22 10.3 6.7-15.5 18 8.5 5.3-13.4 18 9.3 5.8-14.6 89 46.1 38.5-53.9
Randolph 216 52 23.0 17.4-29.8 34 14.6 10.3-20.3 28 12.2 8.2-17.7 20 10.0 5.8-16.6 82 40.2 32.9-48.1
Robeson 216 33 15.1 10.4-21.6 14 8.1 4.3-14.7 17 8.5 5.1-13.9 19 7.4 4.5-11.8 133 60.8 53.1-68.0
Rowan 251 52 20.8 15.7-27.0 31 10.9 7.5-15.5 19 6.6 4.0-10.9 22 8.4 5.4-12.8 127 53.3 46.3-60.1
Union 199 44 19.1 13.9-25.7 18 8.4 4.8-14.3 33 15.0 10.3-21.3 25 11.0 7.0-16.8 79 46.5 37.6-55.7
Wake 294 57 18.0 13.7-23.4 36 11.6 8.1-16.3 39 11.1 8.0-15.2 38 12.5 9.0-17.0 124 46.9 40.5-53.4
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 252 56 19.2 14.5-25.0 22 8.8 5.6-13.4 25 9.6 6.2-14.6 16 5.6 3.3- 9.3 133 56.8 49.7-63.6
Northeast Partnership II*** 312 54 16.3 12.2-21.5 40 11.7 8.4-16.1 22 6.0 3.9- 9.3 20 7.2 4.5-11.3 176 58.8 52.5-64.8
Northeast Partnership I*** 274 46 16.9 12.5-22.4 25 9.1 5.7-14.3 27 9.2 6.2-13.5 22 7.5 4.9-11.4 154 57.3 50.6-63.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 236 56 24.7 18.8-31.6 24 9.9 6.4-15.0 16 7.9 4.2-14.3 24 8.6 5.5-13.3 116 49.0 41.5-56.5
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 247 46 15.8 11.4-21.5 15 6.3 3.5-11.1 19 5.8 3.5- 9.6 19 8.5 5.3-13.4 148 63.5 56.4-70.1
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 280 55 19.7 15.1-25.2 22 6.6 4.1-10.5 25 8.3 5.5-12.3 25 7.7 5.1-11.6 153 57.7 51.2-64.0
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 199 35 17.2 12.1-23.8 19 10.7 6.7-16.7 22 9.0 5.7-13.9 13 7.2 4.0-12.6 110 56.0 48.1-63.6
Chatham/Lee/Moore 259 62 21.7 16.5-27.9 25 10.3 6.8-15.4 24 9.6 6.3-14.3 29 9.7 6.4-14.4 119 48.7 41.9-55.6
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 316 53 18.5 14.1-23.9 41 12.5 8.8-17.4 31 9.1 6.2-13.2 23 5.9 3.9- 9.0 168 54.0 47.8-60.1
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 241 59 24.0 18.6-30.4 28 11.2 7.5-16.2 23 9.5 6.1-14.4 17 6.7 3.8-11.5 114 48.7 41.6-55.8
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 239 48 19.8 14.6-26.2 21 8.5 5.5-13.2 32 12.0 8.4-16.9 24 9.4 6.1-14.2 114 50.3 43.0-57.6
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 254 52 18.5 13.8-24.3 29 12.8 8.7-18.3 26 8.8 5.8-13.2 31 10.6 7.2-15.4 116 49.3 42.2-56.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 374 68 19.2 14.9-24.4 45 11.5 8.2-15.8 30 8.8 5.9-12.8 35 9.5 6.5-13.7 196 51.1 45.0-57.1
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 657 114 16.3 13.4-19.7 68 9.8 7.5-12.7 57 8.1 6.1-10.7 47 7.0 5.1- 9.4 371 58.8 54.4-63.0
No 7,839 1,676 21.0 19.9-22.1 843 10.7 9.9-11.6 837 10.0 9.2-10.8 728 8.7 8.0- 9.5 3,755 49.7 48.3-51.1
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 2,859 567 19.5 17.8-21.3 244 8.2 7.1- 9.5 259 8.2 7.2- 9.4 234 7.8 6.7- 9.0 1,555 56.3 54.1-58.5
Piedmont 4,636 1,019 21.4 20.0-22.8 554 11.8 10.7-13.0 536 10.9 9.9-12.0 450 8.9 8.0-10.0 2,077 47.0 45.2-48.8
Western NC 1,001 204 20.4 17.6-23.6 113 11.2 9.0-13.7 99 9.2 7.3-11.6 91 8.8 6.9-11.2 494 50.3 46.5-54.1
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 584 113 20.3 16.7-24.4 75 12.1 9.4-15.6 51 9.1 6.7-12.3 50 8.8 6.4-12.0 295 49.7 44.8-54.6
Northwest 1,748 381 21.3 19.1-23.7 200 10.9 9.3-12.7 189 10.2 8.6-11.9 160 8.4 7.0-10.1 818 49.3 46.4-52.2
Charlotte 1,244 240 18.4 16.0-21.1 149 12.7 10.4-15.4 162 12.1 10.1-14.4 140 10.0 8.2-12.2 553 46.8 43.4-50.2
Greensboro 1,085 296 28.1 24.8-31.8 131 11.9 9.6-14.6 126 9.9 8.0-12.1 97 7.2 5.7- 9.2 435 42.9 38.8-47.0
Southern Regional 806 146 18.7 15.7-22.1 68 8.3 6.3-10.8 74 9.1 7.1-11.7 66 7.6 5.7-10.0 452 56.3 52.2-60.4
Coastal 511 106 21.1 17.4-25.4 40 7.0 4.8-10.2 49 8.8 6.5-11.9 52 9.1 6.8-12.1 264 53.9 48.9-58.8
Wake 1,019 199 18.6 15.9-21.7 107 10.4 8.3-12.9 117 11.6 9.4-14.2 100 10.2 8.2-12.7 496 49.2 45.3-53.1
Area L 389 89 23.6 19.0-29.0 39 10.3 7.3-14.4 36 7.2 5.1-10.1 39 9.8 6.9-13.6 186 49.1 43.3-54.9
Eastern 1,110 220 17.8 15.3-20.6 102 8.6 6.9-10.7 90 7.1 5.6- 9.0 71 6.3 4.9- 8.2 627 60.1 56.6-63.5

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being age 50 and older and reported having a blood stool test
and those respondents who were not asked formed the 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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