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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 4,244 2,920 65.4 63.5-67.2 1,324 34.6 32.8-36.5
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 123 86 68.2 58.5-76.6 37 31.8 23.4-41.5
Buncombe 99 69 65.9 54.2-75.8 30 34.1 24.2-45.8
Cabarrus 105 68 61.4 50.3-71.4 37 38.6 28.6-49.7
Catawba 120 79 60.0 49.7-69.6 41 40.0 30.4-50.3
Cumberland 97 75 74.3 62.3-83.6 22 25.7 16.4-37.7
Davidson 127 84 58.5 48.4-68.0 43 41.5 32.0-51.6
Durham 104 83 75.7 63.8-84.6 21 24.3 15.4-36.2
Forsyth 122 87 64.3 53.5-73.7 35 35.7 26.3-46.5
Gaston 110 72 62.0 51.3-71.6 38 38.0 28.4-48.7
Guilford 138 100 68.1 58.0-76.7 38 31.9 23.3-42.0
Iredell 124 81 62.1 51.9-71.4 43 37.9 28.6-48.1
Johnston 126 88 62.9 50.7-73.7 38 37.1 26.3-49.3
Mecklenburg 190 121 57.5 49.0-65.6 69 42.5 34.4-51.0
New Hanover 99 74 74.0 63.4-82.4 25 26.0 17.6-36.6
Onslow 99 73 72.7 61.1-81.8 26 27.3 18.2-38.9
Orange 101 74 68.6 57.1-78.2 27 31.4 21.8-42.9
Pitt 76 50 60.4 47.4-72.1 26 39.6 27.9-52.6
Randolph 114 73 60.0 49.4-69.6 41 40.0 30.4-50.6
Robeson 115 82 68.1 56.9-77.5 33 31.9 22.5-43.1
Rowan 135 77 54.2 44.7-63.5 58 45.8 36.5-55.3
Union 95 74 72.8 58.1-83.8 21 27.2 16.2-41.9
Wake 154 120 74.3 65.4-81.5 34 25.7 18.5-34.6
Carteret/Currituck/Craven/Dare/Hyde/Pamlico 115 78 68.3 58.2-77.0 37 31.7 23.0-41.8
Northeast Partnership II*** 145 105 66.9 57.1-75.4 40 33.1 24.6-42.9
Northeast Partnership I*** 131 101 79.7 71.2-86.1 30 20.3 13.9-28.8
Franklin/Nash/Wilson 114 75 64.9 54.7-74.0 39 35.1 26.0-45.3
Duplin/Greene/Harn./Jones/Lenoir/Samp./Wayne 116 75 60.3 49.7-69.9 41 39.7 30.1-50.3
Bladen/Brunswick/Columbus/Pender 131 94 71.4 62.1-79.2 37 28.6 20.8-37.9
Caswell/Granville/Person/Vance 110 61 52.6 42.2-62.8 49 47.4 37.2-57.8
Chatham/Lee/Moore 122 81 64.8 54.3-74.0 41 35.2 26.0-45.7
Anson/Hoke/Montgo./Richmond/Scotland/Stanly 138 99 68.5 59.1-76.6 39 31.5 23.4-40.9
Davie/Rockingham/Stokes/Surry/Yadkin 134 89 61.1 51.3-70.1 45 38.9 29.9-48.7
Alleghany/Ashe/Avery/Watauga/Wilkes 124 80 61.6 51.3-71.0 44 38.4 29.0-48.7
Alexander/Burke/Caldwell/Cleve./Lincoln 114 78 63.7 52.6-73.6 36 36.3 26.4-47.4
Mountain AHEC (Excludes Buncombe) 177 114 62.2 52.7-70.8 63 37.8 29.2-47.3
NORTHEASTERN PARTNERSHIP***
Yes 313 228 69.8 63.3-75.5 85 30.2 24.5-36.7
No 3,931 2,692 65.1 63.2-67.0 1,239 34.9 33.0-36.8
NC REGIONS**
Eastern NC 1,375 977 68.0 64.9-71.0 398 32.0 29.0-35.1
Piedmont 2,385 1,623 64.7 62.2-67.1 762 35.3 32.9-37.8
Western NC 484 320 63.1 57.5-68.3 164 36.9 31.7-42.5
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS(AHEC)
Mountain AHEC*** 276 183 63.2 55.7-70.1 93 36.8 29.9-44.3
Northwest 912 595 61.4 57.3-65.3 317 38.6 34.7-42.7
Charlotte 604 407 61.3 56.3-66.2 197 38.7 33.8-43.7
Greensboro 589 403 65.5 60.2-70.4 186 34.5 29.6-39.8
Southern Regional 402 292 68.7 62.7-74.2 110 31.3 25.8-37.3
Coastal 230 171 73.7 66.5-79.9 59 26.3 20.1-33.5
Wake 537 387 70.5 65.3-75.2 150 29.5 24.8-34.7
Area L 187 124 65.6 57.4-73.0 63 34.4 27.0-42.6
Eastern 507 358 66.6 61.3-71.5 149 33.4 28.5-38.7

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*Question asked of males age 40 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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